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Feb 9, 2007 03:01 PM

HELP! Vegetarian Chowhounder visiting Tucson doesn't want to starve!

I'm going to be in Tucson for a few days and I have no idea where to eat. During the day I will be on North Stone Avenue (court house) and I'm staying at the Westin La Paloma. I enjoy all types of cuisines but would like to have some Mexican while I'm in town. The restaurants don't need to be strictly vegetarian, they just need vegetarian options. Thanks in advance!

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  1. There is a vegan restaurant on Campbell near Ft. Lowell (name escapes me) that is supposed to be very good (but very casual, and probably best for lunch.) Many Tucson restaurants offer vegetarian options.

    P.S. The court houses are not on Stone.

    1. Cafe Poca Cosa is seriously some of the best Mexican food in the state. I believe they are on Scott and Pennington, someone please correct me if I am wrong. The menu changes daily, and there are always one or two vegetarian options on the menu. If you eat meat, get the Plato Poca Cosa, three of that day's items, chef's choice. If multiple people get the Plato, the chefs are really good about making sure everyone gets something different so you can taste most of the menu with only two people.

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      1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

        I agree that Poca Cosa is some very fine Mexican, but I do want to offer the warning that one of their veggie dishes will be a tamale, and it will probably be quite sweet. They are uniformly delicious, but if you're not expecting something sweet, they can be a bit of a shock.

      2. Can anyone tell me about Lovin' Spoonful?

        1. I think that's the place I was referring to. It sounds very good, but I haven't eaten there. It's in a building that it shares with Wild Noodles (lots of vegetarian options), Sauce (a local salad and pizaa place with excellent food, great wine and a nice vibe) and Baskin-Robbins. It's all vegan. If you try it, please share your opinion.

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          1. Fourth Avenue will have lots of interesting vegetarian options. Maya Quetzal is a nice guatamalan place, that as I recall had a number of good veggie options. Delectables has a number of good choices,