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Dragonfly Bar & Grill

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100m Behind Hotel Pasatiempo | Behind Hotel Pasatiempo 100m, Just Past Pizzaria la Baula, just Before Bolas Locas Mini Golf, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 1506
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We walked up last night with no reservation and were offered the bar. Two adults and two teens and we are so glad we did! Roberto made fantastic drinks from infused Liquors that he makes himself. Bacon vodka, green tea bourbon just to name a couple. He was so pleasant and helpful even through the busiest time of their service.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were walking down the main drag one Thursday night in Tamarindo and thought that the speaker in front of El Be! was playing a recording of of one of Tim Reynold's albums. After making our way around to the beach we came to realize it was actually one of the hidden gems of Tamarindo, Tony and Johan, playing live... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening at the Dragonfly! We appreciate the details you've shared here, and agree that Tony and Johan are worthy of a large concert hall :) More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was the best of our entire trip to Costa Rica. Ambience and service was really great - thanks Andreana! Had tuna appetizer, tuna main, panzella, fiery beef and curry. Just follow google maps and when you come round the corner you will see the light.

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

Thank you for sharing your review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, ambience and service! More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant food. Incredible, unique cocktails. Great service. This was my second visit to Tamarindo and I'm sorry I just discovered it this time around! Thank you, Dragonfly. ❤️

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

Thank you for sharing your review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, cocktails and service at the Dragonfly! We hope to see you again :) More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We sat at the bar (not having a reservation on Valentine's Day!) Bartender was extremely friendly and made good food and drink recommendations. All the food was excellent - Tuna Tartare, the "Special" - Surf and Surf - Blueberry/Carrot Cake. Even the beer - an IPA made in San José was excellent and comparable to an American IPA. There was... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your Valentine's Day evening at the Dragonfly! More 

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good drink, wine and beer selection. They are great with kids and very accommodating for large groups. Fiery Thai Beef and whole red snapper were outstanding. Nice ambience and plenty of fans to keep you cool. Try the watermelon refresher!

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

Thank you for sharing your review! We are so happy to hear that you and your group enjoyed the ambience, food and drinks at the Dragonfly! We sincerely appreciate your feedback! More 

Amherstburg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow, what a wonderful surprise and treat to find this type of restaurant in Tamarindo. Been here 3 weeks now and we wish we had found this gem sooner! From the moment we got there, we received exceptional service FROM EVERY PERSON who took care of us. Something unique in Costa Rica as wait staff is usually more laid back.... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing your review! We are so happy to read the details of your review and really appreciate your feedback! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at the Dragonfly and hope to see you again! Indeed, teamwork is the name of the game, and we are grateful to have such a wonderful team! More 

Toronto,Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was very disappointed with my meal-Buddha bowl it had one mushroom and one piece of broccoli. Good service. The live entertainment was so loud I wanted to leave but we were with friends and they rally enjoyed the loud music. Because of the music being soo loud I would not come back here. The beef onion ring was awful.

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

Thank you for sharing your review. We regret that you did not enjoy your Buddha Bowl, the beef onion ring, and the volume of the live music that night. We are happy to hear that your friends really enjoyed the music, and that you appreciated the good service. More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Different menu from other local restaurants. Fresh clean flavours and delightful menu. We ate twice whilst in Tamarindo.Staff are keen and helpful. Good value.

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

Thank you very much for sharing your review! We are very happy to hear that you returned for a second visit during your time in Tamarindo and that you enjoyed both experiences! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for Valentine's Day while on our trip and it did not disappoint! I had their special which was a lobster tail on mahi mahi and it was phenomenal. Highly recommend the shrimp tempura to start as well. Others had seafood linguine that was packed with large chunks of seafood. The service and atmosphere was amazing!! Highly recommend!!

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

Thank you for sharing your review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening at the Dragonfly and we sincerely appreciate your recommendation! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Cuisine
International, Grill, Fusion, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100m Behind Hotel Pasatiempo | Behind Hotel Pasatiempo 100m, 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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