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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

) #7 of 33 Restaurants in Santa Elena $$ - $$$ American, ,
Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5751
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had some lovely cocktails and some food which was delicious. The atmosphere was great and the service excellent!

Thank Emma R
Reviewed 2 days ago

On the recommendation of friends, we visited the Tree House Restaurant while we were in Monteverde. Set in downtown Santa Elena, across from the Catholic Church, this charming restaurant has a beautiful perspective on the entire town. We were seated in the front of the...More

Thank TulipL0ver
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The place looks nice with the huge tree in the middle, and food is ok. However, price vs what you get is not the best mix In town. It's pricey compared to what you get.

Thank LarsHoldgaard
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is a fun & unique place. In the center of it is an 80-year-old gig tree! The branches & leaves on the top create a kind of "roof" over the central area. Our food was excellent. For our appetizer we had the salmon...More

Thank RodgerandTom
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tree in the middle of the restaurant along with the great view are very appealing, however nothing can beat the "House Special Sauce" that is served with the grilled chicken!!! Thankfully my daughter didn't care that the rest of the family dipped everything we...More

Thank carriepo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Tree House with family and friends. We enjoyed our meal, service, cocktails and most of all the live entertainment. The restaurant is beautiful, my son had the steak which was delicious, me and my little one shared the bacon wrapped chicken and it...More

Thank Ltrejo060812
Reviewed 1 week ago

So you are sitting under tree branches eating a very delectable meal and, yes, it is a real tree. We went two days in a row and Elvis took great care of us making sure we enjoyed every second of our dining experience. When we...More

Thank Star S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location and concept restaurant with live music but very overpriced. Open air with a huge tree in the middle forming the roof.

Thank Jannine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really fun to eat in tree though, and our server was great. Neat spot to visit in downtown Santa Elena on the main square. Maybe a little pricey for what we got though. Food was alright. I had a stuffed avocado - peas and carrots...More

Thank Elena P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good tasting food. Staff were also really friendly and accommodating. The location is class - there's a tree growing through the centre of the place! Prices are a little high.

Thank thebigbosh
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Ann C
April 24, 2017|
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Response from amurillo | Property representative |
Hello! I am no sure what you mean! We have no monkeys at the restaurant, that is not legal in Costa Rica. Best regards!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $20
American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
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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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