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Cafe Poca Cosa

#39 of 1,748 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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El Presidio
Mexican, Californian, Contemporary
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100 E. Pennington St., Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85701
520 622 6400
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 558
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 100
    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
Not your ordinary Mexican restaurant!

The amazing culinary creations at this restaurant will take your breath away. They have a new menu every day written on a chalk board that they bring to your table. You can always count on them having a mouth watering tamale pie. A bit pricey but worth every penny!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2012
buckeyeaz81
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Tucson, AZ
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Tucson, AZ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

The amazing culinary creations at this restaurant will take your breath away. They have a new menu every day written on a chalk board that they bring to your table. You can always count on them having a mouth watering tamale pie. A bit pricey but worth every penny!

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Columbus, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Ok, this place, we all agree is in the top 3 best restaurants of all time. The waitress was excellent, and the food was extremely fresh and delicious. It's a beautiful restaurant, but a little noisy. This is a must when you go to Tucson.

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

A modern twist on classic Mexican dishes and flavors. Inventive and flavorful. Recomended for the foodie

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Tucson, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Joined some friends from out of town there. We had a reservation, and we were right on time, but still told to wait. We could not even sit at the bar for drinks while we waited. Then, they seated us at a tall table in the bar area! Service was sub par, our food took forever to come out. As... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Each time that I have been to Cafe Poca Cosa, I have been pleasantly surprised by the changing menu. I always find a selection that I like and the service is outstanding. Truly unique!

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Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Not the usual Mexican food you can get all over town. This restaurant serves up unique dishes with fresh ingredients. Love it!

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Melbourne,Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

From the moment I stepped off the plane from Australia and people learned I was traveling to Tucson, I was asked the question "Do you like Mexican food?" My answer was always the same...Yes it is OK but not my favorite fare. "Well then. You MUST go to Cafe Poca Cosa! This happened so many times that I actually got... More 

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Vail, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

OMG! I hate to even begin this review with that, but, OMG!!!! This place is simply amazing! Great atmosphere, it is simply elegant, chic and gorgeous in there! The only thing that tops it off is the even better food! It is simple but ever so good! I come from a long line of great cooks but this food is... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

Very nice decor. Hip and artsy in southwest style. I loved the fresh menu. Apparently it is new everyday and sometimes more than once a day. I had the plato which was a random chef selection of three items. All were amazing. The mole was tremendous! Made with Mexican chocolate. Yummy! Margaritas are fantastic too. Truly some of the best... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Visited upon a recommendation from a foodie friend that used to live in the area and this cafe did not disappoint. The food was great topped only by the drinks. There was no menu and the servers describe the dily food choices. With a popular option to simply let the chef surprise and wow you, which was really a fun... 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, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?