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Poco's Bow Street Cantina

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37 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
16034315967
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Poco's Bow Street Cantina offers a great atmosphere and menu for all...
Poco's Bow Street Cantina offers a great atmosphere and menu for all occasions. Whether you are looking for lunch on the water, a romantic dinner, or a night out with friends, we are the perfect place. Dining and Porch Our beautiful dining room is the perfect place to enjoy a meal and look out at the Piscatuqua River whether inside or on the porch. With plenty of seating we can provide a quaint table for two or host your large party. The dining room is also available for private functions. Please call for more details. Non-Smoking. Cantina Poco's cantina has been a local hot spot for a long time. Locals and those visiting Portsmouth for the first time come to enjoy our romantic fireplace, enjoy the atmosphere, and grab a drink from our new extensive drink menu. Full menu available. Deck Our two large seasonal decks (one upstairs and one downstairs) are the perfect spot to relax, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the views of a working waterfront.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average Mexican Food

I had high hopes for this restaurant. The location is superb....right on the water. Weather permitting, definitely sit outside. I ordered a veggie burrito. They were kind enough to take out the salsa and rice due to a cilantro allergy I have and stuffed it with beans and sweet potato. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Augusta, Maine
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went here for drinks one night and lunch the next day. Great food, drinks and service! Margarittas were awesome, tacos were delicious and its right on the water. We ate out on the deck and it was great! Would definitely go back if we visited there again!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Gave them one star because there was no option for none. family, two girls and my husband came here for dinner. Service was horrible, often ignored by the waitress even though they were not that busy. She was more concerned to take care of the single guys than a family of four. Food had too much cilantro and onions. The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I had high hopes for this restaurant. The location is superb....right on the water. Weather permitting, definitely sit outside. I ordered a veggie burrito. They were kind enough to take out the salsa and rice due to a cilantro allergy I have and stuffed it with beans and sweet potato. The portion was generous but the quality was fair. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped in here for lunch on a sunny hot day. We sat out on the patio and enjoyed people watching. The food was pretty good, nothing to write home about but still good and filling. The tacos are the perfect size, not too large and not to small. It comes with rice and beans, salsa and sour cream. It... More 

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited on a Sunday night and had only a 20 minute wait, where they text you when your outside table is ready! This allowed our kids to get a little shopping in and allowed for less waiting and more enjoying the downtown area. Food was tasty, we both had fish tacos and agave margarita was wonderful! Service was fine... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Way too much cilantro in everything. Small soft taco portion. Great view though, not bad pricing. HUGE Grande nachos! Queso was only warm; it was a slow sunday, but long time between drinks.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We picked it because it was close when we were hungry. Nothing too special about the place. Our waitress was meh, just kind of going through the paces, not friendly, not rude. The food was fine.

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Colchester, Vermont, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This fun Mexican tavern is right on the water overlooking the bridge that connects NH to Maine. The atmosphere is fun, and the food was awesome! We sat outside and watched the tug boats com in while drinking one of the best coconut Mojitos I've ever had! I had he fish tacos with the homemade slaw, and the fish was... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Dined here while enjoying the sights of Portsmouth. Had 4 kids in tow, seemed like a family-friendly spot. Wanted to sit downstairs, outside; hostess didn't see a spot for 7 of us. Walked around the corner,up the stairs and basically had the restaurant to ourselves. Service was friendly, food was good. I had haddock fish tacos: spicy, crunchy, very good!... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The best part was the view. They have great decks overlooking the tugboats and Piscatequa River. The service was casual and our server was super friendly. Servings were generous. Burrito was soggy dough. Lacked flavor. French fries ( I know, not Mexican) were tasteless and not hot. Fish tacos were okay. Salsa side was minuscule and again lacked flavor. Unimpressed.

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Additional Information about Poco's Bow Street Cantina

Address: 37 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 16034315967
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 16034315967

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Poco's Bow Street Cantina offers a great atmosphere and menu for all occasions. Whether you are looking for lunch on the water, a romantic dinner, or a night out with friends, we are the perfect place. Dining and Porch Our beautiful dining room is the perfect place to enjoy a meal and look out at the Piscatuqua River whether inside or on the porch. With plenty of seating we can provide a quaint table for two or host your large party. The dining room is also available for private functions. Please call for more details. Non-Smoking. Cantina Poco's cantina has been a local hot spot for a long time. Locals and those visiting Portsmouth for the first time come to enjoy our romantic fireplace, enjoy the atmosphere, and grab a drink from our new extensive drink menu. Full menu available. Deck Our two large seasonal decks (one upstairs and one downstairs) are the perfect spot to relax, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the views of a working waterfront.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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