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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.
Seattle, WA 98122
Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily 11:00am-2:00am
11:00am-3:00pm Weekend Brunch
4:00pm-6:00pm Happy Hour
11:00pm-1:00am Late Night Food
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Delicious Mexican food served in a fun environment! We had the mixed tacos, torta, coco-rita, and the salsa trio. All yummy! The sopa that came with the torta was a bit spicy-medium heat level. The coco-Rita was the perfect blend of sweet and naughty, and it tasted just like our Mexican vacation!
Poquitos handled our party of eight with skill and aplomb. The food was excellent, the service was professional yet friendly and the ambience was very nice. We were there for brunch with a group that included a vegan! A gluten free vegetarian, a teen boy, a tween girl and three adults who have no dietary restrictions. Everyone left very satisfied with their experience.
My husband and I come here almost EVERY Saturday afternoon for happy hour and order double Fresas and double Purists. We decided to have dinner with my family from out of town and my husband and I ordered OUR typical double Fresa and double Purist (because they are not very strong we order doubles). When we got the bill we were appalled that my double Fresa cost $22 and his double Purist cost $20. Both of those are more than double the price of the respective singles. That's more than any other restaurant in the area for a double. That 's more than San Francisco/Vegas costs of drinks. (My brother from Vegas was there and he agreed). Needless to say, if we have dinner at Poquitos again, we WON'T be ordering any cocktails.
We were visiting from out of town on vacation. We walked by the night before and saw a great crowd, so we thought this place must be a decent choice since we were not familiar with the area. From the start, our server was monochromatic in her demeanor. We ordered food and drinks. The beverages were fine, but the food was just ok. It took a while to be served our entrées and they were lack-luster. Overall, the place was too loud to really hold a decent conversation, and I would not recommend for the price we paid. The meal was fine, but not something I would go back for. Our waitress could benefit from some more personal skills for sure.
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