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Cafe Poca Cosa

#8 of 1,563 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
+1 520-622-6400
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Café Poca Cosa was truly a treat! From the servers to the food to the ambience, this is a place you don't want to miss if you happen to be in Tucson. The incredible chef puts a unique twist on traditional Mexican dishes and the result is spectacular! If you find yourself in Tucson, treat yourself to some Cafe Poca... More 

Thank Kelly P
Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped in solo for lunch and this may very well be the best upscale Mexican restaurant I have ever visited. The service was great and the food delicious and beautiful!

Thank Joshua S
Broomfield, Colorado
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196 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Café Poca Cosa is a wonderfully run restaurant with knowledgable, friendly servers, and wonderful cuisine. The menu is presented by your server on a hand-held chalkboard. The menu is not extensive, but usually consists of a few meat items, a fish or two, a vegetarian option, or the chef's choice of 3 smaller items. The spice level runs from mild... More 

Thank GeorgeW1111
Tucson, Arizona
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been patronizing Poca Cosa ever since it started out as a tiny hole-in-the-wall on Scott Ave. The food, which I would describe as creative haute-Mexican, is always excellent and the presentation nothing short of artistic. 25 years ago PC was my place to go during my lunch hour at work. Now it is where I bring out of... More 

Thank Yanni_Pannimayoo
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was looking forward to our visit to this restaurant as it was very highly rated. We phoned for a reservation on Friday but could not get in until Saturday evening. We arrived with great expectations in what was very elegant decor and were seated in uncomfortable tables jammed together. I ordered a draft beer and was told they only... More 

Thank Gordon W
Flagstaff, Arizona
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Poca Cosa has the most delicious food in all of Tucson. Go for lunch and it's half the price. Definitely get the "Plato Poca Cosa" so you can try a little bit of everything because every dish I've ever had there is amazing. You get a ton of food and it's all so fresh and unique!

Thank Sarah S
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting friends, and they really wanted us to try this Southwestern restaurant, and we weren't disappointed. As soon as we were seated a hostess told us the water, chips and salsa would be arriving shortly, and they did within a minute. I know this is common fare for Southwestern cuisine, but the chips were oven-warmed and the salsa... More 

Thank snorkelingfan46
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice decor, huge plates filled with all kinds of things. Awesome margaritas, the meat on the plate was good, the 80% of the plate covered in different fruits and vegetables was just tasteless filler. Good plates to take pictures of and post on Facebook, looks like an artist put the plate together.

Thank ChrisLet84
scottsdale, az
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing flavorful food. I really like the tamale pie and chicken mole negro. The daily plate is a great option to taste a couple of dishes. Dynamite margaritas as well, and the rice beans and salsa are so good - you don't even need the proteins. Don't miss on your trip to Tucson !

Thank klmklm
Huntsville, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Poca Cosa came highly recommended from a local friend who insisted it was one of her favorite restaurants in town. The menu changes daily, but always includes the Plato Poca Cosa which is the chef's choice of three of the daily menu items. It was way more food than I could eat on my on, but each samples dish... 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, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?