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PorQueNo?

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South American, Costa Rican, Pizza, Contemporary, Fusion, Central American
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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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7:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Description: Within the Costa-Paraiso boutique hotel, just two km South of Dominical,...
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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  • 359
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Gorgeous Setting and Romantic Restaurant

Probably our favorite restaurant in the Dominical area. PorqueNo? is charming, the setting is unbelievable, and the food is good. What else can you ask for? As noted in other reviews, the restaurant is a bit hard to find. Located just south of Dominical on the coast road on the water side... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
David S
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Rockport, Texas
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Heber City, Utah
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view over the rocky bay and atmosphere were amazing. My husbands dish was ok, but the pizza was the worst I have ever been served. Service was good. Pricey.

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Rockport, Texas
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Probably our favorite restaurant in the Dominical area. PorqueNo? is charming, the setting is unbelievable, and the food is good. What else can you ask for? As noted in other reviews, the restaurant is a bit hard to find. Located just south of Dominical on the coast road on the water side. The entrance is almost exactly under their single... More 

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

Hello David, we appreciate your kind words about everything! As our customers say: Porque No? has the perfect package for to be happy, comfortable and satisfied! Thank you for your excellent description how to find us. In this moment we are working on putting more signs on the road because others customers have let us know about it. We strive... More 

Lemon Heights, California, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is a little hard to find and might have parking challenges. It is also a good idea to get their number and call ahead to let them know you are coming. It is a smaller, boutique restaurant and they will serve you better knowing they need to have food on hand to serve you. They might have one... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. Just as well you explained, the restaurant is a bit small and for dinner specially, the customer needs a reservation. Now, we are working on the signboard and the people could see much better the entrance. We are proud for our staff are friendly and attentive and the... More 

Dousman, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome service! Great food! Beautiful sunset and amazing view of the waves crashing the rocks! Couldn't ask for a better evening!

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Thank agerstner2013
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting PorQue No?. We appreciate the kind words about the food, view and service. We are more than happy when customers are satisfied with what we offer. Our best, please visit us again! More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

PorQueNo? offers fantastic food in an outdoor setting near the ocean. We ate later at night, so couldn't really see the water, but having the crashing waves as the backdrop to our conversation was really nice. Our food was great, probably the best that we ate during our week-long trip to Costa Rica!

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Thank ktfowler3
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the restaurant. Porque No? has a special ambience that the customers could enjoy since the sunset until later at night. Thank you so much for to leave us your comment and hope visit us again. Cheers! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant followed eating out at a playa dominicalito beach shack and didn't match the same standard on a number of fronts. Principally restaurants should be about the food and to this end, frankly, my mother cooks better. She cooks ok, but I wouldn't pay her. She could not however cook as well as the couple at the shack who... More 

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

Thank you very much for trying out our restaurant. It is unfortunate that we are not the restaurant that you expect. We really appreciate if you give us another chance in a near future. We wish you the best! More 

Port Angeles
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beautiful setting and the service were great, but some of the dishes were not up to par. The fish was really fresh, but the croutons in the bread salad seemed stale, and the Asian noodle salad was mostly just noodles. The desserts were very good!

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

Hello Freda, thank you for the feedback. We appreciate your nice words about our service and view. It´s very important when customers let us know if the food is not good enough for try to improve it. I hope you could give us a chance and try again our dishes. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great and the atmosphere perfect. Unfortunately we missed the sunset and views of the beach, as we went later in the evening. The breakfast menu looked yummy- just wish we had time to go. The food was reasonably priced and the french fries and blackberry chocolate cake amazing! Would like to see a few more drink options... More 

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Thank Cgormans4
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you for take the time and leave us your comment. The best time for Sunset is between 5 30pm- 6 00pm and it´s amazing, sorry to hear you missed. Our desserts like chocolate cake is one of the favorites. About the drinks, we have all the cocktails options, wine, national beers and craft beers, please if you have the... More 

Toronto, Ontario
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sunsets here are fantastic and the food is just as great ..try the Tempura beans as an appetizer Yum Yum...Pizza is also really good, it"s all very good.. service is excellent..

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Thank jimtina78
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. The tempura beans is one of the favorite appy, thanks for mention it! We hope see you again in a near future. More 

Virginia
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't plan ahead and make a reservation during the busy season like us? No problem, come for breakfast! It's the cooler time of the day and you'll enjoy the gorgeous setting as you sip coffee watching the surf. The breakfast, I had the tico breakfast, is delicious and very reasonably priced. Bring your camera and walk around the property when... More 

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

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: South American, Costa Rican, Pizza, Contemporary, Fusion, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?