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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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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (108 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 2 weeks ago

We only had drinks here but the food looked great. There is a huge tree growing through the whole building, which is uplift at night. A great place for a few drinks. Staff friendly, wine selection good, service sometimes a little slow. Toilets good. A...More

Thank FM100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Monteverde for 3 days and we popped into this bar for some drinks as it looks great from the outside. The inside looks really cool and they had live music on who were really good. The drinks menu is decent enough...More

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and atmosphere, friendly staff and efficient service. Food however was underwhelming.

Thank sharon_l_mc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The live band and ambiance were amazing! The service and food were good as well. It's like eating dinner in a fancy treehouse!

Thank mikeronorato
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tree in the middle of the place is amazing and looks great at night. They have a wide variety of cocktails, as well as all kinds of food. You can sit in one of the many tables of the 2 floors or on the...More

1  Thank josjavier13
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found the food to be a bit bland and expensive for the quantity and quality. It was a cool restaurant as there is a big tree inside and the seating is around this tree - three floors I think so like a "tree house"

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There aren't many restaurants in the tiny town of Santa Helena, and this is one of the famous ones. We had lunch with the kids, and enjoyed the unique decor in the huge tree the restaurant is buit on, the plesent atmosphere and .the friendly...More

Thank עמי מ
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This place is a little touristy for Monteverde but still worth a visit. Our 11 and 13 year old had a great time and they do have some kid friendly meals. The food was good - nothing too exceptional but not a rip off either....More

Thank cb0li
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The food was good although overpriced but the waiter would clearly prefer to be else-where! It's a novel and fun place to stop though although and the kids enjoyed it. The ceviche was good.

Thank Charlie2424b
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Tree House Restaurant was very unique being built around a live tree. All the decor is tree themed and when it rains the tree gets a good soaking. The food was very good and the live music was also good albeit a bit loud...More

Thank Mike B
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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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