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Pokez Mexican Restaurant

#301 of 3,785 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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947 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6511
+1 619-702-7160
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Windsor, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I discovered Pokez in 2010, on my previous trip to San Diego. The food is authentic, excellent, and dare I use the word, CHEAP. A number of good vegan and vegetarian options are available. If you like finding local, modest restaurants where you can enjoy really great food at a reasonable price, eat here! Note: It ain't fancy, so if... More 

Thank Dan W
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great food for Mexican lovers. They have a huge choice of dishes, and prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is very special, it's really a local restaurant.

Thank Dracir51
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

So we're in SD hearing from everyone how amazing the Mexican food is. We're cautious, pessimistic as we know the tourist trap oh to well. We hear about Pokez and we hear it is not in a "touristy" area. No Old Town, No Gas Lamp, No on the Water. It's in town with a bunch of condos and apartments that... More 

Thank Harry D
Byhalia, Mississippi
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313 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was just what we expected. It was a funky little place with quick and friendly service and fantastic food. The veggie taco was loaded with veggies and more than I could eat. My husband's veggie burrito required two hands to eat and was delicious. The restaurant was packed on a Friday night, but service was still attentive and our... More 

Thank Evelyn C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Food was alright. Super chill and our waiter was attentative. We ordered a Breakfast Burrito. We rate 6/10. Great portion on the plate. Fresh and we'll presented. Tasting was just ok. We also ordered Combo #6. Bean Burrito was ok. Quesadilla was pretty large and tasty. Beef Taco was really crunchy and good. Came with a side of beans and... More 

Thank Ramiro C
Escondido, California
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317 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

good food, quirky enough to be interesting, good service, waiter when i left shook my hand and said he was glad to meet me. if tats and urban chic upset you, try Burger King

Thank mike m
Salt Lake City, Utah
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Our crew went in on a Sunday before noon and enjoyed some of the best burritos. The ambiance is part punk & part burrito joint. Chips and salsa are free and super tasty to start. Don't be afraid to order a beer and kick back for a bit and enjoy one of the good spots to find in SD.

Thank NoMadsen_
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Awesome Mexican Food. Traveled from San Antonio,TX to try their food. Boy, was I surprised. Big portions and reasonable prices. My wife ordered a taco shell salad, and it was great. I ordered a flauta plate of beef. These flautas were HUGE and delicious. I've never seen anything that big in a flauta. Elvia took our order and was very... More 

Thank James F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I went here by recommendation of a vegan friend of mine. I am a weekday vegetarian, and the moment I walked in, I knew this was a great choice. The staff was friendly, and I love the small town feel inside. Coming from Tucson, I am particular about Mexican food, and I love small restaurants. The menu is diverse for... More 

Thank Lalazany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Was here the second time and it was great again. The taste of the food is very good, it is fresh and fast served. The ambience is also very nice.. So I call it "an round thing" Bravo zulu

Thank Torsten S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 947 E St, San Diego, CA 92101-6511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-702-7160

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?