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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5751
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in St Helena then I guess this restaurant is a must. Built around a giant fig tree there are 3/4 levels which you can ascend around the tree. It is a buzzing place with live music, the band were very good playing both local and popular classics. The food was good but you are really here for... More 

Thank mitchellbenhur
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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140 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our server seemed to have a big chip on his shoulder, my husband and I shared the ensalada verde which was a meal in itself and very very good, we also shared the French onion soup which was also very good. The 10 oz rib eye was done to perfection and the chimichurri sauce was a nice accompaniment. Our friends... More 

Thank Terri W
Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the shrimp, squid & potatoes sizzling plate which was terrific. Cool atmosphere. Was here with GAdventures Tour.

Thank peanut52553
Saginaw, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a Tuesday night and stumbled upon tree house. Went in because they had live music. The band was great, service was okay, food was okay. Not bad but not great, just average.

Thank kaitlyn2586
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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164 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was decent, especially the pizza, but of course the setting is what attracts attention. They had fair band playing too loudly the night we were there. They have an above average selection of beers however.

Thank Bruce D B
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting venue for a drink or a meal. We came in the mid afternoon so were looking for a drink and a good snack. There were three of us and none of the apps really worked for sharing amongst three people. There was a "sampler" entree (don't remember the name) that fit the bill very well.... More 

Thank scott6200
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the place: clean, friendly and quirky, this restaurant on 2 levels is built around a very large tree spreading it's branches throughout the levels. food and cocktails are expensive but the beers are cheap, so it's a great spot to have a drink while listening to cool live music. we had a few blackout during our visit one evening so... More 

Thank Arnaud M
Yatton, United Kingdom
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179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A group of us ate here recently, at the top of this restaurant wrapped around an old fig tree. Service was fine, the beers were cold and the food so so. When the group came on they were OK, but so loud our conversation was killed stone dead. I paid US$51 for two ordinary meals and two beers for my... More 

Thank Jonathan K
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent pork ribs! They also had great cocktails. The waiter provided excellent and friendly service. The restaurant is located within the main town and in a great location.

Thank Denali2017
Kettering, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is awesome! I would highly recommend visiting whilst in the area. Huge portions, delicious food. There are lots of vegan options. Great for evening with live music. very accommodating. The staff are brilliant. Must eat here!

Thank Lucy 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
USD 6 - USD 20
American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?