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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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Thunder Bay
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171 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They accommodated 17 of us for dinner. They catered to all the adults and the kids. Go near sunset to enjoy the views from the bar. The food was better than average. The tuna and the salads were excellent. The blackened fish was a little different. Highly recommend it for a nice meal.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in for the pizza, no reservations, ate at the bar. Thin crust pizza without a lot of chew to it. Good, but not great.

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Thank 724gmbuck
Boston, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice sunset Bar, but; - Road to restaurant is very steep and dangerous - Parking is extremely limited and street parking appears unsafe (security) - Hostess is very unfriendly and unpleasant - not customer oriented at all - Food is average - nothing special and overpriced for what is is - Quality appears to be deteriorating - hotel restaurant

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Manhattan Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to take sunset photos 2 days ago and the bartender made the best margarita s ever!! After sunset we went to Porque No even though it was booked we got a table in Daniellas section. She was awesome and the pizza was great!!! Going back soon!!

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Peterborough, Ontario
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids aged 12,15) ate dinner there week of March 6th, 2017. We did not make reservations and thought that if we arived at 7:30 pm we'd have no issue. When we arrrived there were 4 tables empty but apparently they were all reserved so they told us that if we wanted to stay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed so much came back twice in one trip...Party of 10 and Party of 13...Recommend starting at bar before sunset...All enjoyed food and hospitality!

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CPManagement, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Much appreciated your awesome review. We hope you have the chance to coming back in a future...Our best! More 

Winchester
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115 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here twice whilst staying near Dominical and really enjoyed the live music, sunset views and food. Wine also reasonably priced and good. Staff very helpful and friendly, a good experience. Particularly enjoyed their wood fired pizzas

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Thank RosieWinchester
CPManagement, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the comment. Thursday is the day for live music at sunset time and the customers love it the experience.We like the details in the reviews, as you liked the wood fired pizzas. Visit us again, our best! More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner on our last night in Costa Rica. The food was terrific and view was perfect to see the sun go down for the last time on our vacation. They have a little viewing area and our server even brought our app to us at the viewing area. the only caveat is that it was rather... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this place is beautiful overlooking the ocean. The food I wasn't too impress with and the portions were very small. They offer lots of smoothie options which I didn't get to try but all sounded really good. Definitely a place to go for a drink and watch the sunset !

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CPManagement, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at PorQueNo?, responded to this review

Thank you for to leave us a review. Sunset is the most popular time in the restaurant for our lovely view; we appreciatte all the comments. Our best! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sunsets are early (5:45ish) so unless you are early bird eaters, you will miss the fuss. We had 7:30 res and could hear the ocean but looked out into blackness. Lower bar was nice with musician for ambiance. Good selection of craft beers and cocktails. The food is decent - large pizzas if that's what you are looking for. Fish... More 

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

Thanks very much for checking us out. We take all of our guests reviews seriously and have looked into your comment for to improved the details. We hope to give us a second chance in a future. 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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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?