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PorQueNo?

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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271 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant is at a really nice location! Our dinner here was excellent. I had superb spare ribs here. Cocktails and wines are also very good here! Staff really nice.

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Thank PatrickBuijs
Mount Vernon
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had been excited to read reviews about the restaurant as it sounded fabulous. Our dinner was okay, not great. We scouted this place during daylight and were glad that we did as the turn off is not so visible at night. The parking lot is very small - small parking slips. We had seen a menu at our rental... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend the coconut ceviche and the view at sunset. All the food was great; so was the service!

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

Thanks for stopping by! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your coconut ceviche! We hope to see you soon! More 

New England
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just off the highway, VERY easy to get to. Extremely manicured grounds. AMAZING view of Domincalito. Our waitress was Laura (if memory serves me) She was very helpful in deciding our dishes. My wife had the tuna steak. I had a creole fish dish. Both were very tasty and cooked to perfection. We finished off with the "Costa Rican Crumble"... More 

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

More than happy you enjoyed the visit at PorQue No? We feel fortunate to have such an amazing staff, they really go out of their way to make each customer feel like family. We strive to deliver good service and really appreciate your feedback. We hope you're back again soon! More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and myself and one other couple made a decision to go to this restaurant for an evening The drive way was hard to find and not very well marked and the parking lot is super small And that is the worst of the evening Upon arrival were greeted by a very friendly lady who showed us to a... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We have a small restaurant located next to the Dominicalito beach and when the parking lot is full, guests can park outside without problem. The ocean view is amazing, the customers love to hear and watch the surf crossing in the rocks. We appreciate it when customers describe their experiences, as it gives many... More 

San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is pretty good but you are definitely paying for the view. Good option if you are looking for a nicer setting and above average food. The parking lot is very tight and difficult to get in and out of.

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

Thank you for visit Por Que No? We appreciate your comment about the food and the view. Looking forward for your next visit! More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been traveling through Costa Rica for awhile now. Finally SOFT beds. Sooooo happy. Beautiful setting. Quiet. Another world.

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

We are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay and that you loved our facilities. Thank you so much for letting us know how we are doing, we value your thoughts. Our best! More 

Arroyo Grande, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my wife for dinner. We shared the coconut civeche and I was probably the best I have had ANYWHERE! If we are in a place where civeche is available (and fresh) we always try it. My wife had the pumpkin salad and I had the blackened fish of the day (snapper) and both dishes were SUPER fresh... More 

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

Much appreciated Morgan for your comment. We are more than proud about our dishes and drinks selection (wines, national craft beers and liquors). Coconut ceviche, one of favorites one dishes in the restaurant, thank you for to mention it. Regards! More 

San Jose
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard that Porque Nowas working on a new menu and thought we would stop in to see how they were progressing. For an appetizer my wife and I shared a cucumber gazpacho that came with a garlicky flatbread. Different and delicious. My BarBQ pork ribs melted in my mouth and were spiced just right. Perfect balance of sweet, acid... More 

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

Thank you so much for the nice review. We are offering some new dishes in our menu that have been accepted with high compliments of our clients. We love when guests describe their meals, because it´s the best description for future clients. Our best, visit us again in a future! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller restaurant with beautiful ocean views, great food, and always helpful staff! Por que no offers ample vegetarian options on their menu. I recommend the vegetable tempura!

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

Thank you Taylor for the review! We appreciate the kind words about the food and the view. Our vegetarian offer is amazing and ample. Very delicious, even for the people who love the meat. Much appreciated that you mention it. Cheers! 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
US$8 - US$23
Cuisine
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?