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Cafe Poca Cosa

#9 of 1,567 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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Tucson, visit this place, you will not regret it. Ive been here several times and I love the consistency of food and service. Its delish!

Thank Francoise G
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want burritos and tacos don't go here. What you will enjoy here is an experience of flavors not found at any other Mexican joint. Try the chef's plate you will not be disappointed.

Thank Craig N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I have eaten at Cafe Poca Cosa 5 times now, and have always had a great, memorable experience. The food is very flavorful and creative and the menu changes twice daily so there is always something new to try. Each plate is beautifully presented with excellent sauces and combinations and the restaurant has an up to date... More 

Thank lovs_nature
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unique & talented chef(brooks no interference).Food & drinks all terrific(combo plate with tamale pie option)decor & service all first rate

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This isn't the Cafe Poca Cosa I remember, and I was a bit embarrassed when I took a friend from New York there after bragging about it profusely. I'm all for innovation, even with Mexican food. But I found the current menu bland and disappointing. I'm a die hard mole fancier, and a lover of tamales, too. The mole at... More 

Thank cdagnalmyron
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Menu changes daily for lunch and dinner. You always have a new dish to eat. Service has always been superb. Great place!

Thank tedm636
Holcombe, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If it's great, creative Mexican-style food you want at a not unreasonable price, in comfortable upscale bistro-like atmosphere, you won't go wrong at the Poca Cosa.

Thank Ken P
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

not your typical mexican food - this is elegant, mexican fine dine -the chicken mole is one of the best anywhere -including mexico - great margaritas

Thank J.j. M
Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all best margaritas ever! The service is always impeccable. We always order the sampler of the specials of the day. Always a fun culinary journey. I loved being surprised

Thank Jennifer M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is pleasant with a mix of formalities. The menu choices are very interesting. This is by far the best Mexican food in Tucson

Thank FranSTucson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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?