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Little Cafe Poca Cosa

El Presidio
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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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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
Best vegan tostada EVER

My husband and I visited "the little one" on the recommendation of a shop keeper during our visit to Tucson. What a priceless recommendation! I ordered the nondescript vegan tostada from the wall menu and my husband ordered the surprise trio (any three items from the menu, chef's choice.) I also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Andrea W
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I visited "the little one" on the recommendation of a shop keeper during our visit to Tucson. What a priceless recommendation! I ordered the nondescript vegan tostada from the wall menu and my husband ordered the surprise trio (any three items from the menu, chef's choice.) I also ordered the half horchata, half iced coffee drink which... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Delicious, plentiful, healthy, something for vegetarians. They make great drinks but none have alcohol/no beer or wine. The only drawback really. On the crowded side but cozy. Wait for tables but it never takes long/maybe 5 minutes. Popular with the downtown workers. Super pricing/around 10 bucks. Great true local Tucson place. You might get hugged. Cash Only.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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92 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

On the recommendation of a friend, we left the resort we were staying at in order to dine at Little Cafe Poca Cosa for lunch. We were forewarned that they are only open M-F from breakfast until about 2 pm, and are cash only! Upon arrival they were very busy and we had to wait just a moment for a... More 

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oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My wife & I were walking around the old district and this came up on our list of recommended restaurants. While we were seated quickly, we were ignored for about 10 minutes for any sort of service. They have a dish which is a combo of 3 of the menu offerings, which is a great idea. But I only liked... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This place is totally fantastic. The food is fresh, healthy, and wonderful. I can't believe that the quality and amount can be served for the regular price. It is great food and a great value. It makes me wish every lunch could be like this. Everyone else underachieves compared to Little Cafe Poca Cosa.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was some of the most fresh and flavorful Mexican food I have ever tasted. I got the sampler platter of three different kinds of chicken. The flavors were incredible and the spices very different and flavorful for each dish. I could eat here every day and don't think I would ever tire of it. We arrived slightly before noon... More 

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fayetteville
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 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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MIDWEST
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94 reviews 94 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?