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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

$$ - $$$American, ,
Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5751
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (137 reviews)
“nachos” (49 reviews)
“steak” (59 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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 5 days ago

This restaurant is sort of a gimmick, but it works. It is built around a large tree, and steps upstairs wind around the trunk. Upstairs, there is an open area (under the tree canopy) and a roofed area in case of rain. The service was...More

Thank MarkLinton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At best have a drink and take a Selfie. Live music started late "low season".. no parking tried across the street almost got run out by local cabs. Even so gave it a chance and my wallet and pallet agree!

Thank 1RichardCranium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely venue in the middle of Santa Elena, the Tree House is not cheap, but serves good food, has friendly service, and the dining area, built around a beautiful tree, whose branches spread across the area of several levels, is certainly memorable. Well worth...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gimmick of this place being built around a tree is great. If you have kids, then take them to the "real life tree house" restaurant, they will remember it for sure. That said the security at the door, the very short, clipped comments and...More

Thank Dom I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique experience, because the restaurant is built around the massive tree in three levels. Cuisine is excellent, we had a costarican meals, which were all delicious.

Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the restroom and asked for the check. When I returned to my table my last piece of pizza was thrown in the garbage, along with the artisanal hot sauce I brought. Que feo!

Thank Forrest L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was bad. Food was not as good as what you can eat elsewhere in half the price. We regret choosing this place for lunch

Thank AnatshaN
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The environment is beautiful. Our service was mediocre. I ordered the shrimp curry and it had a burnt taste. As I was eating the meal a bug crawled out of the rice. I called the waiter over to show him and asked to send it...More

Thank sdgnlb
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Live music easy to get table as low season Good service Nice food Reasonable price for Costa Rica Great restaurant built round tree Loved fairy lights

Thank Sue H
Reviewed September 8, 2018

You just can't deny that it's fun to be inside a tree! Drinks and food are a bit over priced, but the live music was great and again, you're in a tree!

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