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PorQueNo?

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion
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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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07:00 - 21:00
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Mon 07:00 - 11:00
Tue - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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Aurora, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & I enjoyed a lovely lunch today. The coconut ceviche and cucumber gazpacho were extremely tasty. Location and view is spectacular. Gracious waitress We will return again during our week

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Thank SharonG1961
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Sharon, thank you so much for to stopping by at the restaurant. We hope you have the chance to returns again. Our best! More 

Denville, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, beautiful view. Also has rooms for rent,a pool and garden. We will be back next time we are Costa Rica.

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Thank BobFanner
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Bob, thanks for stopping by! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience in PorQue No? restaurant. We hope to see you in a future! Cheers! More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The experience we had isn't favorable to the review, since honestly, last time we went we were dissapointed. We've been here before, we just love coming because of the gorgeous ocean view it has. Coming at sunset is a must if you're in the area. The food's alright, nothing spectacular; you won't be licking your fingers. The best plate we... More 

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Thank Lara B
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you Lara for taking the time to write a review! We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed. We take guests reviews seriously and have looked into your comment for to improve the details, in this case about the time to take with the food orders and the consistence in the plates. If you like, you can try... More 

San Rafael, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an absolutely fabulous dinner in this small restaurant (part of a small hotel) right next to the sea. Their food is fresh and wonderful and the service is friendly and right on the mark.

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Thank Mike H
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Much appreciated your nice words about our restaurant and the staff. Hope to see you again in your next visit. Regards! More 

Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner with our surf camp on the deck overlooking the ocean crashing up on to the rocks. Our drinks were yummy, tuna was delicious. Great place. Beautiful location.

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Thank polkap12
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thanks very much for checking us out. More than happy you enjoyed the experience on the deck with marvelous company. Our Best! More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our best meals in Costa Rica. Go at sunset and enjoy the view. They have a big deck just down from the restaurant where you can enjoy a cocktail before dinner. All of our dinners were delicious - the shrimp cakes, the fish and especially the ribs with the pineapple BBQ sauce. We thought the service... More 

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Thank Tracey A
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Tracy, thanks for stopping by and filling out such a detailed review! Your nice words about our deck, view and staff are very appreciated. Some of our customer´s favorite dishes are the shrimp cakes and fish...people love it! We are waiting for you in a near future! Regards! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, I suggest making a reservation since we tried dropping in one night and they were booked up. The views are stunning and the food was terrific. I've read other reviews saying they didn't care for the seared tuna, but we had 4 different entrees that evening and the consensus was the tuna was the BEST! The desserts were... More 

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Thank Michelle H
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Michelle, thank you for your five star review. We are so happy to hear that you loved your experience with us.Your right, it is better to call for reservations, as we are a small restaurant. We really appreciate when the customer details the experience. Much appreciated! More 

Demotte, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

View at restaurant is amazing!!!!, that being said, service was poor, food was mediocre at best..we ordered seared tuna, and it tasted and smelled very fishy, I've had better seared tuna in Indiana..other than view, nothing special about this place..poor service and mediocre food at best..instead of WHY NOT, JUST NOT...

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Thank freundjimmy
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a comment. We regret to know that you were not satisfied with your meal and service. We would have liked a chance on the day of your visit and wish you had mentioned something to the manager to have compensated for your bad experience. We hope you want to give us a new opportunity in a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice over the Xmas period and both times had a good experience. Preferred the main the first time (blackened fish) to the seared tuna on the second. Both times had the shrimp cakes for starter and they were fantastic. Best starter we had in Costa Rica. Service very good and view excellent especially if you go for sunset.

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Thank J0nG
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you J0nG for the review! TripAdvisor is a excellent tool for our future guests so, we appreciate that you took the time as well as your detailed comment. Hope to see you again in a near future. Cheers! More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch for two with a magnificent view on the ocean. Very friendly, efficient and bilingual staff. We shared the advocado and shrimp salad (the tempura of advocado ... waw !) as a starter and had blackened red snapper with sautéed veggies and a home made pita bun with pulled pork, veggies and some fruit. Both were really good ,... More 

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Thank Hans D
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Hans, thank you for your five star review. We are so happy to hear that you loved your experience with us. Thanks for stopping by and filling out such a detailed review. Our best! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 23
Cuisine
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
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?