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PorQueNo?

2km South of Dominical, Dominical 60504, Costa Rica (Formerly Por Que No?)
+506 2787 0340
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Ranked #1 of 33 restaurants in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Contemporary, Central American, Pizza & Pasta, Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Within the Costa Paraiso boutique hotel, just 2 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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Within the Costa Paraiso boutique hotel, just 2 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.
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

had breakfast and lunch there. all good, but I feel a bit over priced... but the view is the best... and staff is nice

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent from beginning to end. The beautiful view added to the relaxing laidback atmosphere. We stayed a quick walk down the beach from the restaurant so were able to dine here a few times. Breakfast and dinner were always right on , and surpassed other local eateries in taste and service. Ceviche was the best we ever had and the... More

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Shelburne, Vermont
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had the special this time, tortilla soup and pineapple braised ribs, yummy! New waitstaff from Argentina, very friendly and pleasant, did a great job once again

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

Thanks so much for coming back and filling out another review. Glad you are still enjoying yourself. We are very proud of our waitstaff - they are so friendly and hardworking! Hope to see you again soon. More

Atenas, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Dinner was fully booked so we went back for breakfast and glad we did. Food was outstandingly creative, the servers exceptional.

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

Glad you liked the breakfast - hopefully we can get you in for dinner next time you are in the area! Thanks for filling out a review. More

Golden, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

As many have mentioned, the coconut ceviche was a unique twist on the dish and was very good. The evening we dined, the waves were building in size & intensity, so we could watch waves crashing up over rocks. One of the better restaurants in the area.

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

One of our favourite things is watching storms or big swell over the rocks out front. Pretty impressive! Glad you liked it. Thanks for filling out a review. More

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Not only was the food awesome, but the view is killer!!! There are there levels of dining and even if you are the only ones at the top level the wait staff is happy to see and serve you! The restaurant overlooks the Pacific, the beautiful, tranquil pool area and beautifully manicured lawn, with gorgeous roaming, large iguanas! The food... More

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

We have to agree with you about the view! This part of Costa Rica is very beautiful and our little spot overlooking Rocas de Amancio is hard to beat. Thanks for the kind words about the food and service. It is such a pleasure to have friendly, kind guests like your group. More

Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were in Dominical for 8 days, and had the privilege of staying at Costa Paraiso. While we could've eaten anywhere, we ate 90% of our meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at PorqueNo simply because they were the best. Everything was so delicious- the smoothies, ALL the breakfast menu, the ceviche, the pizzas... it was a struggle every meal to... More

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

Your feedback is very helpful...we really appreciate that people hear about our reservation system. It really helps make sure we can provide the best service possible, as we are not a large restaurant. Thanks for the kinds words. Pura vida! More

Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Good food in a great setting. Our group of 6 sat upstairs by ourselves, so it was like having a private dining experience overlooking the water on our last night in town. I would recommend this place to anyone in the area.

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

We really appreciate you chose us on your last night in town! Thanks for taking the time to fill out a review. Cheers! More

Littleton, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

They put us upstairs in a private deck area and had great service and delicious food. The snapper was awesome. Sauces were excellent. I will be back.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review. Glad to hear you'll be back - looking forward to it. Pura vida! More

Somerset, NJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Perfect setting for a wonderful brunch. Food was exquisite with subtle flavors. Presentation was caring and service friendly. Tropical perfection!

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

Thanks for coming back again and reviewing us. We really appreciate it. More

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