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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” (106 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 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has great food, music, and free WiFi. The restaurant is actually built around a tree. It’s a great choice if you’re in town.

Thank Dabado13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having never eaten in a restaurant quite like it I thought a visit was well justified. The food was pretty good and the staff were attentive. Make sure you take a coat as it is pretty cold and try not to sit near the band...More

Thank Fin_tastic_Flyer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super treat! Spiral staircase leading upward inside a huge naturally growing tree that shades more than half the street with leafy canopy branches. Good service. Good pizza, Coke Lite on ice, great pina coladas, enjoyable live music, and a teensy terrace to dance on. Chocolate...More

Thank Lynda N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This great little treasure made our entire trip to Monteverde. The food was good but not great. The prices were good but not great, a little pricy but the staff and servers were fantastic. We tried pizza and pasta and enjoyed both. A live band...More

Thank HighAim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived, tourist guide in the area told me to stop by this Tree House restaurant & cafe. But my head was overwhelming with what and where to go besides that we were very hungry already. I did not pay too much attention and...More

Thank romeo4536
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun restaurant in a tree! So when it rains you will get a little spray :). Several nice wines by the glass and a good selection of dishes. Also had live music but not too loud. Best chocolate mousse of my life!!!

Thank laganlove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A restaurant built around a huge fig tree. Lit up at night. A staircase wynds it way around the tree to the second floor restaurant. Beautiful wood tables made from acacia and cedar furnish the restaurant. We were a party of 8 and had a...More

Thank KymT22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked the ambience, the music, the craft beer. Just a special place for a meal. The staff is attentive, the food is good, and the selection offers a good variety. More than just a gimmick. I asked the waiter what happens when it rains...More

Thank 63Debbie63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is literally built under and around an enormous tree. Although obviously set up for tourists, the decor is well-designed and not "hooky." More to the point, the food is quite good and not expensive. We would recommend.

Thank realbigbear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is built around a large mango tree giving it plenty of character. It is on the second floor so be aware. Pizza is thin crust ground meat topped. A very nice sopa de pollo is also served. Overall a nice place to eat...More

Thank Lee Z
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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
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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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