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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

) #7 of 33 Restaurants in Santa Elena $$ - $$$ American, ,
Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5751
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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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 December 19, 2016

Its very unique the way it was built around a very large tree. We had an appetizer an a couple of beers. The Tree House is a little expensive but the atmosphere is cool.

Thank Ralph W
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Good food, good music, good wifi, unique environment, If you plan to come to Monteverde/ Costa Rica don't miss it. PURA VIDA

Thank Tina C
Reviewed December 13, 2016

This place is very "open air" in the rainy season it can be a bit breezy but they have heaters and it is protected from the rain. The tree is in the middle of the place. They have Lindy stairs that are wrapped around the...More

Thank tedact
Reviewed December 10, 2016

love the idea of a true open concept tree house restaurant.... its literally built inside a tree and they light it up at night with colored string lights everywhere. they also had a live band the night we went which was cool.....played american music though....More

Thank Anzalone24
Reviewed December 7, 2016

A tree growing inside a restaurant. A novel idea. Food was very mediocre. Loos clean. Quite spacious Staff ok not over friendly. Presume live off tourists

Thank lizzySurrey
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Pleasant unique spot for lunch in Monteverde after morning activities. Built in and around a massive tree it is quite pleasant to be on the second or third floor overlooking the village centre. There menu is varied and well priced and well prepared. .....and it...More

Thank 387StuM
Reviewed December 6, 2016

Stopped here for lunch. The staff were very accommodating, altering dishes to suit out tastes. The food arrived promptly, was hot and delicious. The best meal I had in Costa Rica.

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed December 3, 2016 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
Reviewed December 3, 2016 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
Reviewed December 3, 2016 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
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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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
  • E-mail
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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