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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

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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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Woodstock, Georgia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting the Tree House was like visiting a Rainforest Cafe back home. Cool environment, awesome setting, good service, average food. The food was good, not necessarily typical Costa Rican food, but very commercial, as opposed to authentic. The atmosphere was worth the trip though, good loud music, the sounds were a good mix of forest and city, and if you... More 

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Thank matthewcbayer
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice food but expensive for what you get. It's fun to sit in a restaurant with a high tree in the middle. It rained when we went and because there is no roof we got wet which was fun in itself. Worth a visit but as you already probably know Costa Rica is expensive. Good for a photo

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Thank Sheryl H
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A cool venue to have lunch or dinner. I went for the tomato soup which was delicious and my boyfriend had a very generous steak!

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Thank Isobel T
Phoenix, Arizona
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This lovely, unique restaurant is nestled up in an old tree. It really is a tree house restaurant. The food is as good as the restaurant is unique. Authentic Costa Rican food, good service, excellent sangria. A delightful place to enjoy the atmosphere of Central America.

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Thank marymaker
United States
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here with our two young children and while the atmosphere was great the food was highly lacking. I wasn't very hungry so I had a salad and it was fine although it had an odd mixture of fruits and vegetables you typically would not find together. My daughter had the pasta and it was terrible, she loves pasta and... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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133 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best thing about this restaurant is the tree. It's build around a large tree and the atmosphere is good . The down side it's very touristy . Go for a drink and enjoy sitting under this canopy .

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Thank yellowhummingbird
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The title says it all. Great food, great atmosphere. The restaurant is set up around a large tree. Definitely recommend!

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Thank mdorio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wouldn't return here. Same food as everywhere else but more expensive. The tree which grows through the middle of the restaurant is pretty impressive but also a bit of a gimmick.

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Thank nick m
Berlin, Germany
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun restaurant with decent food and a fun atmosphere! Try the croquette ceviche for a unique dish and take a picture in the treehouse!

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Thank Courtney O
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped on our tour, the Resturant is built round a tree so very different. Had chicken faitias, kids had nachos and were totally full. Downside coffee not great but all good for a quick bite

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view
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
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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