Sonora Moonshine Co. (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Sonora Moonshine’s Grand Opening Fiesta on Cinco De Mayo

May 3, 2024
By Matt Sterner

Sure, Sonora Moonshine Co. has been welcoming folks in for food, cocktails, beer, and good times since late March, but an official fiesta is being thrown for the restaurant’s Grand Opening.

The new downtown spot at 124 E. Broadway Blvd. is hosting a weekend filled with festivities starting on Saturday, May 4, and then the Grand Opening party is on Sunday, May 5 (Cinco De Mayo).

“Sonora Moonshine Co. is dedicated to providing an authentic and vibrant experience with a focus on quality and community engagement,” said Es Teran, owner of the restaurant and Borderlands Brewing Company.

Sonora Moonshine Co. (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

“Located in the historic downtown of Tucson, our venue offers a unique blend of local flavor and festive spirit, perfect for the Cinco de Mayo celebrations. We invite the public and media to join us for this exciting weekend.”

Therefore, the following events are open to the public and suitable for all ages.

Saturday, May 4

Doors open at 10 a.m. for a lively brunch session.

Enjoy our drink specials, mezcal tastings, and groove to the beats of a live DJ set throughout the afternoon. Don’t miss the Canelo vs. Munguia boxing fight, featured live as part of their grand opening celebration.

Sunday, May 5

Celebrate our official grand opening starting with brunch at 10 a.m.

Relish in our special Menudo Blanco and other delightful offerings. The day features a live DJ set, followed by an enchanting live performance by Salvador Duran and Adrian Perez at 5:30 p.m. Join the team for a celebratory toast at 6:30 p.m. to mark the momentous occasion.

Carne Seca & Guacamole at Sonora Moonshine Co. (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

We tasted a few of the dishes on their “soft opening menu” and the space is a great addition to downtown.

The Carne Seca & Guacamole can easily be shared but can also greedily eat it all on your own like I did. The stone bowl the dish comes in is impressive (and super heavy) and carries a heaping amount of housemade guacamole. The strips of carne seca surround the guacamole, which were then used for dipping and loading into my mouth.

We also tried the Pretzel y Mole — a very large house-baked pretzel waiting to be torn apart and dipped into Sonora Moonshine’s mole. It’s another dish that’s big enough to share but then again can also be yours and yours only.

Sonora Moonshine Co. is located at 124 E. Broadway Blvd. For more information, follow Sonora Moonshine Co. on Instagram.

For more Cinco De Mayo events, check out this year’s roundup.

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