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Poquitos Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://vivapoquitos.com
  • Phone: (206) 453-4216
  • 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: Mexican, Traditional 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 (206) 453-4216

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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I each ordered the taco medly. Each of the 3 tacos had a wonderfully unique taste. The Purist Margharita was excellent."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Great bar. Small plates though. You will need a starter of some kind."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Average food, above average price. Great atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "the hostess and assistant deserve a raise!! they juggled it all and made us very happy!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Try the Guacamole infused with Bacon!!! Awesome service from start to finish! Will be back!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Olivar is a go to in our household. It's the perfect combination of cozy and delicious. It never disappoints."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. Very attentive staff. Good overall experience."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Enchilada verde is simply the best! All tacos are fabulous and be sure to try the special guacamole! You won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The yam tacos were surpringly tasty. A good place to grab a margarita or two and some food."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Great food, great location, great service!!! Have been to this place several times.... Just love it!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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.."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We had the special guacamole which was very good and the steak which was enough for two, and the flavor was wonderful"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Say in the atrium which had concrete benches that were warmed which was nice. The mole sauce could have been spicier. Great service and good food."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Very good food; affordable, prompt and friendly staff. The tacos as very tasty. The bloody Maria is fantastic! Nice place for brunch!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Poquitos offers good food and a nice dining experience. The only downside is that they do not allow minors in the enclosed patio area which also happens to be where their bar is located. However, it seems like they could make an exception for Sunday brunch when there aren't many people there. In fact, the restaurant was mostly empty on Sunday when we went there for brunch (right after Thanksgiving). We went there specifically to enjoy the enclosed patio and fire pits. Regardless, the chicken tortilla soup was hearty and filling and the chips and salsa were fresh and delicious. We will likely go back again....probably without a kid so, we can sit in the enclosed patio."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We really enjoyed Poquitos. The serving sizes were reasonable and the food did not consist of huge volumes of greasy, heavy entrees that you typically see at Mexican dining establishments. I had the 3 taco platter (chicken, beef and pork) and it was light and there wasn't too much food. Also, the enclosed patio is lovely. I highly recommend this place for a nice Sunday brunch. It's family-friendly, too."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "The braised beef tacos and margaritas were great. We had amazing service and had a great experience here."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "It was our visit to Poquitos and we're already looking forward to coming back. Great food and staff!"
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "he food was tasteless. We ordered a guacamole to go with chips and without telling us the waiter brought us a huge plate that cost 9 dollars. He never told us that they had a small side of guac to go with the chilps that was much cheaper. Even the guacamole had no taste. I will never go back to this restaurant and I am telling others not to try it."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "This was a bit of a surprise. I've found to scene for Mexican food in Seattle rather dismal having moved from California recently. Poquitos was a great find. Not only was the food very flavorful but the provenance of the ingredients were impeccable. Nearly everything was organic and the meats were sourced from local farms that I know to be high quality and sustainable. A note on the flavorings: I like spicy food. Many Mexican restaurants can only manage to make food hot. Poquitos understands the difference between spicy and hot. I ordered their Chipotle Prawns dish and the flavor was out of this world good; very spicy and flavorful."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "My guest and I shared the chicken enchiladas and the mixed taco plate. Both dishes weren't particularly memorable, bordering on bland. While the rice and beans were decent, it's disappointing to have staple sides that outshine the entrees. However, the evening wasn't a complete wash as their mixed drinks are splendid. I wouldn't return to eat, but it makes a good stop for a drink or few."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We were seated very quickly because I had made a reservation. Although this was a weekday, the restaurant was vibrating with people chatting, eating and drinking. The food was great (some of the best tacos I've had in Cap Hill compared to other similarly priced places - Barrio) and came out quickly but the service was a bit lagging. I would definitely go back though!"
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "Great and unique good, wonderful server, delightful night!"
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "We were glad to see everythimh on the menu from traditional Mexican to some exotic. We tried the fried grasshoppers and the wonderful octopus appy. Homemade salsas and guac were also great, although the chips seemed a little stale. Great pure margaritas as well."
    Dined on 9/10/2013