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“Fun Atmosphere, Good Food” 4 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 26 Restaurants in Santa Elena
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!
Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Fun Atmosphere, Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I didn't find he food here to be anything extraordinary, but the Calimari was good and the atmosphere was unique and fun.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Unusual venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My wife and I ate at the Tree House restaurant because of it's uniqueness. The food was good, and sitting above the sidewalk and watching the people in town was neat. I would recommend it simply for the Tree House venue.

Visited February 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Beautiful town center views, average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Visited this main restaurant in Santa Elena on a cool (almost chilly) weekday night. The upstairs outdoor seating beneath the large tree offers beautiful views of the surrounding streets in this quaint mountain town.

The food was average (after eating all through Costa Rica after this, our first night), and prices weren't too bad. Service was a little lackluster, but mostly due to the slow business.

Overall, not a bad place to grab a quick lunch and enjoy the scenery. Otherwise - there are a handful of wonderful spots nearby to grab a more authentic taste of Tico food.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Up up and Away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Climbing up this fabulous tree in which resides a rather large restaurant is an experience. The service and food is excellent. In Costa Rica, every meal includes rice and beans; this restaurant is no exception to this. Well prepared and tasty food.

Visited January 2014
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Atmospheric”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The restaurant has a big tree in the middle of it. The food was good, and a little different from the standard fare in the little joints. The prices are also a little higher than a lot of the little places. It is fun to go there to have a lunch or drinks.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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