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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 #9 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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had a decent meal here, but the food isn't anything special for the price. You're basically paying for the tree, which is pretty cool. It is (because there is a giant tree in the room) pretty dimly lit, making it somewhat difficult to read the menu and see your food! So choose a seat near a light. Would be... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Our family ate dinner here one night and sat under the tree canopy. The menu has a good variety of choices. It started to rain so the tables under the tree canopy were getting wet. Fortunately we were able to move to an indoor table. The Tilapia fish dishes were nicely prepared & presented, but a bit salty. The quesadilla... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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65 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Unique atmosphere because restaurant is built around and under the canopy of a large tree. They have heat lamps which are useful because it gets chilly there. We ordered nachos and beers which were a good snack.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Cool place to go for a coffee but you certainly pay for the novelty of your surroundings - we ordered two milkshakes and a green tea and with tax and service charge it came to $14. Perhaps not a place to go for backpackers nearing the end of their trip and running out of money - i.e. people like us.

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New York
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We took a taxi downtown one night and stumbled upon this place. Thought it looked really cool, so went inside and climbed the stairs to eat in the Tree House. Atmosphere was great. We sat underneath the branches and looked out onto the street below. Service was slow, but the food was really good.

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Mission Viejo, California
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice evening here with music and unique setting. Food was just average prices were the same as in US. The service was very good. The menu was very diverse. My daughter ordered fish while I had chicken. Both were presented nicely.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Food was excellent with good live music and really nice service !!! First time in Costa Rica we got a filet mignon that was tender and au point. And they have the best espresso !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food here was soooo good! I had the stuffed avocado and the sea bass with shrimp sauce. The shrimp sauce was to die for! The atmosphere was nice here too. There was a live band which eas entertaining. I would eat here again that's for sure!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Food was above average. Service excellent. Location/setting really cool. Broad selection on the menu.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Clearly this place is for tourists, but as my kids said, dad we ARE tourists. The food was good, the service very friendly. Definitely order a fruit drink with or without leche - we sampled several and they were very good. Dining in fresh air, above the street level under a big tree was really very nice and well worth... More

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