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Cafe Poca Cosa

#9 of 1,558 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
+1 520-622-6400
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Hillegom, The Netherlands
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here for a business diner. Restaurant has a nice atmosphere. The waiter explains the menu options at the table. We took the surprise which was a selection of dishes. All three of our plates was a bit different. The taste was great, just a bit too much 'show' related items on the plate.

Thank EJCornelisse
Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Poco Cosa last night for dinner. The food was wonderful but...we had the chef special, three surprise entrees. The entrees were excellent but the middle of the dinner plate was filled with a huge helping of salad that made it difficult to see the entrees. Their margaritas are wonderful! It is a very noisy restaurant and a... More 

Thank Violetlady13
Florence, Italy
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175 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to Poco Cosa a few times with friends who love the place. I don't get it. The staff is always awesome (they are there only aspect that redeems there place). The food is... Confused. I get that they want to make a visual statement with the salad.. but they just try too hard. The entrées should and could... More 

Thank bisbohemian
Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cafe Poca Cosa's menu is ever evolving, but you are always in for a treat. The food is creative, fresh, and excellently paired in what has always been an exciting new experience for us.

Thank 875lanal
Port Moody, Canada
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310 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The decor is trendy, almost hipster friendly. The menu is on a blackboard and the food is excellent. I recommend the chef's special where you get three entree portions at the chef's discretion. Drinks are good and the hipster waiters are okay.

Thank bryanharnett
tucson, az
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is absolutely one of our favorite restaurants in Tucson. Always fresh, inspired dining. Just perfect. Looks as beautiful as it tastes. The room is large but manages to be intimate at the same time. Service superb yet unobtrusive. The entire dining experience top notch. You cannot go wrong at Cafe Poca Cosa.

Thank juleskTucson
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the lively atmosphere of a Saturday evening dinner here during our trip to Tucson. We chose Cafe Poca Cosa as reviews praised the innovative and interestingly spiced food. However, the Carne Asada we both had was neither innovative nor interestingly spiced nor seemed to have quality ingredients. The menu was presented on a board with the thought that... More 

Thank Burk H
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the decor and vibe as soon as we walked in. The staff were warm and happy to help right from the start. We order a cocktail each and they arrived promptly even though one was made with the wrong type of tequila. Select menu written daily. I wanted the plate of the day which was the premium meal being... More 

Thank Ralph B
Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

love the menu and the service staff. The food is always interesting, prepared perfectly, and presented with fanfare. A distinctive atmosphere and great location.

Thank labpawsee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Café Poca Cosa was truly a treat! From the servers to the food to the ambience, this is a place you don't want to miss if you happen to be in Tucson. The incredible chef puts a unique twist on traditional Mexican dishes and the result is spectacular! If you find yourself in Tucson, treat yourself to some Cafe Poca... 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
US$12 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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?