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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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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 43
    Very good
  • 41
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  • 17
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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
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Had the taco sampler, there was plenty of meat in the tacos and I could not finish all of them! The rice was decent but the beans were bland. My husband had the snapper tacos and absolutely loved them as well, again he said the same about the rice and beans. It was a very hot day in August and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

When we visited for lunch we sat out on the deck in the sun and browsed a nicely varied menu. Our waitress was lovely, very friendly and the service was prompt. We had the haddock tacos and California chicken salad which were both delicious. We also tried the Poco’s Punch and Dark & Stormy cocktails and both were as good... More 

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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had the taco sampler, there was plenty of meat in the tacos and I could not finish all of them! The rice was decent but the beans were bland. My husband had the snapper tacos and absolutely loved them as well, again he said the same about the rice and beans. It was a very hot day in August and... More 

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Woodstock, Connecticut
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of our "crawl" stops this weekend, with many reasons why. Tucked down behind the main drag sits a hidden gem for food, fun and a great margarita. The outside bar and seating are alive with activity. Had a couple of apps and margaritas and enjoyed the view of the "tugs" and waterway. What a life! Enjoy!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This visit was so disappointing. Our party was 2 adults, 1 child. We were seated outside quickly. We weren't given a kids menu and had to ask. The inside of the restaurant was packed and very noisy so sitting outside was nice except for the FLIES. They were so bothersome. There isn't much of a view from the outside seating... More 

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Cranford, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Bartender was very capable of making a drink that was not on menu. Server was great and food was good. Highly recommend.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A nice spot in Portsmouth ,NH. I didint realize it was a Mexican restaurant and ordered a Turkey BLT sandwich. It was good. I should have ordered Mexican. It was good but nothing special. But our waitress was amazing. Didnt have to ask for a thing and she kept checking if we needed anything .

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

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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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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