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Poco's Bow Street Cantina

37 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-431-5967
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Ranked #98 of 188 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The outdoor seating was covered but open to the beautiful sea-side breeze. Very relaxing! Get the nachos with buffalo chicken in them. YUM!

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Just off the harbor walk. Very large portions - split a plate and have the excellent guacamole. Very friendly young staff. A fun place.

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We started a fun filled girl's weekend in Portsmouth at Pocos. The food was very tasty and plentiful. The lobster quesadilla and homemade sangria were delicious. The service was good and the view from the outside deck lovely. Will be coming back!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Disappointing food, much smaller portions than in the past and my date's enchiladas were dried out and had little sauce. My fajitas were good, and the guacamole was tasty. The host was very nice and we were seated fairly quickly. Just sad about the food, this was always one of my favorite places to visit. My date says we will... More

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Richmond, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We started with chips with salsa, queso blanca, and guac, all of which were delicious. They had a great drink menu, and we went for Margaritas & the Sangria Swirl Martini. Many of the menu items were unusual, including sweet potato enchiladas, lobster quesadillas, and pan seared scallop tacos. Service was excellent, and the view of the Portsmouth waterfront and... More

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stopped in here on a Saturday night for a bite to eat. The deck was packed so we ate inside. Ordered the buffalo chicken nachos and each had a drink. My wine was a generous glass full :). They nachos were amazing. I would recommend them to any nacho lover! While they weren't loaded with toppings... I was expecting... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were in town for a cousin's wedding. We had a group of 11 who wanted to eat lunch outside on Saturday - just a short wait at Poco's and they were happy to accommodate us without a reservation. Our waitress was very friendly and we appreciated that she split the bill onto 11 credit cards for us. I was... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had dinner at Poco's Bow Street Cantina.... disappointing! If Mexican food is supposed to be their specialty.....avoid! Service and prices where good but don't eat there. Decent patio with some view of the waterfront. Go elsewhere!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Hadn't been to Pocos in a few years so we tried it again on a Tuesday night in July. We sat at the bar and just like a few years ago, the bartender had an attitude problem. Who knows, it could very well have been the same person. He was talking to either a friend or another customer at the... More

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Shanghai, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Basically it was too hot to traipse through town or stand on the street looking up restaurants, so location came into play. Cute interior, nice view of the water, and a cute outdoor patio are the positives. Mediocre food is the negative. Really pleasant wait staff. You're not going to go hungry, but there are better choices in town.

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