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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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cool restaurant with a giant tree in the middle. Defo recommend if your in Monteverde. We went twice-once for lunch and the other dinner which features a live band which were pretty cool. Portions are big and the menu is a mix of western and costan rican and pretty good. They accommodated my lacto-gluten diet well. The husband had the... More 

Thank treaclecat
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a charming place, with an open air seating area dominated by a real, large tree that overlooks the street. Everyone at our table enjoyed our food - we were there for lunch so I just had a sandwich and a mango bebida, both were good and reasonably priced. Service was good and the restaurant and bathrooms were clean.

Thank Julie W
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have no complaints. The food was good although not as good as some of the other restaurants in town, but it is a must when visiting Monteverde. There was live music, good service and the views of the big tree right in the middle of the building is spectacular. A must!

Thank AlexLNZ
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After driving up from San Jose and checking in at my rental this was a perfect place to chill out, acclimate to the cool temps and prepare for a few days in the Cloud Forest. Enjoyed their house Sangria, which was excellent, and a few very good appetizers. Literally built around the trunk of an enormous living ficus tree it... More 

Thank RonInSF
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good but best part of the restaurant is the atmosphere. Live music and a massive tree through the centre 😊 would definitely recommend a visit. Portion sizes very big and the wine was Bueno 😊

1 Thank Katie_elle
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went just for a "ceviche " and a beer nevertheless the environment was great, nice costumer Service and the food was good! The detail of been surrounded by the tree makes you feel awesome! In the night it's illuminate so the environment turns into a classic and calm one !

Thank Pris C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Imagine eating dinner in a large tree. This place was amazing. The food was great, live music, great line, great service. I would highly recommend it as a must when you're in Monteverde.

Thank KJT61
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is hard to miss. It has everything you need, live entertainment, great people watching on the street below as well as food and good service. Enjoy yourself you will not be disappointed.

Thank jstamilio
Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Live music started at 7. It was good. Food was quite good, although some thought it was a bit pricey (you pay extra for eating in a tree, right? Law of supply and demand applies!). I will definitely return. Incredible service!!!!

Thank dr917
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove past this very popular restaurant a couple of times and decided to book for an evening meal. We did this by email but they didn't seem to have the reservation when we arrived but they managed to fit us in The food was quite good - not excellent, the service a little bit variable with one waiter ignoring... More 

Thank Tim L

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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