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Cafe Poca Cosa

100 E. Pennington St., Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85701 (El Presidio)
520 622 6400
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Ranked #16 of 1,681 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Hours:
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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Tucson
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121 reviews 121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We had a reservation. When we got there they were short staffed. Lucky for us, we had the owner take care of us. She was FABULOUS! Always a treat at the Café Poca Cosa!!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This place is high end and pretentious, which is the antithesis of Mexican, but the food is damn good.

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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

I came here with high hopes, as an establishment renowned for good food and decent prices. However, I was distinctly underwhelmed by the experience; the waitress read out the complicated menu in a disinterested monotonous voice, and proceeded to communicate almost nothing about the food on offer. Confused about the choices, we all ordered the signature "Plata Poca Cosa" (three... More

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We have been to Cafe Poca Cosa twice for special occasions. We have not been disappointed. The food is beautifully prepared and presented. The menu changes daily, and a wait person explains each entree in great detail, answering questions as needed. Both times, I chose the chef's choice, a selection of three dishes which complement one another. I was not... More

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San Diego, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

They have some great flavors here, and some very unique presentations. It's one of the few places I've been to where the servers actually read the menu to you from a board, and they have a number of selections that are chef's choice, meaning the chef picks and you just trust for something delicious. There were some great flavors. But... More

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b.c.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

when we knew we would be coming to arizona from canada i looked online for a great mexican food restaurant. i kept reading about this one and decided we had to make the drive from phoenix. even though there was heavy rainfall we made the trip. not to be disappointed ,our lunch was amazing. we had the 3 piece special... More

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Tucson, AZ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is an upscale Mexican restaurant -- not tacos and enchiladas. The menu (presented on a chalkboard brought to your table) contains imaginative, flavorful, and delicious choices. If you can't decide (and how could you?), get the "plato" and be surprised with the chef's selection of 3 dishes, ranging from chicken, beef, pork, fish or vegetarian (usually a tamale). I... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went here for lunch on a Wednesday ....then again on Friday . Truly AMAZING food...fresh, flavorful, and very reasonable. The menu changes twice a day, and the waiter brings a chalkboard to your table and explains everything. I had pollo negro the first day...melt in your mouth good with so many flavors. My husband had the chefs choice sampler... More

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Clemson, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I was just walking around Tucson looking for a Mexican restaurant and I came across this gem.I stopped in to see the menu and to my surprise the menu is on a black board and is changed ce daily.This is not just run of the mill Mexican this is gourmet Mexican. The chef owner Suzana Davila has done an amazing... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

when we asked Tucson friends about their favorite place to have dinner Cafe Poca Cosa was the answer … we went for lunch and totally enjoyed the Plato Poca Cosas we ordered.. the chef chooses three menu items …the waiter explains each of the dishes on the menu which is helpful our Platos were delightful.. very pretty and even better... More

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