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Little Cafe Poca Cosa

151 N. Stone Ave., No Phone, Open M-F 7:30 Am Until 2:30 Pm, Cash Only, Tucson, AZ 85701 (El Presidio)
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Ranked #25 of 1,669 restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: El Presidio
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Sierra Vista
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We ate here on a tip......exceeded our expectations......very good, tasty, authentic Mexican food, Oaxacan style.....ample portions, reasonably priced. The green corn tamal was mmmgood. And the taco, and the whole beans, and the salsa, and the chile rellano, and I wanted to taste everything. Limited seating and hours.....they close at 2:30. Very good service. Parking can be a problem.....downtown Tucson.... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

The innkeeper at our B and B said this is where his family eats when they come to visit. my wide and I both had great food!

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Virginia Beach, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I could write a long review. I will keep it short. This restaurant is a wonderful place. Do not miss it. I will be back in Tucson in May and my first weekday lunch will be at the Little Poca Cosa. Hugs all around.

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The music is loud, the service is super friendly and the food is the real deal. They only take cash and walk-ins for breakfast and lunch M-F. The owner has been in the kitchen since before dawn making the daily specials (be sure to ask your server) and she is in the house too. If you still can't decide, just... More

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Chester, New Hampshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Stopped in for an early dinner (~5:30) one night based on the reviews we saw here in TripAdvisor. From the menu board of 8 or so items, my husband had one of the chicken choices, I had the salmon. There were several chicken entrees, several beef, two seafood, one vegetarian so plenty of choices for all appetites. Food was interesting... More

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Vail, Arizona
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122 reviews 122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

First time here, bringing out of town guests, and it was disappointing. The food was rather bland, the service indifferent, the pricing rather high and, what really concerns me, the food wasn't hot at all. I'm always picky about serving temperatures and when the food comes to the table just warm when it should be piping hot... well!! Very disappointing.... More

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Wolfville, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The food here is carefully prepared and served by good-natured staff. Fresh ingredients, mindful cooking. Try the molle chicken and/or the pork stew - delicious. Oh, and by the way, you can't leave without a hug from the owner - the best part of a good experience. Go. Eat. Smile.

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MIDWEST
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55 reviews 55 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A small restaurant in downtown Tucson ran by two sisters from Mexico is known for hugs and loud music. Even going in just once or twice a year when the gem shows are on we get a welcome back and a warm embrace from Sandra. The food and presentation are always excellent. The restaurant works it own charities giving to... More

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I'm not sure that this is the correct address, because I wouldn't describe this restaurant as "little" or a "cafe." My two friends and I each chose the Poca Cosa special -- surprises from the Chef. The menu changes every day, and there were 9 dishes so we got to try each of them. I have been living in Mexico... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

We went for breakfast. My husband had huevos divorciados. He said he could eat it every day. I had huevos machaca. Mine was great, too. I also had fresh mango-peach juice. It was like heaven in a cup! The staff was super friendly and the casual atmosphere was great.

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