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PorQueNo?

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, 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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Draper, Utah
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197 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Incredible food, from the sandwiches to the salads. Made more incredible by the amazing scenery and the crashing of the waves. We had the PorkQue No, a hamburger and a salad. All were delicious,

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Thank Namealreadyinuse
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Exotic looking venue. Great menu and nice view from the restaurant over the Pacific. Typical Costa Rican specialties and friendly service. Prices not bad

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1 Thank Rebecca K
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. Our Best! More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were disappointed, we saw reviews it was good but it is definitely a place to avoid for dinner. We went there for my husband's birthday and when we ordered they brought our food and forgot to bring the children their plates, simply forgot, so it took them another 15 minutes to bring their plates, we ate cold and the... More 

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Thank ticanba
766mateo, Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

I apologize for your bad experience, to be clear: it's not our goal! Please came back and give us another chance, we want all our customer happy! Regards. More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been coming to this area for years. We stayed for our first time here and had dinner last night. It was great! Awesome view, great good and great service!

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

Jamie, thank you so much for the review. Comments like this one make us proud of our work and hope that you can come back soon. Our best! More 

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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Por Que No? is a restaurant attached to the Costa Paraiso Hotel. The restaurant/hotel site is uniquely situated above the ocean, one of the rare properties that can boast such proximity to the shoreline. Our group dined at night, so we weren’t able to enjoy what we understand to be a magnificent ocean view. We could, however, hear the waves... More 

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

Thank you for the review. For us is very important to know how was the experience of our clients. Our apologies if the pizza did not meet your expectations and we will take into consideration the details, that is the best way to improve. Cheers! More 

Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had supper here; the service was wonderful, not rushed at all; food was great! We did not go for the Sunset; but has a beautiful view just the same! we'd definately recomend this place.

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

Marisa more than pleased you had a wonderful experience with us. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Regards! More 

Glenview, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place at the bar area to sip a beverage and watch the sunset. Anywhere in the US with that view would be a madhouse ... but not here, their patio was perfectly tranquil, with wonderful margaritas to boot!

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

Sheryl thank you for to leave a comment. We hope you will be visit us again! More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I even begin on this one? We initially visited this spot for dinner in January of 2016, and were blown away by the quality of the food, and the ambiance. Since it was dark we had no idea the incredible view we were missing of the beach and rocks, but were still impressed. When we came back to... More 

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Thank Genava G
CPManagement, Front Office Manager at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Wow, this might be one of the best reviews ever ! Thank you so much. We are so proud that you chose our place for such a special moment. Our staff really enjoyed to be at your service. We will be waiting for you next year then to be part of your anniversary and see you lovely couple again !... More 

Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we could get in to experience this gem. The view at sunset is magnificent. Watching the waves crash on the rocks and then the following rain storm was a great show. The coconut ceviche and shrimp cakes were a great way to start the evening. All the food was enjoyable. We shared pizza, pork sandwich, and the red snapper... More 

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

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 lovely comment. We are glad to know that they were able to share different dishes and had a wonderful evening. Regards! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked along the beach to get to the restaurant and it was fairly easy to find. They offered warmed coconut milk as a vegan option for our coffee, which was amazing. Wonderful smoothies and other breakfast dishes.

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

Katherine, more than happy that you enjoyed our facilities. The priority is the customer feel satisfied with the food, ambience and service. Thank you! 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?