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Poco's Bow Street Cantina

37 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Ranked #100 of 186 restaurants in Portsmouth
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 18, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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108 reviews from our community

48% Recommend
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English first
Richmond, VA
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 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
239 helpful votes 239 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Melbourne, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were extremely disappointed in this restaurant. The location is great, the Sangria not too bad but not wonderful. The food was below par....flavorless and not what you would expect from a Mexican venue. Too bad because it was highly recommended by a local.

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Dover, NH
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143 reviews 143 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Not impressed I ordered a veggie burrito and when it came out I found beef and chicken mixed in tiny little pieces. They must not have scraped the grill, gross. Everything we got was bland. Even the drinks were bad.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stopped here for a drink and a quick bite to eat in the outside bar area. The service was prompt and we were able to split one meal which they brought out on two separate plates. The tacos were some of the freshest I have had and we had an amazing view of the water. We would definitely go... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place was quite nice and had a nice location. The shrimp tacos had a kick of spicy and sweet and above all the you could taste the freshness of the shrimps ! Only reason I have 3stars was its not very authentic.

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