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Authentic Mexican ( y mole!) in Tucson?


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Authentic Mexican ( y mole!) in Tucson?

sekelmaan | Jun 23, 2010 09:34 AM

I am still looking for a great, homemade outstanding Mexican restaurant in Tucson, especially one with a killer mole. The type of restaurant I would find would be located in the south side of town and there would be little to no English spoken. There may be exceptions to these rules, but one of them certainly would not be Cafe Poca Cosa. I was unimpressed with the food here. What I want is an abuela in the back tearing it up and her hermana on the tortilla press in the front on Sundays. If they ask me I want a flour tortilla, I am out. I would think that there would be tons of these places, but they seem to be undiscovered.

Yesterday, I went to both BK and El Gueros. The hot dogs were fun and we did our own comparison, but neither of these places are what I am looking for. They had menus in English and El Guero has only carne asada or pollo for a taco. I got a couple tacos at BK and they were ok, but they did not even double wrap the tortillas and they broke. The al pastor was so dry that I may have chipped a tooth (though I liked the cabeza).

In any case, if anyone knows of something like what I am attempting to describe out there in the desert let me know. I'd love to find that perfect, authentic Mexican dive.

Thanks a lot!!!


Cafe Poca Cosa
110 E Pennington St, Tucson, AZ 85701

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