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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
Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We were on a road trip and stopped in for a quick lunch. I had the the chicken mole and it was one of the better mole dishes I'd had in awhile. My husband ordered the chef's surprise, a plate of 3 chef's choice dishes, and was happy with is selection.The atmosphere was friendly, clearly a local hangout as some... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Ordered the Tamale elote and it was by far the best tamale I've ever had! It was filled with corn and came with rice, beans, tortillas. I cleaned my plate as it was so delicious. The atmosphere was great. They only take cash if you go.

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Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

My son and I went here for lunch today. The server was very friendly and knew the menu well. Our drinks arrived, they were fresh homemade juices that had wonderful taste and texture. Mine was lime/mint/basil/celery. Delicious! My son had orange/mango/pineapple, also very good. Sadly, those were the highlights of the lunch. I ordered a daily special of chicken with... More

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Bend, Oregon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Food was not that good. That huge piece of lettuce on the dish took away from the presentation, you couldn't even see your food. I had the chicken which was tough... The shredded pork was tasty but the beet "sauce" it came with was watery. The beef carnitas were good with the tortillas. The margaritas were tasty.

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The West
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Based on other reviewers, we decided to try this place for lunch. The food was excellent and arrived quickly in spite of the noon hour rush. The server was exceptional as we're the fresh fruit/vegetable drinks. A good selection of vegetarian options. Would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

We had a fabulous Mexican breakfast here - really exceptional eggs and combination plates. The owner served us her genuine charm as well as the great eats. Don't confuse this with the upscale restaurant Cafe Poca Cosa around the corner. It's Little Poca Cosa that we'll be referring outs friends to! Parking next door beneath the library is free for... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I would give a huge rating to Little Poca Cosa except, I can't hear myself think when there nor can most persons carry on a conversation with out loud talking. The food is good, the mole' is superb, the corn soup is excellent but the noise is intolerabe. On a nice day eating outside would be a big help.

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127 reviews 127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

some of the better sw food in the area without the higher costs. really down to earth, friendly and great value for the costs. try it and be suprised at the great flavors and varieties.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

One of the best kept secrets of downtown Tucson Arizona. Parking under the library for an hour is free. Service is full of hugs and endearments. the food is what keeps me coming back again and again. fresh Mexican light delicious. their lunch service is super fast too.

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sahuarita, arizona
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

excellent food and drink but way overpriced for the area good drinks and owner often greets you at the door. would suggest reservations on the weekends menu changes daily and is posted on chalk board presented when ordering

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