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Dragonfly 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
Excellent food and atmosphere

Very good meal here. Food was fresh and tasty. Decor was super cool. Wait staff nice. Solid choice for a nice meal. Worthy of a special occasion dinner also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Rob D
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very good meal here. Food was fresh and tasty. Decor was super cool. Wait staff nice. Solid choice for a nice meal. Worthy of a special occasion dinner also.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We ate here and both loved our food. Friendly staff and the owner personally thanked us for coming! Would eat here again when I come back to Costa Rica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a great meal. I had seared tuna with jasmine rice whilst my wife had pork tenderloin with white beans. Both were cooked perfectly and washed down with a very reasonably priced Chilean sauvignon. The restaurant was very quiet as Dragonfly is a bit hidden but well worth checking out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food here tasted and looked incredible and the staff were extremely helpful, polite and friendly. It was some of the more expensive food in tamarindo but was very reasonable considering the quality. Only downside was how hot it was - because the restaurant wasn't enclosed, there was no ac and it wasn't near the sea so no breeze. Would... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your evening at the Dragonfly! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your kind words about our wonderful team! It can certainly get hot in this climate.., hence we have fans in different areas to try to keep things as comfortable as... More 

Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We were advised by others at our condo that this was their favorite dining experience. We were the first dinner guests and the smell of the food coming from the kitchen was wonderful. The food was delicious and was beautifully plated. Highly recommend.

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

Hola! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your first visit to the Dragonfly Bar & Grill! We are also so pleased to know that we came highly recommended! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review! Pura Vida :) More 

Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My wife and I ate at Dragonfly tonight and, hands down, it was the best meal we've ever eaten in Tamarindo. I had the Grilled Lemon Chicken which was cooked to perfection and full of amazing flavour. My wife had the Buddha Bowl and was similarly impressed. The wait staff was fantastic too, very attentive but not intrusive. Our food... More 

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

Hola Jeff! We sincerely appreciate your review and kind words about your evening at the Dragonfly! We are blessed to have an amazing team at the restaurant to work with, thank you for sharing details of your positive experience with them! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Pura Vida! More 

Victoria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had a very enjoyable evening at the Dragonfly.We went to hear some local musicians and it turned into a very enjoyable meal and evening. It is a bit out of the way from the other downtown restaurants, but well worth the extra 10 minute walk.

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

Thank you so much for sharing your review! We are so glad you had an enjoyable evening at the Dragonfly, that is our hope for each of our guests.., also glad you enjoyed the music of Tony & Roy - we feel very fortunate to have them play every Wednesday as they are an immensely talented and captivating duo and... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Service was very efficient and attentive. Atmosphere was very relaxed making for a peaceful meal. Prices were reasonable for the quality of food. Ate at about 5 restaurants in Tamarindo, this was definitely the most memorable meal. Mahi Mahi and Fliet Mignon were cooked to perfection!

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

Hola Laura! We are so thrilled to read that Dragonfly was the most memorable meal you had in Tamarindo!! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your review. Pura Vida :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great find in Tamarindo, delicious food and good menu. The Thai curry was yummy and starters innovative and great.

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

Thank you for sharing your review! We appreciate your recommendation and are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Dragonfly. Pura Vida :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We always come back to this restaurant because it rates in the top 5 of the best Tamarindo has to offer during the month of May. The pork loin that was recommended was greasy but the tenderloin was spot on as it had always been in the past. Bring bug spray as you should with most places here.

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

Thank you for your review and recommendation! We share the details of each review with our team to ensure we address anything that might have missed the mark in regard to providing the highest quality in food, drink, service and atmosphere. We always have bug spray available :) Pura Vida! 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: Latin, Asian fusion, International

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

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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