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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Simon
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in Bothell. Authentic Mexican food, not your typical Tex-Mex. We love going here. Great décor and ambience.

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Youngatheart
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was friendly and prompt. Little slow for a Saturday but given the current climate most places are more quiet. I’ve been when it’s busy and it can take longer. The food and drinks were great. Highly recommend the carnitas.

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Wishonrich
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipLovinLife
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great & food came out quickly! We had a large table, so very impressed :)

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vipJessica
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Food was horrible for the price. Compared to Cactus restaurants, not even comparable. Salad was awful. Burrito was bad. Corn pancakes are good. Queso looked like soup. This restaurant needs to step it up. Service was pretty bad too.

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JoleneG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I adore Poquitos, I recommend it to people of all ages! The food is always great, and the service is always fantastic. I have never had a bad experience. This is definitely my go-to spot close to home!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Valentine’s Day dinner

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K12345
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food is fine but not worth the premium prices. The place is very loud. Was not offered a second drink or even desert.

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James
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Poquitos has good food with amazing service at a fair price.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s dinner. Creative food pairings. So yummy! Some items very spicy! If you like spice this is your place.

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JasonC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were seated promptly for our reservation. Our waiter was a bit lackluster. No offer for 2nd drinks or even dessert.
Food was decent, but could have been better. My fish tacos had only 1 thin tortilla- most restaurants I go to stack two together so it is less sloppy. My 1 tortilla immediately broke so I had to use fork and knife to eat it.

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KelleyC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food, parking and location was excellent. Waitstaff service needs some work, had to ask for things (more water, drinks, check . . . ).

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ELAR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Went for dinner as a family (2 adults, 2 kids ages 7 and 14). Very busy on a Saturday night, and very very loud. Difficult to even hear the person sitting next to you. Food was good, obvious that much of it is made from scratch (warm, fresh tortilla chips!). Service was fair at best. Our server took our drink order and came back for our dinner order before we had our drinks. Our dinners arrived in 3 batches, we had 2 and 1/2 meals for about 5 minutes before getting the last full meal and then finally the second half (tortillas) of the partially delivered meal. We had to ask twice about the missing parts of our order. We were sort of rushed out and never even asked about dessert (she cleared some plates off our table and immediately brought the check with some plates still on the table). A kids menu and crayons even are offered and provided, which would make me think that kids are welcome, but it felt very much like our family was being rushed along and out the door. I've been previously with just an adult friend and had a very different experience where we felt welcome and well taken care of by our server.
The food is good, but I can't recommend going to dine-in as a family. Even without kids, the volume level in general is excessive and makes it difficult to have a conversation.

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MrMysterioso
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was my first time at Poquitos, and I liked the vibe of the place, although it was very noisy and hard to hear my wife across the table. The salsas were different and most of them quite good. Entrees were a bit expensive for the quality of the food. My enchiladas were cooked and presented in a cast iron skillet, which sounds good, but they were absolutely immersed in red sauce, and not very flavorful. My wife's Carnitas were crispy as advertised; a lot of meat, but not a ton of flavor, even with the accompanying salsa. Serving beans and rice family style seems a bit of a stretch at these prices. We may try again, but not terribly impressed on first try.

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vipJay1
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Environment more than food, at least in my experience. Salsas were very good, my entrees have not been terribly exciting in terms of flavor. Agave marg was ok. Fun spot, guessing its loud when busier but thats part of the attraction for a busy Fri/Sat night.

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GMoney
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Our server was a pleasant guy, our food delicious as usual. Thanks for being consistently great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
46 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The waitress didn't seem very familiar with the menu and the Pinot noir was disgusting. Otherwise, the food was good.

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EricW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location and friendly service. Ambiance was good.

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AlanM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I made a reservation for eight at 7:45pm. One of our party arrived at 7:40 and was informed that the kitchen closed at 8:00. I was not informed of this when the reservation was made. I did receive a call from Poquitos a couple days prior to confirm the number of people. No mention of the kitchen closing at 8:00 was made.
The manager agreed to keep the kitchen open and take our menu orders until 8:15. The service was excellent! Servings were large and well prepared. Meat was a bit cooked beyond med-rare but over all everyone was pleased.

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rickf
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my best place to eat in Bothell. Best for a late night snack as well.

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vipCraiggo
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Super super loud. Super super busy. I think they might still be working out some kinks.
We have been a few time and the sound level has been hit or miss.
Also, they no longer accept the Passport card.

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KELLYH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here, love the fish tacos but do wish they'd substitute the sides with a salad.

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robinf
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Our waiter was great, the service was good. our waiter was very seasoned. he has been there since it opened.
The guac was made with overripe avocados. Not good. And it was expensive and the serving very very small.
Margaritas good but all ice and once again, small drink
you have to pay for salsa
and (not the restaurants fault) but at the two tables on either side of us...kids had large ipads/headphones (like they are at the movies! weird) and the other table next to us was a toddler with a phone and every time it timed out she would SCREAM and SCREAM until it was fixed. Again, not Poquitos fault...but what the world be like if a restaurant said leave your technology in your pocket...trying conversing instead??? Sorry got off track......
The restaurant was cold, their front door sticks so they leave it open.
My salad was SOAKED in dressing (I forgot to order it on the side), not kidding, really so wet the lettuce was soggy.
Husband ordered a dish with no sauce, it arrived with sauce. They offered to remake but by this time we just wanted to move on.
PRICEY place always loved the one on capitol hill, but I think I have fallen out of love.

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DTrue
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed my first visit to Poquitos during Seattle Restaurant week. Vegan options and tortilla chips made in Rice oil was greatly appreciated and GOOD! Margaritas were yummy (and I know good ones)!! Service was friendly and attentive. Only complaint was the water smelling and tasting like stale. Would recommend for sure and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great HH menu. Reliable service.
Lovely meal & drinks

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vipgina
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent and it was a fun Saturday night that me and a friend were looking forward to relaxing kid free with some good cocktails and drinks. Sadly, our server kind of ruined that for us. My first drink was not at all what I ordered and after waiting a while to find him, he acted as if it was my fault and a huge inconvenience for him to fix it. He brought us the bill when we still had our food (we weren’t planning on leaving) and when we asked if we could order another drink, he literally rolled his eyes and took the drinks, only to forget about us and bring one drink about 10 mins later and never bringing the other one.

When we asked for the bill, my drinks were still on there and when I explained that i never actually received my 2nd drink he said he was sure he saw skeins bring it to me (I felt as though he was insinuating I was lying?) overall, I ended up getting it off my bill but I would have much rather paid AND enjoyed another beverage with my friend.

Bottom line, great atmosphere, great food but service is what will keep me from returning.

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vipdmar62
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit. Food, drinks, and service were very good. Extremely loud. Almost impossible to have a conversation at the table. Parking is a nightmare.

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vipKatherineK
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent happy hour. It’s great that it is offered throughout the restaurant.

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Kenzie
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot in town!

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KimberleyW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

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.

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TIFFANYR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

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

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vipGeirW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location, friendly staff and quick/efficient service.

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vipNeenas
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Some interesting vegetarian options.

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vipKatherineK
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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Eastsideguy
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Andrea
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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

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RobinP
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

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Bash
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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