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Cafe Poca Cosa

#10 of 1,562 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Presidio
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Contemporary
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100 E Pennington St Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85701-1508
520 622 6400
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I have been dining here for more than 10 years. We go for our anniversary, with out-of-town visitors and special occasions. The menu is on a blackboard brought by the waitress and it changes every day. You can't go wrong with the chef's choice, which features three of the best dishes being prepared that night. I especially... More 

Thank larrybodine2016
Sedona, Arizona
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our Uber driver suggested this restaurant for lunch. It was quite a dining experience. The menu changes daily. A chalkboard is brought to your table, which slows things down a bit. The server described the offerings in detail. The moles were both delicious. Each plate comes with a big salad and slice of fruit. No two plates are alike, even... More 

Thank Bkseatridr
Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Waiters are extremely attentive. The owner is a wonderful older women who worked very hard to provide for her family and have excellent service and fresh food. Everything is delicious and bright. The menu changes daily and is presented on a chalkboard and explained thoroughly. Desserts are all wonderful. You won't regret this experience.

Thank fernanda411
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't expect tacos. This is gourmet Mexican food, from a world renowned chef. Decor is hip and modern. Food is out of this world. My suggestion: order the Chef's special. Let the chef wow you with her choice of three creations. Her moles are complex and soul-satisfying. The presentation is gourmet all the way. And don't forget to order a... More 

Thank SuitcaseSally
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Be sure to make a reservation. The menu changes daily and is presented and explained at your table by your waiter. There are generally 4-6 entrees offered with the last being "the Chef's Choice" a delightful plate with a sampling of 3 of the entrees chosen by the chef for how well the flavors compliment each other. No substitutions allowed.... More 

Thank Gary B
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant. I would highly recommend you Mack this a priority in your visit to Tucson. The food is wonderful.

Thank Shelley R
Reno, Nevada
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love that they offer a surprise dish allowing the restaurant to pick for you. Good food and fabulous margaritas. A little pricey for Mexican food but it's the experience you are paying for. Menu changes daily.

Thank Livetotravel4321
Laramie Wyoming
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carne Assad and chicken mole were beautifully prepared but all plates come with huge salad servings on the plate as well.Half the salad serving is enough for one person.Expensive,elegant,reservations recommended.

Thank windlibrarian
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Liked that the menu constantly changes but there were things on my plate that did not belong there like pineapple crown. Other things in my salad were confusing but interesting like jicama and grapes. Also is too dark for my taste. Food was ok.

Thank Lorraines86
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything tastes amazing. We have been twice and both time gotten the chef's special where the chef puts together three tastes on one plate with a salad. I can't rave about this place enough. Just go.

Thank Carrie R

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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, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
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: 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?