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Dragon Fly Bar & Grill

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International, Costa Rican
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behind the Hotel Pasatiempo | Past La Baula Pizza-next door, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 1506
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Welcome to Dragonfly Bar & Grill, a Tamarindo institution since its...
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 offers up "the simple art of perfect food." Creating new culinary tastes from local fresh ingredients, Dragonfly has earned a reputation for great flavor and even better value. From locally caught fish and the finest of Costa Rican meats to the simplicity of fresh produce recreated in vegetarian options, Dragonfly achieves high quality for a variety of palates. We don't have a street address - it is on Corona Street, after La Baula Pizzeria and Bolas Locas Mini Golf, behind Hotel Pasatiempo
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly vibe and good food

Reservation was made for two, but it wasn't busy when we arrived at 7:30 on a Sunday night. Friendly greeting. We moved from our first table as there was a busy colony of ants along the concrete curb barrier beside our table. We didn't have the heart to tell why we moved, just said wanted to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Ryan C
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Reservation was made for two, but it wasn't busy when we arrived at 7:30 on a Sunday night. Friendly greeting. We moved from our first table as there was a busy colony of ants along the concrete curb barrier beside our table. We didn't have the heart to tell why we moved, just said wanted to be closer to the... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your review! We are very sorry to hear about the ants and will take steps to remedy this situation. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again! Pura Vida! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Great food and drinks! Tuna tartar was the best I've ever had. Very reasonable prices. New owners were wonderful.

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

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience here and hope to see you again in the future! We appreciate your business and are thankful you took the time to share your thoughts on Trip Advisor :) Pura Vida! More 

Boston
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77 reviews 77 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful restaurant off the main drag - the ambiance is relaxing and inviting - the owners are gracious and friendly. Staff and service was top notch - we thoroughly enjoyed our TWO dinner visits during our 1 week stay in Tamarindo. Music venue was a nice surprise - please take the time to check this restaurant out.... More 

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

We are so thrilled to read your review and so glad that you came back a second time during your visit in the area! We truly appreciate your business and thank you for taking the time to share your review. Hope to see you again in the future! Pura Vida ;) More 

Sussex, WI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We finished our trip to Tamarindo at Dragon Fly Bar & Grill and it was a wonderful meal to end out vacation. The food was amazing. The Seafood Pasta was one of the best seafood pastas we have eaten with the most seafood in a pasta dish we have ever had. The atmosphere was nice and the service was very... More 

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

Thank you for the positive feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience here. It was lovely to meet you all, and hope to see you again in the future! Pura Vida :) More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I always make a point to stop by Seasons By Shlomy when I'm in tamarindo, this visit I decided to try Dragonfly instead and I'm soooo glad I did! Live music tonight (Wednesday) not too loud, perfect for the atmosphere. The owner introduced herself, the bartender took note of my name and used it. Such personal service, the food (must... More 

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

We are very thankful for your detailed review, and are so pleased that you plan to return on your next visit! Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

Prince George, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had the pleasure to attend this April and met Kris and Danielle- the new owners- they were very friendly and excited for their new adventure. The food was awesome! The sangrias we had were the best I have ever had and the bill did not break the bank. We had an appetizer , salad and one meal between the... More 

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

We truly appreciate your review, and are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at the Dragonfly Bar & Grill. It was lovely to meet you both, and hope to see you again in the future! Pura Vida! More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I stopped by this place that is hidden from the main strip and I gotta tell you...what a fantastic meal. The new owners are so nice and accommodating and I have to say that I will definitely be back here again. Music, food and service is as good as it gets.

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us! It was a pleasure speaking with you. Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My wife and I went to Dragon Fly last Wednesday for the live music night. We made a reservation by stopping in for a drink the previous night. It was later in the evening so it was somewhat quiet. We had a change to look around and the place has a really nice vibe to it. It a good thing... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We went with a large group for the Sunday night barbecue buffet. It was amazing. Fresh fish, sushi, rib eye, pulled pork, barbecue ribs and all sorts of great salads and sides. For $20.00 a person it offered something for everybody.

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London, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My favourite restaurant in Tamarindo. Lovely service, food, entertainment and friends that I will remember for a lifetime.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: behind the Hotel Pasatiempo | Past La Baula Pizza-next door, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 1506

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: International, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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 offers up "the simple art of perfect food." Creating new culinary tastes from local fresh ingredients, Dragonfly has earned a reputation for great flavor and even better value. From locally caught fish and the finest of Costa Rican meats to the simplicity of fresh produce recreated in vegetarian options, Dragonfly achieves high quality for a variety of palates. We don't have a street address - it is on Corona Street, after La Baula Pizzeria and Bolas Locas Mini Golf, behind Hotel Pasatiempo

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