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“Great atmosphere, good food and drinks!”

Tree House Restaurante & Cafe
Ranked #7 of 47 Restaurants in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Peruvian, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed April 25, 2012

We ate at the Tree House both days we were in Santa Elena. The atmosphere was unique and the food and drinks were good. We had the Casados for dinner and pizza for lunch the next day. Both experiences were great with awesome service and really good drinks.

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Thank Patty35
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

The story of how this restaurant came to be around a tree is interesting enough, but the tree is massive and enchanted looking. I loved the feel of the area and the beauty of the restaurant.

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Reviewed April 21, 2012

When dining at this restaurant, you will actually feel that you are in a tree if you choose one of the outer tables. The design of the restaurant, is indeed, unique. They built it around an old, huge, fig tree. My husband and I stopped in for a cold beer and a snack. We sat in the front of the restaurant (second floor), under the branches and by the balcony. This meant we could look out on the main street of the center of town and truly felt that we were in a tree. But, that is where great experience ended. The seats are very uncomfortable. The service was confusing. We had three different people attending to us, yet it took forever to get two cold beers and to have another person take our order. We decided to just have some nachos. When they came, we were not given any silverware, napkins or plates. By the time we got someone to bring these essential items, we had already eaten half the nachos. The nachos themselves were mediocre. The beers are very expensive as is the food. My suggestion is to experience the atmosphere with one beer and then move on to another of the many other choices for your food.

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Thank bookgirl130
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

The location of this resturant is excellent. Situated in the centre of town in an elevated position overlooking the street below. As it's name implies there is a huge tree sharing the space with the customers. The food was good and reasonably priced.

Thank Margaret R
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

The design of the restaurant is nicely done and the food was ok... but there are better places to eat in this town

Thank Dries G
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