Pokez Mexican Restaurant

947 E St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 702-7160 http://www.pokezsd.com/

23 reviews

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  • Primary: Restaurants
  • Others: Mexican, American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa
  • Hours:
    Monday To Friday From 10:00 AM To 09:00 PM Saturday To Sunday From 09:00 AM To 09:00 PM

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In Short
Area workers and budget-minded types head to Pokez's nondescript dining room for all-day Mexican breakfasts (huevos rancheros, chillaquilles) and other affordable platters. Entrees like chicken chimichanges and beef…

Reviews

  • By david m about 2 years ago on Insider Pages

    The food is great, especially for vegetarians and I have been coming here for 6+ years. Look past the brash initial impression, this place is great even though it takes forever. Not fast food, good food.\r \r On the other hand, if you… Read more »

  • By djaindl about 2 years ago on Menuism

    The food is great, especially for vegetarians and I have been coming here for 6+ years. Look past the brash... Read more »

  • By davidm1949852519 about 2 years ago on Citysearch

    The food is great, especially for vegetarians and I have been coming here for 6+ years. Look past the brash initial impression, this place is great even though it takes forever. Not fast food, good food.\r \r On the other hand, if you… Read more »

  • By jenn t almost 3 years ago on Insider Pages

    the Carnegie asada soft tacos melt in your mouth. Great chips and salsa. Poor service, but u don't go here for that. Read more »

  • By YourMagazine U over 3 years ago on Insider Pages

    Pokez is the nickname of Alfonso Reyes and his brother Rafael whom along with his father started this family run eatery back in 1994. It's a funky cool Mexican place. I do not know if the atmosphere and attitude make the food taste better… Read more »

  • By YourMagazineUSA over 3 years ago on Citysearch

    Pokez is the nickname of Alfonso Reyes and his brother Rafael whom along with his father started this family run eatery back in 1994. It's a funky cool Mexican place. I do not know if the atmosphere and attitude make the food taste better… Read more »

  • By Kacy G over 4 years ago on Insider Pages

    Really good authentic mexican food. Lots of items can be made vegetarian or vegan which is a nice plus. Place looks seedy but its not. Servers are always pleasant, food si always delicious and price is totally reasonable. Hole-in-the-wall… Read more »

  • By James H almost 5 years ago on Insider Pages

    Pay o attention to the "abuse of the autistic kid". The server in question is no longer there and parental negligence is to blame for that incident. Food: A+ Environment: A- (a bit dirty floor) Service: C+ (slow, but timely) Price: A… Read more »

  • By Jeanette B almost 5 years ago on Insider Pages

    Food is good... but the service is horrible. We sat in the restaurant for 30 minutes before we even got our drinks. We waited another 30 for us to get food. What was worse is that when we asked where our server went he came to our table… Read more »

  • By Jessie T almost 6 years ago on Insider Pages

    When we lived downtown we frequented this restuarant a couple times a month. The food is always delicious and we loved their vairety of Mexcian food they had on their menu. They have something for everyone.\r \r The price is really good… Read more »

  • By luke w almost 6 years ago on Insider Pages

    Really good food and a unique restaurant a Most eat at ! This place is a a local secret and a great art gallery. A long time family owned and operated business. Read more »

  • By orangepeels about 6 years ago on Citysearch

    Yes, very scenestery, and what place in San Diego is not? the mysterious, sullen attitude is just a facade, obviously. The mahi mahi tacos were great and I'm still down with the amazing sangria. Read more »

  • By Heather S over 6 years ago on Insider Pages

    I have been eating at Pokez for at least 8 years. I used to drive from Temecula. I f*ing love this place. It's a punk primarily vegan/vegetarian mexican place that consistently makes amazing food for a decent price with a fun and friendly… Read more »

  • By tonimerchant almost 7 years ago on Citysearch

    My friends and I went today for lunch. We were a group of 6, and a very rude waitress told us that we should sit in separated tables of 4 chairs each. We asked her if we could all squeeze in a booth. She said NO, at this point she was… Read more »

  • By tofuinmyshoe over 7 years ago on Citysearch

    My boyfriend and I ate here last weekend, both vegetarians we heard a lot about it and wanted to try. It was cheap, the salsa was amazing, and the tacos were okay... not a direct comparison, but between the two I favor Taco Loco in Laguna… Read more »

  • By Darren B over 7 years ago on Insider Pages

    I noticed that despite the last 2 reviews revolving around some alleged assault by the staff at this place, it has received good reviews. So I tried them out.\r \r The place is a block east of the Post office on E st and when we entered… Read more »

  • By bluefooter over 7 years ago on Citysearch

    "Mexican" and "vegan" are rarely uttered in the same breath, but Pokez has its recipe right, with delicious seasoned tofu that would have any burrito-buff fooled. The unusual Mexican menu is infused with generous traditional meat dishes as… Read more »

  • By Jen B over 7 years ago on Insider Pages

    http://brian1789.livejournal.com/595105.html\r \r Nobody deserves to be treated that way, disabled or not. They should be ashamed. … Read more »

  • By Scott R over 7 years ago on Insider Pages

    Check out the link below. If the manager of this restaurant really thinks it is OK for his employees to assault and/or refuse to serve disabled people, then he and the employees need to be fired. I wouldn't go to Pokez until the owners… Read more »

  • By Carol C over 7 years ago on Insider Pages

    I am a member of an on-line group for parents of children with special needs, and I am writing on behalf of one of our members. One of the waitresses went absolutely ballistic with a young autistic boy because he was taking more time to… Read more »

  • By Eric Grossman almost 8 years ago on Citysearch

    In Short
    Area workers and budget-minded types head to Pokez's nondescript dining room for all-day Mexican breakfasts (huevos rancheros, chillaquilles) and other affordable platters. Entrees like chicken chimichanges and beef… Read more »

  • By Shawn R over 8 years ago on Insider Pages

    I was taken to this little place the other night going, oh man.. were am I being dragged to now. Well... driving by to find parking the place caught my eye. Its different, artsy and yes a bit on the edgy side with its art and decor. Full… Read more »

  • By M A about 9 years ago on Insider Pages

    I enjoyed my meal at Pokez (pronounced "pokeys" - they are very vegetarian and vegan friendly, and their items on the menu are marked as such. They are located in a somewhat edgy part of downtown - you'll see panhandlers and homeless folk… Read more »

  • By Allison W about 9 years ago on Insider Pages

    Seriously delicious food, huge portions, and great selection for vegetarians and carnivores alike. When asked what three foods I could never live without, the Potato, Tofu, Mushroom Burrito topped the list. Don't be intimidated by the… Read more »