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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!
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $22
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
International, Grill, Fusion, Seafood, Healthy, Central American
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed today via mobile

Nice and active place, a bit off the main road. Upbeat atmosphere but not loud. Varied menu. I had 2 sushi rolls, my wife had a filet that wasn't as tender as we expected. Unusual appetizers, such as enyucado (sp?). We are tres leches cake...aficionados, and theirs is different from others...More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is off the main streets set back In a neighborhood. The place is pretty nice. The staff were all good and helpful. The night we went they had a dj playing some House music. Not too loud that you couldn’t talk and hear...each other. The food was all good and above average. The spinach and cheese empanadas were really good. Our main course came out together and everything was cooked as ordered. Definitely would go back again and recommend checking out.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Dani-Kris, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we sincerely appreciate your feedback and recommendation!

Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

We didn't book, it was busy, but the staff created a table and were very welcoming. Food arrived promptly and was really tasty. There is a range of options that catered for vegetarians. This is one of the better restaurants in Tamarindo from our experience.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Dani-Kris, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! We sincerely appreciate your feedback and recommendation!

Reviewed July 26, 2022

Recommended to us by our hotel, and did not disappoint. The portions are huge, cocktails were amazing.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Dani-Kris, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2022

Thank you for sharing your review! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and we sincerely appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed June 7, 2022

Get reservations! The food and staff are outstanding. Try the specials. I was surprised how upscale this place was.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Dani-Kris, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2022

Thank you for sharing your review! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us! We truly appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed June 5, 2022

I lived in Hawaii for years and I thought I had had mahi every say it could be made. Nope. Dragonfly blew my doors off! They made a blackened mahi-mahi with a tropical fruit salsa topping that was sweet and tropical, with a few bursts...of blueberries that was the best I've ever had in my life.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Dani-Kris, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2022

Thank you for sharing your review! We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our mahi special and we truly appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed May 28, 2022 via mobile

Awesome restaurant and one of the best in tamarindo. The appetizers are all to die for. Hands down the best tuna tar tar that we’ve had and the empanadas were perfect. We also tried a sushi roll and they were delicious. Far better than bamboo...sushi in the center of town. The mains we had the seared tuna and that was cooked perfectly and delicious. The atmosphere is really cool and laid back and service is good as well.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Dani-Kris, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2022

Thank you for sharing your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we truly appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed May 22, 2022

Very touristy establishment and a bit pricey. Average food and big portions. I got sushi and it was good. Got a cocktail and it was not good. Friends got red curry dish and tuna and liked it, but we all had leftovers.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Dani-Kris, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2022

Thanks for sharing your review. We are glad to hear that you all enjoyed the food, yet regret to hear that your cocktail wasn't to your liking. We appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed May 18, 2022

Another restaurant where eight family members had dinner. This is just a fun restaurant. It was recommended by the concierge for the home/villa that we were renting. You will need reservations for this restaurant. We had them for 5:30 but arrived around 5:15 and were...able to park in front of the restaurant. By 6:00 the restaurant was almost full. This is an open-air restaurant. The food and service were good. This is another one that we would return to if we were in Tamarindo longer.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Dani-Kris, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2022

Thank you for sharing your review! We are very happy to hear that your family of 8 enjoyed their experience with us, and we appreciate your feedback! We hope to serve you again!

Reviewed May 4, 2022

Two minutes walk off the beaten bath on a not so well lit street but we were glad that we found it. Great food. Very satisfied.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Dani-Kris, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2022

Thank you for sharing your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us!

Reviewed April 9, 2022 via mobile

We ordered six dishes. Snapper, curry, chicken & steak disappointing. A couple rolls were ok. Drinks also bad. Don’t see the reason for so many reviews. Hence my review, don’t waste your time.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Dani-Kris, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2022

We are very surprised and disappointed to read your review, and sincerely sorry that you did not have a more enjoyable experience with us.

Reviewed April 1, 2022

Great service and nice food as well. This spot was a little more pricy than other spots in Tamarindo but the quality showed in the food and service. Although it was busy they did a good job of getting us seating quickly. Probably one of...the best meals we had in Tamarindo.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Dani-Kris, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2022

Thank you very much for sharing your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we sincerely appreciate your detailed feedback!

Reviewed March 31, 2022 via mobile

Very busy! Popular spot. Very loud! We enjoyed a wonderful meal. The vibe was relaxed. The service was good. Great night spot for dinner.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Dani-Kris, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2022

Thank you very much for sharing your review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed March 30, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed 3 different times, several menu dinner features, The first was the filet mignon as chef makes it, amazing with their kale salad starter...superb! Next up was their tenderized skirt steak, with garlic mash, assorted veg and a garlic bone marrow trough with their...asin salad starter. Absolutely amazing! Next was their special Mahi-mahi with assorted vegetables on a flavoured rice. Lisa really enjoyed their Red Chili Curried shrimp and vegetables with rice side two times and their shrimp stuffed grilled chicken. All very well prepared and great food quality with excellent service...a well honed team in the bistro industry. See you Sunday! Our final night in Tamarindo. Thank you! Lisa and RichardMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Dani-Kris, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2022

Thank you so much for sharing your review! We are so happy to hear that you've enjoyed all of your experiences with us, and we sincerely appreciate your positive feedback, support and recommendation! We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed March 9, 2022

This is one of the best places in Tamarindo for better (fine?) dining. The meals were excellent, and very creative. The portions were good, and considering the amount of work that goes into the meals, the cost is a very good value. My wife is...celiac and must eat gluten free, and we had no problem here. ! You pay only a little more to eat her, but well worth it!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Dani-Kris, Owner at Dragonfly Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2022

Thank you for sharing your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service at Dragonfly! We truly appreciate your feedback!

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lkholloway
January 17, 2018|
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Response from Jojo170227 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure where your resort is. But this restaurant is just off the Main Street!
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Response from dani-kris_dragonfly | Property representative |
Yes, we will be open our regular hours 5:30 - 10:00pm, please let us know if you would like to book a reservation, thank you.
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Hi there, it is approximately a 1h15 minutes drive from the Secrets Papagayo Hotel to Tamarindo. We hope you can join us!
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Yes, Dragonfly Bar & Grill offers takeout services.

Yes, Dragonfly Bar & Grill is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Dragonfly Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5