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Cafe Poca Cosa

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
100 E Pennington St Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85701-1508
+1 520-622-6400
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“moles” (138 reviews)
“salad” (168 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 E Pennington St Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85701-1508
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Café Poca Cosa is an elegant unusual restaurant. The menu is limited, and is written on a chalk board, and carefully explained by the wait staff. But the real win is choosing the Plata - the chef's choice of any 3 options. Since there is...More

Thank DaveC-AZCat
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was good enough, but I don't want my salad and entree mixed together on one plate. As good as the food was, when separated out, the service, attitude, and atmosphere are so pretentious as to be inexcusable. This is Tucson, get over yourself....More

Thank Scot L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Poca Cosa has the most fabulous food---if you can find it on your plate. The means of plating at this luxurious restaurant often deters me from the enjoyment of the otherwise remarkable food. Over half the plate will be covered with huge lettuce leaves, fruit...More

Thank mablumberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been disappointed in Cafe Poca Cosa. It's a fun place to take visiting friends and family! The food is GOOD and different from anything you may have experienced when you think "Mexican".

Thank pamlaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is wonderful, plentiful - the mole sauces are to die for. Its not a good place for vegetarians although they usually have one option for non-meat eaters. If you can possibly save room for dessert - its worth the "oh my god,...More

Thank molly m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like Mexican food and find yourself in Tucson....this is where to go! The owner is Mexican and she knows how to impress. I will be back....over and over!

Thank Pammiller1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Poca Cosa is the best Mexican food that I have ever had. All of the offerings are high-end dishes that you will not find at your typical taco shop. The plato is a perfect way to sample several of the delicious offerings.

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We take friends when they come to visit Tucson. Daily selected dishes posted on a blackboard to choose from. The server explains each dish in detail. The food and presentation is wonderful. They also offer a wide variety of cocktails. The atmosphere is romantily modern.

Thank millerhilife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Poca Cosa is in downtown Tucson and is quite busy in the evening. We have visited it at lunch which is served until about 3pm and is the same menu as for dinner at a reasonable price. Very good food elegantly served.

Thank William R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited several times. Cool ambiance and trendy atmosphere, but food is very mediocre. More about presentation than taste and quality. Not authentic. I normally do not leave satisfied with my meal.

Thank HikerCamperTraveler
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Michelle S
26 March 2016|
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Response from Amanda A | Reviewed this property |
To be honest I don't know. You may want to call them. I don't believe the meal I got even had any gluten. It's all meat and vegetables. Maybe the rice and tortillas probably have gluten. I would call them.
18 February 2016|
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Response from Melissa K | Reviewed this property |
They have a very limited menu so I wouldn't be surprised if there aren't gluten free options, but I have no idea.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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