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Re: “Little Café Poca Cosa

This place is amazing. The music is loud and your food is served up with love. You can taste how happy the workers are in the delicious food. Plus, they give to those in need each month. Try a basil pineapple drink and eat every bit of salad they put on your plate. Little Poca Cosa is rejuvenating and reminds me what I love about Tucson.

13 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by aehk on 06/20/2010 at 10:46 AM

Re: “The Big Hat Bar and Grill

This place is under new management and is now a great place to visit. The owner and his wife are very friendly and make you feel right at home. The Mexican menue is typical, but the quality of the food is way above average. The pozole, which is available only a couple of days a week can't be surpassed. It has to be the best in the Tucson area and if you are lucky enough to be there when they have it, you're in for a real treat. The chef really knows how to cook terrific Mexican food that is fresh and delicious. The second time we went we had the enchaladas and the tamales and we were not the least bit disappointed. Everything was moist and flavorful and could'nt have been better. If you happen to be driving south on Nogales Highway, don't pass up the opportunity to enjoy this great family run bar and grill, or better yet, set it as your destination and plan a trip to eat there as soon as you can. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

12 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by B & B from Sahuarita on 12/02/2012 at 4:56 PM

Re: “La Fresita

(I’m waiting in line behind a woman speaking on her cellphone in another language. Ahead of her is a white man. After the woman hangs up, he speaks up.)

Man: “I didn’t want to say anything while you were on the phone, but you’re in America now. You need to speak English.”

Woman: “Excuse me?”

Man: *very slow* “If you want to speak Mexican, go back to Mexico. In America, we speak English.”

Woman: “Sir, I was speaking Navajo. If you want to speak English, go back to England.”

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Haushalter on 11/08/2013 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Little Café Poca Cosa

I and my aspiring-chef son love this place. The food is awesome, the drinks are awesome. Lots and lots of flavor. Yeah the service is fast and you may be lucky enough to get a big hug or a kiss on the mouth....what's wrong with that?!

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by acemills on 07/31/2009 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Don's Bayou Cajun Cookin'

My husband and I are fairly regular customers at Don's Bayou because we love the good food and pleasant chats with the owners, Don and Teresa. They're such nice people and make us feel welcome as soon as we come in the door. Lately we've been going in on weekend mornings before noon when they serve large mugs of rich coffee (freshly brewed by the cup) and beignets (kind of like a doughnut: a square of fried dough eaten hot and sprinkled with powdered sugar). I know they're adding freshly-cut fruit to their weekend morning menu, too. We haven't tried it yet but intend to do so. The weather has been so beautiful, so we've been enjoying this weekend treat on the patio overlooking the garden area and the Catalinas.

None of their food, much of it deep-fried, is particularly good for the waistline, to which we can personally attest because we can't resist! One of our favorite entree items is the shrimp po'boy. It's plenty spicy with either remoulade or shrimp cocktail sauce , and oh so good! We also love the really thinly sliced, vinegary cabbage coleslaw. The food tends to be expensive, but really fresh seafood IS expensive, even on the coast. The fresh crayfish boil is wonderful and wonderfully messy. It's not always available, so we "liked" Don's on Facebook so we'll be alerted when the high quality crayfish have shipped in. There's a beer on tap that we really like called Andy-Gator. It has a higher alcohol content than normal, and is what we were looking for in a good brew to go with our spicy meals.The only thing we didn't care for were the fries, but who needs them?

This place deserves to be supported by happy, well-fed customers!

9 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by MsBonnieKR on 10/13/2013 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Little Café Poca Cosa

I've always had fantastic food here, and find the service timely, friendly, in fact, extraordinary. And the prices are not at all expensive. The people who run this place are the best! The food is glorious. Noisy . . . ok, but not beyond a lot of restaurants. It's one of Tucson truly unique treasures. We take our local friends and our out-of-town guests here with pleasure.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by charles on 04/05/2012 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Little Café Poca Cosa

Not sure what is up with the negative comments. . . I have never had anything but PHENOMENAL meals at The Little One; there isn't a bad choice on the menu. My personal favorites are the Cochinito en Chipotle, and the Mole; also unbelievable Chile Rellenos and Tamales, AND AMAZING limonadas and fresh fruit drinks that will KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!!! (try the beet-mandarin limonada if she has it). Incredibly fresh food made with love, and, yes, hugs (and generally kisses too) are mandatory. Service is fast and friendly. SO, if you are uptight you might not like the vibe (loud music and an owner who loves her patrons), but only a fool or a philistine would not love the food!

