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“Best Food, Nice People and Great View”

Dragonfly Thai Restaurant and Bar
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Enjoy the flavors of authentic Thai cuisine overlooking Costa Rica's most beautiful beach. Favorites such as fresh spring rolls, Padt Thai, curries & homemade dumplings can all be found at Dragonfly Thai. We offer a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere with spectacular ocean views. Authentic Thai ingredients, fresh local produce, choice seafood & meats. It's a beautiful combination you won't taste anywhere else in Costa Rica!
Reviewed February 2, 2013

While in Costa Rica we ate at many great restaurants, Dragonfly Thai was the best. The owner Bill and our server, Emilio were excellent. The location across from the main beach was convenient and the view was beautiful. We will go back to Dragonfly Thai every time we visit Manuel Antonio.

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3  Thank paramoog
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Excellent atmosphere and location, the pad thai was the BEST!! As well as the mojitos. Service was great, nice chats with the owner, and great prices!

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2  Thank CDNloversofCR
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

First time in Costa Rica and was told to try out Dragonfly. It was the only restaurant that we went to twice and both times the food was excellent. The drinks were great too and 2 for 1 during Happy Hour. There are a lot of good Thai restaurants in Chicago and this would compete with the best of them.

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3  Thank ChicagoGuy41
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

... for beach front tourist area restaurants. Emilio the bartender and Rebecca, the accomplished Thai chef REALLY work hard to make sure you enjoy your experience.

I brought my Thai wife there, who is a fairly good Thai cook herself. Although the standard menu items are slighty modified to accomodate Anglo tastes, they will certainly "kick it up" if requested. There are also a few asian fusion dishes available for variety.

For lunch, we shared an order of Papaya Salad (Som Tom) and a magnificent fried red snapper that was just hours out of the water smothered in a spicy tamarind sauce.

And the good news, the price was very reasonable compared to other restaurants in the area of similar quality.

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2  Thank DouglasE261
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William B, Owner at Dragonfly Thai Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2013

Thanks so much for the wonderful review of our Restaurant. It means a lot coming from someone who is married to a Thai and who has obviously spent a considerable amount of time in Thailand!!! While some of our staff have lived, traveled and worked in Thailand and all have trained in the art of Thai cuisine we did not want to leave the impression that our Chef Rebecca is a native born Thai. Thanks so much again for your wonderful review and we look forward to serving you in the future.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

I vist Manuel Antonio/Quepos the first 5 weeks of each year. Returning this year brought a great new dining experience "The Dragon Fly". Situated right on the beach you couldn't ask for a better setting. The food was extremely fresh and full of rich flavors. This combined with the artistic presentation made for a must return reaction from myself and the 6 others that joined me that evening. I would highly recommend the Fly to friends and plan to return several times in the next few weeks. The fresh spring rolls were amazing!!!!

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2  Thank eddie80
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