Sunday, April 24, 2011

REVIEW: Poquitos

On Friday I met up with some friends for drinks and dinner after work. We decided to go to Poquitos. It's a new Mexican food restaurant on Capitol Hill in Seattle that just opened last month. Poquitos is from the owners of Bastille in Ballard. They picked a great corner spot for their new restaurant. It is right in the heart of the bustling Pike/Pine corridor on Capitol Hill. This area is already well known for some other great restaurants and pubs. The interior of the restaurant is beautifully done with Mexican tiles on the walls to huge iron chandeliers.

Poquitos was already packed when we arrived. The circular bar was over-flowing with people enjoying some of Poquitos custom cocktails. We sat in one of the booths off the bar. I started with one of Poquitos drinks called an Alabanza (Tequila Manhattan) – Anejo tequila, Carpano Antica, mole bitters and angostura. This drink was very tasty! Good enough that I ordered another. It was garnished with a cherry on a stick.

For dinner I went with their Carnitas. The pork came with guacamole, cilantro, onions, lime, salsa verde, and they were served with beans and flour tortillas. The Carnitas were good and flavorful. There were a few pieces of pork that were pretty tough, but overall it was good. The serving size was just the right amount to fill me up. I was a little disappointed in the beans. They were pretty bland. I was hoping for some spice or flavor to be added to them.


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