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PorQueNo?

2km South of Dominical, Dominical 60504, Costa Rica (Formerly Por Que No?)
506 27870025
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Ranked #1 of 33 restaurants in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Contemporary, Central American, Pizza & Pasta, Fusion
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Good for: Scenic view
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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Brendan Jaffer
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food is very good and unique for the zone. The service is friendly and prompt. But the best thing is the location and the view... absolutely stunning spot where you can watch the waves crash on the rocks and the sunset on the sea. We try to go there for brunch once a week!

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to fill out the review. You bring such a positive, sharing atmosphere with you...it just lights the place up every Sunday. Our weekly inspiration from Danyasa / Bamboo Yogaplay. Cheers, Jo & Shelby More

Redmond, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Loved the location and at night, the view across the garden to the rumbling ocean shore was nice. Overall the food was spectacular and the service was professional. This was by-in-far the most polished venue we encountered in Dominical. Highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Recommend making reservations in advance.

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

Thank you very much for filling out the review. We really appreciate your recommendation for using our reservation system - it has really helped to make sure people get great service and do not have to wait for a table or their food. More

Limerick, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Neat place for lunch....good prices, friendly staff, and beautiful views of Pacific Ocean within a few minutes of you. QUITE a drop from main roadway, but if you g have been in Costa Rica for a while, you are already accustomed to steep drops. One of the best kept properties I have seen in this country. The quessadilla was flaky... More

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

Thanks very much for the review. Your information is helpful. Our driveway is quite steep when you come off the main road. Can be a bit to get used to at first - you just need to come down the hill slowly. But yes, not much of a hill by Costa Rica standards! Look forward to seeing you again some... More

San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

After a morning walk and swim at Dominicalito beach we went to PorQueNo for lunch. I ordered a smoothie with my own choice of juices: coconut, pineapple, and mango. It was absolutely delicious. I had the pork sandwich which was out of this world with a unique topping of coleslaw that had so many different tastes from mango, carrots, the... More

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

We appreciate that you took the time to fill out a review for the restaurant. Glad to hear you enjoyed the beautiful setting, animals and wonderful Playa Dominicalito. We love it too! More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Loved the food here! view is great! and food was delish! I do question if there was much alcohol in my pina colada. but for the rest it was a really great dinner!

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

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review. We appreciate your feedback. More

New Hampshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We chanced upon this restaurant, saw the setting and view, then decided to try lunch there. The wraps we had were some of the best lunch food we have had in our trip to Costa Rica, tasty, moist and well filled. The setting is idyllic, with shade if you need it, the service was good and clearly the local residents... More

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

Thank you very much for recommending Por Que No. We appreciate your kind words. More

Asheville, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were lucky to get reservations at the last minute due to a cancellation and we are delighted. This restaurant is the best around Dominical and well worth remembering to make reservations. I had the blackened Mahi Mahi which was good, I had a bite of snapper, which was even better. Great service at a decent price for a nice... More

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

Glad we were able to fit you guys in. Thanks again for taking the time to fill out a review. There are a lot of great options for fish here in Costa Rica - the mahi mahi and snapper are both quite popular dishes. Hope to see you again. More

Millarville, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had a wonderful opportunity to dine at PorQueNo several times during our trip to Dominical. The restaurant is so special with its gorgeous sunset views over the Pacific. The menu was fresh and flavorful. Having dined there several times we can attest to the consistency as we worked our way through all of the menu choices. Make reservations -... More

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

We appreciate your review - thanks for taking the time to fill it out. Without a doubt, we have to agree with you about the sunsets - they are amazing! More

Dominical, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Love it. Came to this restaurant a few years ago before Shelby got it. WOW, now it's a favorite of ours when we're in Dominical. Had dinner several times and am stuck on the almond crusted snapper. Chocolate avocado pie is fantastic. Beautiful sunsets and views wherever you sit. Service is friendly, fun and can't be beat. Also did Sunday... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to fill out our review. We hope to see you again soon. More

Lake Worth, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We discovered PorQueNo for a superb breakfast, returned for dinner, hosted a wonderful evening under the Pallapa and having been regulars ever since. Shelby (your Chef) and Jo (your hostess) are professional dedicated restauranteurs dedicated to serving fresh, creative and delicious meals. We've even taken out Dinner back to our home and the food is superb. Highly recommend for their... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write out the review Howard. We really appreciate the great locals like yourself - makes it so fun to be around. Look forward to seeing you guys next time. Shelby & Jo More

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