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Cafe Poca Cosa

#29 of 1,583 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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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 567
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  • 150
    Very good
  • 101
    Average
  • 48
    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
Tucson's Best

The food is incredible, and served like no other restaurant! The margaritas are the best in the state!! Better take a taxi or Uber! The atmosphere is wonderful, cozy, dimly lit, romantic. The service is perfect, at the bar ,or at the table.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
racegirl35
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Tucson, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food is incredible, and served like no other restaurant! The margaritas are the best in the state!! Better take a taxi or Uber! The atmosphere is wonderful, cozy, dimly lit, romantic. The service is perfect, at the bar ,or at the table.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you are in Tucson and are looking for latin american food then this is the place to go. The decor is nice and food is fresh and yumm. The moment you are seated they serve you chips and salsa - they are delicious. The menu is not fixed and they write the menu ( everyday ) on a board.... More 

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Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to dine. The portions are overwhelmingly generous and the staff is friendly and knowledgable; however, watch your wallets... it can be pricey!

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hard to have a favourite dish here because the menu is not a static thing. I usually just order whatever they call their sampler and go to town.

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Tucson, Arizona
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120 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Probably my 5th time dining at CPC. I always go for the chef's plate. Never disappointed! You can't lose here, just make sure you have a reservation or feel very lucky.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We like to take out-of-town visitors here to get a taste of this uniquely Mexican type of food. I usually recommend Suzana's "Chef's Choice" on the chalkboard menu to have something surprising and wondeful. It's always a treat!

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tucson, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is not your ordinary Mexican restaurant. The fine dining experience and personalized service are surpassed only by the amazing variety of quality foods offered. I would highly suggest the chefs choice comprised of 4 tastings served with fresh greens. Don't rush through your meal, enjoy every morsel!

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Marietta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There is a full menu but there is always a chef surprise where the picks 3 of the entrees and presents to you on a plate. Always delicious and plenty to eat.

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Vancouver, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visited here for lunch with friends. The service was very friendly & the outside seating was great. My wife and I shared a 3 item chef's choice lunch & it was unbelievably good. The flavors were the best we've had in Tucson! Everyone loved their lunch and we will all be back soon!

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Ponce PR
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My husband and I went here for lunch! The menu changes daily and twice a day so there is no printed menu. The waiter comes to your table and gives you a detailed description of the menu choices. Then suggests that you forget everything he just said and order the Combination Plate. We each ordered the combination plate which was... More 

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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

Questions & Answers

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