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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 #20 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: El Presidio
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Neighborhood: El Presidio
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89% Recommend
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had to go downtown for jury duty. On the bright side, it got me to eat at this little gem of a restaurant. Loved the surprise plate. You really can't go wrong with any of the choices. But know this is a cash only place so make sure you have enough before going in. Also, go early because parking is... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Tucson resident who frequently eats at Little Cafe Poca Cosa for lunch and thought I should add a review. I often eat at Cafe Poca Cosa and several years ago I started eating at Little for lunch. Only breakfast and lunch served here. No alcoholic beverages -- wonderful fruit drinks, fruit-flavored lemonades and horchata more than make up for it.... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Little Cafe Poca Cosa in downtown Tucson is Cafe Poca Cosa eccentric little sibling. Cash only. Great food. Park around the corner in the building housing the Tucson Public Library. Be prepared to wait if you arrive at noon.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Smaller, more casual but still fabulous quality and flavor. Priced nice since it's only lunch and breakfast: be forewarned, they accept cash only.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Been going seasonally for years. These people know how to run a restaurant. They are the only one with a little originality in Tucson The fresh beans. warm tortillas, fruit and vegetables on the plate and well prepared mains make it a good option though it has gotten more expensive. Service is personal and you will get attention and maybe... More

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Sierra Vista
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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