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100m Behind Hotel Pasatiempo | Behind Hotel Pasatiempo 100m, Just Past Pizzaria la Baula, just Before Bolas Locas Mini Golf, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 1506
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whew! We almost didn't go to Dragonfly because one guidebook described it as "chic", which to our minds means stuffy and pretentious. But it wasn't that at all! The folks there were cheery and welcoming, and the setting is charming, open-air, and relaxing. The real star is the food. Wow, very clever, very tasty! The appetizer on special was onion... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had heard that this place was good, but we were still positively surprised about both the food, the atmosphere and the amazing live music. Don't miss this place it you are in Tamarindo!

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Severna Park, MD
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a little trouble finding it because it's a bit off the beaten path. So glad we didn't give up! It would have been a long wait for a table if we hadn't found four stools at the bar. That was a lot of fun! Bartenders were cranking out some terrifically artistic cocktails. The food was so fresh and... More 

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Kemptville, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This great restaurant is off the beaten path, back from the Main Street in Tamarindo but so well worth going to! Great atmosphere, great food, and great live music! A must when visiting Tamarindo.

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New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very pleased with our meal at Dragonfly, including our 12 & 15 year old children. I would give it a try if in the area.

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dani-kris_dragonfly, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review! We appreciate your feedback and recommendation and are thrilled that your family enjoyed their experience at the Dragonfly! More 

Boucherville, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Tamarindo for one week and kept this restaurant for our last dinner. It turned out been a great decision. All of the restaurant we visited during our trip to Tamarindo were great, but Dragonfly was definitely the best one! Great staff, great place to be and price was fair. What di we eat: Bet salade with Blue... More 

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dani-kris_dragonfly, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review! We appreciate your feedback and are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I chose to eat at Dragonfly because of it's amazing reviews & they were spot on! We each had one of their specialty cocktails which were both delicious and reasonably priced (compared to other restaurants in Tamarindo- 3000-3800 colones). The started with the beef empanadas and I had a fresh salad with shrimp, mango and avocado. My... More 

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dani-kris_dragonfly, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Dragonfly! Thank you for your positive feedback! More 

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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great place. This is the absolute best restaurant in Tamarindo. We had a pasta and a grilled fish. There were so many wonderful flavors, fresh ingredients and the portions were just right. The dessert was very yummy. There was live music, a French guitarist, who was incredible. I'm not always a fan of live music but he was... More 

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dani-kris_dragonfly, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your review! We really appreciate your feedback and recommendation and are so happy that you enjoyed your experience at the Dragonfly! More 

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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is really worth a visit! When we were visiting they had live music by a guy who played progressive experimental flamenco fusion, which was one of the coolest things I've ever seen. The service and food was great as well!

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Thank you for sharing your review! We appreciate your feedback and are thrilled that you enjoyed your evening at the Dragonfly! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff and good food. Not a bargain for sure, but a good value and good quality for the money.

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dani-kris_dragonfly, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review! We are very glad that you enjoyed the food and service and we appreciate your feedback regarding value! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Cuisine
International, Grill, Fusion, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100m Behind Hotel Pasatiempo | Behind Hotel Pasatiempo 100m, Just Past Pizzaria la Baula, just Before Bolas Locas Mini Golf, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 1506
Description
Welcome to Dragonfly Bar & Grill, a Tamarindo institution since its opening in January 2005. Highly touted as one of the best dining establishments in the bustling tourist town of Tamarindo, Costa Rica, Dragonfly consistently delivers exceptional cuisine, fantastic wines, cocktails and craft beers with gracious and knowledgeable service. Sourcing fresh local ingredients and seasonally adapting our menu options, Dragonfly Bar & Grill offers creative culinary cuisine and exceptional value in a charming and romantic atmosphere. Tucked away a short stroll from the town center, we are able to create a unique ambiance for our guests and are thrilled to share with them our little piece of paradise! We do not have an actual street address - We are a short stroll for the town center on Corona Street, after Pizzeria La Baula and just before Bolas Locas Mini Golf, behind Hotel Pasatiempo.

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