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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

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Peruvian, Pizza, Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, South American, 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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A unique location to eat

A very fun, unique spot in a central location in town. We had great service. The ceviche was wonderful. The rest of the food was average, but the atmosphere and service made up for it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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  • Families with children
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A very fun, unique spot in a central location in town. We had great service. The ceviche was wonderful. The rest of the food was average, but the atmosphere and service made up for it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A great concept with good execution. Having the tree grow pretty much randomly through the restaurant makes this place even more interesting. Our boys loved climbing under and past the trunk to get to our table.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Good food in this most unusual restaurant located in the centre of St Elena. excellent choices including something other than rice and beans for the veggies

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Galveston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My friend and I went there because its in a tree and looked cool. Unfortunately that was the best part. It is so over priced. I ordered a Shrimp Curry which was served with a meager cup of rice, and a small serving of vegetables. We shared some fried Calamari for an appetizer. The food was good just not very... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Pretty cool place to see and get a drink or coffee. Literally an amazing tree that the restaurant is built around. Food and service was pretty good but atmosphere is worth a least seeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

1 pizza Margherita = 17 USD. I think I have said enough about this place. As you may have read in other reviews, the place is built around an old tree. It is nice an original but not a "must go". We went there later than usual lunch time so there were few tables occupied. We were served very efficiently... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you come to eat dinner at the Tree House, it’s probably because it is original, different and somewhat trendy. It’s actually built around a large, three story high tree. The food is good, but it isn’t the main thing. The place has a lot of character, especially at night when the lights play mysteriously around the central Tree and... More 

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Indialantic, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Very cool place at night. The tree of course, little lights everywhere, lovely band (she had a beautiful voice), good food and drinks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Good choice of food in the menu. Food was great as well. Unique idea and cool atmosphere. The staff were friendly and service was good. Worth a visit.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Enjoyed lunch here after walking the canopy bridges. Food was good (definitely US-level prices) with a good variety to choose from. Wonderful vegetarian sandwich. Attentive staff. The tree in the middle of the restaurant is, though, the highlight!

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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, Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children

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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