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La Cocina

#51 of 1,541 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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201 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-1003
+1 520-622-0351
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is something for everyone on their menu. Cocktails are great (they even carry all 3 mesquite whiskeys from Del Bac.) Not a cocktail person but their mescal cocktails are remarkable. There are a lot of people that fit into the space but it doesn't feel crowded because the dining areas meander around. Eat outside, Tucson Spring, helpful servers, great... More 

Thank bert360
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had dinner here several times and the food is always outstanding, The outside seating is always nice- i have eaten in the bar which is nice also. Stay and listen to the music when you have time

Thank DB5758
Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant courtyard setting (with an indoor bar). Helpful waitstaff. One diner had the Cobb Salad - mediocre. Another had the Reuben sandwich - really good. Aside from the pleasant setting, there's not much to recommend this place.

Thank Robert Y
Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little secret restaurant in downtown of Tucson. It has an eclectic vibe with great food and music. If you are looking for a restaurant that is different and unique but has great food and service, this is it!

Thank ABuckeye4life
Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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159 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good and the service was OK. Prices were a little bit touristy. I like what I ordered but could have found that cuisine in a lot of different places. (pulled pork made marinated with beer) I would prefer to have a local specialty. My wife ordered a Rubin and it was great but not necessarily unique to the... More 

Thank dbeaum1222
San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, great service, great food. Outdoor area surrounded with artistic shops. On weekend de you may have the treat of live music being played in the courtyard. Cantina has a full bar, good selection of local brews on tap with food service. Second time here, and I will certainly come back next time I come through Tucson. Only problem... More 

Thank Paco P
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is honestly one of the BEST restaurants I've ever been to. Food: delicious and healthy. My boyfriend and I agreed it was one of the best meals we've eaten out (and totally the best in Tuscon). And I can also add one of the best margaritas I've ever had. Atmosphere: lovely patio (they have heaters so it's good even... More 

1 Thank NaSmLi
Tucson Arizona
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543 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,771 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here for lunch 8 years ago, and the food was cold, and the service was bad, so decided not to ever go back. But, yesterday (2/22) we went to the Museum of Art, and it was such a glorious day, that lunch outdoors was definitely called for. That Café a La C'Art (in Museum complex) is on our... More 

2 Thank NYU62
Becker, Minnesota
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195 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017

The courtyard seating is great with a stage for local performers, a turtle pond, and surrounded by artisan shops. The owner, Jo< is very friendly and talkative. She seems to treat her staff wonderfully and gives back to the community. Her food is delicious and leans toward vegan and vegetarian, but offers meat dishes, too. The indoor eclectic and mainly... More 

Thank Eileen P
Fort Collins, Colorado
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

We had great margs, food and service. The setting is fabulous. We ate outside and they turned on the heater units when it started to get a bit chilly. Music began toward the end of our meal and we enjoyed them. The owner didn't hear of it being the day for immigrants to not work until too late to close,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $13
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
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?