Best Of Tucson®

Best Downtown Restaurant

Cafe Poca Cosa

110 E. Pennington St.

In the latest bit of heartbreaking news brought to us by the coronavirus, Suzana Davila recently announced she wouldn’t be reopening Cafe Poca Cosa, the dazzling restaurant she opened in a tiny storefront way back in the 1980s. A native of Guaymas, Sonora, Davila is a passionate dynamo who built one of the most memorable restaurants this town has ever seen. Cafe Poca Cosa was known for its fancy cocktails, fresh food and family dining style, but the real stroke of genius was a menu that changed daily and was brought to the table on a chalkboard by the waitstaff, who would explain the virtues of each dish. Poca Cosa’s praises were sung in the pages of the New York Times, Gourmet and Great Chefs of America, among many others. The restaurant will be missed by many.

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