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jumping Cholla on 09/12/2014 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Karuna's Thai Plate

This is by far my favorite thai place in Tucson. Yes, the service is not the best, the restaurant is often closed on random days and it's a little run down but the food is well worth it. Also, the lunch buffet is great and inexpensive.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jimmy Klepek on 08/10/2012 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Sher-E Punjab

-sher-e-punjab is an amazing place, the service was wonderful it might not look big and fancy but once you order one of there dishes the appearence of the building doesnt matter the naan bread is unlike anything ive ever ate before the aroma of the dishes still remains in my noise til now,the tenduri chicken is very flavorfull try it!!,and i love how you can hear them play indian music softly in the background who ever says they dont appreciate the great dishes that this place brings seriously doesnt know what good food is and shoudnt even be critiking negative comments because they are not true !!,, sher-e-punjab the greatest restaraunt to have ever been open in the cityof tucson..

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by the great food critic on 08/02/2012 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Bai Thong

In response to CaliMan's post that "Los Angles and Portland blow Tucson out of the water food-wise," first I'd just like to say that it's called 'LA' and it's spelled out, L-O-S A-N-G-E-L-E-S. While I agree that Tucson is no Asian food mecca by any stretch of the imagination, and that it is neither as cosmopolitan or West-coast hip as Portland, I think CaliMan is missing the most important detail here: nobody in Tucson cares about LA or Portland. What we have here is ours, and ours alone. So in terms of regionalism and localism, Tucson's Sonoran-inspired cuisine kicks LA and Portland right in their huevos. And we are grateful to have at least one Asian restaurant like Bai Thong that tries hard to make their dishes traditional. Rustic, traditional, and local cuisine is what Tucson is made of, and so, CaliMan, judging by your comments, I'd say that you've missed this aspect of Tucson culture entirely. Maybe you should just move back to 'Los Angles' and tell them that your taste buds dried out in the heat.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by desertdog71 on 04/11/2011 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Los Olivos

the best pizza in west side,,,fresh and good price,,,,,

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by daniel on 11/22/2014 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Little Café Poca Cosa

We love the LIttle Poca Cosa. The food fresh and delicious, and the service warm and friendly. In fact, we are heading out with our family in about 5 minutes to enjoy another thoroughly enjoyable lunch at our favorite little corner restaurant in Tucson ..

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Patty Blue Garni on 01/13/2016 at 12:53 PM

Re: “C. I. Chu's Mongolian Barbecue

Bar far the best Mongolian Grill I have been too (I travel a lot). They serve the correct noodles for a mongolian bbq (some restaurants serve spaghetti noodles), veggies are fresh, good choice of meat, bowl size is perfect, sauce selection is great, and the customer service and cleanliness of the restaurant is a plus.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by kimmy on 09/30/2010 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Little Café Poca Cosa

We have been eating at Little Poca Cosa now The Little One for 13 years. We ate there yesterday. When I saw the name change I was concerned that the ownership changed. What a relief to see Sandra! When you decide on The Little One for lunch you get the loud music and a joyous owner. It rocks. Our group ordered 3 Chicken Moles and 1 Tamale, Ginger Basil Lemonade and 2, "you can get those anywhere drinks".

This is lunch and a love fest. If you don't want to pay cash, go with the flow and give hugs, there are plenty of other places in downtown that are less colorful and cost more. For those who think this freshly prepared, locally sourced, original menu items are pricey, this isn't McDonald's! It is very good value for the price.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LeoladyAZ on 10/23/2014 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Kimchi Time

Excellent Korean food. Very clean and friendly. Family run.

My new favorite Korean place. Everything made in house.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joe Sadhu on 03/18/2014 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Guilin Chinese Restaurant

My favorite restaurant in Tucson! Every dish I've had there has been amazing. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options too!

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tucsonian on 04/01/2013 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Golden Phoenix

The menu items are really good. I wouldn't recommend the buffet though.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by mike on 09/19/2012 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Sher-E Punjab

VOTE SHER-E-PUNJAB #1 RESTAURANT IN THE CITY OF TUCSON!!!!!!!! IT DESERVES IT!!!:)

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by vote sher-e-punjab # 1 on 08/02/2012 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Bobo's Restaurant

Best breakfast place in all of Tucson, great food best staff and amazing bacon!!!! Daily specials and great bang for your buck! Get there early! Love this place!!!!!!!

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chance Wesson on 04/25/2012 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Mi Nidito

I've been eating at Mi Nidito's for 22 years, and I've never been disappointed. It is simply delicious, authentic Tucson style Mexican food. It's always been worth the wait, and I've always had great, friendly service. The owners and everyone working there always welcomed our large family, and my kids always enjoyed looking at the many colorful decorations. I love the tacos, both the ground beef patties and shredded beef. The chili in the chili relleno is always crisp and flowing with hot, white melted cheese that is to die for. The beans are always the perfect consistency. This is absolutely my favorite restaurant.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mary Beth Foster on 01/02/2012 at 7:10 PM

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