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Poco's Bow Street Cantina

37 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3819
+1 603-431-5967
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good34%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (20 reviews)
“guac” (3 reviews)
“margarita's” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
37 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3819
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the Nachos. Guacamole was only okay. The Margarita's were pure lime juice ... the most sour margarita I've ever tasted. When we asked, we were told that this was normal with only 3 ingredients, lime juice, tequila and cointreau .... I truly believe...More

Thank GMAgamen
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Recommended to us by a local, Pocos Mexican has delicious upper scale mexican food. Visually appealing as well. Drinkings were incredible. Downstairs offers a cantina open even after the dining room closes. View of the harbor in a casual atmosphere. Our service was great, very...More

Thank Italiangirl826
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Decent prices and wonderful views. I would recommend coming in at street level and getting a table on the terrace rather than from the alley as your view is very limited.

Thank phillyinva
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We stopped in for drinks. I love their beers. My wife thinks their cocktails are fabulous. The view from the patio of the water makes it worth while. Give it a try for a break. Great selection of beers.

Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Our party of six was seated promptly on a weekend night. Waitress was super friendly and provided great service. Food was excellent. Great variety in the menu, not just Mexican. I had a hard time deciding between the fried avocado tacos or the cauliflower veggie...More

Thank Christie D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Poco's is right on the harbor with a decent view. It is one of a string of restaurants with decks that front the harbor. The food was good, we each had enchaladas one beef and one fish. The portions are on the smaller size. The...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 24 August 2017

It was pouring out and the outdoor portion was cold- so we went upstairs which was cozy and had a nice industrial view of the water. My friend had a "classic quesadilla" ( that's what it said in the menu) and it wasn't classic but...More

1  Thank couplessPS
Reviewed 21 August 2017

It was a fun atmosphere and the staff really was wonderful. However the food wasn't really good Mexican but it could be b/c we are spoiled having so many great places where we live. Everything was extra and our bill added up quickly. The drinks...More

Thank JQTO
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I'll hope that the waitress M, as it stated on our check, solely judged us based on our appearance, assuming we were poor and would be lousy tippers. I hope to the high heavens that she was not completely disregarding us because she assumed we...More

Thank travelers2224
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were in town for a wedding and she was famished. We stopped in for a margarita and a basket of chips and salsa and that did the trick. I think my favorite part was the salsa itself, very tasty and went...More

Thank RiceWP
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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: +1 603-431-5967
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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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