Poquitos - Capitol Hill

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Poquitos - Capitol Hill 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.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ML
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good and service was a little slow. Drinks had a lot of ice and not much drink. Atmosphere was nice and staff was pleasant.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food we ordered was great shrimp and grits! The atmosphere was calm and quiet. The service was good.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overpriced. Rice and beans were cold. Server wad nice.

DC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun atmosphere-waitstaff excellent. Food delicious. Would recommend to others coming into the area.

SH
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is excellent and the atmosphere is low key but fun.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great place to meet with friends!

j
Seattle
84 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food and service was good
Steak tacos had a lot of flavor, the jalapeno queso was great
We don't go often because the noise level and music is so loud you can't enjoy the time there and you certainly can't visit with friends

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food!! Loved the pork carnitas, guacamole, trio of tacos and enchilada suiza. Churros were a great finish! Definitely will go back!

R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service was great! This was a great experience and a great date night location!

SW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly wait staff, and very fast service. Food and cocktails were great.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was okay. Not great. Not bad.

Drinks a little subpar. No creativity when customizing. Stick with what’s on the menu.

Oh, and no substitutions. Lame. They offer sets of 3 tacos, but I wanted to order an al a card

s
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was just ok. $7 guac was VERY small. Chicken in the enchiladas was dry. Lots of flavor though...and spicy! Our margaritas were SUPER good!

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

I absolutely loved my experience here. My mother is not really a fan of Hispanic dishes, but she loved every bit of it. I will definitely be coming back with friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super service and food!!

ES
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location with delicious food and drinks. Close to everything on Capitol Hill. Great for groups.

PJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I would vote "maybe" on whether I'd recommend it to a friend. After our party was seated, we waited for 10 minutes and still no server. I finally got up to locate one and found a group of four servers having a chat! It was a warm night and I at least wanted a glass of water while we looked at the menu.

Service improved after that, but still...

a
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

This restaurant, as a whole, is mediocre. I did like the red chile based enchilada dish, but the rice and bean sides were sticky and mealy. Margaritas are weak. Pretty expensive for what you get. Not sure where authentic, tasty Mexican food can be found in Seattle (yet), but this is not the place. Stick to local proteins (fish!) and don't waste your money here.

JO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was bland, little flavor to be a Mexican restaurant. Small size ok margaritas.

CZ
Seattle
104 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

A great, consistent place to enjoy Mexican food. You cannot go wrong. The staff is friendly but not at all over the top. They want you to enjoy your meal as they know it will be good.

MP
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were late for our reservation but they were able to take us anyway no problem.

AL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Nice place. Food was fine. Very very loud even when 1/2 full.

K
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly. went around 6pm and not super busy. Loved the food and the staff was very friendly. I got the enchiladas and a watermelon margarita. Will definitely recommend!

s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

very good service, cool place and attentive wait staff - we were there for early happy hour like 16:30 so not too crowded but food was good and drinks were value priced

k
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Staff!

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V
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We went in with reservation, were seated straight away. We asked for happy hour menu, then one of the male bald server said we don't serve happy hour in the main dining room and just left us. He could have asked us to move and we wouldn't mind. Instead he just left us and kept ignoring us. What a service!

KW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party on Easter and were well accommodated. The food was great and our server was attentive and nice. We always have a great time at Poquitos!

R
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was good, the service was o.k. Large restaurant with different seating options.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Easter brunch was fun & delicious!

p
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great design, open kitchen, pleasant staff. The food was really good except it was so oversalted I couldn't eat it. Same was true for my dinner partner.


I would give them a higher rating except for this. It would be easily fixed, let the diner do the salting!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great that we could pop in here on a busy Sunday with a large group and not have a wait at all. Our server was a joy and the food was delicious.

KB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I remembered Poquitos breakfast from wow-ing me with their breakfast taco truck at Bacon, Eggs, and Kegs...and my first time to the restaurant for brunch didn't disappoint. I'll certainly be back for the chilaquiles...but probably with a smaller group. The noise level made it hard to hear everyone at a long table.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place, as a Latino family it is hard to find Mexican food we enjoy , however we had one of the best meals in Seattle here!

MC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service with fun vibe. Guacamole is excellent, as are the fish tacos!

RM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Vegetarian choices limited, food served cold, and used cheese to make up for decent cooking.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Try the carne asada with 2 sunny side up eggs. Incredible flavors from the sauce surfacing altogether! Definitely recommend to others to try it. I'll be back for more!

AB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place in the heart of Cap Hill. Lively atmosphere, solid menu, good service and really good food. I recommend the mole pork chop. Only thing that kept me from a full 5 stars was the drinks seemed a little watered down to me. I had a marguerite and couldn't really taste any tequila. Other than that it was great.

H
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We love poquitos and come here all the time! It’s such a fun atmosphere, and the chips and dips are delish! However, I don’t love any of the entrees on the menu. I realize I always want to go here but don’t actually love the food. Perfect for a drink and apps though!

DZ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was very good, however we were not able to enjoy our dinner as the timing of our appetizers and dinner was terrible. Within 5 minutes of our appetizers, our dinner was served. The asado platter quickly became cold, as we enjoyed our hot appetizer. We took our entree home where it is sitting now in the refrigerator. If we ever visit again, I will clearly talk about timing with our server. But many other options with good service in the area.

DK
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Mexican food, will definitely return when in Seattle!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

very nice!

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