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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch and dinner over the last 3 days. Reservations for dinner a must. Fish tacos for lunch ... great portion and presentation. Seared tuna for dinner and ceviche offerings all outstanding. Beats all the tourist haunts in downtown Dominical.

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

More than happy you spend a great time in dinner and lunch. The recommendation about dinner reservations are always welcome for future clients. Thanks for to take time and leave us your impression. Regards! More 

Lakefield, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch and were blown away by the view of the ocean waves crashing on some large rock formations out front. They had local craft beer in the bottle which was served ice cold in a frosted glass. I ordered the pork on a homemade bun covered in Mago with some of the best home cut french fries I... More 

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

We are very glad that you had a nice lunch with us. Your feedback is very helpful for future customers. Hope to see you again down here in PorQue No? Cheers! More 

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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Romantic, sunset-showstopper of a view, dramatic seascape, fantastic food, memorable dining experience for any special occasion. Excellent blackened snapper, tuna, shrimp/avocado salad. Marvel at the huge tree just outside the gate, uphill on the left as you leave. Calling is best for reservations as they do not monitor messaging apps.

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

We are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable time and that you loved our dishes. Thank you for letting us know how we are doing, we value your thoughts! More 

Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We suggest going near sunset. The setting is lovely and also the staff was pleasant and agreeable. Best place in Dominical.

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

Thanks for stopping by! We are happy to hear you enjoyed PorQue No? experience. Our Best! More 

Cape May, New Jersey
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've stayed on the premises before and had a great stay. The restaurant is probably the best in the area. There's always a varied menu and the have brick oven pizza also. It is a little south of town so you would need transportation to get there. Be careful pulling in and out off of the highway because you will... More 

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

Edward thank you for the review! TripAdvisor is a excellent tool for our future guests so, we appreciate that you took the time as well as your nice comment. Hope to see you again, please! More 

Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited PorQueNo several times during my trips down to Costa Rica - its always been one of my favourites given the location and the views. I've done dinner and lunch here several times but this was my first visit for breakfast, so this is a review of their breakfast. For those who aren't familiar with PorQueNo, it's a great... More 

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Thank Nock4Six
CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear that you loved your breakfast time and the details was the best part. At Por Que No? we try to deliver good experiences for our guests. We invite you to come back in a near future! Our Best! More 

Bellingham, Washington
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small restaurant has a great ambiance. It's popular so make a reservation. The view from the open air restaurant is nice, but the bar area is a really great place from which to watch a sunset. It offers a variety of local craft beers and a fairly simple dinner menu of Costa Rican food which we found delicious, We... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Por Que No? We appreciate the kind words about the food and the view. You are right, our craft beers selection is varied and people love enjoy this beverage in the bar area,thank you for to mention it. We strive to deliver good service and appreciate your feedback. Cheers! More 

Edmonton
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Costa Paraiso for 2 weeks the first part of January. Attached to the property with unbeatable views was their open air restaurant PorQueNo? (Why Not?). There was a nice variety of dishes on the menu incorporating local cuisine along with dishes of more international flavour. We didn't eat there everyday but savoured the breakfasts, the odd lunch... More 

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

Thank you Joe and Diane for an excellent review. Advice for dinner reservations and steep hill are always welcome for future clients. I am glad you liked the banana french toast, a favorite at breakfast by the way, the view and the staff. More than happy that people like you visit us and take their valuable time to leave the... More 

Castle Rock, Colorado
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here three times on our 2 week visit, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The pork ribs are to die for, the breakfast sandwich with rosemary potatoes also excellent. Husband loved the French toast, juices and coffee all perfectly fresh. Not a cheap place but you cannot go wrong.

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

Glad it worked out well for you. It´s amazing when customers visited us the three meal times for to taste our different plates. We'll see you again in your next visit, our best! More 

Barcelona, Spain
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants we had during our travel Food, ambiente , all Absolutely without doubts Prices still are not matching Because they are low compared to the other options Also wine was cheap The menu was small but very fine And daily catch Amazing A clear 5 star Reserve Table

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

Thank you for your five star review. We are so happy to hear that you loved your experience with us. 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
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?