Chef Deborah Tenino's popular Latin tapas bar Contigo will reopen in the space formerly occupied by Poppy Kitchen at The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa.
Tenino is opening the restaurant with business partner Nicholas Kreutz of Young's Market Company. An estimated opening date will be announced later in January.
Resort officials have been looking for a new tenant to fill the 3,000-square-foot space since August, when Poppy Kitchen closed its doors. The spacious dining room, which also housed Janos Wilder's J Bar, is significantly larger than the original Contigo and features a large patio looking out onto the city of Tucson.
The original Contigo at 1745 E. River Road offered wine, cocktails and small bites with an eye toward Latin America, serving rare dishes from countries like Cuba and Brazil. The restaurant closed in May 2015.