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About 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. Private dining options are available for groups of 12-100. Please note: online reservations requesting patio are not guaranteed.

1000 E Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily 11:00am-2:00am

11:00am-3:00pm Lunch
11:00am-3:00pm Weekend Brunch
4:00pm-6:00pm Happy Hour
5:00pm-11:00pm Dinner
11:00pm-1:00am Late Night Food

Cross Street:
10th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 453-4216

Website:
http://vivapoquitos.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Manny Arce

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.

Our Private Dining Room can accommodate smaller groups of up to 16. Guests can order off the menu or for groups of 14-16 Chef Manny can create a special Chef's tasting menu.

Private Party Contact:
Liz Elkins: (206) 453-4216

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Poquitos Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Casual (5)
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Fun (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Spicy (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Love Poquitos. Been here many times before. This time however, our waiter was rushed and busy and gave the attitude that he didn’t seem to care that we were there. It was New Year’s Day and we were all having fun so we didn’t bother too much about it. However, in another situation, I may have been a little more irritated.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service and quality of the food was great. We got a large party of 8 people and the restaurant did provide the food and drinks quickly and with high quality, even it was Dec 31, 2017 and it was crowded.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went Christmas Eve and needed to arrive earlier than our reserved time.
As always, staff was very friendly and accommodating, and the food quite tasty.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

First to arrive. Place was quiet and quaint while we ate. All 7 of us. The space is nice. Spacious for large parties. The food is so,so. Biscuits and gravy—biscuits are huge and too dry. Flatter makes more sense for gravy to biscuit ratio. Breakfast bowl was so,so. Potatoes were over cooked and under salted. Tomato sauce was better with condiments added. Pancake was super doughy but the nuts and toppings were super good. Fish tacos were the best. Heuvos Rancheros sauce had a good flavor. Next time I will stick with the Mexican food for sure.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Loved the food - excellent as always! Our waiter (I'm ashamed that I can't think of his name at the moment...Dan?) made our time at Poquitos especially good - he was attentive, provided excellent recommendations and was highly entertaining - he put the experience over the top for all of us.

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Tapas
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I made reservations online and asked for a special romantic area for the set plus guacamole and chips and two drinks. As I walked in I gave the lady my name she watch me ride over to a really special corner seat and there was was my order it what I asked for. The weather came up we get more food order within 35 seconds literally our food shut up it was the fastest order I’ve ever experienced. The weather was amazing really nice for two people with two orders of drinks plus guacamole and chips And dinner for two I walked away with about $85. It was perfect love the whole vibe

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service and environment, great drinks and good food. Steak a little fatty and chips a little stale. Still a good time! Get the coco-Rita!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Brunch! Food was just okay but so affordable and mimosas come in carafes

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent and authentic Mexican food with a creative, varied menu. But if you're NOT a fan of spicy Mexican, your choices will be quite limited. Almost everything on the menu has a little 🌶 next to it indicating heat. The half chicken and black beans was excellent and not spicy, and I think the Baja fish tacos aren't spicy. Pretty sure almost everything else is. The guacamole is excellent, and they offer a regular one or an alternative that changes. The one they had the night we were there had cranberries and mint, which didn't try.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I found the drinks to be on the expensive side and the food was served warm.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Never a bad time and the food is always delicious!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

As is the trend with most restaurants in Seattle right now, pretty noisy, so it's hard to hear people at the other end of the table. That's a negative...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I have been here in the past years several times. It had been awhile and we had felt like Mexican. My margarita was delicious. The half size order of guacamole appeared was really just a personal serving. My carnitas meat was the weak point of the meal. Just bland. My daughter liked her meal. The price point is such that one would expect every part of it to be spot on.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Large group easily accommodated with vegitarian offerings

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a nice meal but nothing special. Service was ok with breaks in attention. Food a little salty.

Tags: Casual, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 23, 2017

It's difficult to believe that a restaurant today doesn't have somebody that can pick up the phone and talk to you when you call. This is a MUST, and a real problem for a service oriented business. I attempted to make reservations for a party of 8 business associates that were in town. The process, per a recorded message, asked me to fill out a form, and "I'd get a response within 48 hours". We were looking for a dining option in the next 2 hours. The host was indignant when we arrived, and indicated, "The form says we'll let you know within 48 hours." How about, "Oh, we're sorry, we didn't pick it up yet." Better yet, PICK UP THE PHONE WHEN IT RINGS. Food was fair, Overall experience was LOW, after our introductory experience when we arrived.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Most everything met expectations! The only bummer was the inability to order the one (vegan) option on the dinner menu at 4pm. Only the happy hour menu was available from 3-5p ☹️

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Great Food - SPICY! and good Happy Hour. Love the location.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The food was NOT good, except for the deconstructed cheesecake. It was my boyfriend's birthday and his carne asada was grizzly and undercooked, not even sliced. The waiter never checked back to see how our meal was, the fish tacos were bland and barely contained any fish and I was given no salsa to add flavor. The coconut moose tasted like air. All in all, a pretty disappointing birthday dinner. We won't be back.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 6, 2017

I would have rated this place 5 stars but the service wasn't up to my par. I had to wait 35 minutes just to order my drink and my dinner came before my drink. The waitress put my food order in and was supposed to come back to get my drink order and just ignored me every time I tried to wave her down.

