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La Cocina

#51 of 1,562 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Presidio
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201 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-1003
+1 520-622-0351
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Canmore, Canada
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had planned to eat at another restaurant but found that it was closed on Monday. As we proceeded on the downtown historic walk, we found the artisans village and La Cocina. We decided to share a chile rellano, fried artichokes, and, a quesadilla. All were made from scratch, and not smothered in sauce and cheese as many of the... More 

Thank Melanie B
Vancouver, Washington
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by family members from the area so we decided to try it with our group of six. The seating was in an outside patio surrounded by various small shops. Despite being outside and evening time, the presence of free standing heaters made the temperature comfortable. The area had a very festive feel to it which was... More 

Thank PNWTravellinMan
Tucson, Arizona
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited La Cocina during the Tucson Museum of Art show, so it was a very busy day for them. We were told by a kind hostess that the wait for food would be approximately 30 minutes due to volume. We agreed and were seated right away. She courteously brought us a pitcher of water along with menus. We ordered... More 

Thank siouxbdoo
Mission Viejo, California
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a nice lunch here on a warm afternoon in Tucson. With tables in a largely outdoor setting under the trees, we dined on southwestern food with a harpist providing atmosphere. It wasn't terribly busy, and service was a bit slow, but the environment was very nice and we weren't in a terrible hurry, so all... More 

Thank mjd496
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162 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

There are several huge fans to assure you keep cool and bug free in the warm months. The menu is extensive and very reasonably priced. Parking can be tricky since there is no lot and you pay for parking on the street if you are lucky enough to find a spot.

Thank cjkines1
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The atmosphere is great to sit and have some drinks with friends. Was not too impressed with the food, or service. But I would definitely go back to just sit on the patio and drink.

Thank Taylor P
Oro Valley, Arizona
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190 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Service is good and very accommodating, the food tastes great, and the patio is beautiful. I go there on a regular basis, usually at night, and I am never disappointed. Any of their dishes are great, and they do offer vegetarian dishes for those who like them.

Thank Laurence L
Roswell, Georgia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We loved La Cocina! Great ambiance in the middle of the city surrounded by arts and crafts shops. We opted for the Mexican entrees and were more than pleased. Friendly staff as well.

Thank stephanie b
Oro Valley, Arizona
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Nice, relaxed atmosphere with outdoor courtyard seating iunder a canopy of trees for shade. Great to sit and relax after visiting the Old Town Artisans shops. Friendly, attentive service and good food.

Thank DesertRatfromVA
Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

First of all we got to La Cocina on a Thursday about 20 min before the kitchen was scheduled to close (which we had no idea about). You would think that they would've turned us down or something, but no. They kindly gave us time to look at the menu and order. The food was great! The grilled eggplant is... More 

Thank NoeReyes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $13
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
  • Neighborhood: El Presidio
  • Phone Number: +1 520-622-0351

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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?