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PorQueNo?

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Seafood, Central American, Pacific Rim, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion, South American, Gluten Free
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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
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Keithville, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I have to be honest when I first arrived to this restaurant I was a bit hesitant. It seemed very touristy compared to the many sodas I visited during my trip. But after the first bite of my food I realized I had judged prematurely. The food was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere was equally as breath taking and the was... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved this place. The hill down to it is steep, just so you know. The bar is on the ocean and absolutely gorgeous. The waves crash up on huge rock right off the shore. I wish I had had my camera. The food was delicious, I had the snapper with hoey dijon and almonds. Highly recommend it.. Call for reservations... More 

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Thank Nan C
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We liked the food there, mostly because they offer some respite from the ubiquitous Casados. The location is nice with some potentially amazing views of the coast if you get there when the sun is still up. They are very kid friendly and have a kid menu with some good options. It was bit on the pricier side though. And... More 

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Thank Pola M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for a place for great food and a great sunset, this will be a good choice. Great food and great service, can't go wrong. Make sure to make reservations and the first time we went they were booked. A little hard to find at night.

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Thank MrGroundswell
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant offers great fusion food.Fish tacos are amazing (eventhough small portion). Price is reasonable and friendly service. Reservations are required. The breakfast menu is great! Try french toasts!

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Thank emiliasaborio
Danbury, Connecticut
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

PorQueNo? is one of my favorite restaurants when visiting the Dominical area of Costa Rica. The former managers, Shelby & Jo, have moved on to manage 2 other restaurants, so I was interested in seeing how the new managers might have changed the menu or quality of preparation. The food remains delicious and is presented very nicely. There is now... More 

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Thank DXRtrvlr
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located just outside dominical, and nestled in a private beach area. You can sip your beverage from the 2nd floor bar and watch the waves crash against the rocks. Food is ok. Not a great selection. Drop in from the street! Drive is very steep from the street!

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Thank rogernorris
CPManagement, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thanks for filling out a review, we always appreciate honest feedback. Our entrance is tricky, however being cemented helps with the entrance/exit. We try our best with our selection dishes, and we will take your comments into consideration. More 

Somerset, NJ
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice and relaxing to enjoy food and drink while watching ocean waves crash the surf below. Excellent service which make the experience even more enjoyable. We are here for two weeks and visited 5 times either for lunch or dinner. :)

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Thank kleffler
CPManagement, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to fill out a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal at ¿Porqueno? and were able to come frequently to see our sunset and lunch in your visit in Costa Rica. Hope to see you soon! Pura Vida. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful view and wonderful food. Great for a special occasion. We brought our two kids (4 and 7) and this was by far their favorite restaurant of the trip. Staff is super friendly. Would go here again in a heartbeat.

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Thank Heather H
CPManagement, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Heather Thanks for taking the time to fill out a review and hope to see you again ! Pura vida! More 

west palm beach
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110 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to every Restaurant in Dominical and have eaten fish Tacos at the all the ones that serves them. Went to lunch today at PorQueNo they undoubtedly serve the absolute best fish Tacos in Dominical as a bonus you get a fantastic view of the water breaking on the rocks, beautiful garden view plus nice table cloth tables, very... More 

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CPManagement, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

We love that you loved our tacos! Everything on that dish is made fresh and we feel that makes the difference. Thanks so much for writing this review! We hope to see you in the future. 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
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?