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Cafe Poca Cosa

#31 of 1,605 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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El Presidio
Mexican, American, 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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 596
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  • 162
    Very good
  • 103
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  • 51
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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You Can't Go Wrong Here

Seriously awesome food! The menu, which changes twice daily, offers you so much to choose from! If you can't decide what to have let the chef decide for you! I always take clients to eat here...you will never find another place that can make a plate that looks as wonderful as it tastes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Roxandthekids
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Tucson, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Seriously awesome food! The menu, which changes twice daily, offers you so much to choose from! If you can't decide what to have let the chef decide for you! I always take clients to eat here...you will never find another place that can make a plate that looks as wonderful as it tastes.

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Located in downtown Tucson, Poca Cosa is nicely appointed with excellent ambiance and caters to a younger crowd with a vibrant bar scene; but regardless of age, you will not feel out of place. The food is excellent and not your normal Mexican fare. You won't find the typical burritos, tacos, etc. here; but the dishes are creative and delicious.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Took my family for a birthday lunch for my wife. We received outstanding service. The margaritas were particularly good with a wide selection. Everyone liked their meals, my fish was very good. This is a great place for special events and celebrations. I have found the value is better with lunch compared to dinner with almost the same meals at... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

CPC has always been my favorite "go to" place for a first date or when friends or business comes to town. It's upscale Mexican food to impress. The menu is new every time, although I prefer the sampler, and always delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Took a prospective employer to business lunch here. Amazing food, menu is read off of chalk board and changes twice daily. Definitely get the chefs choice!!!!

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We have experienced Cafe Poca Cosa numerous times over the past 5 years. Never have we had a bad experience. In fact, it is always a treat to talk with the wait staff. The food is prepared with only the freshest ingredients. Menu may change a couple times a day. The wait staff are always prepared to explain any dish.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I enjoyed parts of the meal here. Some of the food was too spicy hot for me. I was unable to get my meal adjusted so that it would not be so hot. It is a beautiful setting and it reminds me of a New York club. The waiters and the service was excellent. The downtown location calls for some... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

No menus just what's printed on the board. Everything is so good that I usually just get the Chef's Plate and let myself be surprised. It's located in the Pennington St garage downtown but don't let the location fool you - terrific food!

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Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I ate there several times over the year. This time it was a disappointment. The owner- chef was nowhere to be seen (maybe she sold it), the menu was completely different. The food tried to be upscale mexican but failed in both categories. The service was bored and uncaring. One of the worse dinner in months.

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I simply cannot rave more. I have been going to this place for almost 20 years, and I have never tasted more consistently delicious, fresh, unique, authentic and amazing Mexican food anywhere in the USA.

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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, American, 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?