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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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Manassas, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It just looks like a fun location to eat, which is what originally made me look into the restaurant. The food is also quite delicious though. I had culpa, which was chicken with a Peruvian Aji Amarillo sauce. It was a light, cool, delicious lunch. The sangria was also quite tasty. The sides of the restaurant are open, with just... More 

Thank TravelerTP
Ocoee, Florida
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hung out here before our night hike. Loved eating out under the tree at night with all the lights. I had a cappuccino and split the fettuccini with my friend. Food was ok. Loved the atmosphere. Ready now for our night hike!

Thank leahkashouty
Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had excellent food but think we were over charged.Food tasty & brought promptly. We were in a big group so I don't know if we ended up paying for someone else's extras. Had already left restaurant by time we realised

Thank kez64
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate twice in this restaurant, the food was great and the cocktails too. The desert was a disappointment.

Thank Oded R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must admit this place has its plus points. The setting is great and the staff really attentive. I would however say the good is of average quality and is certainly overpriced. All in all though not the worst place I've ever visited!

Thank John M
Moreno Valley, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting with a 90 year old Ficus tree in the center of restaurant. Elevator to the third floor.

Thank eliec688
Strasburg, Virginia
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very cool restaurant. The restaurant is built around a huge tree. We sat under a huge tree branch. Great location right in the middle of town. Food was just okay but the atmosphere made up for the food.

Thank Travelbugs1013
Costa Rica
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four of us who went out to eat in Monteverde on a Saturday night and we really didn't know where to go. We drove through the town of Santa Elena and looked at some of the available options, but were immediately attracted by the sound of the live music coming down the street. We made our way to... More 

Thank MyCostaRica
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is good, prices are American, location is good, setting is very cool. I would recommend this place when in Monté Verde area.

Thank Jason C
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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No greeting when I walked in so I found a table and sat down. The staff brought out food and menus etc for other tables who were already seated. I waited some more and then saw all three waiters at the register, two of which were sitting on their phones! I left as soon as I saw that - i'll... More 

Thank Georgie I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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
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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