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Cafe Poca Cosa

#10 of 1,553 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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El Presidio
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100 E Pennington St Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85701-1508
+1 520-622-6400
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the finest non Sonoran style Mexican restaurants we have eaten at anywhere. The menu changes daily, so,etimes more than once a day. They use locally sourced farm to table meat and produce. For a unique dining a experience you won't forget try this restaurant.

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Thank Manuel A
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Tucson because it's consistently excellent in service and quality of food. The wine list is okay but the margaritas and cocktails are yummy. This is must to bring visitors especially if they like mole! I like going early when it is not crowded because it gets noisy... Always get reservations.

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Thank Mary B
Tucson, Arizona
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there for the first time, after a friend who knew the owner recommended it. It was a celebratory evening. My friend had the board choice, which held the chefs selections, I chose the green corn tamale plate. We were both delighted beyond expectations!! It's crowded for good reason!

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Thank looking4spring04
Tennessee
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no justice in a review for this place. The food was outstanding, as was the presentation and atmosphere. This was by far the most unique Mexican restaurant I've ever eaten at. It's in no way a traditional Americanized Mexican food with tons of cheese dip and fake guacamole......if you want that, go somewhere else. This food had flare... More 

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Thank Joaks
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food, presentation, service and atomspere is second to none. My only regret is there is not a location near my home. When in Tucson this is a must have! The portions are large so if you are not a big eater you might want to consider sharing a dish.

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Thank OhioDiver1964
Tucson
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is definitely not your run-of-the-mill Mexican food. Menu is on a black board because it changes nightly (I believe) depending upon what is fresh and available. The chefs pick of 3 items is always fun and enough to share. The food is delicious and the presentation is beautiful. Margaritas are great. Service is impeccable. Very upscale decor.

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Thank U5122OTjanicem
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When my office was downtown, this was the place to go for lunch to celebrate birthdays or other occasions. It is still worth the ten mile ride for dinners. Although I usually chose the fish dish, I decided to try the chicken mole the last time we went. I now have a new favorite.

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Thank da997
Anchorage, Alaska
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our recent trip to Tucson we really enjoyed our evening dining experience at Cafe Poca Cosa. The food was delicious, presented beautifully, and served by the capable staff. The portions were huge and we both took food away for lunch on the following day. If you enjoy tequila, this is the place to go for a great drink. We... More 

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Thank Kurt E
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend of mine and I decided to eat here based on reviews. It didn't disappoint. We chose the meal where the chef chooses for you. Our meals were different and each delicious. Kind of pricey so this is definitely a night out meal. $28 and jalapeno martini was $9. Owner was there and she stopped by to talk with... More 

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Thank Haley L
Utica, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was extremely fresh and delicious! Very welcoming atmosphere! Friendly staff! One of the best places I have ever eaten! Hats Off!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Pennington St Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85701-1508
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
  • Neighbourhood: El Presidio
  • Phone Number: +1 520-622-6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?