The Sweet Coqui

Taitira “Ty” Lorenzo from Moca, PR, and her husband Jaime “Jay” Rolon from Coamo, PR met while living in Connecticut. They moved to Tucson right as the pandemic began and noticing the lack of Puerto Rican desserts in the area, decided to bring their culture’s recipes to Tucson! The Sweet Coquí was created with two … Read more

Boriken Modern Puerto Rican Cuisine

Chef Carlos Garcia was born and raised in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and has worked worldwide at Five-Star resorts. His booth “Boriken” began as a vague idea for a dream of a restaurant, which never materialized and was then forgotten. During the global Covid-19 pandemic, those initial ideas resurfaced, but this time with a modern approach … Read more

Grupo Riken

Grupo Riken has been performing in the Tucson area since 2009, specializing in folk music from the Caribbean and Latin America, including Cuban bolero, Puerto Rican jibaro music and plena, Latin jazz, salsa, and bossa nova. The group’s unique sound comes from folk instruments such as the Puerto Rican cuatro, Peruvian cajón, and Afro-Caribbean bongos … Read more

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