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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” (113 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 6 days ago

We stopped here after a wet hike during June 2017. The place was empty but the staff were friendly. We had a nice glass of wine and good hot lunches. The food was delicious. It was nice to sit up high, among the tree branches,...More

Thank Catito C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Delicious papaya smoothie (with milk)! Delicious salmon dish! Never had eaten in a gorgeous treehouse prior to this! Didn't know what I was missing! Must go if in Monteverde!

Thank Richums
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drinks aren't cheap but are good. Great band playing Latin jazz every night. Atmosphere is good..in a tree so fun.

Thank hilaryus2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there with my husband for drinks instead of a meal since we were trying to save some cash. Cocktails were delicious and beer was a good price. Scenery and ambiance was very cool, I mean there is a freaking tree inside!

Thank Andie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfriendly staff, tasteless cocktails. Fortunately we already had dinner elsewhere. We would have been better off just having a look at the beautiful location and go have a drink elsewhere, too (as we did the day after).

Thank Adibacke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off, it's hard to express just how striking the interior of this building is. The whole thing is built around a large live tree and the decor is fantastic. It feels every bit its premium billing. However good the ambience and food is though,...More

Thank Pablosammy1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and drinks are good, just not good value. Atmosphere is great so you're paying for that as well as the location (you may have heard, Monteverde is beautiful). The tree is a weeping fig; its trunk forms the center of a spiral staircase...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The venue is awesome - both during the day and at night. I would recommend visiting just for the fact that it's in an actual tree, but maybe just go for drinks. Food is good but overpriced for what you get.

Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had went here because the place looked really nice (which it was) and the staff was very friendly, however in the end it is about the food which was not very good. The food lacked any sort of flavor and was not worth even...More

Thank Reece W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we ended up here after a very wet trip to the zip lining and bridge walk. we had some ok food, the service was a little slow, but generally a nice place to sit and watch. I would expect when it isn't raining its lovely!

Thank Deb A
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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
USD 6 - USD 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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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