Pokez is good Mexican food which also has a vegan twist. We went on a Thursday night and it was busy but we were serviced immediately. I ordered a Pollo Asada Torta and the Mexican Steak entree. The Pollo Asada Torta was soft and delicious, Mexican Steak dish was pretty awesome as well. Prices are great, food is good.
Posted: 9/28/2011 • Link to this review
Pokez is not your average hip veggie/vegan Mexican place. It has great food, tons of it, for someone on a budget. It's a sit down (or take out) place that offers an excellent selection of quality options no matter what your diet is. It's like Rancho's but for the young hip at heart with a budget to match. Good food may take longer to cook, but then again if you want lightening speed go to the local Aibertos and have terrible stomach pains later on. Real people work here who give you real service, which I admire and find very unusual. I definitely don't get the feeling ever being here that all they wanted was my money. Great REAL tunes playing (even from the kitchen) and the decor is eclectic and traditional at the same time. This place was so great I had to take my picky British family in for a meal, and yes folks - they loved the place and always ask each time they visit if we can go back. Not bad for a small budget place, huh?
Posted: 7/26/2008 • Link to this review
The food was good here initially, but the people who work there and apparently own it treat you so awfully that it's not worth it.The rude, and disrespectful way they treat you isn't worth the good food options. Not only is it very slow service, but they don't care,or appreciate that you're there.I had someone who I believe is one of the young ownerswho looked like she was on something yell at me to get out when I nicely asked if my to go order was ready.I had ordered it in advance and with the time I was told it should be ready, i thought it would be when I got there. She proceeded to tell me to never come back.I've only been a good respectful and polite customer.They do treat you like if you're not pierced ot tattooed you're not welcome.Who knew an innocent question was so horrible. I guess there was supposed to be another way to get my food without asking.I just didn't know that.Althugh a lot of vegetarian places and places with veggie options for some reason tend to not have the best sevice, they aren't rude.Businesses and busniness owners forget that we help them stay open, and make money.Yu lose your customers because yuo disrespect them, and eventualyl you just might lose your livelyhood.We can choose somewhere else to spend our money.
Posted: 7/16/2008 • Link to this review
I'm not a vegan or even vegetarian, but their tofu burrito and potato rolled tacos are sooo tasty I might consider it! I work right near Pokez and go in there quite a bit for take out, and I've never had anything but friendly service from the staff. The prices are incredibly good for the amount of food you get.
Posted: 7/12/2008 • Link to this review
Yup, even Mexicans can be vegans. This is the place to go for good vegan, or not, food. The atmosphere is brimming with atmosphere! The food is worth the downtown local and parking situation. Great place on your way to a ballgame, really.
Posted: 6/14/2008 • Last edited: 6/26/2008 • Link to this review
Honestly, I can't recall a time when I've dealt with such unpleasant staff. I know it's cool to be detached and difficult. The food was very good, but I'm not sure I'll go back considering how awful they treat their customers.
Posted: 5/29/2008 • Link to this review
One of the most exciting Mexican restaurants I've ever dined at! The energy the waiters exude is exciting! The fare is very pleasing to the eye and DELICIOUSLY proportioned. Well worth the wait (to be seated)! I highly recommend Pokez' vibrant and energetic atmosphere to all.
Posted: 5/29/2008 • Link to this review
Love this place. Quirky little restaurant with great food and vegan friendly - not many of these around town. Be prepared for a swanky, somewhat divey atmosphere...don't go here if you are judgemental or looking for 5 star service or environment. Go here if you want a cool place to hang out with phenomenal food!
Posted: 4/11/2008 • Link to this review
This is a my favorite Mexican restaurant. Their Vegetarian dishes are probably the most original and tastiest anywhere. Can't go here during your lunch break since you can expect your meal to take up to 45 minutes to come out. I've heard about bad service from other people. I have yet to experience it. Their little bar next door serves great sangria and its a fun place to end your dinner experience and start the night.
Posted: 10/25/2007 • Last edited: 6/16/2008 • Link to this review
not my favorite, foodwise, but my friends really like it because it has vegan options, the 4 times i've been there the service wasnt that friendly. the waiters are a little too 'cool' to smile very much. but the atmosphere is pleasantly odd with strange artwork and the restaurant has a casual feel to it.
Posted: 6/30/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I have eaten at Pokez only a few times but I have to say it is really great! They have an awesome vegan/vegetarian menu. The only complaint I have about this restaurant is that there is one man that works there and he is VERY rude. My friends and I ate there and he curtly told us that we could not have separate checks after the fact and he was slow and very unfriendly. FORTUNATELY, he is not the only one who works there and the other employees are VERY personable and friendly.
Posted: 5/28/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review