26 November, 2022, 08:10

Café Poca Cosa closes its doors after 36 years in business

"I would like to thank the people of Tucson for all the goodwill and assistance they have provided over the years."

Café Poca Cosa, a restaurant that’s been feeding Tucsonans since the ’80s, announced that it’s closing its doors downtown.

It wasn’t just a place for locals to take their families and friends either — travelers from all around would stop in for a bite to eat.

Facade at Cafe Poca Cosa (Credit: Jackie Tran)

After multiple conversations and considerations amongst the family, owner Suzana Davila came upon the decision that it’s “no longer feasible” to remain open.

“Clearly, this is not how I imagined my business would culminate. I always envisioned passing the business on to my hard-working children who have been actively involved in the business for many years”, said Davila. “The continued threat of COVID to the restaurant and hospitality industry is ever-present.”

Cafe Poca Cosa owner and chef Suzana Davila (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Cafe Poca Cosa owner and chef Suzana Davila (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Davila also mentioned the rising costs of food during the current pandemic, along with restrictive seating limits inside the restaurant, as being a major deciding factor to its closure. Despite the recent difficulties she’s faced, she’s very much proud of what the restaurant and its staff achieved during its lengthy and admirable stint of service.

“For over 35 years, I have given my heart and soul to establish my life’s ambition of creating a successful and unique Mexican Restaurant. I have been rewarded with many accolades. I have been interviewed for countless local, national and international magazines and featured in many publications. And most important, I have established a loving and devoted customer base literally from throughout the world.”

The Little One, which is the original location and a much smaller spot, will remain open as a “grab and go market” with a few seats available for outdoor dining.

For more information, visit cafepocacosatucson.com.

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