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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 33 Restaurants in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Contemporary, Central American, Pizza & Pasta, Fusion
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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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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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We ate here several times and found everything to be of excellent quality with something for everyone on the menu. The pizza is cooked in an outdoor brick oven and is very good! There is also an excellent selection of beer for those of you who like to venture beyond Pilsen and Imperial!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I've been coming to Dominical for four years and had the privilege of living close by to Costa Paraiso and thus PorQueNo for six months. As such I've had the enjoyment of very many meals here. One thing that has always been so special is the location, ambience and overall vibe. It's great to see that the food and service... More

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CPManagement, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review. We really appreciate hearing from locals and repeat customers as we look to continually improve. We really love the ambiance and vibe here as well and feel that it is not something you can control but something that comes out from having such great people in this area. They really make Dominical /... More

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Everything on the menu was tempting me and everything i took was so so good!!! The Chef was very nice! The service very friendly and the view spectacular!! Mon coup de coeur du Costa Rica!

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CPManagement, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words and taking the time to fill out a review. Looking forward to your next visit! More

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

PorQueNo? was our favorite restaurant in Dominical. The views are stunning, the food was very good and the service was friendly and efficient. The coconut ceviche was one of our favorite items. We had 4 kids with us and it's often difficult to find a place to please everyone, but this place did just that: pizzas for the less adventuresome,... More

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CPManagement, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting the restaurant. Sorry we missed you for lunch. We serve lunch and dinner every day except Mondays. If you are interested in the ceviche recipe - you can find it on our website in the info above. More

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our brunch was so leisurely we thought our server had forgotten about us several times! Thankfully the view was enough to keep us distracted, and the food was very good. We sat outside overlooking the ocean on a lovely terrace. Prices are very reasonable and menu offers a great variety of very accessible, local dishes.

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CPManagement, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to fill out a review. We appreciate your kind words and your pura vida attitude when the servers were caught up. As we have reduced staff during the quieter months, there can be times when our servers are caught in the back making drinks/smoothies etc. Hope to see you back in the future! More

Kansas City, Kansas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We emailed to reserve a table for 3 couples on an evening. We went at 5 so it would still be light and we could enjoy the ocean view. They sat us down below at a table in a little hut overlooking the water. The view was breathtaking. The service was fantastic. My husband and I shared a bottle of... More

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CPManagement, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

We really appreciate you took time to fill out a review. Thanks so much for booking through our email/live chat system. It really helps us with our organization - especially if there are troubles with the phones some days. Thanks for the kind words about the food and drinks. Hope to see you again in the future! More

Loosdrecht, The Netherlands
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice place, excellent service, great food, also for vegetarians. A little more expensive than an average pizzeria or local restaurant, but definately worth the money regarding the quality of the food. Note that this is a restaurant where mainly tourists visit, so no real Costa Rican feeling. But nice location, nice music and good food to find here.

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CPManagement, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to fill out a review. Hope to see you again in the future. More

Quepos, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We read great reviews, but unfortunately, our lunch was not satisfying... Breakfast and lunch have a combo menu, and there aren't very many options. It is very vegan/vegetarian focused, so it would be a great place for people that like those options. The coffee was great though. They allow their pets to wander around the restaurant, and though we love... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to review the restaurant. We appreciate the kind words about the view and our coffee. We are a pet friendly restaurant, who would be more than happy to remove any of our pets from the restaurant in the case of someone being allergic. Should you visit again in the future , please don't hesitate to... More

Brussels
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Delicious Mahi Mahi and delicious burgers. And this in a great atmosphere. This is definitely one of the top 3 in Dominical/Uvita region.

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

Glad you like the mahi mahi and burgers. Thanks for the recommendation. Hope we see you again in the future! More

Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

PorQueNo? is a MUST TRY if you are ever in the Dominical region. Its beautiful view (incredible sunsets) and extremely relaxing atmosphere, make it a great place to eat. If you are a pizza lover (actually, even if you do not like it) you have got to try their pizza! You will likely fall in love. *Don't forget to make... More

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

Thanks for recommending the pizza and the view. We really appreciate that you took the time to fill out a review. Thanks! More

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