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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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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice place, built around a huge tree, which makes for a great atmosphere on it's own. There was live music here every night and the staff was relaxed and friendly. Food was splendid, and reasonably priced, especially considering the atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dennis E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sure enuf, you’re upon a tree.....really nice food, great service and very fun location. Tables are placed around tree, viewing out along the local avenue...all open to the weather.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank travelbounder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really unusual restaurant right in the center of Monteverde where I had the best seabass I ever ate!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank OhioAlaska2008
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for the atmosphere! This restaurant is located in a strangler ficus tree. The tree is nicely lit and beautifully decorated. They also have live music most nights (starting at 7, i believe). The food and drinks were also quite good. My wife was even...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MichaelDTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must visit if you are here, even just for a drink. Really cool setting with good live music in the evenings. Nice wine and good service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bam2301
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch and had the place to ourselves. The food was great. It was fun to people watch as we ate.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank w7zz
Reviewed 1 week ago

food was average, kinda cool eating in a tree, very touristy, the appeal was atmosphere for sure. food was okay.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank P R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tree House Restaurant in Santa Elana is built on 3 floors surrounding a large tree open to the outdoors. This makes the restaurant atmosphere quite unique, however, it creates a number of issues. The meal was average but ruined by the numerous flies and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peter4657
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for dinner on a rainy night. The free-standing space heaters and decorative lights illuminating the tree were very inviting. The main draw is the live tree growing up through the middle of the dining area. Due to the rain, we couldn't sit directly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank annika_lucky13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, but the most striking aspect is the tree in the restaurant. Nice atmosphere, good service.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank HaroldK292
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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
US$6 - US$20
American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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