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Dragon Fly Bar & Grill

behind the Hotel Pasatiempo | Past La Baula Pizza-next door, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 1506
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Ranked #20 of 127 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: don't have a street address - it is on the road between Hostel and Hotel Pasatiempo

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Off the main road hidden little spot with fresh and flavorful food. Prices are higher than other options but your portions are large and delicious!. Great spot to sit and reflect on the day's activities with an excellent Mojito and quaint atmosphere.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Been going to Tamarindo for 1-2 times a year for 10 years and found this restaurant early on and made it a "must eat" each return visit. We especially loved the ultra fresh tuna, but really everything is good. Ok, a couple years back when we tried to go it was either closed or not as fab...found out it was... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We've never had a bad meal there but honestly found our last one to be off the charts. Great creative dishes, local flair but with a North American touch. Great open air atmosphere. The service was truly excellent. We enjoyed watching them work the room with professional flair as much as the meal. Outstanding experience. Always our first recommendation when... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Dragon Fly Bar & Grill serves unique and tasty food. There was a variety of items to choose from; Thai, Costa Rica, seafood and more. We ordered appetizers and a main meal. The shrimp rolls were some of the best I every had and my Thai noodle dish was spicy and delicious. The servings sizes were good. I highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Discovered this place on trip advisor and then saw the sign posts to help us actually find it (not that easy). The food was outstanding, especially the special of lobster sushi (best we have ever had - and we are massive food critics & big foodies) For main we had beef fillet which was perfectly cooked and the seafood pasta;... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Who'd of thunk that an asian influence could work with latin american cuisince. It did, and we'd come back for more. Really liked our entrees, and the wine was good value.

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Issaquah,, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Although this restaurant is off the main road in Tamarindo and not on the beach, the food here was amazing. The staff was very friendly and accommodating to our large party (11). We will definitely be going here again before we leave. We ordered several appetizers to share and everyone loved their main dishes. We ended up passing our plates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great menu, great atmosphere. Enjoyed it so much returned again a few nights later. Staff is fantastic as well!

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Penticton, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Really enjoyed our meal at the Dragon Fly. I would almost clasify it as iCosta Rican infusion cuisine. I had the Tuna Tartar as a starter and very much enjoyed it although have to say iI couldn't finish it as I found it a little rich. my husband had the best salad and it was good.For our entree I choose... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great ambiance which is hard to believe given the walk/drive down the bumpy/dirt road. Staff was very friendly and helpful and the food was tremendous. Try the margaritas, they were excellent and the tuna tartar as a teaser was the best call.

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Additional Information about Dragon Fly Bar & Grill

Address: behind the Hotel Pasatiempo | Past La Baula Pizza-next door, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2653 1506
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
Cuisine: Costa Rican, International

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