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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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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“calamari” (20 reviews)
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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 October 22, 2016

It just looks like a fun location to eat, which is what originally made me look into the restaurant.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....More

Thank TravelerTP
Reviewed October 22, 2016 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
Reviewed October 19, 2016

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
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Oded R
Reviewed October 17, 2016 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
Reviewed October 14, 2016

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

Thank eliec688
Reviewed October 14, 2016

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
Reviewed October 13, 2016

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...More

Thank MyCostaRica
Reviewed October 12, 2016 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
Reviewed October 12, 2016 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...More

Thank Georgie I
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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, 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
  • 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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