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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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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic meal, lovely setting

Seafood, salad, dessert and coffee were outstanding. Drinks were good. One of the more expensive restaurants we found, but worth it. Excellent service as well. Very pleased!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Blain L
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Seafood, salad, dessert and coffee were outstanding. Drinks were good. One of the more expensive restaurants we found, but worth it. Excellent service as well. Very pleased!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went here years ago under the old owners and couldn't wait to return! It's a lovely atmosphere, set back from the main drag and hustle and bustle of Tamarindo (but easy to find!) We had tuna tartare with a won ton and a shrimp tempura roll for appetizers. Really good value- massive portions. The only thing I would suggest... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your review of your meal at the Dragonfly! Thank you particularly for mentioning that we are not too far from the town center and easy to find! Also, we appreciate you mentioning our generous portions, as we strive to offer delicious cuisine while still providing great value for our guests. We are glad you came back and... More 

Riverside, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant is fantastic. The menu has a nice selection of cuisine. The staff is friendly and attentive. I highly recommend visiting on a Wednesday night and enjoying the live guitar and percussion music. The musicians were so talented and the combination of music and food was just heavenly. This is a MUST GO!

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

Thank you so much for your very kind review of your evening at the Dragonfly! We sincerely appreciate you mentioning our great team and also for sharing your thoughts on the live music, we could not agree more and feel so fortunate to have such talented musicians, who complement the vibe of the Dragonfly, playing here regularly. Pura Vida! More 

Carlsbad, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Best food we had while in Tamarindo. The tuna tartare was amazing and the seared tuna was perfect. Yes, it's open air and I know people previously complained about the Mosquitos, but if you're planning on going outside in Tamarindo at all during your stay, common sense says wear bug repellant. Having said that, the ambience was romantic and charming.

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

Thank you so much for sharing your review of your visit to the Dragonfly! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your tuna dishes and our setting, we sincerely appreciate your kind words! More 

New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

We are sorry to hear that your visit to the Dragonfly was not all you had hoped.., we appreciate your feedback and will share your concerns with our team. We always have bug repellant available and believe that our dishes/portion sizes provide a great value for our guests. Pura Vida! More 

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

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

We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening at the Dragonfly! Thank you for commenting on the service, we are fortunate to have a wonderful team and appreciate you recognizing them! More 

Hampton, New Hampshire
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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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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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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 

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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, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business

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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