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La Cocina

#56 of 1,541 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Presidio
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201 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-1003
+1 520-622-0351
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is honestly one of the BEST restaurants I've ever been to. Food: delicious and healthy. My boyfriend and I agreed it was one of the best meals we've eaten out (and totally the best in Tuscon). And I can also add one of the best margaritas I've ever had. Atmosphere: lovely patio (they have heaters so it's good even... More 

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Tucson Arizona
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536 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,742 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here for lunch 8 years ago, and the food was cold, and the service was bad, so decided not to ever go back. But, yesterday (2/22) we went to the Museum of Art, and it was such a glorious day, that lunch outdoors was definitely called for. That Café a La C'Art (in Museum complex) is on our... More 

Thank NYU62
Becker, Minnesota
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195 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The courtyard seating is great with a stage for local performers, a turtle pond, and surrounded by artisan shops. The owner, Jo< is very friendly and talkative. She seems to treat her staff wonderfully and gives back to the community. Her food is delicious and leans toward vegan and vegetarian, but offers meat dishes, too. The indoor eclectic and mainly... More 

Thank Eileen P
Fort Collins, Colorado
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had great margs, food and service. The setting is fabulous. We ate outside and they turned on the heater units when it started to get a bit chilly. Music began toward the end of our meal and we enjoyed them. The owner didn't hear of it being the day for immigrants to not work until too late to close,... More 

Thank oh2go0522
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270 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I finished an interesting old Presidio Tucson walking tour, and went here for lunch as it is in the heart of this historic area. What a delight! So calm and peaceful, a shady haven, perfect for lunch! We had live harp music which contributed to the relaxing lunch a perfect setting to make it easy to visit... More 

Thank WireWrapGems2
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No big crowd, no waiting for a table. 30 minutes to order. We gave up waiting for our meal after another 45 minutes. Won't be going back.

Thank Mike R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely mid week evening trip away from the noise. Great draft beer, sensible main courses and nice desserts. Great service. Can watch the turtles and fish for a distraction. Daytime shopping in the surrounding shops a must apparently...

Thank TrilobiteK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here several times during our visit to Tucson. The food was a cut above other places we ate - fresh ingredients, well prepared. The really nice surprise, however, was the exceptional live music. We heard one, two and three piece acoustical sets. Great food and great music. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Jeff R
Swansea, Illinois
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177 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here with friends. The restaurant is an outdoor courtyard surrounded by buildings with shops. If you sit at an outside table you will have a server. If you sit inside the cantina, you order at the bar and the bartender brings you your food. It's a strange little setup and you're not really sure where the "restaurant" is... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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213 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Lunch for two on a Thursday. First stop on a weekend get-away. Incredibly charming atmosphere - dining in an outdoor courtyard surrounded by a couple of quaint bars and some shops. A very unique setting and a bit of an oasis in the city. Jo, the proprietor introduced herself and visited for awhile - a nice touch. Salad and Turkey... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Southwestern, Bar, Mexican, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
  • Neighbourhood: El Presidio
  • Phone Number: +1 520-622-0351

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