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Poco's Bow Street Cantina

Mexican, Bar, Pub
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37 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3819
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
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Westport, Connecticut
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great margaritas and probably the best vegetarian nachos we have ever had! On the waterfront. A bit loud but fun. Nice staff that didn't try to oversell us.

Thank Robert F
Saco, Maine
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190 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in for lunch on a recent weekday. Food was above average (shrimp tacos & a chicken burrito bowl) and the service was really great. We had our dog with us, and although we couldn't bring him in on their patio,they accommodated us and let us take our food and utensils onto the adjacent park area and delivered it... More 

Thank nucenturion
Louisville, Kentucky
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I know---what was I thinking stopping in for mexican food in New Hampshire? But, I really wanted mexican food and the menu looked good. And, why did I go into a restaurant that only had one table filled at prime dinner hour? I thought it would be a good place to read and decompress. The "baked" burrito was cold in... More 

Thank Debra S
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

There were 8 in our group and in all the food was Fantastic. I myself tried the taco sampler which was awesome. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Mexican food at a reasonable price.

Thank NickDeCondio
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is in a great area of Portsmouth. We started with nachos that were tasty, but their chips are coated with some sort of chili powder thing. Not to my liking. I ordered enchiladas and they were good, but they were taquitos, not enchiladas. It was a bit pricy for the quality. The service at the bar was good.

Thank Victoria L
Exeter, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Ok, it was twice but twice is bad! We went with a big group, were very quick and clear and yet TWICE they have forgotten my food. No real apology either. And the food isn't that great in the first place, so that gets them a "terrible." Margaritas are good though. If you must go, just get a drink.

Thank anadamamanda
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335 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here because we were craving Mexican and I'd read about it in the NY Times Travel section 36 Hours in Portsmouth. Adorable, eclectic, and housed in a historic building right on the water, we enjoyed our meals more because of the pleasant setting and friendly servers. You can dine outside on the water, but it was pretty windy... More 

Thank TheSecretVagabond
Portland, Maine, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

We stopped at Poco's to grab an early lunch on a Sunday. We got what we think were the best seats in the house! Right next to the fireplace, looking out onto the water and the boats and the bridge! The menu was great, lots to choose from! We had Bloody Marys and they were spicy and delicious! The only... More 

Thank HaileyBecause
Rye, New Hampshire
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630 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

I've eaten here several times, mainly for the view of the tugboats from the upper deck. The food and cocktails are very good. We usually get the fish tacos and Margaritas. Prices are reasonable for Portsmouth, and the portions are satisfactory. Service is always excellent. The view alone is worth the price.

Thank NHjo
Lee, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I come here all the time ( we work up the street, so it's very convenient!). The service and food are always great here. I love the nachos. They do have a flavoring on them, not spicy, but hard to explain. Very good though. I'm vegetarian and they have so many options available, which is a huge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3819
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 16034315967
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?