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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%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (136 reviews)
“nachos” (49 reviews)
“steak” (58 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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 yesterday via mobile

Fun venue. Excellent service. Good food at reasonable price. Recommend the house special mojito. Good live music and the place was rocking on a Monday night. Enjoy.

Thank Toniams2018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I met up with some friends here and we only had drinks and appetizers. Very unique environment and definitely worth a visit. However, make sure you just went to the ATM because it’s pricey.

Thank Lindsay V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is built surrounding a massive tree with the canopy of the tree acting at a roof which is so interesting and so cool! We went during the daytime so the light shining through the leaves lit the room perfectly. The menu is filled...More

Thank Micah O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit, clearly popular with a whacking great tree in the middle. Quick dinner, not the cheapest in retrospect but fair, with amazing steaks. Probably the best we’ve had all trip. Good wine selection and generally very enjoyable mains. Desserts were a bit...More

Thank Princesslucia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, we went here from a recommendation from a fellow traveler, but we expected over-priced and gimmicky food. The food, however, was good enough to stand on its own and priced in line with other restaurants in town. Simply put, no reason not to give...More

Thank Sararomayne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just went for drinks (smoothie and beer) as the food is expensive and there are so many other options. Ask for your bill right after you receive your food/drinks as service is very slow

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit whilst in Monteverde. Restuarant set in a tree house in the middle of the town - food was ok but not incredible. Live music was good during dinner.

Thank ShooHan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy restaurant, good atmosphere, definitely recommend for a relaxed glass of wine. We did not eat but the food looked good, although possibly a little pricy.

Thank Sineadmcq88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very unique restaurant built around a living tree! the food was very good but a bit pricey. Staff very friendly with good service. Live music sounded good from the street, as the band came on after we left.

Thank christopher w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant ! It’s literally in a tree and the food was amazing ! I highly recommend The waiters were very nice and accommodating And the atmosphere was very nice !

Thank coccovan
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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