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Cafe Poca Cosa

#9 of 1,539 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Presidio
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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100 E Pennington St Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85701-1508
+1 520-622-6400
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A family member recommended this restaurant as a "don't leave Tucson without going" place. The food was indeed fantastic, my favorite was the chicken mole' which was wonderfully juicy and the mole' was not overwhelming but just the right amount of sweet and bitter. We enjoyed our meals and the service was very good. What would be good to note... More 

Thank pressonjh
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely not 'poca cosa', as they offer generous dishes, fresh and delicious food! Very good service and atmosphere!

Thank VivaUnivers
Racine, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I stopped in for lunch after a hot, dusty morning at the gem show. The decor was clean and inviting, and the food was delicious - fish for me, chicken and mole for my friend. It was a little disconcerting to have the waitstaff recite the menu options from a chalkboard, but this was mostly because our... More 

Thank Mitzi M
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201 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we always eat as much mex/sw as we can when in Tucson. This is the best we have found. Fairly expensive better have reservations as always a crowd. The menu ,written on a portable board changes probably daily. Always a variety, the mole's are excellent. desserts are a welcome closure to the meal

Tristan da Cunha
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just as incredible as the other reviewers related. Both our entrees were great, and the restaurant handled an overbooking situation very nicely. Great wait staff, cool accommodations, all around fun. But... if you have any dining restrictions, call ahead. Due to mine, I had the choice between an unappetizing vegetarian dish and a salmon dish. Luckily, the salmon... More 

Thank Jennifer N
United States
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit at lunch with group of 11 for birthday celebration. Table ready on arrival, with complimentary chips & salsa (very favorable) set out. Limited menu on chalk board, but something for everyone. Had the chicken mole, excellent and large portion. Rice and beans server family style. Most of menu had by table, all very good. Combo plate had by... More 

Thank spun69
Boise, Idaho
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been traveling to Tucson for at least 15 years to enjoy Sra Davila's fabulous cuisine at Cafe Poca Cosa for our anniversary dinner. From the margaritas to the pre-dinner salsa to the amazing chef's choice plates and finally the flan, it is an outstanding dining experience that I look forward to for months. The service is always impeccable. This... More 

Thank Megan M
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want something different and great this is the place for you. The menu changes daily and is always an adventure for your taste buds

Thank Sarah R
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best dining experience around! Great food, great selection, wonderful chef, great ambiance - this will quickly become your favorite restaurant!

Thank Q291MLgeorgeg
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144 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us dined here and all were enthusiastic about the ambience, the service, the quality and variety of the food, the artistic presentation and the price! Cannot say enough good things about the food. Best mole sauce I have tasted either in Mexico or elsewhere. Waitress and chef were careful and concerned when advised about allergies of one of... 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
USD 12 - USD 30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Pennington St Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85701-1508
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
  • Neighbourhood: 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?