Poquitos - Bothell

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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At Poquitos we strive to present authentic Mexican cuisine prepared with ingredients that are the best of both worlds- outstanding local sourcing for our meats and produce; unique and direct sourcing for items essential to honoring the culinary traditions of Mexico. Our menu features fresh local tortillas, guacamole made to order only from fresh avocados, Mexico City-inspired tacos al pastor, coastal ceviche, and seasonal specials.
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OT
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite spot in town!

KW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early dinner. The food was great, our server was prompt and pleasant, and we enjoyed ourselves.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Servers we more interested in upselling than taking care of customers . The only time they came to check on you is to upsell you on something. If you wanted anything different it’s a charge.

TI
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was surprisingly awful considering it wasn't that busy. Food sounded amazing on the menu but was very blaned.

GW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location, friendly staff and quick/efficient service.

N
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service! Some interesting vegetarian options.

KK
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Margaritas were excellent. Large portions on the main dishes. Slow meal service but overall good experience

E
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good fish tacos. Good service. Limted happy hour beverages

A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Tough to recommend because food was good for the most part, salads were a little bland and light on flavor

RP
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The carnitas were very tasty. The crunchy meat was really good. The guacamole didn’t have a lot of flavor. They have two sizes.....a small (a cup) or a large (which easily feeds 4). Salsas were just okay. I would have loved to have had some Pico de gallo. Also, I personally like to go to Mexican restaurants that warm their chips. The Sangria was good.

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch outdoors with a great table in the shade. Margaritas were tasty as were the entrees. Our server was so pleasant, fast and friendly service!! We were a party of 5(including a two year old). Table was ready when we arrived. All was great. Will return soon as this was a very relaxing and delicious dining experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excited to try new dining places! Your restaurant was recommended to us by a good friend. We enjoyed it very much!

G
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Poquitos is delicious! We had great service and would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for mexican food!

JK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great. The only negative is when the restaurant was busy, hard to hear ones table companions.

SM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

It’s very cool looking inside but it was incredibly loud. The food was not good and this was our third try... our made to order guacamole was clearly in the fridge for several hours and just had that flavor to the avocado that you can’t get rid of. It was sad because the first time I went to Poquitos the guac was delicious. Pork Carnitas were so salty and I love salt. I had a party of seven and no one enjoyed their food - even my son who had the mac & cheese. Sad to say but we will not be returning.

j
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was very good. Noise level was very loud. Service was okay. Tri-salsa didn't arrive with the rest of the appetizers. Waitress said the chips, which we already had, needed to be heated. After that the service improved.

R
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends from out of town. They enjoyed the drink specials and the trio sampler plate.
We will return.

VS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Our Dental office recently had a celebration at Poquitos. Great energy, the staff was very nice and helpful with some dietary needs of some of our people. Overall it was a very good experience.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service was excellent.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very safe to eat for a couple Celiac diners.

WS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, not bland, great flavors. Good margaritas. A little pricey.

KR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Restaurant is really loud and service was not great. Food was okay but I won't be back

MC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My last visit to Poquitos was much better than the first. The vegetarian options seem to be much better than the bland beef that I had last time. The vegetarian stuff is actually very tasty and I have gone back again for that same dish. I've found the bar staff to be friendly and helpful. Will go back.

NJ
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Tasty food and nice ambiance. Friendly but slow/infrequent service.

p
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit and we were pleased. Interestingly nice decor. Friendly staff. Service was excellent with just the right amount of attentiveness. It wasn't a full house at the earlier dinner hour so noise was not an issue and the food came promptly.

Two of us had the carnitas which I would recommend sharing if you can't take it home, especially if you are having an appetizer. Our son had the carne asada which he enjoyed. He did request medium rare, but it came out medium. Not too overcooked to send back, but it's always disappointing when you request a specific level of doneness when they ask and it's not what you receive. The corn appetizer was tasty and plenty for three.

We look forward to returning.

EK
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love that there's a Poquitos in Bothell now and that they have food my picky kids will eat. That means my husband and I get to eat some variety and the kids get cheese quesadillas and mac & cheese. Delicious, kid friendly, great decor. I love this place.

I had the flautas this time and loved them. It's a large dish, especially if you get an appetizer or tend to snack too much on chips beforehand. I could've done with 2 instead of the 3 that come with the order; or shared if my husband was more keen to eating vegetarian. :)

Good parking options too. Not having to worry as much about this is can be a deciding factor sometimes.

MP
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Noise level was awful. It was a strained to carry on a conversation with my friend.

JG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

While the food and service was excellent, the noise level was so loud and continuous that our four-some could not hear each other and thus we could not talk. This venue seems to be slanted towards young people and late 70’s folks like us should not bother to come.

W
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Love their happy hour items! My favorite is their wings and the al pastor tacos!! Delicious!

RB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious food and great atmosphere had reservations quick service.

TG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

This was our 2nd time there and the first time was great. Sat in the bar and had great service and food. Our 2nd visit was not that great. Went to celebrate my husband’s bday and had a party of 6. Service was slow and food was not great. Drinks were not good either. For the $300 we spent, we were not satisfied. Probably will not return.

DP
Seattle
58 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is actually improving here. Have been several times in the past and I definitely can tell that they have made updates. The service was great and their drinks are very good as well.

DE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Carney Asada was excellent - a nice steak, not a strip steak!!

PS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The manager and host was exceptional. The food was really good as well. We really enjoyed the experience

BD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this food!The service was great and they have vegatarian options that are really tasty!

MG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Restaurant Addition to Bothell. A liitle too noisy on Friday nights but we survived. Chips and Salsa should be complimentary. Our waitress, even though being very busy, kept her composure and did an outstanding job. So too, the Support Staff. We'll go back again. The chef has a different twist in cooking Mexican dishes. The prawns were fantastic.

TP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

First, we aren't picky, critical customers by nature. We wanted to love it, and the first time we went there, we did! It was excellent! That's why we came back for our anniversary dinner. This time, though, was a very different experience. We were put way in the back in a space that felt more like a no frills pizza joint at a table for 6 (when it was just the two of us). We eventually changed tables to make it less like a cafeteria feel, but still in the same overall space. Then, when we got the chips, they tasted like they were poured out of a bag from a grocery store. Seriously. Then, when we got our food, my quesadilla with chicken was really outstanding. I'd order that again in a heartbeat. But my wife's enchiladas had a really weird tangy edge to them that went beyond what you'd usually taste in enchiladas (we've eaten Mexican food our whole lives), and the chicken was overcooked and dry. She left more than half of it on her plate, and shared my quesadilla. The servers were terrific--very positive and helpful. The food and the ambience...not very good, and frankly, really a disappointment, given that we'd chosen it for the place to celebrate our anniversary. I'm hitting the "not recommend to a friend" button with reluctance. Probably won't be returning, which is a bummer, being locals.

C
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had three tacos with rice and beans and chips/salsa.
My wife had the same.

J
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here. Couples night out. The food, service and overall restaurant is a great experience. The only distraction is it was a bit loud and at times our table conversation was drowned out by all the other chatter. Still a great place to come and we will come again.

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