Bothell’s restaurant scene has expanded with Poquitos and Prime Steakhouse, two formidable new players at The Junction, a recently completed six-story mixed-use building project on Bothell Way.
Well-known for their popular Seattle restaurants, James Weimann and Deming Maclise are excited to add Poquitos to their portfolio, which includes Bastille, Macleod’s, Stoneburner, and Rhein Haus. “At the Junction, it’s clear there is a deliberate focus on creating an urban landscape that promotes community and builds a neighborhood through a blend of restaurants, hotels, parks, and trails,” said Weimann.
Poquitos creates authentic Mexican cuisine prepared with ingredients that are the best of both worlds — locally from Northwest farms and ranches, as well as traditional items that must be sourced directly from Mexico. Handmade tortillas rolled and pressed from fresh masa; guacamole made to order only from fresh avocados; and classic presentations of Oaxacan mole negro, Mexico City inspired tacos al pastor, and coastal ceviche are just some menu items diners can expect to find.
Prime Steakhouse is the second installment of the Redmond-based restaurant featuring a casual service atmosphere along with its 35-day dry-aged Prime steak options. “When the opportunity to expand Prime came, we immediately looked to Bothell,” said Jason Bailey, owner at Prime Steakhouse. “With the city’s dynamic residential growth and downtown expansion, it seemed like a perfect fit. After spending time getting to know the area, it became an easy and exciting decision to join the Bothell community.”
Located in the northeast corner of The Junction, Prime Steakhouse also serves poultry, seafood, and vegetarian dishes, as well as extensive wine, beer, and craft cocktail selections with a twice-daily happy hour.