La Cocina Restaurant and Cantina
NileGuide Expert Says:
Fresh, inventive, and vegetarian-friendly regional dishes and one of the prettiest patios in downtown Tucson make La Cocina a perfect lunch spot for out-of-towners.
201 North Court Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
+1 520 622 0351
Nestled in the shaded courtyard of the downtown Old Town Artisan's complex, La Cocina Restaurant, Cantina, and Coffee Bar is the type of place locals take out-of-town guests to show off the color, flair, and adobe charm of downtown Tucson. Fortunately, La Cocina is more than a pretty picture. This environmentally-conscious restaurant does not dish up standard Sonoran-Mexican fare. Here you'll find regional Southwest fare along with Mediterranean- and Asian-inspired dishes, all served with a decidedly health-conscious spin. Try the Sweet Potato and Corn Enchiladas or the Warm Goat Cheese Flan with shaved fennel, baby greens, and apple salad featuring locally grown Wilcox apples.