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Dragonfly Bar & Grill

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Vegetarian, Grill, Fusion
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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 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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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
Best place we ate at in Tamarindo

Not flawless but the restaurant has a lovely setting, inventive dishes and tasty food. It does not always work but with friendly service it was a great evening

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Kingmaker
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Warwick, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

we heard many good reviews of this restaurant so we decide to give it a chance and check it out ,there is a nice atmosphere but too many mosquitos who destruct you from the food our food was a little bit over cooked to our taste the service was slow and the bill a bit pricy . Don & Sarah

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not flawless but the restaurant has a lovely setting, inventive dishes and tasty food. It does not always work but with friendly service it was a great evening

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Hampton, New Hampshire
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great place, great food and service. Only problem is we decided to go on one of the hottest/most humid nights of the year.

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Kris L, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your kind review of your visit to the Dragonfly, we sincerely appreciate it! More 

New York City, New York
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not easy to find, with very little parking. Everything else about this place is terrific. Great live music the night we were there. Outstanding cuisine. Friendly people. Worth the trip.

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

Thank you for sharing your review of your evening at the Dragonfly! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and also the live music! More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We've had tofu a few times in Central America but never as good as at Dragonfly. Ordered the curry and added curry as well as the Buddah bowl. Both dishes were absolutely delicious and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. Cocktails were fantastic. Overall a great restaurant, we highly recommend!!

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

Thanks for sharing the details of your vegetarian dishes at the Dragonfly! We are so thrilled you enjoyed them and we strive to have menu options for all of our guests various preferences. Thank you for also mentioning our cocktails and atmosphere, we appreciate it so much! More 

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Was wowed when I first walked up to the restaurant, it stood out from the others in the area. The apps and salads were delicious and entrées were prepared as presented on the menu.

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

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your review of the Dragonfly and are glad you enjoyed your evening! Pura Vida! More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place was recommended by fellow travelers and though it was a bit hard to find, I'm glad we did! It's off the beaten path. The empanadas were delicious as well as the fish.

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

We are thrilled to hear that your fellow travellers recommended the Dragonfly! Thank you for supporting us and we are glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This petite restaurant is a bit of a walk along the uncommon road but it's well worth it. The many is unique was a sort of Asian-inspired theme. They use fresh and local ingredients and the cook is a solo player with his own little area. We ordered the tuna tartare which was refreshing and not too made up. For... More 

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

We are so glad you made the extra effort to come and visit us at the Dragonfly! Thank you for sharing the details of your meal and we really appreciate your kind review! More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Dragonfly was off the beaten path and took a while to find on foot... But it was well worth it. Delicious seafood, a relaxed ambiance, and the owner was so kind and made sure to talk to every diner. They also had great authentic music that we really enjoyed.

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Kris L, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for walking the few extra minutes to come to the Dragonfly, we are glad you thought it was worth it! I appreciate your kind words and also we are thrilled you enjoyed the music as it is certainly a passion of ours here! Pura Vida! More 

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great service, delicious drinks and amazing food! Love how the restraint is decorated and how it is tucked away.

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Kris L, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your evening at the Dragonfly! Thanks for mentioning our wonderful team, it is well deserved and truly appreciated! More 

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Additional Information about Dragonfly Bar & Grill

Address: 100m Behind Hotel Pasatiempo | Just Past Pizzaria la Baula, just Before Bolas Locas Mini Golf, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2653 1506
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Grill, Fusion

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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: Vegetarian, Grill, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 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.
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?