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“Fantastic food and wonderful ambiance”
Review of PorQueNo?

PorQueNo?
Ranked #5 of 45 Restaurants in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Contemporary, Central American, Fusion
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Our family had dinner here recently. The view of the ocean and sunset was awesome. Then everything we ordered was from the chef's special menu and was absolutely delicious. I had jerk chicken and everyone else had bacon wrapped grilled snapper. We finished it off with some cheesecake (photo included) that was even more spectacular. What a hidden little treasure this restaurant is! It absolutely rivals all of the more famous 'foodie' restaurants in Ojochal, and is only a few minutes south of Dominical. We will definitely go back.

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Thank CostaRich
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CPManagement, General Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it.Very glad you guys liked the chef's specials...we are working on trying new specials and the more popular ones will make their way onto our menu full time going forward.

Looking forward to catching up with you when you get back down here next time. Cheers, Shelby, Restaurant Manager.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Loved our time at Costa Paraiso, the staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating. Shelby and Sandra went above and beyond in keeping our 9 year old son busy and entertained with the dogs. The new chef, Shelby, is friendly and personable, not to mention an excellent chef. We ate breakfast and dinner at PorQueNo? and our meals were all great, especially the tempura green bean appetizer, anything breakfast, and pizza. The view is incomparable! This was our third trip to Costa Rica and have not seen a better restaurant view anywhere. After your great meal experience, walk the grounds and down to the beautiful shore line, it could never disappoint, not even during the rainy season. We have every intention of visiting Costa Parasio and PorQueNo? again.

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Thank crcckccjc
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CPManagement, General Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Thanks very much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We really appreciate it.

It was so nice to have your family visit us at Costa Paraiso. We hope to have you back one day. Having Colby in our kitchen was so much fun...it is great to spend time with other 'foodies'. Cheers, Shelby.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

There is a beautiful ocean view from the restaurant with waves crashing against big rocks. We love the french toast on their brunch menu. Excellent

Thank Maureen K
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2013

Thanks so much for the nice review. We really appreciate that you took the time to fill this out. The French Toast is one of our favourites as well. Glad you liked it. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Loved whatever they prepared. Costa Rica with a slice of love and life as you look out at the marvelous views.

Thank 1royhobbs
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2013

Thanks very much for taking the time to fill out a review.

It was a pleasure having you and Angela stay with us. Guest like you guys are what make this place a slice of 'love n life' if you ask us. Looking forward to seeing you again down here some day.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed at the hotel, Costa Paraiso, where this restaurant is located. The location is spectacular, sitting on a patio overlooking the ocean, listening to the waves crash into the rocks. While staying at the hotel, we had interacted some with the chef. We saw him throughout the ay preparing all of his ingredients and coming back from the market with them. Once we ate dinner there, you could definitely tell that he had chosen and prepared some the freshest food I have ever tasted. I had the chicken quesadillas with a salad. Sounds simple enough, but it was amazing to me all the flavor and freshest that the ingredients had. I loved the brick oven they have and would have loved to try one of the pizzas. While enjoying our dinner, I was watching the chef as he prepared other customer's meals. I was impressed with his attention to detail to make sure every plate was proper and ready to be presented to his customer. I definitely recommend trying the Por Que No...why not?

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Thank landfalia
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CPManagement, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Thanks very much for taking the time to fill out a review - we really appreciate it.

Glad you enjoyed the quesadillas & salad. We really focus on using the freshest ingredients...letting the local ingredients 'speak for themselves'. We have so many great options - fresh seafood, fruits & vegetables!

Next time we will have to make you one of our wood-fired, gourmet pizzas that we make from scratch!

Thanks again,

Shelby.

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