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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5751
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Ranked #11 of 25 Restaurants in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Peruvian, Café, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: At the Tree House we offer a unique ambiance, we have a huge ficus tree in the middle of the restaurant.Our menu has many options, from snacks, beer and cocktails to a complete diner with a great wine.Our coffee is very special, one the best coffees in Costa Rica, we roast it ourselves and have 4 great Baristas who will make a perfect coffee, you will get incredible latte art! Our staff is very friendly. We really care about customers, so if you have any issues at the restaurant please work it out with us and we promise we will give you a satisfying solution! Thanks!

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Eagle, Colorado
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130 reviews 130 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here one night while staying in Santa Elena. Unfortunatly is was raining and we could not sit with in the tree. This restaurant has been built under and around a big tree. If it is a nice day you can sit outside and under the tree, otherwise they have seating under roof. We had a nice dinner.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We ate here after doing a ziplining tour so we were quite hungry. The food was adequate - I had the curry shrimp and my wife had the vegetarian wrap. However, for what we received, we should have paid $20-25 instead of $40. I don't mind spending money on food, but I want to get my money's worth. The tree... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This place is beautiful. I think the whole structure is very representative of Monteverde. We went there twice during our stay in the area. First time for drinks at night and second time for lunch. Food is good and the staff is very polite. I thought the drinks we had the first night weren't amazing nor I loved the live... More

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went into town looking for a nice place to eat that was a little different than tico food. (at this time we have been in the country for a while) Not only did they have a great selection of food, authentic and others, they had an awesome view. And the restaurant was literally in the tree! We shared a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Lovely typical food will be served under, in and around a tree. Delicious wine at a fair price. good and friendly service!

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San Francisco, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My husband and I drove around Costa Rica for 10 days. We stopped at this restaurant because the restaurant we originally wanted to go to was closed, and this cafe was mentioned in our guide book. The good: 1. Built around a very large tree, this restaurant doesn't even have a formal ceiling, but is covered and shaded by the... More

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amurillo, Manager at Tree House Restaurante & Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, I am really sorry you had a bad experience at the Tree House, our goal is always to have happy customers. Thanks very much for your nice comments about our environment, we try to keep this place as nice as possible. About food, I am sorry, well, Nachos are normally made with cheese sauce, we use locally produced cheese... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A real tree goes up through the floors and wood around. Food was a bit disappointing and more expensive than other places we went to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Myself and family decided to check out the restaurant after seeing the quirky looking place from the outside, we did briefly check out the reviews on here which there are many I would agree with but feel some are quite harsh. We were a group of 6 aged between 18-60. We didn't prebook but were lucky enough to get a... More

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Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I'd recommend going here to get a drink over a meal. The food was just average at best. On the plus side, they have a very unique ambiance with the tree roof. The menu had many options and we tried 5 different things at my table. Again, nothing was horrible, but for the prices and being where we were, we... More

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Colorado
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84 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is one of the coolest restaurant environments I have seen. You are literally dining in a tree! That said, the food was less than stellar. I had seafood soup and ceviche. The soup was bland and the ceviche tasted like vinegar— probably the worst I have had. The other five people in my group were not too impressed with... More

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Additional Information about Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

Address: Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2645 5751
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
Cuisine: Costa Rican, Peruvian, Café, Sandwiches

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