Otherwise the place has good food and good drinks just not worthy of five star service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 20, 2017

They couldn't make a taco salad for my teammate

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Although getting to Capitol Hill can be a drag at rush hour, and parking is difficult, the food and drnks at Poquito's cheered me up after a cranky drive. The space is comfortable but a bit loud, which is typical for Capitol Hill. The three-taco combination was fresh and delicious, and the top-shelf, Cadillac margarita was perfect--just the right balance of sour and sweet, with a generous pour of tequila. We were tempted to order the grasshoppers (the insect, not the cocktail) but none of us was drunk enough. We have Mexican food that's at least as good, and roughly half the price, in our Ballard/Greenwood neighborhood, but Poquito's feels more upscale and festive, a nice place to meet up with friends.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 4, 2017

I was excited to see the addition of a smoked chickpea vegan dish to the menu! The spices tempered by the cashew cream were to die for. I enjoyed the cucumber ancho margarita too. It was cool and refreshing on a hot evening. Our server was sweet and the ambiance was fun. Good people watching. We will definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Excellent food and customer service. Beautiful decor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great food! Love all of the salsas in the salsa trio and the grilled corn side dish is why I ate there.

No AC in the restaurant so it was a little uncomfortable even at 7 pm on a warm day. Nice servers and all around a cool place.

Neighborhood: It's Capital Hill so you'll see some interesting people walking around outside the windows. There were a few homeless people on the corner of the restaurant. My suburban kids are continually amazed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 28, 2017

It was a beautiful day and sitting on the covered patio is a wonderful experience along with great tacos and bloody mary.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 22, 2017

It's in an interesting part of town, maybe not good if you have young children. Atmosphere is really nice, the food wasn't amazing, it was mediocre. I can get a better carne asada at a hole in the wall restaurant. Our waitress wasn't the best, brought us warm water (on a very hot day) we had to request chips (which at any other Mexican restaurant are practically thrown at you when you walk in). I ordered some guacamole for 6 dollars, a half order, and it was extremely small portion and mediocre at best.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Perfect service and great food!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 3, 2017

I think the Carne Asada dish should go back to what it used to be (different steak type, rub and served cut) and I think you used to also have the butternut squash in the mix too- I think the dish changes are ok but substantially worse than the one before. Previous one was so much more tasty.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 28, 2017

This place is always busy, so my boyfriend and I decided to give it a shot. Regretfully, we won't be going back. The service and decor were great, but the food was mediocre at best. It's overpriced, low quality Mexican food. My boyfriend got the $30 carne asada only to get a fatty piece of low grade steak. I ordered the carnitas, expecting it to be very flavorful. It was not. Very bland and meat was tough.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Dine Out for Life was wonderful.
We enjoyed our time and thought it was good value.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 25, 2017

I love Poquitos, which is why I chose it for my family bday dinner. But at the end of the meal, a mouse was running around the floor as we paid our check. On the way out, I mentioned this to the host, who simply and rudely responded "Oh yeah? I'll tell someone to work on that." Totally icked me out. I tossed my leftovers and it'll be a while before I go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Service was a bit slow but our server was very sweet. The food was delicious and had a wide variety of options. My friend is vegetarian and it was great that she had plenty to choose from as well. Poquito's has an excellent ambiance, I really liked the decor and color scheme. Drinks were on point. I'll be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 14, 2017

First time visit and we ARE adding this our list of favorites. Everything from the service to the drinks to the food was a SUPAH STAH, thank you.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We started making Poquito's our regular spot for higher end Mexican food. 2 foodies can get apps, entrees and drinks for around $100 including tip. We love it here! It tastes great. I love the guacamole and the chicken tacos.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 24, 2017

The staff was incredibly friendly and on top of it with our group of 6. Many vegetarian options. Their salsa and spicy jalapeno cheese dip were tasty for sure.

Tags: Vegan, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Nicely creative but still authentic, Poquitos is a great place when you're craving Mexican with a twist. Enchiladas Suiza were spectacular, as was the guacamole with almonds and apricots. Great rapport with server Dan, excellent support from rest of the wait staff, and nice size portions... not too big but nicely filling. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The service was spectacular - friendly, engaging, and appropriately attentive!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The food here is great. It's just that simple. If you eat at the bar, I highly recommend the mole fries. So good! As far as dining is concerned, they have a lot of vegetarian options. We had their guacamole with apricots and almonds. Yum. My husband had Queso Flameado with homemade corn tortillas. Yum. I had the Torta Ahogada which comes with the most delicious tomato-arbol chile sauce. This is the second time we've eaten here and always leave feeling good. The food is very fresh and the ingredients of a high quality.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fun, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We went there for date night and had a great time. The tequila selections are fun and unpretentious. The food isn’t fancy, but tastes great with vibrant flavors. The servers are attentive and friendly. Great place to eat good food in Capital Hill.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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