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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, Costa Rica
+506 2653 1506
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: don't have a street address - it is on the road between Hostel and Hotel...
don't have a street address - it is on the road between Hostel and Hotel Pasatiempo
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 221
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Fine dining in Tamarindo

Excellent food and service, especially for Costa Rica, which doesn't always follow the U.S. And European customer service best practice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Bryan C
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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338 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and service, especially for Costa Rica, which doesn't always follow the U.S. And European customer service best practice.

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Cape Porpoise, Maine
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Tucked away on a side street Dragon Fly offered an interesting menu in a breezy garden setting. Service was excellent. as was food.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Dining highlight of the trip. Outside dining with inside quality. Gourmet fish and appetizers, with excellent mixed drinks and wine selection. The cheesecake for desert was out of this world. We'll be back before this trip is over.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

First night in Tamarindo and we could not have chosen better! The ambience, food and entertainment made for a great night!

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Austin, Texas
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The service here has been the absolute best in Tamarindo. The servers checked on us frequently but it was not over kill. The tuna tartare was delicious. They only gave us one won ton crisp but graciously gave us more upon request. Our daughter ordered the spaghetti with red sauce. She didn't like it so we sent it back. They... More 

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Meat and fish expertly prepared and presented. The food was really amazingly good. Nice atmosphere, good music, friendly waitstaff, a good experience all around.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Do not miss the opportunity to eat here! Make sure you make a reservation. The food is spectacular! Drinks are perfect. The atmosphere is warm and lovely.

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Denver, Colorado, USA
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stopped by here to listen to the two man group playing music (Flamenco guitar and percussionist) we knew would be here. We'd heard the guitarist playing while on the Antares (see my separate review) sailing ship earlier in the day. They play here only on Wednesday nights. It's a restaurant for dining. And from the reviews and a quick... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The food & service were fabulous! This was the best meal we had in Taramindo :) We highly recommend this restaurant! We had the filet & pork....great wine too!

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cary, IL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We are so glad we found this place on trip advisor and it was all and even more than we expected! Excellent food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: behind the Hotel Pasatiempo | Past La Baula Pizza-next door, Tamarindo, 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, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

don't have a street address - it is on the road between Hostel and Hotel Pasatiempo

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