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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 good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (139 reviews)
“nachos” (49 reviews)
“steak” (57 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

Interesting place visually and menu wise. Diverse menu served in a distinctive atmos6by very nice staff. The wife and I each got a different pizza. Her's was vegetable and hamburger. Mine was seafood. Mine was excellent with several types of seafood. My wife enjoyed hers....More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've given this four stars due to the ambience and how gorgeous this place is. We were only here for drinks which are expensive but you're paying for the surroundings and live music.

Thank Saintlysinner
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was ok. You are paying for the atmosphere and the experience. Eating in a giant tree is definitely and an experience you don't often have.

1  Thank FudgieMI
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a really cool place to go. I recommend cocktails and appetizers. It is really overpriced for the food that is served. The service is nice, entertainment good, and the setting made the visit worth it.

Thank nur1mich
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was excellent. Our meal delicious and the climate among the trees and paintings a perfect way to end a wonderful day.

Thank julielr77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was initially quite sceptical about visiting this restaurant, worried it might be gimicky and overpriced without matching quality of food. However my partner was very keen on the ‘tree house’ concept so I agreed to give it a go. I was so pleasantly surprised...More

Thank Iona T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here as a small group, recommended by our tour guide. It is a very unusual restaurant. Sort of in a tree with tree trucks and branches throughout the restaurant. Very quirky. Unfortunately the food was not as interesting as the surroundings. My steak...More

Thank Deryn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On 2 occasions we went there with the intention of having dinner because the place is centrally located. Both times we were so turned off by the staff that we finished our drinks and left. There will be no third time

Thank Finallyfree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great, the live music was amazing, and it's in a tree house. We both got the casados plates: fish and chicken. The mojito drink was taken to a different level compared to the states because of the Costa Rican rum. Great time!

Thank Venus K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DEFINITELY check out the treehouse while you’re in town. But NOT for the food! It’s overpriced and food is adequate, but the ambiance, especially on nights with live music) is spectacular and not to be missed. Go for a cocktail or desert, if you’re starving...More

Thank KimmyCaliforniaLove
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Ann C
25 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
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • 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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