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PorQueNo?

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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Covina, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Went with a party of six. Everyone was very pleased with their meals. Innovative menu. You must try the tempura green beans with sweet chili sauce app. Staff very attentive. Fantastic view of ocean.

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The food is very fresh and healthy however, the prep and service is very slow. The view is very nice. Easy to spot lots of iguanas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

PorQueNo, located at Costa Paraiso Hotel...best food we've had in CR. Fresh ingredients. Friendly staff and chefs. My family has eaten there a dozen times and never been let down. Call ahead for reservations...its a small joint with a fantastic view of the waves pounding the rocks.

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monieg
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

our party of 4 came in at 7:30 p.m. on a weekday night in early sept. 2014......we order 3 chicken dishes and one snapper dish...when they first brought the "salads" to the table we were shocked to see a (as in 1) small thigh on top. the portion of fish (I kid you not )was the size of a half... More

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CPManagement, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking to time to come to try out Por Que No. We do strive to deliver consistency in the quality of our meals and service, but unfortunately this was not the case for you on this evening. Had you allowed your server to get the manager to resolve your concerns, this might have been resolved... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

great view, really nice cooking!! and possibility to take yoga lessons! we loved it! the place includes an hotel very nice.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Porque No is situated near Dominicalito Beach, my favorite in the south Pacific area of Costa Rica. Rocky ocean views with foaming, rolling surf just off the dining area make this a lovely spot for breakfast, lunch, cocktails or dinner. Smoothies are perfect to start off with, very healthful, as is their entire menu. Always want to stop here on... More

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Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Not only was the scenery and sunset view over the Pacific crashing on the rocks, but the service Claudia and chef Deity were the best! Loved the snapper and desert (Homemade chocolate chip pie), was excellent. A place not to be missed!

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Our first night in Dominical we had traveled for a total of 12 hours and were very anxious to eat! We decided since Por Que No was in walking distance from where we were staying to go there. When we got to the restaurant the scenery was just breathtaking! We ordered food and shortly after the electricity went out. We... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place was right down the road from us, so naturally we had to try it! We went one evening around 8pm, and there were only about 2 parties in the place. We had a nice view of the ocean. PROS: Waitstaff was very friendly. The ocean view is nice. The food was great, especially for the two vegetarians we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We ate breakfast at the restaurant. Very good, especially the Tico breakfast. Definitely on the more expensive end of beach dining, but the restaurant experience and food quality is of a different calibur than most of the sodas or even restaurants in the area. Service is more akin to "American" or "European" style. The staff is very friendly and the... 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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