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Dragon Fly Bar & Grill

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Latin, Asian fusion, International
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100m Behind Hotel Pasatiempo | Just Past Pizzaria la Baula, Just Before Bolas Locas Mini Golf, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 1506
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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 Pizzeria La Baula and just before Bolas Locas Mini Golf, behind Hotel Pasatiempo.
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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
Good place to have dinner. Must try while in Tamarindo

I came here with my wife on our last night. The location map from tripadvisor is NOT accurate. The restaurant is located close by to Green Papaya which is right on the outskirt of town. It is outdoor seating with a cover. No indoor A/C. The staff was friendly and nice. The food came in a timely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Darren L
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I came here with my wife on our last night. The location map from tripadvisor is NOT accurate. The restaurant is located close by to Green Papaya which is right on the outskirt of town. It is outdoor seating with a cover. No indoor A/C. The staff was friendly and nice. The food came in a timely fashion. Overall, I... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was an awesome place to have dinner. It was a very ambient atmosphere. Owned by Canadians (we think). We went on a Sunday (they were closed but the owners were working from the patio) they apologized but indicated they were open Monday. So we went back the next day and they remembered us. The husband and the wife checked... More 

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

Hello fellow Canuck! We are so glad that you returned on Monday and enjoyed your experience here at the Dragonfly! We also truly appreciate you taking the time to share your review! Thank you Brittany! Pura Vida ;) More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Delicious cocktails. The gin cucumber martini was really good and fresh tasting. The mahi mahi was one of the best I've had.

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

Hola Anna! Thank you for sharing your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience here at the Dragonfly! Fresh is best, isn't it! Pura Vida! More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had two meals at Dragonfly while in Tamarindo, and both were excellent. The owners, Danielle and Chris, were lovely and stopped by our table to chat. The overall vibe of the restaurant is high-end yet friendly - which is a perfect combination. They have an excellent cocktail list, and some great wines too. If you're in Tamarindo I highly... More 

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

Hola Victoria! Thank you for taking the time to share your review! We truly appreciate your recommendation and are thrilled you returned for a second meal with us while you were in Tamarindo. Hope to see you again in the future! Pura Vida :) More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Went here for my husbands birthday and the food was good. The starters are to large so my advice is to share s starter if you fill up East like myself. The staff are great and the decor is really lovely so a great little find round the corner from where we stayed. Would visit again and tell people that... More 

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

Thank you Jacqui for sharing your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed a special occasion with us at the Dragonfly! Muchas Gracias and Pura Vida :) More 

Victoria, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Such good food and the new owners are so nice! Canadians eh! Great ambiance would go back again for sure!! Have nothing bad to say at all. All the best to the new owners.

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

We are glad you enjoyed your birthday dinner with us! We appreciate your review and your support! Pura Vida :) More 

Atlanta
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great food and staff in a nice indoor/outdoor dining room. New owners were awesome and I have no worries it will continue to be one of the best places in Tamarindo

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

Thank you for your review! We truly appreciate your support! More 

Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

You will be blown away by the atmosphere, food & service! It's not on the menu (yet), but see if you can get Conger fish. Live music and visits from very nice owners make this a special place to visit.

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening at Dragonfly! We appreciate your business and are grateful you took the time to share your review! Hope to see you again! All the best! More 

Shanghai, China
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our meals were delicious (pasta with seafood). They made special dishes for our kids based on their likes and dislikes. The new owners were lovely. We wish them great success…with delicious food and strong waitstaff they are bound to be the top restaurant in Tamarindo!

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

Hi Kirsten! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us, and truly appreciate your vote of support! Wishing you continued happy and safe travels! Hope to see you again! More 

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100m Behind Hotel Pasatiempo | 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: Latin, Asian fusion, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups

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 Pizzeria La Baula and just before Bolas Locas Mini Golf, behind Hotel Pasatiempo.
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?