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La Chingada Restaurant will take over the former Café Poca Cosa site at 110 E. Pennington St. with expanded patio seating.


Courtesy of Rio Nuevo


The owners of a popular sports bar on the south side who opened a restaurant in downtown Tucson last year are bringing three more venues downtown, including an indoor playground.






The Cocina and Cantina district will be move into 61 E. Congress St. with street tacos and micheladas.


Courtesy of the Rio Nuevo Board of Directors


The Cocina and Cantina neighborhood, 3940 E. 29th St., will move to 61 E. Congress St. with street tacos and micheladas.

Its owners, Daniel Cordova and German Fuentes, also took over the old Poca Cosa cafe at 110 E. Pennington St., in order to remodel their restaurant La Chingada to move there with enlarged terrace seating.






La Chingada Restaurant will move with expanded patio seating to 110 E. Pennington St.


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La Chingada’s current location at 31 N. Scott St. will become a mariscos and oyster bar, nicknamed La Cruda.

At 124 E. Congress St., they will be opening Antojitos, a raspados store with an indoor play area to provide families with young children a downtown destination.






Antojitos, a raspados store with an indoor playground, hopes to provide families with young children with a downtown destination at 124 E. Congress St.


Rio Nuevo courtesy tip


The duo appeared before Rio Nuevo’s board of directors on Tuesday to seek financial assistance of $ 450,000 to renovate the buildings, which lie within Rio Nuevo boundaries and benefit the district from sales taxes. They’ve already invested around $ 3 million in the downtown business.

Council unanimously approved the request.

“This is a huge investment in our downtown area,” said Fletcher McCusker, Chairman of the Board. “I think you’re going to change in town forever.

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