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2km South of Dominical, Dominical 60504, Costa Rica (Formerly Por Que No?)
+506 2787 0340
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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.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Best food and interesting menu we have had in Costa Rica. On top of that, service that excels, and staff that really care. The views were amazing too and really made the whole experience wonderful for my birthday weekend.

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Huntington Beach, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were here last year and couldn't wait to get back. It's a little slice of heaven. The view overlooks the garden, swaying palm trees, rocks with crashing waves and the sparkling Pacific Ocean. The smoothies are delicious and unique. The menu is extraordinary and delicious. Everything we have ever ordered has been amazing. The staff is always delightful and... More 

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Ogden, UT, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Amazing food and perfect view. Casual fine dining in a beach paradise. Prices are expensive for CR but worth it. Breakfast was phenomenal too!

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

Thanks for joining us! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We ate here several times and every time it was delicious. The setting overlooking the ocean is absolutely beautiful, the staff were friendly and accommodating and the food was really fresh with lots of options. Definitely recommended!

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

Thanks for visiting Por Que No! We appreciate your words about our food and staff. We hope you visit again! More 

Pleasanton, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

As I write this we are still in Dominical about to have our final meal of the trip. Our choice? Por Que No?...we have eaten there twice already. Fresh, flavorful and at a vacation pace. Our service staff was so welcoming, like we were at their home. Smoothies in the am...don't miss them! Very reasonable prices too. Make reservations in... More 

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

Thanks for visiting us at Por Que No! Your kind words about our staff and food are very appreciated. We do recommend reservations, as we are a small and quaint restaurant. We really are passionate about our hotel and restaurant. We hope you visit again soon! More 

Golden, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Really liked the menu, lots of fresh seafood items. Liked the wine list. We ate here numerous times!

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

Thanks for coming in! We appreciate the nice comments about our food and wine. We hope you dine with us again soon! More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

On our trip in Jul '14, my wife and I ate here several times. Aside from the sodas serving comida typico, this was by far the best dining along the Dominical coast. Both the table fare and the sea side outdoor dining.

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

Thanks for visiting Por Que No! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and hope to see you again. More 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Stayed at Costa Paraiso and frequented PorQueNo daily for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. The view from each of the three decks is amazing - with an oceanfront setting that makes it easy to listen to the waves crash on the shores below. Try one of their yummy shakes or original dishes made from fresh farm eggs, local fruit and... More 

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

Thanks for staying with us! Your nice words about our food, hot sauces, and homemade breads are very appreciated. As we are animal friendly, we're glad you enjoyed the animals. They definitely keep us entertained. We really enjoyed having you both here and hope to see you again very soon! More 

Westcliffe, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We went here in the off season and on a Wednesday night and they were packed. There had been a very heavy rain in the afternoon that had soaked their upper deck and that limited the available seating. We made a reservation for the following night and, of course, there were only a few patrons. We walked by PorQueNo several... More 

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

Thanks for joining us at Por Que No! We appreciate your nice words about our food and service. We do recommend having a reservation, as our restaurant is small and we tend to be full. In the dry season, the upper deck is a great spot. We hope you visit again soon! More 

Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Get there for the sunset, stay for desert. We ate every meal at Porqueno.... and plan to do so again when we return to Dominical. The specials were lovely and the breakfast exquisite. We loved each morsel.

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

Thanks for your visit to Por Que No! We're glad you enjoyed your meals and our specials. You both were a pleasure to have and we hope to see you again very soon! More 

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Address: 2km South of Dominical, Dominical 60504, Costa Rica (Formerly Por Que No?)
Phone Number: +506 2787 0340
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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