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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5751
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Yarmouth, Canada
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11 reviews
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Reviewed today NEW

When in the Monteverde region, don't miss your chance to dine at this unique restaurant! The food was delicious and very reasonably priced!

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great atmosphere. I had read other reviews and wasnt expecting the food to be anything fantastic but I was pleased with my meal. Live music was great. It did get very loud so if you're looking for a nice quiet dinner, this place is not it. Loved sitting under the tree. Would go again if I ever find myself in... More 

Thank Bethany P
Mobile, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner here and it was a great dinner in an amazing setting. It was an experience that topped the list easily. The menu offers a variety of dinners including local fare, which we felt was the best that we ordered.its an open top restaurant built around a huge tree. A real one of a king experience.

Thank hartleyd1
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

really awesome, one of a kind location, having dinner and drinks in a tree house! loved it! not to be missed!

Thank RunningGirlVancouver
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the Tree House Restaurant for dinner during our stay in Monteverde. The staff spoke fantastic English, the cocktails were relatively inexpensive, and the seating and service were fast. The food itself was good, maybe not traditional Costa Rican fare but the menu had a wide variety to cater for all tastes. Not the most amazing food ever,... More 

Thank Sarah K
timonium, md
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, was one of the more expensive places. however, with that said, it is a very unique place built around a tree--with parts of the place exposed to the elements. We thought the drinks were very expensive there for the sizes. the food was good and would eat there again, but not a place food wise that is a... More 

Thank pwiecki2
Watford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has such a great atmosphere, I had Sex on The Tree :) with live music! Really fun place to go and just enjoy the great coctails (I didn't have anything to eat, but what I saw was absolutely yummy)

Thank Judith V
Middle River, Maryland
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at the tree house per friend's recommendations. Menu had plenty of variety and the staff was friendly and professional. Our meals were hot and very good. Loved the atmosphere and it made an enjoyable . Definitely will go back.

Thank Midge456321
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is of course a premium attached to such an unusual restaurant but the food and service are good so I found it manageable. I had fish with avocado sauce and my partner had the "traditional" Costa Rican dish which came on a tray as it was too large for a plate and was largely fried food. A reasonable band... More 

Thank Trekbud
Queenscliff, Australia
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was nice and staff were really attentive. However the music playing was really loud and was expensive that what could have been a fun night with a few more drinks was cut short due to not being able to hear each other and pricey drinks.

Thank Becmcdonald3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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?