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Café Poca Cosa

110 E. Pennington St., Tucson, AZ - (520) 622-6400
Proprietor Susanna Davila is an inspired chef, with a menu that changes a couple of times a day to reflect what chilies, spices, vegetables, and ingredients are fresh in the kitchen. You will find some glorious chicken molés, or perhaps the variant of molé known as pollo en pipian, for which boneless chicken is cosseted in sauce made from bitter chocolate, crushed red chilies, Spanish peanuts, pumpkin seeds, and cloves.
87% Approval Rating (39 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Tamale Pie
Flan
chicken mole
Carne Asada
Plato Poca Cosa
Chicken in Pumpkin Seed Mole
Chocolate Cheesecake
Margarita

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Café Poca Cosa has moved to a somewhat spectacular new location on E. Pennington in downtown Tucson. Gone is the explosion of colorful folk art everywhere. In its place is a sweeping, stylish dining room with objects of Mexican art on display as if in a museum. It's a ..."   [Read More]
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Patty Burks
July 08, 2009
"We had to wait 15 minutes from being seated to seeing our waitress. Ten minutes later our drinks arrived. Frozen margaritas were only average. Another ten minutes for someone to take our order. Then the sun went down, and it was so dark in the seats along the back ..."   [Read More]
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Anne Ritchings - Photos (6)
September 06, 2008
"Cafe Poca Cosa is where Chef Suzanna Davila plies her trade, cooking some of the best Mexican food I have ever had the pleasure to eat. The Cafe has moved to a new location on East Pennington Street and the new place is as lovely as the food. The dining room is a ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

110 E. Pennington St., Tucson, AZ
(520) 622-6400

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
The tamale pie one day in mid July was listed as pastel de elote en zarahoria India. The creamy corn fluff was topped with spicy curried carrots. An inspired duet!
"The tamale pie one day in mid July was listed as pastel de elote en zarahoria India. The creamy corn fluff was topped with spicy curried carrots. An inspired duet!"
Michael Stern





Whole chicken breasts painted with a dark mole negro flavored with Tia Maria: complex, enticing, unbelievably delicious
"Whole chicken breasts painted with a dark mole negro flavored with Tia Maria: complex, enticing, unbelievably delicious"
Michael Stern


This tamale pie is topped with a puree of sweet potatoes spiced up with cinnamon. When I worried that it wouldn't be spicy enough, the waiter suggested he bring out a dish of chopped habaneros and jalapenos. That sure made it hot enough!
"This tamale pie is topped with a puree of sweet potatoes spiced up with cinnamon. When I worried that it wouldn't be spicy enough, the waiter suggested he bring out a dish of chopped habaneros and jalapenos. That sure made it hot enough!"
Michael Stern


This vividly spiced carne asada is spiced up with guero peppers.
"This vividly spiced carne asada is spiced up with guero peppers. "
Michael Stern


The margarita is as delicious as it is beautiful.
"The margarita is as delicious as it is beautiful."
Anne Ritchings


This square of creamy flan comes with enough syrup to sweeten every spoonful.
"This square of creamy flan comes with enough syrup to sweeten every spoonful."
Michael Stern


The chocolate cheesecake reminds me of a thick chocolate silk pie with cherries and flecks of orange zest.
"The chocolate cheesecake reminds me of a thick chocolate silk pie with cherries and flecks of orange zest."
Anne Ritchings


Pollo chile colorado, carne asada with green peppers, onions, and roasted tomatoes, and a tamale con salsa blanco.
"Pollo chile colorado, carne asada with green peppers, onions, and roasted tomatoes, and a tamale con salsa blanco."
Anne Ritchings


Tamale enrobed in a beet sauce, polla mole amarillo, and carne in a chipotle/plum sauce.
"Tamale enrobed in a beet sauce, polla mole amarillo, and carne in a chipotle/plum sauce."
Anne Ritchings


The menu changes at least twice each day, depending on what ingredients chef Susanna Davila has on hand, and what she feels like cooking at any particular time.
"The menu changes at least twice each day, depending on what ingredients chef Susanna Davila has on hand, and what she feels like cooking at any particular time."
Michael Stern


What a bounty of riches!
"What a bounty of riches!"
Anne Ritchings


A large, pleasant room with warm and inviting decor.
"A large, pleasant room with warm and inviting decor."
Anne Ritchings


The new location of Cafe Poca Cosa does little to suggest the charm of the food within.
"The new location of Cafe Poca Cosa does little to suggest the charm of the food within."
Michael Stern


Tamale pie is usually the only vegetarian dinner on the menu, but it's NOT for vegetarians only.  Every table needs to order at least one portion!
"Tamale pie is usually the only vegetarian dinner on the menu, but it's NOT for vegetarians only. Every table needs to order at least one portion!"
Michael Stern



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