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Café Poca Cosa

110 E. Pennington St., Tucson, AZ - (520) 622-6400
Posted By Patty Burks on 7/8/2009 10:07:00 PM
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 of the restaurant that we literally could not see our food. There was something on top of my chicken which, when I cut it up and tasted it, was a green chili, but you couldn't see it. My chicken was tough and tasteless.

This dump has the same name as the old Cafe Poca Cosa, but that is about it. You could not drag me into this disaster of a restaurant again. Doubly dismal because the entrees run about $25.

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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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