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“Food great, service could use work”
Review of PorQueNo?

PorQueNo?
Ranked #4 of 44 Restaurants in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Food great, service could use work”
Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Went as a group of six. We had lunch there one afternoon--restaurant was closing after lunch service but the chef chose to stay open for us and serve us herself. Phenomenal food and loved the cocobomb. So good we ordered pizzas to be delivered that same night. Once again, best food we had in Dominical. We went back for dinner the next night so we could enjoy the sunset from the restaurant. Ceviche, fish tacos were both amazing. The only thing was they could not make cocktails (no liquor license or something) and the waitress didn't seem to be able to handle a large dinner service by herself very well. One person in our party didn't get her entree, so the order was put in late and she ended up eating by herself when the rest of us had already finished. Nevertheless, we could tell they were trying hard and so would definitely return if we go back to Dominical in the future!

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great innovative food.”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

This place has the best ceviche we tasted in 10 days in the Dominical area. Also enjoyed the fish tacos and pizzas (especially the little bowls of chilis and garlic in oil!) Went back for brunch the next morning, and tried their famous French Toast, stuffed with cream cheese and homemade berry jam. Wonderful omelettes with loads of fillings to choose from. Oh yes, and their drinks were also special. Had the lemongrass, ginger, starfruit juice with our brunch. Wished they had more choices on their dinner menu, as we found their breakfast/lunch menu more extensive, with things like Thai Green Curry that you couldn't get at dinner. But other than that, this was our favourite place to eat!

  • Visited December 2012
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Suwanee, Georgia, United States
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5 reviews
“Beautiful View!”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

You have to visit PorQueNo if for no other reason than relaxing with a drink while taking in the beautiful view. We had the pizza and it wasn't great - not bad, but not great. The service was really good and our waitress was so friendly. I would recommend a visit.

  • Visited August 2012
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Once a year event”
Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Apparently it was my birthday, which it was, but at a certain age some of us don't like being reminded. The bats didn't seem to know this fact and they happily carried on feeding under the spotlight forming a spectacle between the veranda of the restaurant and the ocean. Having finished my delicious burger and having downed a couple of Imperials I thought I got away with it. But no, the wife thought it appropriate to let the waiter know. He in turn thought it should be known by the rest of the staff. The outcome of this - a candle in the chocolate gateau and a rousing chorus of happy birthday! Thank heavens birthdays only occur once a year .......

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
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“Amazing breakfast!”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Thank you so much for such an awesome meal! The french toast, taquitos (I think!) and all the fresh fruit and drinks were amazing. Can't beat the view either! Definitely recommend eating here for anyone of all ages

Visited August 2012
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