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PorQueNo?

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Rocas de Amancio Road | Costa Paraiso Hotel, Dominical 60504, Costa Rica (Formerly Por Que No?)
+506 2787 0340
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07:00 - 21:00
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Mon 07:00 - 11:00
Tue - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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Davis, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's not a bad place, but it's not a great place either. Food was ok -- my ceviche was actually not very good -- and the prices were a tad on the high side -- though to be expected for it's location at a resort on the beach. Wait staff also seemed disinterested and when confused with our order just... More 

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Rothesay, Canada
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family of five (three adult children, ages 19,22,23) enjoyed this restaurant so much that we have booked to return on our last night in Dominical! Delicious food! We arrived early and had drinks at the bar as the sun was about to set. A very dramatic vista. We recommend the tuna and the snapper, both of which we understand... More 

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Thank dmwells
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food, lovely atmosphere. Super attentive staff. Margaritas are fabulous! Make a reservation and head for sunset, absolutely breathtaking views.

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Page
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to restaurant twice while in Dominicall. Great bar area with total sunset view and good wave action. Excellent pork ribs. Also good pizza.

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Thank Whiteway
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable meal and that you loved our facilities. Thank you for letting us know how we are doing, we value your thoughts. Our best! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We felt the menu was a little limited and wished there were more to select from but the outside seating was really nice and romantic.

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Thank jlwater
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. The menu of the restaurant has several options of fusion food and we try to offer options that have been selected for the clients who visit us. We regret not making a big impression on you. Regards! More 

Utah
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant came recommended from two sources and it did not disappoint. The setting is spectacular and the food was delicious. The prices were very reasonable and the serving sizes were great.

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CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by Tbone! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience. You will be very welcome the times you like to visit us, Regards! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at Costa Pairiso and ate here a couple of times. The good was great, but the breakfast was especially good. The "small" fruit plate was huge! We both thought it was some of the best food we've had on the trip. Lovely views, as well!

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Thank Kelly S
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Kelly, so glad it worked out well for you the breakfast. More than satisfied that our guests delight our facilities. Regards! More 

Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot to watch the sun set! Very quaint little place with beautiful views of the ocean. Food was good and we met some great people there! If you ever in the area, stop!! It also have 7 rooms if you looking to stay over. We had rented a house nearby.

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Thank murray827
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting PorQueNo? We appreciate your kind words about our view and food. We have 5 rooms for rent and the hotel name is Costa Paraiso. We'll see you again in the future. More 

Miami, Florida
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in the area and ALWAYS bring visitors to our area to eat here. The driveway entrance is a short but very steep downhill. Derive is excellent, the location is relaxing and unpretentious and the food is not only well prepared but has creative tasty chef magic on every dish

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CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Eugene, we are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable experiences in the restaurant several times with friends and you loved our facilities. Thanks so much for filling out the review and the kind words. Our Best! More 

Woodridge, Illinois
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gorgeous location of this place makes it worth the steep drive down from the highway. (Yes, scary steep -- and you might need 4WD to get back up). We went for lunch to avoid the busy dinner crowd and sat at a lovely open air table. The service was good, as was the food. We both had their version... More 

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Thank Kate L
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time and writing about our restaurant. Lunch time is sometimes less crowded than dinner time and this allows customers to choose the table they want at lunch. As it was your first time in the restaurant, you could see a "scary steep" but it´s not, you also do not need a 4x4 to get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Cuisine
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rocas de Amancio Road | Costa Paraiso Hotel, Dominical 60504, Costa Rica (Formerly Por Que No?)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical
  • Phone Number: +506 2787 0340
Description
Within the Costa-Paraiso boutique hotel, just two km South of Dominical, Por Que No is one of the region's best dining experiences, with an ocean view. With 'tasty treats & funky beats', Por Que No is known for our great dinner specials, delicious wood-fired pizza, healthy smoothies and hit the spot coffees. For those that don't want to cook or need a packed lunch at the beach, check out our take out options.

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