Poquitos - Bothell

4.5
214 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 214 people are saying
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4.6
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KatyaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service relaxed and slow. We or

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Sprout
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed eating lunch in the semi-private tent area. The servers were awesome, the food and drinks were good, and the hanging space heater kept us toasty! My only criticism is that it felt like we paid too much for a pretty simple lunch.

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vipOkearn
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Enjoy the ambiance and the margaritas are very good. I think that the restaurant had an off night. Food came out cold and they seemed a bit understaffed. Salsa is good. I would go back for drinks and maybe appetizers only next time

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vipForrestK
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Having been craving mexican food for a few weeks, we decided to eat at Poquitos. Meh! They are trying too hard. The food was interesting, but not very good. Too much pickled onion on our nachos (the vinegar taste was overwhelming) and the salsa tasted like it was from a jar. The service was below average and our cocktails were not made to our order (salt on our margarita when requested not salt, etc). Not impressed!

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Andi
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I have eaten at Poquitos a few times. This was the first time since the pandemic hit. Their outside pods consisted of plastic tarps with sides. The table with benches was a little small, especially if you have long legs. Quite uncomfortable. There are tables with chairs, but ask first. Being outside by a busy street, beware of the noise if you are sensitive. I love Poquitos food and the ambiance inside is wonderful. It's a great place for a get together. If you like Margaritas, you won't find much better than here.

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MaryP
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was just ok. Wouldn't go out of my way to go again.

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JWVx
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor set up with excellent service and food.

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Kenzie
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We take all our friends/family here when they come to visit. Best place in town and best tacos we've had yet!

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Smokey
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Table was ready for reservation.

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Kegs
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

This is our second time and the food was really disappointing. I had the three taco trio. The beef was mushy. The chicken tasted like egg salad and the pork was so over cooked I couldn’t chew parts because it was super hard. We also paid $12 for a frozen rose and there was such a small amount it the cup it was way over priced for what we received. We ended up leaving our almost uneaten food and went somewhere else for better food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff and nice atmosphere. I sat in the bar and was perfect

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DaMom
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Poquitos was a great experience! We ordered the Breakfast burrito ,one with chorizo and the other with bacon. My taste buds were very pleased. And there are so much, it filled me up for the rest of the day. Well, that and dessert! The Churros and chocolate flan torte were to die for. Just the right balance and sweetness. Will definitely be back to sample other goodies.

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jhanveen
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food & drinks was decent, we sat outside and heater was helpful. Overall it was an ok experience, nothing spectacular.

Parking was a head ache, there was no parking at street and in the building. We parked across the street at 6 oaks and ended up with a ticket, even though we parked at retain parking - not cool!

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Jade
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service is always great here and the restaurant itself is GORGEOUS. They did a great job of bringing that same ambience to the outdoor tents in accommodating outdoor seating during these COVID times. However, I have never been impressed with their food. I’ve tried different dishes and it just never hits the spot which is a bummer. Their tacos are okay, but the tortillas are always stiff (on the bright side they are generous with the meat and toppings). Their chips are delicious. I have also tried the red enchiladas and was not impressed at all. BUT I will continue to come back to this place simply because of the location, the beautiful environment, and the excellent service.

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LindsayB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was all outside in a tent. The above table heater did not put out much heat. Toward the end of our meal, another group was sat and given an additional heater at their feet. This was never offered to us during our dine.
Also something that my husband ate caused him to have an allergic reaction which continued to worsen as the night went on. It began with congestion, then headache and stomach issues. We are unsure what caused it at this time.

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Diggerdidit
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The outdoor dining set up was awesome... we had a heater under the table and one over the table so we were toasty warm. We also loved that we had our own tent. Food was good but a bit spendy.

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JeanC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience. We had to sit outside because of government orders but it was cozy and warm and the food and drinks were amazing.

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vipMartha1
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food, bar, and amazing service at the Bothell Poquitos! Colleen and all the servers and chef staff serve with love and care and safety of all patrons. Beer, queso, street corn, carnitas, and flaky fish tacos keep us coming back for the quality and comfort!

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vipCraiggo
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining indoors.

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DeniseL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish tacos were amazing. The sauce had a little kick to it and tasted delicious. My son had the Carne Asada and loved it. The server was amicable and helpful. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The limited menu is still delicious!

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vipMeganhope1985
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon is a great server and we had a terrific time!

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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
16 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
4 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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vipKelleyC
Seattle
9 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
47 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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You can order delivery directly from Poquitos - Bothell using the Order Online button. Poquitos - Bothell also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Poquitos - Bothell also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 892-8186.

Poquitos - Bothell is rated 4.5 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.