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100 E. Pennington St., Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85701 (El Presidio)
520 622 6400
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Ranked #22 of 1,710 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary, Californian
Neighborhood: El Presidio
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Minnetonka, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Cafe Pocahontas Cosa is close to the Fox Theater. The meal my husband and I had was a beef entree that has a wonderful sauce and served with fresh Jimica, peppers and greens. The flan for Dessert was light and creamy.. Service was attentive. Nice wine list.

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Took my close friend to Café Poca Cosa for her 50th birthday and had a wonderful meal and a great bottle of wine. We both chose the Plato de Poca Cosa, which put the choice into the chefs' hands. By giving them this choice you get three samples of the entrees available and mine included a chicken dish, pork dish... More 

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Byron Center, Michigan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Everything we had here was fabulous - consider ordering the Plato poca cosa, which gives you a combination of three chef's choice items off the menu. We got to essentially try six things off the menu, and they were all good! You may want to ask them to hold the "salad," which is artfully dumped atop your meal and kind... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I had the Pescado Ajillo Repollitos and it was fantastic. Probably the best white fish meal I've ever had. (posting photos) Even the waitress was fantastic and gorgeous! (Angelina Jolie's younger sister?) You get chips and the best salsa before ordering. We had reservations for 5:30pm, which was before the rush. The food came out right away and I watched... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Best place in Tucson. I've gone twice and i enjoyed the place and the food too much. Don't leave the place without tasting "plato poca cosa". It's enough for meal and it's so rad. I'll go back as soon as i can hang in Tucson for a while

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Nassau, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

On an impromptu evening we wondered into the beautifully decorated restaurant with a wonderful aroma of foods wafting past our olfactory senses. The Food was exquisite!! The flavors were indescribable!! Amelia was our server. The best!

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The menu changes twice a day and it's written on a board in Spanish, so it's up to the server to clearly explain and sell you on the dishes (no descriptions available). Our server spouted off the entrees like a flight attendant reading inflight passenger safety announcements. She spoke so quickly and with such disinterest, we had to ask her... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have been eating here for over thirty years and have never gotten less than an outstanding meal. Suzanna Davilla is an inspired chef and her familia is as good at service as they can get. Eat here once and you'll start planning your visits around a return trip.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have been going to Poca Cosa for years. I've never had a bad meal or bad service!!! The wait staff is very well trained, the food is amazing and the Margaritas rock!

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Lots of chopped cabbage covering small meat or fish portions. All meats or fish are overly sauced with uninspiring sauces. The service is truly awful. I'm not blaming the waitstaff, I am blaming the owner who is particularly obnoxious. There are far better fresh and healthy Mexican restaurants in Tucson without attitude.

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Additional Information about Cafe Poca Cosa

Address: 100 E. Pennington St., Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone Number: 520 622 6400
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary, Californian

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