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Little Cafe Poca Cosa

#24 of 1,606 Restaurants in Tucson
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 60
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Fabulous Tasty (Even Healthy) Mexican Food with a "Green Conscience"

It is difficult to find words enough to express the 'made to feel at home' atmosphere and abundant and excellently prepared and beautifully presented food at "The Little One" (which is what the sign on the side of the building says, in English). For a pittance of only $9.75, I was overjoyed to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Scott W
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It is difficult to find words enough to express the 'made to feel at home' atmosphere and abundant and excellently prepared and beautifully presented food at "The Little One" (which is what the sign on the side of the building says, in English). For a pittance of only $9.75, I was overjoyed to taste the tastiest chips and salsa I've... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place is a true Tucson institution and I just had to go with a friend when I was there on business last month. The owner's passion for her restaurant shows, and I love the donation box (they use the proceeds to fund charity projects). Although there are tons of business people who are regulars here, I wouldn't come here... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a must visit for people visiting Tucson. Although Tucson is known for great Mexican food, surprisingly many of the Mexican restaurants are run of the mill. This one is unique and special. First, you are warmly greeted by the owner, and the interesting music playing. Then the menu is on the wall so you have the server describing... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is the little sister of Café Poca Cosa. The menu is similar, but that is where the resemblance ends. The owner is so sweet and caring. She loves her restaurant and it shows. The platos that my daughter and I ordered were different and very good. Each plato has 3 different entree samples. We had a great time tasting... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Pretentious, expensive, better places to eat in Tucson. Dropped in here to grab something to eat after the Second Saturday. Was told it would be at least 1.5 hours to get seated. OK I thought, I'm not in a hurry and I'll get a bite at the bar. Wrong. No bites allowed at the bar except chips and salsa (which... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I argue over who found Poca first (it was me, I took them there in 1996) If I remember correctly, Suzana had opened in an affordable location because her father's small cafe couldn't handle the demand. She went creatively upscale and the foodies followed. The food and presentation are remarkable. Despite her personal sparkle the service can... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The servers are very entitled and not too friendly especially with a large group they get very flustered. The food is not all that great for the grief the servers give you and the cost

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I travel to the Tucson area regularly and I am always looking for something new.Little Cafe Poca Cosa was great find located in south downtown Tucson. We arrived at lunch time on a Friday. The small dining area was full and we were asked to wait inside to keep the door closed. It's a tight fit and you feel like... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, USA
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a great meal... super friendly, fun atmosphere... a Tucson institution lives on. The owners donate much time, effort and money to children's causes north and south of the border. They are simply the salt of the earth and run a great restaurant. Music is playing, people are happy and food is superb... what's not to like? If you want... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

One of our all time favorite lunch places. Really upbeat Mexican restaurant with an awesome mole. My son always orders the surprise combo (Plato Poca Cosa) and loves it. The music is really loud so may not be the best place for an intimate quiet talk or a serious business meeting. But it is a really fun, cheerful place and... 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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