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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The location and the tree make 60% of the experience, that ' s why i rated the place like this but the food is absolutely normal. However i do recommend the banana crepe with coffee ice cream. Indeed delicious. The smoothies are also super good.

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Time, Space
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was actually built around a huge tree, so the place is somewhat special. It also got an award for TRIP ADVISOR's 10 most bizzare restaurants. The food here, however, is in no way special, not even the quite expensive deserts or capuccinos are really worth a try.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I'm definitely glad we visited in the low season, because I bet this place gets fairly crowded. I had the pineapple burger with mango sauce, and my husband had the coconut shrimp curry. They were both pretty good. Prices were decent.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Normally on vacation we like to try as many new things as possible, but the Treehouse was such a unique restaurant with great food, we had to go back again, and again. Live music, diverse menu, nice wine list.

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Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Looked super cool with the tree in the middle of the restaurant. quality of the food was lacking for the price. I would go there for pictures, not for the food.

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We just had some dessert, the attention was good and quality of the food too. It has a romantic ambience, good choice for a special ocassion.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There is a tree growing into this restaurant, and that's the main appeal. The food was good, pretty much average. It's worth a visit to say you've eaten in a tree house. More tourists than locals.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Food is big enough as well as the prices. It's not exactly cheap but prices are fair. Food portions are big enough and really tasty. Mora and Maracuya (passion fruit) juices are amazing.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stopped in for drinks and enjoyed the whole treehouse vibe. It was fun because even in the rain, we didn't get wet sitting under the canopy. The drinks were fine, and service painstakingly slow.

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Wimborne
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27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nothing not to like.....the food was excellent, and the cocktails were a delight. If you got a table at the window then people watching was also good fun. They played some interesting music, and the service was very good.

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