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“Why not?”
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, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Why not?”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Fresh ingredients. Tasty. Woodfire oven pizza! Loved the ceviche with coconut milk. Fantastic ocean view. Why not dine here?

Visited May 2013
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Thank konagnocchi
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Jo B, Public Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thanks for the great review. Hope we see you again sometime soon. Shelby
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Savannah, Georgia
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215 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Amazing view -- average food”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

You can't beat this view. Go for sunset and it's spectacular. The food on the other hand is inconsistent as has been the service. The first time we went it was wonderful. Since it's been mixed. For $20-25 for what's a medium size pizza it ought to be great. Hopefully they will keep working on it.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Delegal
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Jo B, Public Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thanks for the review. Glad your first visit was wonderful. We are currently working on the menu with a new chef Shelby who started last week. We would love to have you back to try one of Chef's daily special pizzas. Thanks for the good wishes.
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Dominical, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Best Romantic Place in the area to Dine”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

If you want to dine at a extremely beautiful setting then this is the place to choose. The menu is limited but all is excellent. Fish tacos are my favorite and watching the waves crash on the rock outcroppings are most dramatic at mid tide. We own a vacation rental studio right next door and it is on our list of "don't miss" for our guests.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Dominical-Dave
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Jo B, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thanks for the great review. We are putting out some unique dinner specials daily and hope you'll come check them out. Looking forward to meeting you. Shelby
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great view and service with a good breakfast, the rest you can miss.”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This restaurant shares the property of Costa Parisido and as we where staying here for we had the opportunity to eat breakfast and dinners several time. Overall the service was very good and all of the staff were attentive, polite and helpful. The breakfasts were very good, fresh fruit, omelets, banana wrapped chorizo, smoothies, as well as the equivalent to an Egg McMuffin, (McDonald's take note!) Unfortunately the dinner/lunch menu was less inspiring, limited appetizers or Pizza cooked in a wood burning pizza oven, which had the potential for being good, but was very disappointing. The tomato sauce was heavy and I assume was out of a bottle, way too much and not fresh and light as you would expect. They do serve special each day, and they did a far better job with these dished though typically limited to one or two choices only.
The view from the restaurant is spectacular and worth a visit for this reason.

In summary if you are going to eat here you can miss dinner, go for breakfast and you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Levelguy1
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Dominical, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Food made and served with Love”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

a growing restaurant, needs better road signs and advertising to showcase the vista and food ....a fair trade restaurant, perhaps more money than roadside , todos tipo Costa Rican restaurants, but fair priced with great quantities of food..... as far as pizza.... you can get pizza many places around dominical/ uvita but Deiby's pizzas are the very very best.... and $20...

Visited May 2012
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Thank Cate S
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