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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Restaurants

Tree House

  • Eclectic

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

The name describes the place: this two-story restaurant on Santa Elena's main street is built around a 80-year-old fig tree, and the branches shelter tables from the afternoon mist. The menu mixes pastas and seafood with Costa Rican cuisine; for a taste of everything, try the típico platter. Repeat guests generally order the tilapia with mushroom sauce or the fajitas. The service can be "leisurely" or "slow," depending on your perspective.

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Across from AyA, Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica



Updated 04/14/2014


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Apr 14, 2008

Great spot for lunch.

It's a fairly Americanized menu, which is either good or bad depending on your perspective. The food was good, though, and it is an awfully cool place to enjoy a meal.

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