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PorQueNo?

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Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, 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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Within the Costa-Paraiso.Com boutique hotel, just 2 km South of Dominical...
Within the Costa-Paraiso.Com 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. 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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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
Best food we had in Costa Rica

Can't say enough about the food in Costa Rica. It was all excellent. But PorQueNo takes it to the next level. Once we discovered it, we went back several times. The bread salad in particular, was one of the best things we've ever eaten. Also, the view is spectacular. Make a reservation and go!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Kyle H
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Can't say enough about the food in Costa Rica. It was all excellent. But PorQueNo takes it to the next level. Once we discovered it, we went back several times. The bread salad in particular, was one of the best things we've ever eaten. Also, the view is spectacular. Make a reservation and go!

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Jensen beach , fl
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I do not like to leave reviews that are not complimentary, however this was the 4th time. I try and give everyone a chance to redeem themselves. That is why we returned again and again. I am disappointed with the quality and service. I could elaborate but I think this says enough.

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Appling, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The setting here has to be one of the most remarkable in Costa Rica for seeing blue waves crashing over and around giant rocks right offshore. The food is excellent too, and the portions overly generous by any standard. Staff lovely, and they try hard to ensure you have a memorable experience in all respects.

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CPManagement, General Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at PorQueNo! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the setting, food, portions, and staff. We do pride ourselves on customer service so your words are very much appreciated. We hope you visit again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Fantastic breakfast here - loved everything on the menu! Beware that the restaurant gets crowded for dinner, so make sure to book a reservation!

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CPManagement, General Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us at our restaurant! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the breakfast dishes. Your right, reservations are recommended, especially for dinner. We hope to see you again! More 

Flagstaff, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great food, Amazing views, Outstanding service! This was a fantastic experience and The staff were so friendly and helpful with local tips on the area! Can't wait to return!

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CPManagement, General Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thanks for dining at PorQueNo! Your nice words about our food, view, and service are gladly appreciated. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful setting. We arrived with no reservation and they fit us in. Very friendly staff. Everything we had was fresh and delicious. Highly recommend! Be careful going in and out of driveway. VERY steep.

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CPManagement, General Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by our restaurant! We appreciate your kind words about our food, staff, and setting. Reservations are recommended, especially for dinner, but we are happy to accommodate when we have the space. We hope you join us again soon! More 

Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We ate dinner at this restaurant twice. The coconut ceviche was excellent as was everything else we had here. They also had wood fired pizzas which we didn't try but sounded really good.

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CPManagement, General Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting PorQueNo! Your nice words about our food is appreciated. The coconut ceviche is one of our most popular appetizers. We hope you dine again! More 

Carlsbad, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The food here is awesome but the grounds are what make it a place to see. It's kind of hard to find with their little sign sticking off the highway but it's doable.

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CPManagement, General Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by PorQueNo! We appreciate your kind words about our food and our property. We hope you dine with us again! More 

Portland, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We arrived in the evening just as it was starting to rain. our party of 8 (4 adults, 4 kids) was seated right away. We enjoyed listening to the rain-restaurant is open air but we didn't get wet. service attentive and very friendly. Dinner portions were generous, menu included several local fish selections. food was on the bland side but... More 

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CPManagement, General Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the service, atmosphere, and our generous portions. We pride ourselves on fresh fish daily. Should you have asked to speak with a manager, we would have altered your dish to your liking. More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We are staying locally and read about this place before our trip. It's a perfect Costa Rican restaurant with awesome views, dinosaur sized iguanas and yummy food and drink! Been there twice in a week and will definitely return!!

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CPManagement, General Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting PorQueNo! Your nice words about our food, drinks, and view are much appreciated. It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you back soon! More 

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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: Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Contemporary, Fusion, Central American

Description

Within the Costa-Paraiso.Com 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. 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 - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?