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Poco's Bow Street Cantina

37 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Ranked #98 of 187 restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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New Milford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stopped in Portsmouth on our way home today and were pleasantly surprised by this place. It was a beautiful day and they have great outside, covered seating that overlooks the water. Our waitress was excellent- very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. My husband and I both had fajitas and they were able to substitute a gluten-free corn... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Drinks were OK. Chimichanga was unexpectedly loaded with beans and not much flavor. Beware of tortilla chips - come heavily seasoned with hot pepper. Don't order chips and salsa appetizer unless you really like hot stuff! Overall was pretty pricey for below average Mexican food.

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Boxborough, Massachusetts, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband had the lobster quesadilla and I had the lobster and avocado salad. Both were absolutely delicious. We sat outside and enjoyed the gorgeous view. There was no wait to sit inside, but were told it would be a 45 minute wait for outside. We held out for the view and only waited for about 30 minutes - totally... More

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Saint John, Canada
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nothing special.The food didn't have a lot of flavour and the service was a little slow ,didn't even offer to refill our sodas . We were there at 230pm so the place was pretty much empty but when we walked by later the outdoor seating was full and looked like a better atmosphere . It wasn't a bad place but... More

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syracuse ny
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Food was authentic and fresh. Had to wait quite a while, but it was worth it. Sat outside, can view the water. A bit noisy, not really a "romantic" type place, but good for friends/family dinners. Good choices on menus. Chips were very spicy!! Reasonable prices

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Watched Bruins game at the bar. Fun atmosphere. Excellent bartenders who make you feel comfortable and welcome. Food is nothing special but overall enjoyable place. Outdoor seating near waterfront is likely lots of fun in the good weather.

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
635 helpful votes 635 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Years ago at Poco's I had my first encounter with coconut shrimp. The place was known at the time as Poco Diablo. Recently we stopped in again on our way back from a mini-vacation. My companion and I were seated at a window table where we did have a limited view of the Portsmouth waterfront. My chair was positioned a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

One of the worst meals we've ever had in Portsmouth. This place has to be surviving on unknowing tourists. We were there a cold night, mid-week - and we were the only ones in the restaurant during our entire time there. Our waitress also was the bartender that night (first clue), We ordered the snapper tacos and the beef tacos.... More

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