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PorQueNo?

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Pizza, Contemporary, Fusion, Pasta, South American, 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 - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Within the Costa-Paraiso boutique hotel, just two km South of Dominical...
Within the Costa-Paraiso boutique hotel, just two 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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  • 54
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 3
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  • 6
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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
Awesome views and awesome food!

We went 3 times during our 10 day vacation. The views from the restaurant are amazing and the food was excellent! Definitely worth a visit. Pizza is awesome and the stuffed French Toast with Coconut syrup was the best I have ever had!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Kyleigh2015
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Thornton, Colorado
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Thornton, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went 3 times during our 10 day vacation. The views from the restaurant are amazing and the food was excellent! Definitely worth a visit. Pizza is awesome and the stuffed French Toast with Coconut syrup was the best I have ever had!

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting dominical you cannot miss porque no. Great pizza , amazing fish And meat dishes. The staff is nice and speaks english. Its a great enviroment with a nice vibe . Only downfall is that its a bit hidden down a very steep hill so you need a AWD vehicle to get there .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our family of 4 loved our lunch here. The server was very friendly and professional and was extremely helpful accommodating our peanut allergy. The food was served with fresh ingredients, refreshing salad and tasty salsa. The views of the water crashing on the rocks was spectacular. When plan on staying in the onsite lodging next time. Iguana everywhere.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was definitely one of the two best restaurants we tried during our round-trip in Costa Rica. The setting was fantastic, real candels make such a difference ! As we stayed 3 days we tried nearly everything : best cevice I ever had, served in a coconut that was real fun ; red snapper in a coffee marinade miam miam,... More 

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Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The location is great, really relaxed in a garden setting and very close to the waves!! The food is prepared fresh with fresh ingredients which you can really taste the difference. It takes a bit longer but well worth it.

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west palm beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We have been to PorQueNo during past visits to C R and based on our recent dinner We won't be back. My review is based on an overall experience. if it was food alone my ratings would be poor or terrible . Service was very good. The blackened catch of the day was way over cooked, dried out and tasteless.... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My family and I went here 3 times this past week. We had two dinners and one breakfast. The food was delicious! I have a seed and nut allergy and everyone was very helpful to make sure that I was safe. We really enjoyed the pork sandwiches and the pizza, and fish tacos. The breakfast was really good, also! Homemade... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My friends brought me here for my birthday last week and we had an awesome time. The food was delicious- we all got different fish dishes and shared, and drank yummy pina coladas made with fresh fruit. For dessert they brought me a cake made with chocolate, avocado, and mango with a nut crust, I could have eaten 5 of... More 

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orlando, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The views are stunning. We didn't have a clear view of the sunset from our table - it was setting more to the north and blocked by trees - but we were able to walk out on the grass and see it. We did have a clear view of the water, with the waves crashing on the rocks, which was... More 

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Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Unexpected place with a discrete input. Spectacular scenery, excellent atmosphere and food. I wil return son!!!

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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, Contemporary, Fusion, Pasta, South American, Central American

Description

Within the Costa-Paraiso boutique hotel, just two 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 - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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