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PorQueNo?

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We felt the menu was a little limited and wished there were more to select from but the outside seating was really nice and romantic.

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Thank jlwater
Utah
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant came recommended from two sources and it did not disappoint. The setting is spectacular and the food was delicious. The prices were very reasonable and the serving sizes were great.

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Thank tbone_sc
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at Costa Pairiso and ate here a couple of times. The good was great, but the breakfast was especially good. The "small" fruit plate was huge! We both thought it was some of the best food we've had on the trip. Lovely views, as well!

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

Kelly, so glad it worked out well for you the breakfast. More than satisfied that our guests delight our facilities. Regards! More 

Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot to watch the sun set! Very quaint little place with beautiful views of the ocean. Food was good and we met some great people there! If you ever in the area, stop!! It also have 7 rooms if you looking to stay over. We had rented a house nearby.

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Thank murray827
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting PorQueNo? We appreciate your kind words about our view and food. We have 5 rooms for rent and the hotel name is Costa Paraiso. We'll see you again in the future. More 

Miami, Florida
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in the area and ALWAYS bring visitors to our area to eat here. The driveway entrance is a short but very steep downhill. Derive is excellent, the location is relaxing and unpretentious and the food is not only well prepared but has creative tasty chef magic on every dish

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

Eugene, we are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable experiences in the restaurant several times with friends and you loved our facilities. Thanks so much for filling out the review and the kind words. Our Best! More 

Woodridge, Illinois
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gorgeous location of this place makes it worth the steep drive down from the highway. (Yes, scary steep -- and you might need 4WD to get back up). We went for lunch to avoid the busy dinner crowd and sat at a lovely open air table. The service was good, as was the food. We both had their version... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time and writing about our restaurant. Lunch time is sometimes less crowded than dinner time and this allows customers to choose the table they want at lunch. As it was your first time in the restaurant, you could see a "scary steep" but it´s not, you also do not need a 4x4 to get... More 

Maple Ridge, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on site at the small lodging attached at Costa Parisio. For Que No had a live musician the night we arrived and he was really good. It was nice to listen to him and watch the sun set. Unfortunately my friend's Margarita was terrible and undrinkable. We had the blackened fish, which was cooked perfectly but was bland.... More 

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Thank billybox2014
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should make a reservation before coming here because the restaurant is small so fills up quickly. The service is really friendly but sometimes it can take a while. No worries, just enjoy a drink. The food is delicious and well prepared. The pulled pork bun (hamburger with pulled pork), the blackened fish and the ribs are really good. When... More 

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

Thank you Chan for your nice words about our restaurant and the staff. You are right, it is better to call for reservations, as we are a small restaurant and the details about food are all the time, welcome it. We hope to see you in a near future, regards! More 

Crystal City, Texas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant today because in previous years it was our favourite place. The questionable reviews in the past few months made us nervous. However our food was amazing, we loved our coffee and smoothies as well. The breakfast foods are still wonderful. Only complaints were that we weren't offered more coffee and the waitress we had was polite... More 

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1 Thank Brilyss2
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you for to filling out a review. Your nice words about food and view are very appreciated. For us, is very important to give a better service to all our clients, for that reason we are looked into your comment for to improve customer service. We hope to see you again, regards! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the tuna carpaccio and blackened fish. Both was very tasty. They also offer smoothies which are tasty as well (chocolate strawberry swell). Very nice employees. The view from each table is amazing.

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

Thank you for the nice review. Our fish is from the area and we try that every day it be fresh. Also the smoothies are from real frozen fruits, for that reason are so good. Much appreciate your visit! 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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?