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Little Cafe Poca Cosa

El Presidio
Mexican
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151 N. Stone Ave., No Phone, Open M-F 7:30 Am Until 2:30 Pm, Cash Only, Tucson, AZ 85701
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7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
very good food, very good service

This was my first visit to this restaurant and I will definitely be back. The food was freshly mad and the strawberry lemonade was refreshing. The waitress was attentive and friendly. The location is good, and I enjoyed the outdoor seating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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fayetteville
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fayetteville
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to this restaurant and I will definitely be back. The food was freshly mad and the strawberry lemonade was refreshing. The waitress was attentive and friendly. The location is good, and I enjoyed the outdoor seating.

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94 reviews 94 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A visit to "the little one" is a yearly pleasure when attending the Tucson gem shows. After several years at once a year Sandra recognizes us and everyone gets a hug. The small cozy dining area is a quiet pleasure. The menu written on the wall has great variety for breakfast or lunch. The food is beautifully presented and of... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We have been to this establishment twice. First time we brought our middle school daughters, second time just the two of us. First time we actually stayed and ate, but I have to say the tables over to the left of the entrance really are quite unpleasant. We were clearly placed there because we had children, which is fine, they... More 

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Washington, Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This restaurant can't be beat. Only breakfast and lunch during the week and closed on the weekends. Be aware. It is loud, terribly friendly, and simply has the best Mexican food going. We have been there 6 or 8 times and can't imagine not going when in Tucson. Give it a try.

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Tucson, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Love the owner, love the food, love the value. I only wish we could visit more often. soulful and heartful food.

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Berkeley, Ca
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This little restaurant in downtown Tucson offers a different and more healthy take on typical Mexican food. It is very popular and has a small outdoor patio eating area. The food uses fresh ingredients and is expertly prepared. You can take a chance and let the chef's prepare a special plate with three dishes. Prices are very reasonable. They do... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very interesting and fun concept. Menu is delivered on a waiter held chalk board (not my favorite custom) but waiter does describe dishes well. If you choose the chefs choice ( I usually do and have never been disappointed) you will receive a plate with portions from 3 of the menu items but it is the chefs choice as to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Warning: CASH ONLY. Prices are higher than you'd expect for a drop-in Mexican place, but the quality is so worth it. As for the cash-only policy... Come on, it's 2014. That's not quaint or charming, it's ridiculous. Anyway, the food was very fast and service very friendly. Was a little worried about the "Hugs Mandatory" policy when I saw that... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We have been eating at Little Poca Cosa now The Little One for 13 years. We ate there yesterday. We arrived at 1:15 pm. All outdoor seating was taken. We found a table for 4 inside. When I saw the name change I was concerned that the ownership changed. What a relief to see Sandra! When you decide on The... More 

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Savannah GA
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159 reviews 159 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

BLUF: home cooking, done better than most of us could manage. Their new name is "The Little One", same owner, same food..just different name. The Huevos Rancheros were some of the best I've had around. Perfectly done eggs with a delicious salsa and salad and fresh fruit and Pinto's and warm corn Tortilla's...quite a spread for around $8. The service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 N. Stone Ave., No Phone, Open M-F 7:30 Am Until 2:30 Pm, Cash Only, Tucson, AZ 85701
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
  • Neighborhood: El Presidio

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?