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Pokez Mexican Restaurant

#296 of 3,835 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 - 03:00
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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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New York
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always love a vegetarian restaurant wherever we travel, especially with local food. This place didn't disappoint. It is not a fancy place but it had a nice selection of Mexican-American food.

Thank PMRNewYork
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had friends coming to visit me and one of them was a vegetarian so we wanted to find a Mexican place that could accommodate for them, my meat eating friends, and my food allergies. We chose Pokez and boy are we glad we found it! The food was delicious, there are a lot of options, and the people who... More 

Thank Angela J
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Had an excellent meal at Pokez with friends while visiting San Diego for the first time - the portions are huge, and they offer a huge selection of vegan and vegetarian Mexican food options. Prices are super reasonable, and the atmosphere reminded me of places that I love at home. The food tasted amazing and staff was friendly and accommodating.... More 

Thank Samimac
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great cheap food and service with a smile, nice portions with lots of flavour with a nice vibe inside.

Thank redkev07
Windsor, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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Byhalia, Mississippi
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328 reviews
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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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39 reviews
29 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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337 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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

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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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?