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“Vegans pay attention!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Cocina

La Cocina
Ranked #55 of 1,971 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $13
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: El Presidio
Washington
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Vegans pay attention!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Everyone will love this place but if you are vegan, this is a must. I had the quinoa, spinach and peanut sauce bowl. Sounds boring, tastes like heaven.
Surrounded by cute shops.
Our server was a delightful person who took the time to look up the recipe for the peanut sauce for me.
Only dislike: I had the lavender vodka lemonade- not my fave but exactly what it said it was! So if you like lavender and vodka, I would highly recommend it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank LMP1123
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  • English first
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Place for a Night Out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

We get a great deal of evening outdoor weather in Tucson and La Cocina is definitely a worthwhile place to spend some of it. Courtyard setting with trees, plants and a small stage for live music. We have found a rather eclectic variety of music and enjoyed virtually all of them. Fabulous drink specials and entertainment. The food is Mexican influenced using only the freshest ingreients. The produce has always been served at the perfect stage of ripeness, (I hate it when I get a slice of tomatoe that's still partly green with tecture like a raw potato), and peak flavor. Additionally, fats are kept at a minium while still maximizing flavors through the use of herbs and spices, veggies and grains like quinoa. Drink specials are made with house infused liquors and are delicious. Service is friendly but may sometimes be just a little slow.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Dana W
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San Francisco
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Al fresco restaurant with live music and cool courtyard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

This restaurant does excellent, good value vegetarian meals in a hidden, cloistered courtyard, shetlered from the sun and the traffic, with palms and a small pond with a turtle. There was a folk duet singing while we were there. This is a great place to relax and drink a cold beer - and is perfect for kids too.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank EricHalfaBee
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Chandler, AZ
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237 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“GREAT PLACE FOR HAPPY HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC !!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

La Cocina is a great place to enjoy an outdoor patio, meet new friends and listen to live music. The setting is laid back with desert plants, old southwest antiques. Drink specials for happy hour are terrific. The food is very good. There are live bands playing most nights. My wife and I would recommend this place for a fun time. You gotta go there !!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Bob W
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Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

During concerts they serve meals and drinks, if you get a chance go and listen to some live music here. Small area brings in good crowds, you will be within feet of the musicians. The food and drinks are great, very rustic setting covered in lights, sparkle and glitter. Great place to enjoy an evening in Tucson.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank been_there_u2
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