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PorQueNo?

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here several times during our stay at Costa Paraiso and were not disappointed. Reservations were necessary even though were were hotel guests because the place is also popular with the local expatriates. They have good seafood and smoothies. The atmosphere is fairly unbeatable. Service was okay (on par with most places in Costa Rica where they tend to... More 

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Thank Anushri D
CPManagement, Front Office Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, is one of our goals that people can come and enjoy the food, the view..., take advantage of what PorqueNo, represents. We look forward to your visit again. Regards More 

Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for breakfast one morning. The cool breeze from the water added to the gorgeous view. We were almost the only people in the restaurant and experienced great service. We tried the Banana and Strawberry French toast and another dish I can't remember the name of (it consisted of eggs on corn tortillas). The egg dish was average... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review!! We are happy that you enjoyed so much the view which is in fact spectacular and that the French Toast and smoothie were such a success again ! For our staff it was a pleasure to serve you. We are sorry that not all you ordered made an excellent impression on you. We... More 

Wilmore, Kentucky
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this place the day before heading home. What a delight the view and breeze was while we waited on our food! The food was gorgeous and very tasty, so much so that we ordered a take out meal for the evening. That says a lot as we are very picky. The waiter was attentive and the chef... More 

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Thank Sherry M
CPManagement, Front Office Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review,glad to know that you and your family enjoy a lot of our view and food. We hope to see you again and also...can try more of our dishes. Our best. More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had great expectations about this restaurant. Unfortunately the dishes we ordered came cold. The pork ribs were very dry and the vegetables were overcooked.

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Thank majchel
CPManagement, Front Office Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

We are very sorry for your bad experience, we try and strive to satisfy our customers, unfortunately, it did not happen this time, we hope you can give us another chance in the future. Pura Vida. More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I watched the sunset from the parking area just down the street from PorQueNo restaurant and came here after for a drink and dinner afterwards. The property is beautiful and offers a lovely view of the water crashing over the rocks on the beach, and a perfect view for the sunset. They have a grassy areas with... More 

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

Thank you very much,we are happy to know that the people enjoy everything of our place...the view, green areas, the food but also the live music that we have every thursday. That is the goal, not only to come and eat, but also, come and enjoy all that PorqueNo, has to offer. Our best. More 

Draper, Utah
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205 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible food, from the sandwiches to the salads. Made more incredible by the amazing scenery and the crashing of the waves. We had the PorkQue No, a hamburger and a salad. All were delicious,

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

Thanks for stopping by and filling out such a beautiful review. Our best! More 

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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Exotic looking venue. Great menu and nice view from the restaurant over the Pacific. Typical Costa Rican specialties and friendly service. Prices not bad

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1 Thank Rebecca K
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Por Que No?. We appreciate the kind words about the food and the view. Our Best! More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed, we saw reviews it was good but it is definitely a place to avoid for dinner. We went there for my husband's birthday and when we ordered they brought our food and forgot to bring the children their plates, simply forgot, so it took them another 15 minutes to bring their plates, we ate cold and the... More 

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Thank ticanba
766mateo, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

I apologize for your bad experience, to be clear: it's not our goal! Please came back and give us another chance, we want all our customer happy! Regards. More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to this area for years. We stayed for our first time here and had dinner last night. It was great! Awesome view, great good and great service!

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

Jamie, thank you so much for the review. Comments like this one make us proud of our work and hope that you can come back soon. Our best! More 

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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Por Que No? is a restaurant attached to the Costa Paraiso Hotel. The restaurant/hotel site is uniquely situated above the ocean, one of the rare properties that can boast such proximity to the shoreline. Our group dined at night, so we weren’t able to enjoy what we understand to be a magnificent ocean view. We could, however, hear the waves... More 

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

Thank you for the review. For us is very important to know how was the experience of our clients. Our apologies if the pizza did not meet your expectations and we will take into consideration the details, that is the best way to improve. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Cuisine
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?