Poquitos
Poquitos

Poquitos

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://vivapoquitos.com/
  • Phone: 2064534216x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily 11:30am-2:00am

    11:30am-3:00pm Lunch
    11:30am-3:00pm Weekend Brunch
    4:00pm-6:00pm Happy Hour
    5:00pm-11:00pm Dinner
    11:00pm-1:00am Late Night Food
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Traditional Mexican, Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Manny Arce
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our covered, four season atrium is available to be reserved for larger parties Sunday-Thursday. The area features a beautiful outdoor bar, two fireplaces, and radiant heat benches.
  • Private Party Contact: Liz Elkins 2064534216x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th Ave
  • Public Transit: Routes 43, 49, 60, 9 all stop at Broadway & Pike, one block west. Routes 10, 11, and 84 stop on 10th & E. Pine, one block north.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Poquitos
Poquitos offers authentic presentations of traditional Mexican cuisine while utilizing the regional benefit of high quality Northwest farms and purveyors. Over 14,000 Talavera tiles from Puebla, Mexico and a variety of Mexican artisan design pieces combine to create an environment that is unique not only to Capitol Hill but Seattle as well. Our outdoor covered patio, with radiant heat, two fireplaces, and 12-seat bar is enjoyable whether for a Sunday lunch or a Friday night cocktail. Please note: online reservations requesting patio are not guaranteed.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Poquitos reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (26)fit for foodies (16)hot spot (11)great for lunch (10)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (4)special occasion (2)great for brunch (2)romantic (2)Show More
  • Amazing Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Hands down the best Carnitas we ever had!! Sat in the patio area very lovely.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From a veggie point of view
    Vegfoodseeker
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I am all about atmosphere and presentation- Poquitos has a full bustling dining room and bar. Fun with interesting decoration. That said, it is somewhat tinny in there with high ceilings and noise reverberates- making it hard to hear at peak times. There was more than one choice for a vegetarian but the obvious choice for me was the Yam tacos. The flavors and spicing were deee-lish! Beans & rice to go with we're also fresh and real not from a can. The guacamole was awesome as well ! There were 5 of us and everyone liked what they ordered. Service was not bad just not amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Mexican food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great guacamole and margaritas! Big portions too. In a cool part of Capitol Hill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service, Food Amazing
    JordanC
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Awesome food, our waiter was the best!!! A MUST go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great food, great service and great ambiance/decor! Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New favorite
    MyHeartToGuacamole
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I like simple, delicious and healthy Mexican food and my vegan meal of beans and rice, a huuuuge bowl of guac and fantastic salsas fit the bill and filled my stomach! This is my new favorite Seattle restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    KatieKat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The wait staff are super friendly and funny. The food is amazing; you seriously can't go wrong with anything on the menu. My favorites are the ham and egg molletes (brunch/lunch), yam tacos (brunch, lunch or dinner), and chicken mole enchiladas (dinner). One of my favorite brunch spots. The drinks are fantastic, too. One thing I wish they'd put back on the brunch menu is their chipotle hollandaise/black bean/masa boat eggs benedict.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different from what I expected
    Philip
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was interesting and tasty, but was surprised with what was not on the menu, refried beans. The service was on the slow side.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poquitos does it right
    hungryi
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    From the warm greeting from the hostess, to excellent real Mexican food and a great server it was all we have come to expect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was delicious!
    Owls93VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We found Poquitos after reading several reviews that the best Mexican food is in Capital Hill. We narrowed a list down to a handful of restaurants and ultimately chose Poquitos because they make their tortillas and chips fresh, and had a menu of authentic food options and a list of creative drinks. We decided to go during happy hour so we could try different dishes in smaller bites and everything was delicious - from the taquitos to the roasted corn to the brisket tacos and jalapeño margarita and yaulita punch! (going off memory on the names here) This place will not disappoint and was a great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food / Exceptional service
    DinearoundSEA
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I went to this restaurant with a group of friends. All of us were able to find things on the menu that we wanted and the food came out quickly - perfectly timed with the drinks and the guacamole appetizer. What stood out to us though was the exceptional service. Not only was our server, Dan (?), always available - without hovering. He also helped to explain the menu and specials and he worked with each of our dietary and allergy needs in the most gracious manner. Good food makes the restaurant ok, good service makes the restaurant great. This was a great restaurant, a great night out and we all walked away with smiles on our faces.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seattle Scene
    Doodle
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We were in Seattle for my nephew's wedding. I had asked him to recommend something fun and funky for a large group and he recommended Poquitos. It was great--good food, fun and funky, and our server was outstanding. Just loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique Taste
    Freddy
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My wife and I each ordered the taco medly. Each of the 3 tacos had a wonderfully unique taste. The Purist Margharita was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Time Dinner
    SeniorDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We had a group of eight for dinner. This was our first time here. Food and service made us feel welcome and it was good time by all. The chicken enchiladas and fish tacos were very good plus other offerings. We recommend this establishment and will come back in the future to try the whole fish or other specialties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bigred
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great food. Great service. Great bar. Small plates though. You will need a starter of some kind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 166 reviews are from the Poquitos reviews archive.
  • Disappointing food
    moislandlove
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    How do you botch Mexican food? It was really bad. The queso dip was almost solid, very hard to spread mound. We didn't even come close to eating it. The main course was a solid so-so. Such a shame because it is a great location with cool interiors. They really missed the boat on the food. Also the drink...I got one of the special margarita beverages, and it was certainly not as thrilling as the description lead me to believe. Definitely do not recommend this place. I hope they get their act together some day!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, but noisy
