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PorQueNo?

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Seafood, Central American, Pacific Rim, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion, South American, Gluten Free Options
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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 - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Syracuse, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this place! We leave eaten here multiple times. And will continue to do until we head back home!

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Thank niemcziek2016
Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast with breathtaking views. I had the Tico breakfast and it was flavorful and interesting.

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Thank WrldTrvlr2006
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Super place to stop on the way back for the feria, or if you want a break in the day. wonderful lunch options but my favorite is the Asian Noodle Salad with Shrimp - YUM!

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Thank dhlc416
Toronto, Ontario
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular view with delicious soul food, amazing service and great company made for an unforgettable evening! Can't wait to go back!

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

Thank you so much for your nice words, looking forward to your next visit! Cheers! More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place in front of the beach. Good food, not too expensive. Good value for money for Costa Rica. More Canadian than local food though: good choice of buns, pizzas, salads but also fish dishes

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Thank Christophe D
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff is very kind, the food is simple, fresh and good. Prices also are ok. I would recommend it ! I tried the veggie coco curry and the seared tuna steak. Both were very tasty!

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

So thrilled that you had such a nice time! thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience! Regards! More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great view, laid back staff, good food at a great price. Lovely sunset deck/bar that sits on the water.

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

We appreciate these comments! It is always nice to hear feedback on how we are doing! Pura vida! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started off with a cocktail at the bar while watching the sunset which was great!We then moved up to the restaurant for dinner which we were looking forward to based on trip advisor reviews and our last night in Dominical. We were a group of 4 and ordered all different meals. Out of the meal options other than the... More 

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

Thank you for to take the time and live us the comment. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the experience in the restaurant. The client happiness is the most important for us. Please, we expect a second chance by your part in a near future and also, we take all your comments very seriously for to... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 excellent meals:Dinner and breakfast. Each was well composed and delicious. The staff is very attentive. We had a most beautiful dinner on the deck atop the dining room during a huge rainstorm. It was very special indeed. Reservations are now a must.

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

Much appreciated your visit at PorQue no? restaurant. Also for your kind words about the food and staff even despite the rain. Our Best! More 

Tequesta, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I celebrated her birthday here earlier this week. We did make a reservation about 2 hours before we went. The lady that answered the phone was very nice and accommodating. When we arrived our table was ready but the hostess recommend that we go down and have a drink at the bar. The bartender made us perfect... More 

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

Mark,thank you for your excellent review. We truly appreciate you taking your time to share with others your experience in PorQue No? restaurant. Every single detail is important for us and you were here to check is true. More than happy you enjoyed all! Visit us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$8 - $23
Cuisine
Seafood, Central American, Pacific Rim, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion, South American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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
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.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?