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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 #10 of 26 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The treehouse restaurant is a very cool place, great service, average food and a bit overpriced. I ordered a steak and was overcooked and cold. I would recommend it to go for a drink and enjoy the ambience.

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Anaheim, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This place was developed with tourists in mind. Beyond the tree theme the furnishings are on the spartan side but the food is surprisingly good. It is located in the heart of the settlement, a supermarket and other services are nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Went with a family of 4. We all loved the tree, of course.. Definitely one of the most unique restaurants we've eaten in! My son, who is an extremely picky eater, really loved their cheese pizza. Pasta was good as well. Chicken with house sauce was so-so, and the tico plate was meh. But for us, ambiance counts for a... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We had terrible weather staying at Santa Elena; it was cold and a lot of rain and wind. But the Tree House made up for it. It is a very cozy and special restaurant, literally build around a tree. On top of that, the food was great! Absolutely fun to visit with a (young) family!

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Dartmouth, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Amazing to look at, and it seemed quite busy. We stopped across the street, the only place in Costa Rica where you can get hand made blown glass frogs, hummingbirds, and reptiles. Ice Cream place beside that, is also a must.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The concept is really neat. The food was average and the restaurant was not clean. The floors were really dirty. Go for a cocktail to see the concept.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The treehouse is visually stunning making for a pleasurable dining experience. We had ordered deserts and coffee. Both were ok. Nothing special about neither. We had glanced over the menu which was extensive but seemed a bit pricey. That being said, there is nothing that compares to how pretty the treehouse is and when in Monteverde one should definitely stop... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The Tree House is both nestled in a beautiful large ficus tree and has a covered dining area as well. The tree is lit beautifully and is the most unique restaurant in Santa Elena in my opinion. We had a sampling of Costa Rican food which was delicious!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you like to experience the truly bizarre on your vacation, the Treehouse Restaurant will not disappoint. You may be disappointed, however, by the price. The food was quite tasty but overpriced (you're paying for the tree views and the people watching, which are amazing). That said, the meal was actually surprisingly good and my traveling partner and I enjoyed... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Had a perfectly tasty lunch. A bit more varied than usual Tico food. Coffee was excellent. Fresh fruit juice. A view of the ongoing movements of the town. Would go again. Not at all bizarre. The tree is neat. Though they are putting in an elevator, which may bring up the wide bodied riff raff that would shake the tree.... 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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