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Dragonfly Bar & Grill

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International, Vegetarian, Grill, Fusion, Asian, Thai
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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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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • 28
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  • 17
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  • 2
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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
PERFECTO!

Everything from the cocktails, to the food, service and ambiance was absolutely perfect. Cocktails were tasty, the food was spectacular (especially the tres leches, seafood risotto special and filet), the service was incredibly friendly and the ambiance was magical with a local duo (Wednesday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dmhitzeman
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything from the cocktails, to the food, service and ambiance was absolutely perfect. Cocktails were tasty, the food was spectacular (especially the tres leches, seafood risotto special and filet), the service was incredibly friendly and the ambiance was magical with a local duo (Wednesday night). Every minute and every bite was fantastic and my boyfriend and I couldn't say enough... More 

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Waterloo, New York
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all do not get confused by the name.This place is barely asian.We ordered their only two tofu options.Flavor was good but the tofu was burn't.Part of the buddha bowl for me was inedible.My friend ate it because he was still hungry.Very small portions and steep prices.Probably the good reviews are based on seafood and meat.I was hoping for... More 

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Brandon, Canada
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great little place for fantastic food. We enjoyed some great seafood, a live band, and good service. Our only regret was that we didn't get there early enough to enjoy the lobster special. We just watched them go by all night! :( You may want to make reservations as when we went, we got the last available table.

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Thank Lisa M
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a walk in no tables free but offered stools at the bar by friendly helpful staff. As busy we thought service would be slow but the barman was a blur serving drinks at lightening speed. The food was excellent, fresh and tasty a great night out.

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Thank ror250
NYC
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice outdoor setting. Best music in town on Wednesday. A bit warm with limited fans but still enjoyed totally.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been to Tamarindo twice in the last year and always eat here once or twice when in town. Great gourmet food and good service. I highly recommend it

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Based on the reviews I was expecting better. Maybe we were spoiled by our dinner at Seasons the night before, but we thought this place was average. My pork loin was tough and overcooked. Hubbys fish was ok, but served over cold salad. Kind of a disconnect for us. We can't recommend.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wanted to love this place. The setting is beautiful, the woman who was managing the night we were there was lovely, and I really like the concept of seasonal ingredients that are locally sourced. We came here with a group on our first night in Tamarindo. We were keen to begin our vacation with some cocktails and great food.... More 

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Northern Minnesota
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had been told to go here, so we did. It is a beautiful building just behind our hotel. While the food and drinks were fine, they were nothing extraordinary. The cost of our meal was double to triple what we spent for any other meal during our seventeen days in Costa Rica.

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Thank MNAnnie
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first night in Tamarindo we had a nice walk to the Drango Fly. Had a table for 6 with plenty of room. One chef did all the work and did it well. Made each plate a nice presentation and taste to go with it. Would go back again.

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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: International, Vegetarian, Grill, Fusion, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, 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
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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