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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.

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

Re: “Korea House

The food is good but why don't they clean the place and replace the carpet?
Pretty gross!

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Joe Sadhu on 09/11/2013 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Teresa's Mosaic Café

I just do not get this places' popularity. THe owner has an attitude having taken over from his parents, the service is only fair and the portions very small. Its only because of the fact that there are so few restaurants on this end of town that this place stays busy.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by john on 01/31/2012 at 11:03 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: “Little Café Poca Cosa

this is by no means a $$$$$ place - more like a $

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by rconnelly on 04/26/2009 at 3:53 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.”

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Haushalter on 11/08/2013 at 7:45 AM

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: “Karuna's Thai Plate

If you want true Thai food this is the place to go in Tucson. Accurate spice levels, compared to the tame Thai food served elsewhere. Pad Thai, Pak Prik, Pad Kow all top notch.

9 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by foodinaz on 11/08/2010 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Maynards Market and Kitchen

Maynards food was really fantastic - creative and fresh. We adored the cheese selection. The compliments stop there. Period. The waitress was a ditz. Thought princess edward island - the source of the mussels- was in the pacific. We only got attended to about once every 20 mins and only when asked. Saturday night dinner was busy but not overwhelming so we remained patient when it took 10 mins to get our first drinks. It just went downhill from there. Dinner came 1 hour and 30 mins after ordering. Out of sequence and cold. When we complained, the manager was insulting, condescending, and outright obnoxious. Proceeded to tell me 2 hours is a normal wait time for dinner. I reminded him good restaurant experiences are a combination of good food and great service. They failed miserably on the latter and the 22 year old manager proceeded to be indignant. When I commented that this actually was my 40th birthday celebration (no kidding), and the service plus his indignation sent the whole evening south, he said "we take pride in our food" .....in the end, the bill was only reduced by a fraction, furious....and we didn't even get a cappuccino we ordered at the end. These guys BLOW.. Worst dinner experience ever. NEVER GO HERE... EVER.......Till they figure out that the customers happiness pays there indignant pompous paychecks, the place needs to go under..

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Dissatisfied on 04/17/2010 at 11:21 PM

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: “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!

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

Re: “Teresa's Mosaic Café

I used to go all the time as it was the only decent restaurant close to my house. After a bad experience and even worse experience correcting the problem, I have not been back in three years.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Michael Skinner on 08/17/2011 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Luke's Italian Beef

Closest thing you'll find to a Chicago hot dog in Tucson. Fries are excellent.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by fuzzygoats on 09/09/2010 at 5:44 PM

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: “AliBaba Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

If you go this restaurant, you deserve whatever you may get. The food is good; depends on who's cooking. If you appreciate your waitress/waiter, DO NOT tip with your card. Use cash. The owner keeps all the credit card tips for himself, which I don't believe is legal. If you ask him about it, he will politely tell you that only he and the manager are "servers"; even though, many people actually "serve" food at this restaurant...I would also ask how it is that a City Of Tucson Employee could have passed this restaurant after inspection. Eating out is all the same, mostly. Restaurants are filthy....but....they're not all bad. The food can be very pleasing but, there needs to be less attention paid by the owner to female employees and female customers and more towards running a proper business; i.e.-not stealing tips from your employees. Oh...And, it's probably not alright to be drinking on the job.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Wilton on 04/29/2014 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Luke's Italian Beef

I've gotta say, I am disappointed in the Speedway store.

Luke's, on Alvernon, is the real deal; the old fellow there is related to the master Italian beef maestro I grew up with in Chicago. He knows his stuff; not so at the other locations which apparently are owned/run by others. Point: dryish beef sandwiches are a no-no. Italian beef has to DRIP and SOP thru the brown bag - you have to wear an apron to eat it. At $6.95 a pop, a customer should be licking their fingers after eating one, and lusting after another.

Go to the Alvernon store; I hope it still delivers.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by toughteri on 08/03/2013 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Buffet at the Desert Diamond Casino and Hotel

I think its a rip off. I went with my mom & 2 of my children on Sunday for brunch for Father's Day. They were charging 19.95 per adult with is reasonable but then they said they didn't have a kids price they were charging me 19.95 for my children who were 4 & 5 which I think is ridiculous! Really like they don't make enough money? Half price would've been fine but to pay the same as an adult is crazy!

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by DisappointedMom on 06/16/2013 at 8:02 PM

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.

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

Re: “Teresa's Mosaic Café

i started going to the mosaic when it was @ the SW cor. of silverbell and speedway. the wash behind the now P.O. and the fast food asian rest. is called the Mosaic Wash. Then for years we went to the NE cor. of silverbell and grant, and finally up on the hill behind mcd's. the service is worst, the prices went up, the portions went down, and when i got the abosolute wrong order, a chicken chimie intead of a veggie burro, and then took 20 minutes to change it. i complained. i called the owners son, who was managing, outside to complain in private. Next time it will be in the restaurant at full volume. He looked at me and said, "better luck next time."

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by patmanaz on 09/04/2011 at 3:18 PM

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