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Cafe Poca Cosa

#8 of 1,539 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Presidio
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary
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100 E Pennington St Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85701-1508
+1 520-622-6400
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chandler, Arizona
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate here once for a business meeting. I was so impressed I wanted to take my family back to enjoy it. The "menu" is a chalkboard that changes daily. Wait staff brings it over and walks you through the day's options. I highly recommend you go with the chefs plate. Chef randomly pics three of the menu items and puts... More 

Thank WishAZhadabeach
Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is my go to place when visiting the Old Pueblo. I've been coming here for over 20 years. Some of the best margaritas and food you will find anywhere in the US. Usually very busy so would recommend making a reservation. While dining go out of your comfort zone and try something different. You won't be disappointed.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting old friends from Raleigh NC who moved to Tucson and were told about this restaurant from someone hiking on the Sabina Canyon trail - great tip! Someone wrote a review about the food being bland - I have no clue as to what they ordered but all four of us ordered the chef's special ($27) and all were very... More 

Thank semiretiredNC
Plano, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food, great margaritas. Try the Plato created by the Chef with three items. It won't disappoint.

Thank George7449
Lodi, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went here without reservations and the host was kinda snooty about me even being there and made it sound like I would never get in unless someone that had reservations didn't show up. But another lady, possibly the manager, spoke up and said "we'll get you in, just wait at the bar for a few minutes." After a short... More 

Thank RFDRacing
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You must have reservations for starters. Locally owned by the female chef. Menu changes daily depending upon what is available and in season. Menu comes around on a chalkboard that is in spanish, your server will help you. Food is fresh, creative, and a ton of it on your plate. Well worth the value. Half of your plate, no matter... More 

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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334 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dimly lit,so you can't even read the drink menu. Menu board the server read seemed redundant and unimaginative. The plates we saw at other tables were overwhelmed with kale...kind of like an elaborate inedible doily. Left after a drink. We were here a couple of years ago for lunch and had good memories, guess we'll stick with that.

Thank Michael S
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restaurant serving Mexico City cuisine with a flair. The menu changes two times a day and the plates are a work of art when they arrive with the main dish and salad on them. The beans, rice and tortillas are served separately. If you order the plato - the chef chooses the three entrees on your plate... More 

Thank S P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I chose the restaurant based on reading about it and proximity to other bars and restaurants should we need to bail quickly. The format is odd; chips and salsa, no hors douevres. 3 or 4 entrees and then a sampling of entree options. The menu is on a chalkboard which the server holds and rattles off way too fast with... More 

Thank John H
Flagstaff, Arizona
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665 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got lucky and got a seat just before closing while nearby. There is no printed menu, just the nightly menu on a chalkboard. I had an amazing red mole chicken that was tender and so flavorful. I seriously wanted to lick the plate. The big salad and jicama slaw that came with it kept the meal guilt free. Beans,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Pennington St Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85701-1508
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
  • Neighborhood: El Presidio
  • Phone Number: +1 520-622-6400

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