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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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Brooklyn, NY
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to go in--it's too appealing not to. But avoid the steaks, etc. Very expensive, not great and not a lot of food. Stick to drinks or drinks and an app, then move on.

Thank JFKforinternational
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Eating in this restaurant was a real revelation. Live band, a wide range of cocktails and food. If you're looking for a cozy dinner with Friends or with partner in monteverde...this is the place!

Thank Marco M
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316 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here yesterday and really enjoyed it. The reataurant has a big tree inside it and has a unique look and atmosphere. Food was really good.

Thank lindri
Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Average food in unusual setting in the centre of town- restaurant is over several floors centred around a large tree- its quirky but does tend to cater to tourists

Thank pogleswood186338
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is very unusual and a must do when staying in Monteverde. The tree in the middle is what makes this place different - but that said the food was good. I loved the pineapple fruit drink with water but you can add milk.

Thank lazy1Lincoln
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food! good menu! good service! Everything ok.... Strange thing though..... bill was 34728,09 colones... but the card was billed for 34750,- but...... it's a good place to have a bite!

Thank BertjeP
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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271 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had several really nice cocktails and shots on our evening out in Monteverde. It was also nice having some live music on the evening we were there. Staff worked swift, helpfull and in for a nice chat!

Thank PatrickBuijs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Love the tree up the centre of this restaurant! It is really something to see! Staff speaks English well, service is quick and the food is good. A fun place to check out in Monteverde!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mikkeli, Finland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good restaurant built in the most interesting way! It was fun to visit here. There was a good selection of food and also choices for vegetarians. I recommend stopping by!

Thank Silja K
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had red wine, steak and the premium platter and all was very tasty, plus great service. Quite expensive compared with some other places with been in Monteverde and elsewhere in Costa Rica, but you can't really compete with the atmosphere of a huge tree growing through the restaurant!

Thank lainielace

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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
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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