The Little One

151 N Stone Ave, Tucson
(520) 612-9830

Recent Reviews


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Beautiful food. Beautiful owner! Beautiful experience! Curious, is Sandra the head chef?OMG the bad reviews are laughable. It makes me feel a little ashamed of their ignorance! After all we are "all" in this Human Race!Wish The Little One had Mimosas and Bloody Marys for brunch. (& It's been too long since my visit!)

Linda Musselwhite

Cool little spot with funky vibe and fantastic flavored food.Stopped by when traveling from Texas to California. Glad we came across this place and will revisit again.

Krysta Montes de Oca

There is no comparison to the heartfelt happy warm and welcoming atmosphere. It FEELS good to be there. The food is always outstanding. You feel cared for, nourished. SERIOUSLY delicious and always #1 on my list, even though the hours are opposite my work schedule. If you want authentic food made with love, go to The Little One!


I came for lunch with a few coworkers of mine. The food was great as always! Since covid there is no inside seating and they only do take out or limited outdoor seating. It is a bit chaotic, especially during the lunch hour around noon. I like the get the "surprise plate" you get 3 items chosen at random for you off of the menu, I'm not a picky eater and have no food restrictions. So if you like trying new thing or just want to spice it up I recommend ordering that, you'll never get the same combination!

Lara d.

The little one is BIG/HUGE on flavor and feeling, the staff are so friendly and welcoming. The hard thing is picking out what to eat that i usually take one to go, my favorite dishes are the chicken mole, the chili colorado beef, the green chili tamale....and all their fresh made juices and lemonades. I wish this was closer to my house because I would eat there alot more.

Boujee Babe

What a great local restaurant! Fresh ingredients every single time we have eaten there, food for all diets, and their fresh juices are a must have.

Jay Young

The little one serves up my favorite Mexican food in tucson. Stop by for breakfast or lunch for many great options including vegetarian and vegan ones. It can get pretty busy for lunch but it's totally worth the wait.

Esther Kelley

Great lunch for those of us who work downtown. Excellent meat. Super tasty.

Kristen Iwai

Not to be missed! Best lunch in Tucson. Love this place, the service, the amazing food! My only regret is that they are only open weekdays!


At the suggestion of some other travelers we visited The Little One for lunch traveling Sedona to Tucson. We had two combo platters that didn’t disappoint and gave us the opportunity to taste meats, tamale and chili relleno. All delicious! The staff was very kind and gave us 2 desserts for making the trip. Also yummy and much appreciated. Make sure to visit for sure.

Lakota Thompson

Filling & flavorful! It was my first time eating here & it was absolutely delicious. I had no idea this place even existed. This place is bomb!

Will P

M-F (unless it is ANY holiday - and POSSIBLY for the month of September) this is the BEST breakfast and lunch spot in downtown Tucson (or maybe anywhere else) provided you enjoy homemade saucy Mexican food made and served with love. Daily Specials are always great. My favorite regular offering is the Cochinto (pork) en Chipotle. SO DAMN GOOD!

Hass H.

I went to The Little One for brunch. The food tasted homemade, in the best way, like comfort food. If you're looking for a place to grab breakfast/lunch downtown, I certainly recommend this place.

Emily B.

The chicken mole is ok but as good as Poca Cosa which unfortunately shut down during Covid along with many other one if a kind restaurants like Downtown Kitchen and Diablo Burger. Tucson has been affected by partisan politics which has made the downtown area suffer. Instead of joining the de- masking per the governor's order , the mayor continues to insist she knows better.

Toni C.

On our previous visit to Tucson we dined at Café Poca Cosa and it was the highlight of our two and a half-month-long journey in the southwest. We were so sad to see it didn't survive the Covid quarantine and were looking forward to trying The Little One as we understood it was owned by the same family and was, in part, the inspiration for it's sister restaurant. We were so pleased to enjoy a similarly unique and flavorful Mexican cuisine experience. I had El Plato, Surprise Plate. It had a tamale, chicken mole, chipotle pork, rice, beans, chips and salsa. Everything was yummy. The flavors were complex and rich. Others in our party had the chile colorado, and the chile relleno plates. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Additionally, there were consistent and thorough sanitizing routines in place throughout the restaurant and outside seating. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. We will be back the next time we're in Tucson.

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