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Little Cafe Poca Cosa

#52 of 1,539 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Presidio
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151 N. Stone Ave., No Phone, Open M-F 7:30 Am Until 2:30 Pm, Cash Only, Tucson, AZ 85701
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 14:30
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200 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we have been eating here 1 or 2 times for breakfast when in town for the gem shows. Sandra knows us when come in. The breakfast menu is excellent. The food good with great presentation.. Always an authentic made to order variety. sandra lives in Mexico and spends time both places. She always is working with charities and causes in... More 

Tiverton, Rhode Island
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes it's tiny, the music loud (but a fun playlist), the menu a little thin, and no liquor license, but it's still my favorite for breakfast or lunch (they don't do dinner). The food is as good as that at any Mexican spot in Tucson, and no place rivals the beauty of the presentation, for any price.

Thank david a
Washington, DC
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237 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tiny eatery is located in downtown Tucson and only open for breakfast and lunch. The menu is characteristic of the region with southwestern food expertly prepared and beautifully presented. The selection is small but don't doubt you will find the perfect meal. Be sure to try one of the fresh made juices. Phenomenal. You can expect a crowd lined... More 

Thank Nana_JP
Monroe, Iowa
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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is run by a wonderful lady who travels to Mexico to help the children in need! Don't forget to leave a contribution in the large glass jar. Only open until 2 and crowded but the food and hugs are awesome. No phone, so no reservation.

Thank GRC761
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Large portions of fresh delicious food. Friendly, efficient service. Loud music. No phones or laptops. Just enjoy the vibe.

Thank ImGoneTraveling
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Menu is a bit expensive portions are generous. . Service and presentation much better than anticipated. Easy to miss in downtown .Counterculture stance eg phones and electronic gadgets discouraged. Quote from their business card 'closed all holidays and when the fish are biting' A foodies heaven.. FYI the business card I took away names this establishment as 'The Little One--... More 

Thank norm l
Tucson, Arizona
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95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Went for lunch, there was a line, but we were seated quite fast, the service was great, food came very fast and was delicious, and more then enough. The only problem was when I paid did not receive the correct change. And my bad did not check until the end of the day. Was $5.00 short. But will definitely go... More 

Thank Gummie224
New Orleans, Louisiana
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411 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

this small casual breakfast nook offers large portion morning options which are latin centric in flavors; then after 11am it morphs into a lunch place pushing the same format in mid-day plate styles. the kitchen is quick and creative. the service is very friendly and keeps things moving along as plenty of people frequent this corner location near the main... More 

Thank worldexplorer53
Tucson, Arizona
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Open weekdays m-f breakfast and lunch. The food is good and you get lots. She makes her own soups from scratch, as a former chef I say her creativity is wonderful. You will most likely get a hug from her, we have . So clean, friendly, tasty food you get it all here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is local favorite, small, friendly service, fresh, inexpensive, best casual Mexican lunch downtown.

Thank theschoolnurse

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 N. Stone Ave., No Phone, Open M-F 7:30 Am Until 2:30 Pm, Cash Only, Tucson, AZ 85701
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
  • Neighbourhood: El Presidio

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?