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PorQueNo?

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
Great food but better view

When in Costa Rica you will be casual every night. Expect restaurants the same. PorQueNo? will not disappoint you. The service is wonderful and caring. The food is fresh and try their special cocktail. And if you get their while the sun is still up--the view wonderful. If sating in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Service was extremely attentive - faultless in fact Pizza and kids' pasta looked ok. My noodles were tasty enough but could have been SOOO much better - I suspect that the chef hadn't tasted them before they went to the table- a bit of minor adjustment (more peanuts and a bit of fish sauce, perhaps some lime, would have done... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

When in Costa Rica you will be casual every night. Expect restaurants the same. PorQueNo? will not disappoint you. The service is wonderful and caring. The food is fresh and try their special cocktail. And if you get their while the sun is still up--the view wonderful. If sating in Dominical--you have to go.

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

Thank you for joining us at our restaurant! Your kind words about our food, cocktails, and service is very appreciated. We hope you dine again in the near future! More 

Rogers, Arkansas, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This place needs a bigger sign! But once we found it it was beautiful. It sits next to the beach and the area is very nicely landscaped in native trees and plants. The food is not typical Tico food. The menu features smoothies, salads, seafood and pork. The evening menu features homemade wood-fired pizza! Definitely a 5 yum rating!

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

Thanks for joining us at Por Que No! Our gardener takes pride in his landscaping so we really appreciate your kind words. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the variety of our menu. We hope to see you again! More 

Oberhaching
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The resaurant has a beautiful setting, especially for sunset. The cocktails and the food were delicously prepared. But the red snapper (it was fresh!) was not tender at all. More like chewing gum.

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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. We appreciate your nice words about our view for sunset, cocktails, and food. We are sorry that you did not enjoy the snapper, but should you have told us we would have gladly remade another dish for you. More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were actually staying at the hotel, Costa Paraiso, for a week and ate at the restaurant many meals. They have a good selection for the family, maybe could use more seafood entrees, however everything we had was good. The ambiance is great as you have a view of the ocean, and the hotel only has 5 rooms so it... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at Costa Paraiso! We also enjoy that our hotel has only 5 rooms. This way we can get to know our guests. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our onsite restaurant, Por Que No. It was a pleasure having you and your family here and we hope you stay again! More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Callen best waiter!! Cato cutest cat. Food insanely delicious!!.. From appetizers, main course to dessert. Exceptional food and service. Dreaming of our next meal there.....

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

Thanks for dining with us at our restaurant! We do pride ourselves on being an animal friendly hotel/restaurant so we're happy to hear you enjoyed Cato. Thank you for the kind words about our food and service! We hope you visit again soon! More 

San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The vegan choices on the menu are excellent and the chef is willing to accomodate any requests you may have. The view of the ocean from the dining room is spectacular!

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

Thanks for stopping by Por Que No! We do try and accommodate everyone with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options, as well as our normal menu. We hope you dine again! More 

Calgary, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Go ahead, pick anything on the menu and guaranteed it will be fresh and delicious. Our family of five ate 6 dinners, two lunches and one breakfast here, and never once were disappointed. Staff is friendly, service attentive.

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

Thanks for visiting our restaurant for many meals! Your nice words about our food and staff is very appreciated. We hope to see your family back again! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Atmosphere was good, food was just ok. Considering the recommendations we got from locals, I was somewhat disappointed.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere. Should you have asked to speak to a manager about your food, we could have remade your dish or given you another dish to try. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My fantastic girlfriend staid in dominical 3 nights ate here every night for dinner, two lunches and 2 breakfasts and we never got bored. The food is simply amazing with a wide variety to keep you coming back! Great pizzas, great curries, great cocktails, great starters, great breakfast, great chips and great desserts. The restaurant has no flaw I cant... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Por Que No for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! We really appreciate your compliments of our food, cocktails, and desserts. We are very proud of our head chef for creating our menu. We strive for excellent customer service so I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your waitress. We hope to have you both back again for another... 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 & 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?