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“Awesome Location, GREAT STAFF!!!”
Review of PorQueNo?

PorQueNo?
Ranked #4 of 47 Restaurants in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Contemporary, Central American, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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 December 12, 2013

We spent a couple weeks in Hatillo and went to numerous restaurants, but none compare to the expeirience we had at PorQueNo? The location is absolutely beautiful. We arrived right at sunset, perfect timing!!!!! Very nice atmosphere and wonderful staff. I had the Pizza which was the best Ive had. Ever, Anywhere!!! Thank you to Shelby, Gustavo and David for the great conversations it really makes for the experience. I will most definitely be back, but for now its back to the North.

Thank Bill G
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Hi Bill,

Thanks very much for taking the time to fill out a review. It was great to have you at the restaurant.

Glad you liked the pizza! Hope it isn't tooo cold up North.

Looking forward to seeing you again.

Cheers,

Jo & Shelby

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stayed at Costa Paraiso, where this restaurant is located. We ate breakfast here every day and dinner most nights. The menus are short but varied and fantastic. I had the fish taco wrap at least twice - only because it was so good. The large pizzas are great. Breakfast was amazing, I can barely remember the combinations but I think the enyucado was my favorite - spinach and cheese in mashed yuca, quickly fried. The chorizo bananacado was a similar concept and also wonderful. Dinner specials are great too, and if you're staying at Costa Paraiso for several days be sure to try them. Also, be sure to ask about hot sauces if you like spice. Shelby makes them himself. We had mango habanero, spicy but so flavorful. We were sad to miss his next batch, I think it was to be coconut jalapeno? Whether you go for simple, reliable North American favorites, for Costa Rican dishes, or the great specials from all over the map, you can't go wrong.

Thank Kelly D
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Hi Kelly,

Thanks so much for taking the time to fill out the review. It was such a pleasure to have you and your partner here for the week.

Yes, the next batch was coconut habanero. LOL.

Hope to see you two down here again one day.

Cheers,

Jo & Shelby

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Reviewed November 30, 2013

The atmosphere is romantic, beautiful and peaceful. We ate upstairs and had a magnificent view of the waves crashing from the Pacific on the rocks bordering the beach of the property. The service was excellent and SO kind and the food was incredibly good. We happened to eat there on Thanksgiving so enjoyed their Thanksgiving special of a plate of chicken, stuffing, vegetables and mashed potatoes and it was AMAZING.

Thank Susycc
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Thanks very much for visiting Por Que No and taking the time to fill out this review. We really appreciate the support and feedback.

It was a pleasure having you guys for Thanksgiving Dinner. Glad you liked the atmosphere and the view - we love this area as well!

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Reviewed November 29, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at PorQueNo?'s home hotel Costa Paraiso for five nights and we ate at PorQueNo every morning and every night. The food was impeccable and the menu had a healthy mix of local Costa Rican dishes and familiar North American plates. Hands down my personal favorite was the wood-oven pizza (some of the best I've ever had) while my girlfriend became obsessed with the fruit smoothies. The staff all spoke perfect English and were extremely friendly, we even considered offering them to join us for meals. The location and ambience is beautiful at any time of day, definitely a must visit if in the area.

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Thank massini5
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2013

Thank you very for taking the time to fill out the review. We really appreciate this as it helps people understand what out guests think of the restaurant.

We have expanded our smoothie menu to include a couple of healthier options as well. It will be on our website this week.

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Reviewed November 29, 2013

We had dinner and the next day lunch at PorQueNo? The whole place looks really nice and clean, friendly furniture, nice colors on the walls and pillars. Some sofa corners are located between the tables which provide the place a little feeling of a lounge. The beach starts right after the terrace; the waves come hitting the big rocks on the water shore, a great spectacle.
The lunch menu is small, some typical local dishes, Mexican dishes and a Thai-soup. Everything is well prepared and tastes good. The gentleman serving us was very friendly and patient.
The dinner menu is larger and offers more dishes. Water, soft drinks, wine and all kind of beers are served. We had a wonderful dinner, the service was extremely attentive and humorous. The prices are average but for the quality served they are OK.

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Thank Nicolas S
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2013

Nicholas,

Thanks very much for coming back to the restaurant for breakfast the next day after coming for dinner...it gives you a chance to see the wonderful ocean and garden in the day.

Your review is very thorough which is very helpful to us and people who use this site. Thanks very much for taking the time to fill this out. We really appreciate it.

Hope to see you again in Costa Rica one day.

Cheers,

Jo & Shelby

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