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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

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Peruvian, Pizza, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Costa Rican
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Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5751
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Description: At the Tree House we offer a unique ambiance, we have a huge ficus tree in...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Interesting facility, unique food.

With a live tree growing up the middle of the restaurant it makes for an interesting visit and meal. Low key dining, and very casual. However, the food, the service and the cost is quite good. All foods are fresh and well cooked. Don't miss Tree House!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Ocala, Florida
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  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was located about 10 mins walk from my hotel, and we wanted to visit this due to its unusual construction. As the name suggests, its like a tree house with a huge living tree growing up the centre of the restaurant, ( tall people watch your heads). The restaurant itself is located on the second floor in the... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

With a live tree growing up the middle of the restaurant it makes for an interesting visit and meal. Low key dining, and very casual. However, the food, the service and the cost is quite good. All foods are fresh and well cooked. Don't miss Tree House!

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Atlantic, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Balconies surrounding a huge tree with good views of the town. A great place to people watch. I had a vegatarian plate and it was very good. Service was friendlly and timely but frankly I haven't had a complaint at any place in Costa Rica regarding service.

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Upstate NY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It may be Costa Rica, but here in the cloud forest it gets chilly at night. If you eat here, get a table by one of the heaters. The menu is varied, adult beverages available, service tends to be slow, and the place is busy. There was excellent live music when we were there. Try the shrimp, squid, and potatoes... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had high hopes for this restaurant, however we found it to be overpriced with slow service. Once we decided to only order coffee and crepes we didn't get great service. The setting is fun though and if you are able to look out over the street then it's great to people watch. Really not worth the hype though.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We saw this restaurant while looking for dinner in Monteverde and decided to try it out based on its interesting concept. The atmosphere and setting of this place is fantastic, they had live music when we were there which was nice. The food is decent, and the service is pretty good. I would definitely recommend stopping by for at least... More 

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Waverly, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Beautiful setting, great for people watching. We had great service and good food. Try the traditional, a lot of food but real Costa Rican

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denver
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We ate at the Tree House in early May 2015 and while the setting was fun - you really are sitting in the tree - the food was not great. We ordered the tree house salad and the chicken quesadilla - unfortunately while the salad was quite tasty - it was very unhealthy - both the chicken and the cheese... More 

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rileybk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Come in off the street and climb a circular staircase around a tree trunk to dine among the branches of a living tree. How cool is that! The restaurant is built around the tree; the servers deftly maneuver around, knowing just wen and where to duck. There is no roof in the center of the restaurant and the street side,... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere in a great location, The food is average at best and the service is not very friendly. I was disappointed. :(

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5751

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Pizza, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients

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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