* denotes Gluten free
I think this place's reputation is well deserved. We sat outdoors, and even though it happened to be raining, it still felt great. The waitress was nice and seemed to be aware of the gluten free program. I had a BBQ pork sandwich with fries which tasted amazing, and the lemonade was also unique. Would definitely return.
Jo, the owner, was very responsive when I emailed her with questions, and she had our allergies marked in the reservation book when we arrived. She was very helpful and attentive, in making sure we were taken care of. Menu is very well marked with GF. Food was good, and no issues. The only potential "drawback" was a long wait, but we were in no rush, and very much enjoyed sharing drinks and conversation, with live music in the background. (Request the upper patio seating, if you don't want to shout over the music to talk). Would definitely return!
This is the first place in Tucson I have personally found that offers gluten free tacos. I have been wanting to just go get some tacos somewhere for a long time and La Cocina did not disappoint!! The braised beef tacos were delicious and totally Celiac safe. I even ordered to go from the bar and they were able to make sure everything was prepared carefully.
This place was amazing when it can to me, being a paranoid celiac. The waiter was ready to answer questions and double check everything for me. Even the owner came by to talk to me about the food and their allergen cautions. She gave me her card just in case I had any problems. The food was delicious and I didn't react to it!
Jo and her staff were wonderful: friendly, VERY aware of GF issues, and the ambiance there is great. Definitely worth the trip. Let them know you are GF just to be safe, but you will have a great experience. I was in Tucson for 4 days and this was the best meal and best service I had hands down.