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Cafe Poca Cosa

#31 of 1,596 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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El Presidio
Mexican, Californian, Pizza, Contemporary
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100 E. Pennington St., Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85701
520 622 6400
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 581
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  • 155
    Very good
  • 102
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic food in downtown

One charming eatery with great service, personality, delicious food, and very low prices! You might walk right by without noticing this charming restaurant. Please turn around and go in!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
kenneth C
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

One charming eatery with great service, personality, delicious food, and very low prices! You might walk right by without noticing this charming restaurant. Please turn around and go in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The food was great as usual but the prices have gone up rightfully so. I've been going there a little over a decade and seen only 2 price hikes. What was once $11 a plate is now $18. It's still a good place 2 take a date or out of town guests for some eccentric Oaxaca/Mexican food.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The presentation of their dishes was outstanding. Vegetarians would probably like eating the beautiful display of greens and veggies. A little difficult to find, even though I was standing right across the street from the restaurant.

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Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What an experience. In a location known for SW foods, Poca Cosa stands on its own. I nearly always go with the chef's selection (actually a surprise). If in Tucson, go here!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It was a very busy day when we walked in (Graduation) but we got a seat at the bar immediately. Had been dreaming of their margaritas since we had one in December and they did not fail to delight again. So absolutely delicious! Best ever. Salsa and chips really yummy. Main dishes - maybe a bit too much on the... More 

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Mesa, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It looks like a martini bar or something inside not what we were expecting when we walked in the plain front area. Nicely decorated. We both got the sampler plates where the chef's pick what food you are going to get. We had 6 different items. I thought they were all really good, a mix of chicken, carne asada, mole,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

As always, excellent service, food and atmosphere. The place to go have a nice dinner for a special occasion.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I really hate to do this, but 2 stars for my afternoon lunch visit. I wanted to love this place - the idea of twice daily chalkboard menus, nice room, good location, nice professional service - but the main course was really disappointing. I ordered the "sampler" - it had a much nicer name in Spanish - which had 2... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a our favorite place to dine for dinner. The food, service and drink menu is superb. They have a menu on a chalk board of assorted entrees - no other menu, that's it! But you can choose from several chicken, beef, and pork dishes and at least one fish and veggie option too. I usually get the plato... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The moment you walk through the door you sense you have come upon a gastronomic paradise. From the chalk board selections if you can't decide, order the Chef's Choice. Excellent sampling of the finest dishes. Welcoming and attentive staff, great atmosphere, glorious meal presentation. Put this on the top of your list for your next dining experience!

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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, Californian, Pizza, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 E. Pennington St., Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85701
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
  • Neighborhood: El Presidio
  • Phone Number: 520 622 6400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Californian, Pizza, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?