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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5751
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

$100 US for 2 adults and 2 kids, without any drinks!! The quality is good but for that price it is too much.

Thank lovelyfamily4
Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The music and food where awesome! And how cool is the tree. I love live music and they had two different bands on different floors.

Thank eberry22
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Santa Elena on a Monday. Checked it out just because it was different. But we were so pleasantly surprised by a wonderful dinner! Their Ensalda well worth it, with fresh avacado & apples. Yum! Had the steak tenderloin with green peppercorn sauce. It was excellent!! Even though it was a Monday night, had a great live band.... More 

Thank Lindey L
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tree-house is what it says: you climb up stairs and it feels like you're in the middle of a huge tree-house, surrounded by huge branches. The food is very good (especially the chocolate crepes....), service is very friendly. We weren't there for the live music but heard it's good, too. Very enjoyable.

Thank Nancy P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place itself is really cosy, food was good, staff friendly but just pay in local currency because we paid about 20% more in dollar, so felt a little ripped...

Thank gunterv2016
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting and unique setting built around a large tree. Food reasonable and generally good. Fish a little overdone.

Thank Douglas S
Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Yummy but a little touristy. The pizza and salads were delicious. Tree is fun to eat near for the kid.

Thank Karen S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our food was excellent, although very Americanized. If you're looking for something unique without stepping too far out of your comfort zone, this restaurant certainly fits the bill. The live entertainment was amazing!!!

Thank Emma F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic setting. Good menu options, good food. Won't disappoint. Recommend the house salad and chicken burrito.

Thank sfsmith
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't get to eat here, but this looked like the coolest place to dine. Hope to make it back in the future!!!

Thank Almorgan21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?