Noches de Penca: Six-Course “El Porfiriato” Dinner at Penca

Mexican cuisine that's influenced by European culture.

The Noches de Penca dining series continues at Penca with its latest six-course “El Porfiriato” dinner at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 16.

Since the restaurant opened in Downtown Tucson, Penca has been taking different angles to Mexico City-inspired cuisine, but with new executive chef David Solorzano, his inspiration veers off into the influences of Central Mexico.

16dec6:00 pm9:00 pm"El Porfiriato" DinnerSix courses with wine pairings6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AZ Penca

However, this time around he’s focusing on the “El Porfiriato.” It’s the 30-year period of Mexican history that was heavily influenced by European culture, and in turn, became a part of the Mexican culture.

To complement the excellent courses crafted by Solorzano, the Beverage Director, Bryan Eichhorst, lending a hand with perfectly paired glasses of wine.

Seats are $120 per person or $80 if you’d rather not have the wine pairings.  The menu has yet to be released, but you can reserve your spots now online or by calling (520) 203-7681.

Penca is located at 50 E. Broadway Blvd. For more information and to make your reservation, visit or call (520) 203-7681. 

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