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2km South of Dominical, Dominical 60504, Costa Rica (Formerly Por Que No?)
+506 2787 0025
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Ranked #1 of 34 Restaurants in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Contemporary, Central American, Pizza & Pasta, Fusion
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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. Reservations are recommended.

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Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a glass of wine before sunset. Wow, such a lovely location! Made reservation for dinner the next night (small place so DO reserve esp for a sunset seating) We ate in the lower Rancho during a rare Tico thunder and lightning show. Daniella was a trouper running in and out of the rain, ever so attentive. Very... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Look no further. If you want a delicious and satisfying meal in a beautiful location, you have found it. Go with confidence and leave happy.

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! We are happy to hear you were satisfied with the food and enjoyed our location. We hope to see you again in the future! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I can't say enough about this restaurant, I would give it 10stars on a scale of 5! Breakfast, lunch and dinner, you have to try them ALL! I send everybody who visits me to PQN and I've never heard a complaint. The food is outstanding, the view is awesome, staff are friendly and you won't be disappointed! Some of my... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us at Por Que No! We appreciate you sending your guests here as well. You did name a few of our most popular dishes and we are happy to hear you enjoyed them. We hope you visit again soon! More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We only found this little gem on the way back up to San Jose after a few days at Pura Vida Ecolodge. While we had found other great restaurants in the area, this was our favourite, the combo of such a special setting with great service and a really varied, tasty and healthy menu. All in all, highly recommended!

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

Thanks for stopping in Por Que No! Your kind words about our menu and service are very appreciated. We hope to see you again in the future! More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Costa Rica. Everything from the great food, that has portions sized for sharing to the vibe of the place, the staff, the music, and gorgeous view!! I love watching the waves crashing over the rocks from the patio. We also stayed overnight in one of their rooms, and it was so nice... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant! That is a nice compliment about us being one of your favorite restaurants in Costa Rica. We are glad you enjoyed the food, staff, and music. We do offer many healthy choices on our menu. Come back and visit again! More 

Toronto
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went at 5pm to get a view of the sunset and it did not disappoint! Nice menu variety. The tuna tartare special was fantastic, wished I had ordered but got to taste when our friends did. Lots of fish specials. Chicken curry was a little bland but I prefer it quite hot. Good service and nice atmosphere.

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

Thanks for your visit to Por Que No! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the service as well as the atmosphere. We do offer a different special every night of the week, excluding Mondays when the kitchen is closed. We hope you join us again! More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This place is such a treat! The food is great and the views are spectacular. Lots of options for vegetarians and omnivores alike, and the menu was really accessible even for a gluten-free veggie like me. Prices are really reasonable and servers are great as well.

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

Thanks for stopping by! We are glad you enjoyed the food and the view. We like to make sure we have options for everyone. We hope to see you again! More 

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband and I tried this restaurant on one of our first days of our two week stay in Costa. The location is amazing! We arrived at the perfect time (a few minutes before sunset) and sat at a table that was almost rooftop. It was beautiful and romantic moment with a delicious chilled wine in hand. We ordered a... More 

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

Thanks for visiting Por Que No! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and the location. Sunset is a beautiful time to dine. We hope you can make it back soon! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The hostess did not have our reservation even though we stopped in a few days before to make the date. The food was very disappointing, pizza crust mushy even after being sent back to kitchen. We wanted to love this place but were so disappointed that we made this choice for a special birthday celebration.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! As we all are human and make mistakes, we apologize for not having your reservation. We did though accommodate and get you seated at a table for your dinner. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed. If you like, you can try our restaurant another time so we... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The best food we have ever eaten. My partner and I have been lucky enough to eat at lot of Mitcheling star restaurants. The food we ate here was some of our best meals ever. Breathtaking breakfasts ( berry stuffed french toast especially) amazing dinners (tuna on garlic mash was one of our favs) watching the sunset. Book a table... More 

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

Thanks for coming to Por Que No! Your words are very kind about our food. We are glad you enjoyed it and hope you come back again! More 

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Address: 2km South of Dominical, Dominical 60504, Costa Rica (Formerly Por Que No?)
Phone Number: +506 2787 0025
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: Contemporary, Central American, Pizza & Pasta, Fusion

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