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Dragonfly Bar & Grill

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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Relaxed vibe with a real chef. We raved about the salad starter and the seared tuna and the snook special. Better than one would expect About 1000x better than one can find in playa flamingo. Worth the drive

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Colorado
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155 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the best meal I have had since being in Costa Rica. We are staying at the JW Marriott and went into Tamrindo for the day. Had read excellent reviews on Trip Advisors about this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Everything was incredible...the top shelf margaritas, the appetizers, salads, entrees, dessert and service. We had a delightful and... More 

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

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

Springfield, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from the Dragonfly. Our vegetarian meal, the Buddha Bowl, was really great. The shrimp tempura appetizer and tres leches cake, also very nice. The very nice young manager came around and checked on us, Definitely the food was worth four circles. What makes me wish I could give ten circles, however, was the guitar duo, Tony... 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 glad you enjoyed your evening at the Dragonfly and agree that Tony and Johan are not to be missed :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our Christmas Eve at the Dragonfly Restaurant in Tamarindo. The owners, Kris and Danielle, were incredible hosts. The food and entertainment were amazing!

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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 are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at the Dragonfly and we appreciate your positive feedback and kind words :) More 

Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to get a table but they do recommend making a reservation. Friendly atmosphere. 5 star!

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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 that you enjoyed your experience at the Dragonfly! More 

Angelica, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

my family and I have visited costa rica 4 times and have eaten in dozens of restaurants, dragonfly is by far the best, we were there for new years eve, my husband and i had the tuna which was indescribably good, so good we went back 3 nights later and had it again, my son had the linguini seafood and... 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! Words can't express our gratitude and satisfaction when we read a review like yours :) We are so happy that your family enjoyed their experiences at Dragonfly and we deeply appreciate the positive feedback and recommendation! We look forward to having you again! More 

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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal at Dragonfly. We shared a tasty beet salad that was more than enough for two people. For a main, I had the yellowfin tuna while my husband enjoyed the vegetarian curry. Both mains were very tasty and generous portions. With 3 Pilsen, tax and 10% service, the bill was $53. We thought it was good value... 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 are thrilled that you and your husband enjoyed your experience at the Dragonfly and we appreciate you highlighting that you appreciated the good food, service and value! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a reservation for 9 people. Had the best time and service. The atmosphere was awesome as well as the food and drinks. We had the tuna, empanadas, tuna tower, filets, everything was amazing. highly recommended!

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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 are so happy to hear that you had a great time and that you appreciated the atmosphere, along with the food and service! We sincerely appreciate your recommendation! More 

San Jose
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for a second time, this time during the high season. Reservations are a must on Friday and Saturday night. In spite of not having a reservation, the wait was about half an hour during which we had a drink. They have a few local great craft beers. Then we got our table and ordered a bottle of wine,... More 

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

Thank you very much for sharing your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed both of your experiences at the Dragonfly and we really appreciate your detailed feedback! More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a late reservation for 6 people on New Year's Eve, and they were able to fit us in. One of my friends is originally from Florida, and his mind was absolutely blown that they served snook - which was delicious. Their appetizers of the day were unique and flavorful, and there were Spanish guitarists playing who created an... 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 are thrilled that your group had such a great time, and we deeply appreciate your positive feedback :) We are very fortunate to have a great team and talented musicians at the Dragonfly! 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
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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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