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Poco Loco

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15 Queen Street, Pukekohe 2120, New Zealand
+64 9-238 1607
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good experience here with our friends. It was a Saturday night and we had a booking and the place was quite busy. Despite the restaurant being full, we still received our food quickly and it was delicious. The staff were friendly and checked on us throughout the dinner. True tapas experience. We had 8 different tapas at... More 

Thank WorldTraveler121314
Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to revisit Poco Loco as it had been a few years. We were seated outside....despote it being a bit chilly the outdoor area all had cute blankets. It has been redecorated and has such a cute spanish style going on. We ordered 6 dishes between us. The lamb sliders and Polenta Chips were me fav!! But the dessert... More 

Thank Melza_NZ
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Not cheap for approx $15 per tapa dish. The ones that has sauce, comes in mini wok dishes. It was suggested that we have 5 tapas amongst the two of us. We had 6 plus garlic bread..our etes were a little bigger than our stomach! We ordered Mini Hamburguesa de Cerdo – mini brioche sliders with pork patties, topped with... More 

1 Thank Sharon Y
Waiuku, New Zealand
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely incredible food ! Great atmosphere too. Would recommend going in a large group to get the best value for money.

Thank lisadavey787
Sydney, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Being not from the area (or the country!) we had no idea what was around but after a quick google search came across this fantastic restaurant. The service from the moment we walked in was friendly and efficient without feeling rushed. The food came out quickly and hot and it was delicious. Everything we ordered was so tasty and we... More 

Thank Ross1212
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Had a large group visit with family and friends, two who have disabilities and there were no access issues. They presented the bithday cake and also participated in the singing. Food was delightful and tasty. Will go again for sure.

Thank Shadjet
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I didn't really enjoy my first experience at Poco Loco but I thought I'd give it another go seeing as most people love it, but I was disappointed again. We ordered the eggplant fritters, chargrilled veges, beetroot and feta empanadas and calamari.. A taste of everything was alright, but filling up on it as a meal is too much.. Everything... More 

Thank Danielle1363
Tauranga, New Zealand
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163 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We went to this restaurant because it was in the Auckland entertainment book.What a great find. Had lovely shared platters with plenty to chose from and a reasonable price. Wish we could have eaten more every dish was tasty.Staff very friendly

Thank 2014angela52
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We recently enjoyed a fabulous tappas meal at this newly renovated restaurant. Poco Loco has a relaxing atmosphere which immediately makes you feel relaxed and welcomed. the platters of food were delicious and we enjoyed a variety of tasty, fresh and wonderful treats - from seafood, to meats of all kinds, prepared in numerous ways. Great Gluten Free and Vegetarian... More 

Thank Nicky W
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Poco Loco on Wednesday 26th October. The food was amazing, the service outstanding. The waiting staff were knowledgable and knew the menu well. It was a real pleasure been here. Will definitely be going back. Highly recommend you try Poco Loco

Thank Brenda M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Queen Street, Pukekohe 2120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Pukekohe
  • Phone Number: +64 9-238 1607
Welcome to Franklin's only Tapas Restaurant. Poco Loco means "Little Crazy" in Spanish, so come along for a different and fun eating experience. All our dishes are cooked from fresh, seasonal, local produce using authentic Mediterranean recipes with a Kiwi twist. Our chefs, Brenda and Hayden, plot together to concoct some cheeky combinations to tempt you. Tapas means "Lids" and is a traditional Mediterranean way of eating snack sized portions of food where everyone just shares what is on the table. The Italians call it antipasto, the Chinese call it Yum Char and the Spanish call it Tapas. It's just a delightful way to enjoy food. Check out our menu - and don't forget that we offer takeaways, too.

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