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San Lucas Treetop Dining Experience

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PRICE RANGE
$88 - $120
CUISINES
Fusion, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 04/15/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/15/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Treetop dining
1. Treetop dining
Unique and amazing outdoor experience
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2. 7 course meal one price
2. 7 course meal one price
Enjoy a gourmet 7 course diner paying a single price
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3. Unique atmosphere
3. Unique atmosphere
Exclusive dining area 50 feet height!
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have lived in Costa Rica for 4 years now and this was hands down the best experience we ha e had. Roxanna was amazing and there was nothing negative about this experience whatsoever.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 24, 2022 via mobile

Wow. This was hands down, the best dining experience I’ve ever had. It was a complete sensory experience with lots of unsuspected elements that added to the unique dining experience. The foods were local and each course represented something unique about Costa Rica and Monteverde....The service was fantastic and atmosphere excellent with lots of flickering candlelight. We booked the family room so that our kiddos could chill out while the adults dined. We could not get a reservation at 5pm so we fed our kiddos before we went to the restaurant for our 8:30pm seating. I highly recommend this restaurant. It’s a destination in and of itself.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive, you know you will never forget San Lucas for all the right reasons. Marilyn, our maî·tre d', immediately makes you feel warm (literally, with warm blankets, if you wish) and then the experience unfolds. To describe too much would be...to spoil the numerous and wonderful surprises that follow. Deyman, was like an ambassador to Monteverde, describing the food and its connection to the land. The food was fresh and delicious! Esta experiencia fue como un sueno bajo la direccion de Marilyn de maî·tre d' y Deyman, nuestro anfitrion. La comida estubo fresca y deliciosa y la noche estubo llena de magnificas sorpresas!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2022

I was really nervous as my family wouldn't normally do this kind of thing. The setting is magical... and the service is wonderful (of course... it's Costa Rica!) We were asked in advance about any preferences or allergies, and they seamlessly dealt with a very...late change of heart after the first course. Spectacular dishes... it was like a magical mystery tour story-telling adventure. Not cheap, but worth every penny. Would 100% recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022

Took my wife for her 30th birthday. Staff was excellent and food was better. Great experience/story telling tp learn about Costa Rica and its roots, literally. A hidden gem that may cost a pretty penny, but you will never forget. The road to get there...can be tricky so be prepared with 4-wheel drive or have their service pick you up. Great job all around!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022

This is a small restaurant with all tables situated in their own glas cabins (each table in own room). Up in the trees overlooking Santa Elena / Monteverde region. We had amazing views over the mist forest to the Pacific Ocean. The menu itself is...a 7 course surprise menu. Each course comes with a dedicated story reflecting local Monteverde history. So while taking the menu one learns interesting things about the region. The final course is locked in a cage but you can open it if you listened well to the stories. The food and the wine company were fantastic and also the service outstanding. If you want to spend an exceptional evening in Santa Elena, this is highly recommended. They offered two starting times, we propose the 5pm, it is early but you enjoy the daylight and sunset for spectacular views. Also nighttime view is good though with all the lights in the valley.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022

We live in Los Angeles so we're surrounded by great restaurants and have high expectations when it comes to food. Treetop surpassed them all! This was hands down my favorite excursion during our 2-week trip to Costa Rica and my favorite meal ever. The food...was phenomenal, the stories and experience were fantastic, and our server Roxanna was SO personable and lovely. Do NOT miss the Treetop experience while in CR, I'm still thinking it about it weeks later. Highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2022

Wonderful setting, host and food! The explanation we got with all the courses made it even more special. Absolutely worth wile!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2022 via mobile

Truly an extraordinary experience in the clouds a true feast your eyes and stomach. Truly a magical and romantic dining experience. I’ve travelled all over the world and had some amazing dining tasting before but this might be my favorite for experience. Compliments to the...entire team for curating a spectacular dining menu with impeccable respect to the culture, land and history of Monteverde and Costa Rica. We enjoyed ever dish along the evening. The view and setting is like no other, you are floating amongst the trees and clouds in your own private glass dining cabana. I highly recommend going at 5pm so you can catch the full sunset. If you go later it’s still beautiful but there’s an extra magic to enjoy sunset views to the crossover to moonlight. The cost might seem high to some for CR at $80 per person for the non-wine tasting. It’s absolutely worth it you are experiencing a culinary moment of art. Thank you to the entire team for an extraordinary experience from beginning to end and our waiter who explained every dish to us with every attention to the curation of the culinary story.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 8, 2022

We had a great evening in San Lucas Treetop Dining Restaurant. The food was amazing and the service even better.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022 via mobile

Amazing, amazing, amazing! The best dining experience you will have! Stunning views high above the town and in the cloud forest, incredible food and setting.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022 via mobile

Tree House dinner experience- Limitless creativity in architecture, interior, customer satisfaction and food decoration. Lovely city view. Tasty and mind blowing food with San Lucas-Monteverde history explained. And of course, great staff! What a great experience! This is my highlight of the MonteVerde trip.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

Amazing from beginning to end. Words can’t describe what a one of a kind experience this was. I definite must when you just Monteverde. You will be blown away!!! Beyond great!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022

Wow what can I say!!?! From being greeted at the parking lot by our dedicated server to the amazing glass encased private tables to the theatrical and delicious menu this was a once in a lifetime and very special experience. Do not miss this when...you are in Monteverde - an evening you will never forget!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

I did book thinking that the experience will be more for a couple than a family and we ended up with all us us thinking that was the best activity we did for a while as a family. My kids love it. Better to come...at 5pm so the sunrise is just there. Worth the money as will last as a memoriesMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Response from anthonygaucho | Reviewed this property |
Como no hay muchas mesas tienen que confirmar la reserva com este pago que se descimenta de la cruenta final. Hay demasiada gente que reserva y despues no aparece. Decreta forma aparecem. Si, no es barato, pêro si fãs a la... More
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You read into this a LOT more than I did when we were there this past March! At the end of the evening, I tipped the full amount I normally did at a restaurant of this caliber in Costa Rica. Even if your interpretation is... More
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San Lucas Treetop Dining Experience is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5