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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

RR - RRRAmerican, ,
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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“pizza” (137 reviews)
“nachos” (49 reviews)
“steak” (59 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 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the restroom and asked for the check. When I returned to my table my last piece of pizza was thrown in the garbage, along with the artisanal hot sauce I brought. Que feo!

Thank Forrest L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was bad. Food was not as good as what you can eat elsewhere in half the price. We regret choosing this place for lunch

Thank AnatshaN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The environment is beautiful. Our service was mediocre. I ordered the shrimp curry and it had a burnt taste. As I was eating the meal a bug crawled out of the rice. I called the waiter over to show him and asked to send it...More

Thank sdgnlb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Live music easy to get table as low season Good service Nice food Reasonable price for Costa Rica Great restaurant built round tree Loved fairy lights

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You just can't deny that it's fun to be inside a tree! Drinks and food are a bit over priced, but the live music was great and again, you're in a tree!

Thank Andrea E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group had lunch at the Tree House and absolutely loved it. The restaurant is built around this big beautiful tree, spiral stairs weave around it to different levels to dine. It was amazing. The staff was very friendly, helpful; the food was very good...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A huge tree grows right in the middle of the restaurant! It’s a neat place to eat, it over looks the street. It’s right in the middle of the town. The food was good but prices seemed a little high. Waiters spoke English.

Thank Shelleyash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the most touristy place in town but so much fun with live music and the weirdly wonderful real tree taking centerstage. The food was alright too (not cheap but nothing is in CR) and the service topnotch. We went as part of a group...More

Thank MilCyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this gem in town and went for dinner with our two year old. The staff were super friendly, bringing the children’s menu and colouring to keep him busy. The restaurant is built around a tree on different levels and at night the...More

Thank LClayton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is built around a huge tree. What else do I need to say? Super cool place. We enjoyed drinks and live music at Tree House. Very unique. You gotta see it.

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