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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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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (119 reviews)
“calamari” (20 reviews)
“nachos” (49 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

This was a fun find. They had good food, good service and great atmosphere. The servers were friendly and attentive. We were able to get straight in for a early dinner/late lunch.

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was above expectations. Service was very slow. 15-20 minutes before we were greeted. This is a hot spot for large groups, so they were more attentive to the groups than us. Check out bon appetite for better food and excellent service for about the...More

Thank Jordan6022
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tree growing through the middle of this place gives it a wow factor, and food good compared to most of what,s on offer here. Some tables partially open to the elements so if you want to be warm and cosy sit away from the tree....More

Thank Yordrib
Reviewed 2 days ago

My friends and I just happened to stumble upon this very cool looking restaurant built around a tree and we had an awesome time!! The atmosphere was great - good food, good music and exceptional service. The hostess quickly found us a table and gladly...More

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is so cool because it's built around a tree. We were a group of 8 and enjoyed our meal a lot. Sit outside if you can (we couldn't because it was raining). Dinner was delicious, so were drinks, but you can skip the...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not only is the huge tree i the middle of the restaurant enough! The food and live entertainment is great!

Thank Nancy l
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very unique setting, it's not everyday that you get to have a meal with a restaurant around a tree. Good selection of food. I enjoyed my meal very much.

Thank michellewZ8953MN
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a good steak and a pizza. Cocktails were reasonable and the service was efficient. However they didn’t completely understand what gluten feee meant and there was some conta,inaction in the food.

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located in the quaint little "downtown" area of Monteverde, Tree House literally has a tree growing up through the center of it! We stopped in to grab a snack and beer and found a great selection of local beers on the list. Fun place!

Thank worthms
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was excellent the reason for the 3 out of 5 is the price - prices seem to be about double everywhere else and the quality is comparable . Great one off place to eat dinner - atmosphere is...More

Thank DavinC
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Ann C
24 April 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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