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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 #12 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary, Californian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: El Presidio
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702 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Green Valley, Arizona
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We went to celebrate birthdays. One of the ladies in our group was on a restricted diet and when we explained to the waitress, she came back with a specially prepared soup for her. This does not happen very often and we were most appreciative. Three platos were ordered and they were all delicious; the chicken with poblano sauce was... More

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Long Beach, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I went to Tucson, AZ for work and our local employees suggested Poca Cosa for our dinner. We had a group of 10 and we called the restaurant ahead of time and they had no problem setting up a table for us in their small venue. The ambiance is really neat and there are a few dishes prepared and listed... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We didn't even see the chalkboard menu. Our server described the chef's choice and we went with that, and I'm glad I did. It was an opportunity to try several different menu items rather than having to choose just one. Both variations on tamale pie that we had were especially good. Great concept! We also had some tasty margaritas.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

There is not enough room to write all the great things about this place. Try the sampler plate.....so worth it. The decor is beautiful. Staff is friendly. I bet the desserts are amazing, I have never tried one because the food is so good I cant stop eating and get filled up. You will not be sorry.

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Tucson, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you visit or live in Tucson don't miss this one. Food is always outstanding. On weekends you may have to wait so allow plenty of time. I have never had anything other than the chef special which combines three dishes selected by the Chef so I can't speak for the rest of the menu. This plate is always excellent... More

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Tucson, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Unique and wide choice of entrees. Everything is great including the margaritas get the poca cosa plate gives you multiple tastes,each one better than before,you will not be disappointed

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Tucson, Arizona
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Used to go there once a week when I worked down town. It was such a treat for me at the end of the work week. The food is fresh and flavorful. No longer work down town and miss going there. Last time I was there was in 2008. Geez too long to stay away. I recommend folks to try... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Unique does not begin to describe the food and the atmosphere of Cafe Poca Cosa. The specially prepared meals are made daily with surprises each time you visit. Care and time are put into fine details of unusual spices and flavors. The best is the Chef special which will give you a taste of three different entrees, but it is... More

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Washington, DC
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The only thing that I didn't like about this place was there was too much food. But all of it was tasty and really lovely atmosphere. Margaritas are top notch too.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have been coming here since they were in their former rustic very Mexican building. This is very upscale New York glitzy looking by comparison. That said, you will not fine more adventersome Mexican eating anywhere. You will see the hands-on owner on every visit and most likely visit with her. You can make life simple for yourself and just... More

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