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“Terrific for the whole family - memorable setting, great food, friendly service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

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 30 Restaurants in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Peruvian, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Costa Rican
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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!
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Terrific for the whole family - memorable setting, great food, friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Tree House Restaurante & Cafe is an experience you won't forget. Our kids loved the feeling of eating among the branches at the top of a tree - and we thought it was kind of cool too. The restaurant has a good mix of Mexican food and more contemporary fusion dishes. Our six year old son, who can be a bit picky when it comes to food, devoured his pizza while the older kids and adults enjoyed dishes with more of a fusion flare. Not only was our waiter very nice and engaging with our family when we were at the restaurant, but when we realized two days after leaving Monteverde that our young son had left his coat at the restaurant, the owner (Alexander) quickly volunteered to send the jacket back to us in the United States at no charge. Our son had a huge smile when his favorite coat arrived from Costa Rica.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good, but not great.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Food was ok, but a little pricey. Atmosphere was interesting. Menu was extensive. Good location downtown.

Visited August 2012
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“Beautiful Restaurante but little small on portion sizes.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Go there just for the tree however it is a bit expensive for what you get. Tasty but just lacking a bit.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Cool place, average service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Very unique restaurant, however the service wasn't stellar, nor was the food. Go for drinks, but dine elsewhere

Visited August 2012
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Madrid, Spain
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“A must in Santa Elena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

This restaurant is literally built in a treetop. The atmosphere is magice, something halfway between how you would imagine the house of robinson crusoe and a modern downtown cafe.

The service and the quality of the food were by far above the average of all the other restaurants we tried in costa rica, therefore it's good value for money. Their menu features both local dishes and more creative fusion entries.

I would recommend dining here at least one...eating at TreeHouse is going to be something you remember in your trip around Costa Rica!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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