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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Central 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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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service was very poor. Food ok for the money but I would say you are literally coming here for the weirdness of eating round a tree!

Thank Lynds3yF
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went here for a few drinks while exploring the town. The service was slow and not very friendly and it wasn't busy. The tree through the cafe is impressive but not sure I would recommend anyone goes for food or drinks.

Thank kydl
New Mexico
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A stop in this restaurant is a must in Monteverde. A huge tree is in the middle of the restaurant and it is a great place to people watch while you enjoy a beverage or meal. We ate light but it was excellent and the service very good. A bit more expensive that the Sodas...but worth it for the experience... More 

Thank Audrey45
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The outside of this restaurant looks very average and unassuming. Once you walk in, especially at night, it's a great surprise to see the interior size and decor. Food was good, great cocktails and the live band was good. The restaurant is built around a giant tree, hence the name.

Thank OzTrottingGlobe
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place looked good and we went in with high hopes. But it turns out that it opens at 11am and we were there at 10:15am. We said we can wait for it to open and that, in the meantime, could they please let us know the wifi password? They flat-out refused. Needless to say, we left and found a... More 

Thank soniafaruqi
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancée and I were here one afternoon, the novelty of eating in a restaurant built around a tree was great ... the service unfortunately was very slow (despite appearing not to be very busy), the food was average.

Thank Steve-C-Holbrook
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place w good food and drink. Varied menu and fun for both kids and adults. Kids had fun walking around while we waited for the food.

Thank Nancy A
Redding, Connecticut
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family of four ate here for lunch and it was delicious. They were well aware of "gluten free" options for my celiac teenage son. In fact, the waiter was very competent and efficient and knowledgable. Food was excellent. Fun atmosphere with giant tree infiltrating the open air space....very cool. You should definitely experience Tree House if you come to Monteverde/Santa... More 

Thank nancybottger
Kolding, Denmark
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really Nice restaurant. A friendly staff serving surprisingly good food, the breaded chicken salat is fantastic and the pizza too.

Thank Line C
Munich, Germany
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent and very fitting choice to have dinner at Monteverde in a quite uniqe restaurant with very good quality food and life music offfered to its guest. The staff is attentive and very friendly.

Thank mschaefer2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $20
American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?