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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

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Peruvian, 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
Unique Atmosphere

This restaurant featured a great atmosphere literally sitting in a treehouse eating your food. The food is slightly better than average, but the coffee was delicious. I'd recommend going for the experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
TheCTBrian
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East Hampton, Connecticut
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  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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East Hampton, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant featured a great atmosphere literally sitting in a treehouse eating your food. The food is slightly better than average, but the coffee was delicious. I'd recommend going for the experience.

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was overpriced and the food was only average. The tree is nice and the music was great.

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Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We needed a place to eat after our night tour - we had seen this place on TA and thought we'd give it a try. The live music was great and I loved the decor. My husband and I shared a pizza and some calamari... it was okay, certainly not the best I've had. Our daughter had a chicken dish... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The place is a popular spot for visitors as the restaurant is built on and around a large tree. Once the originality and the surprise factor is dissipated, you face a standard american menu to draw and please the american visitors who like to be at home when travelling. The place is noisy, busy and the service of the under-staffed... More 

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Larbert
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26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great place for a quick lunch time meal. Eating on the first floor beside a tree trunk and beneath the branches gave an extra atmosphere to this restaurant. The meal was well priced, quickly served by friendly and efficient staff. Had we been closer and stayed longer I suspect we would hbve been back.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the decor, loved the tree and the way the restaurant was arranged around it. The food was delicious. The live entertainment was good.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The food here was the most expensive we saw in Monteverde. The food is decent, but you can get decent food for less at another restaurant. It's obvious this place is more for the experience.

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Columbus, Ohio
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27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Friends had told us to avoid Tree House because the food was pedestrian and the attraction was for tourists. My wife and I set out to prove them wrong and went for drinks and appetizers. Well, the setting is very cool but unfortunately our friends were right. The ceviche (all fish, no shrimp) was unimaginative and overly lemony. We ordered... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The name says most of it, but the food was above average for CR and the service was prompt and cheerful.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good food in a unique setting in the tree top of a ficus tree. Busy place with good drinks. Shared appetizers.

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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, 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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