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Dragonfly Bar & Grill

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International, Grill, Fusion, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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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 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best dinner I have had In a while!! No view. Beach two blocks away and they could make the decor even nicer - but the food - wow!! Best banging flavor in a long time!!!! Steak was amazing quality and tuna cooked perfectly!! I'm going back again!! Crazy good!!!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here was amazing. There was nice live music and the drinks were great too. Our server was awesome. All he recommendations on the menu were great. The empanadas are amazing here. The seafood and beef are excellent. I highly recommend this place.

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

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your evening at the Dragonfly! Thank you for sharing your kind words about your server and your menu choices, we sincerely appreciate it! More 

Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been in Tamarindo for the past few days and had heard about dragonfly, but kept saving it for later while we visited the classics. I wish I had discovered it sooner. Our meal tonight was, hands down, the best of our trip, even after eating at Pangas, Seasons, Lola's, Cocoloco, and other restaurants in the vicinity. Of all the... More 

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

We are so thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your Dragonfly experience! Thank you so much for your detailed review of your meal and we sincerely appreciate all of your kind words and hope to be able to host you again someday! More 

Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu in this outdoor restaurant is limited but the food is excellent as it generally is everywhere in Costa Rica. Highly recommend.

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

Thank you very much for sharing your kind review of your visit to the Dragonfly! More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go on Wednesday nights when they have live music! We were a party of 13 & I emailed the restaurant before hand & they were quick to respond & confirm reservations. Everyone enjoyed their meals...great food & atmosphere! Would definitely go back again!

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

We are so thrilled that your entire group of 13 enjoyed their evening at the Dragonfly! Wednesday nights are certainly special here and we really appreciate you sharing your kind review. More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner. The cocktails were good and the food was solid. Ambience is nice and service was attentive. The menu seemed overly ambitious on some dishes and they didn't quite deliver.

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

Thank you for sharing your review of your Dragonfly experience, it is sincerely appreciated. More 

Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to have stopped here on a Wednesday. They have what I was calling a "drum dj" performing and while it was a little loud he was wildly entertaining. The food was very tasty and they have a large martini section. I tried a couple and was not let down. Great little place, loved the drinks food and... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed the live music on Wednesdays at the Dragonfly! Thank you for sharing you review, it is much appreciated. More 

Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is off the beaten path and worth the walk. I had the whole red snapper and it was amazing. The cocktails were unique and perfect. One person ordered dessert and the whole table ended up devouring it. If the carrot cake with rum ice cream is on the menu, GET IT!

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

Thank you for sharing your kind review of your various menu choices at the Dragonfly! We also sincerely appreciate you mentioning that it is worth the short walk to find us. More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a lover of cocktails this is the place to go! There was a group of 5 of us each getting a different drink and they all tasted spectacular! And the food was absolutely wonderful! There are a lot of hotel food options in the area and this was just a little walk away... totally worth it!

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your various cocktails at the Dragonfly! We agree that it is worth the short walk to us and really appreciate you sharing your review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 of us were looking for a place one night in Tamarindo, we stumbled upon this place but what drew us in was the live DJ that was playing house music. We started off with some really good appetizers. If you want a cocktail with a kick get the Tequila Mockingbird!! From the apps to the entrees from the DJ... More 

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

We are so glad you stumbled into the Dragonfly and enjoyed your night! We agree how talented the live music is and also that it is a great place for both couples and groups of friends, thank you very much for sharing your kind review. More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$6 - $23
Cuisine
International, Grill, Fusion, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?