    Rrose111281
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was great with good variety. Service was good, and they accommodated a big group well. My only complaint is it was very noisy. I felt like I had to yell across the table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Creative Mexican
    Chavey
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Very Friendly Staff, we were welcomed right away. Relaxed and Casual as well.......no Stress dining:) The food was fast, delicious, flavorful, and authentic in many ways. The priced were very reasonable and the creativity in the Kitchen is outstanding. I well return often!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    Kenai
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    A bunch of us enjoyed Dining Out for Life at Poquitos. The good was fantastic and service was quick and friendly. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed everything.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Mexican!
    Pie4me
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The chicken enchiladas were not buried in too much cheese or overwelmed with sauce. The side of rice and beans weren't either. They were both hot and yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little let down
    Wishfulthinking
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Average food, above average price. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • thanks
    luvmexfood
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    the hostess and assistant deserve a raise!! they juggled it all and made us very happy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    Joseph
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Try the Guacamole infused with Bacon!!! Awesome service from start to finish! Will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    Heeli
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I've always enjoy coming here with friends, and my co-workers and I like coming here for lunch as well! Bar is great, food is delicious, the el pastor tacos and the fish tacos are a couple of my favorite favorite meals! Guacomole and the salsa - YUM! Great drinks and delicious infused tequilas too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thumbs up
    Pevitsa
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The food was delicious, the service excellent and the place full of energy. Kids at a couple tables near us seemed to really enjoy themselves. Ate there before going to a nearby live theater. Excellent evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful, as always
    thiswonderfulworld
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Olivar is a go to in our household. It's the perfect combination of cozy and delicious. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Dinner
    DannyH
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Made reservations here for V-Day this year as my girlfriend is a Mexican food fanatic. Poquito's did not disappoint, and we were glad we made the selection we did. They even offered us complimentary tuna tostadas which I ended up indulging in as my girlfriend is a vegetarian - the offer was a pleasant surprise. Everything came out excellent, will most likely return, though we rarely make it out to Cap Hill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow, what a good time
    Raymond
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went there for Valentines' Day and it was great. They were ready for us, with out reservation. Table was comfortable waiter was very responsive and attentive, in spite of the crowd, and the food was great. Surely the best carne asada I have ever had and nicely cooked to boot. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining
    derf
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Food was outstanding. Very attentive staff. Good overall experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food!
    FoodLover
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Enchilada verde is simply the best! All tacos are fabulous and be sure to try the special guacamole! You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poquita offers a nice tiled
    Frankie
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Poquita offers a nice tiled ambiance with beautiful Mexican tiles on the walks and floors and wrought iron gates decorating the restaurant. It has a festive lively mood about it. Guacamole is made fresh to order. Food is well-seasoned and well-prepared, except the enchiladas we had on this particular evening came out cold. They are served in cast iron gratin dishes and one would think it would be served sizzling hot. Overall, it was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The yam tacos were surpringly
    xyj32
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    The yam tacos were surpringly tasty. A good place to grab a margarita or two and some food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to Cactus Instead
    Kernel
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    The music was so loud we had to shout even though five of us were crammed into a too-small booth, despite the fact that the dining room was empty when we arrived and larger tables were available. As for the food - they must think very highly indeed of their mediocre Mexican faire. By mid-meal my wife and I both wished we had gone to Cactus or Tango instead. Or even Tacos Guaymas.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Great food, great location, great service!!! Have been to this place several times.... Just love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    GuyDuderson
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Been there twice. The food was good the first time and just okay the second time. Cool ambiance and awesome tequila and mezcal selection. I'll be back, but I won't be ordering the Vegan Mole again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost perfect evening
    Jeff
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I love the chicken mole enchiladas. So I convinced my vegetarian friend to get the mole vegetarian option, and it's the first thing I've ever had at Poquitos that nobody at the table liked. Totally different mole than what's on the enchiladas, but the menu doesn't tell you that. However, the staff happily exchanged the dish for another without any tuggle. Drinks are fantastic. Bring a flashlight or make sure your smartphone has a flashlight handy, as it's too dark to read the menu without one. Aside from these minor problems, we love this place and will go back. The Sunday brunch is our favorite on Capitol Hill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome time and great good!!
    Cynthia
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    I had made reservations and got stuck in traffic. I called to let them know and they were very polite and accommodating. We did make it to dinner after the show and brought 5 friends. The staff couldn't have been nicer and the food was great!!! Beautiful place and everyone had a wonderful time..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Our waiter was seriously awesome, he was very attentive friendly and funny! We loved the ambiance and the lighting, it was a very personable setting. Drinks were delicious and the food was even better- I just loved this place. I will be back many times!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD
    jmg98118VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We had the special guacamole which was very good and the steak which was enough for two, and the flavor was wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Authentic Mexican Food
    westvanclanVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The best Mexican food ever! The tortillas are made in plain view of the diners. The Chili Relleno is the best I have ever had! Be sure to make reservations. Well worth a visit for lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic