Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a national holiday in Mexico, where family and friends gather to remember and celebrate friends and family members who have died. In a belief system inherited from the Aztecs, Mexicans believe their dead are lurking in Mictlan, a kind of spiritual waiting room, and they can return to their homes at this time of year.
Paco Y Lola will be welcoming all the departed spirits home and celebrating this Sunday in true Mexican style. In addition to their regular menu, there’ll be Day of the Dead specials including:
- Death Jalapenos: crumbled jalapenos filled with mozza cheese served over chipotle romesco sauce
- Beef Ribs: grilled beef ribs served with Mexican potato salad and dead sauce.
- Green Skull cocktail: white mezcal with a touch of fresh avocado, lime and jasmin infusion.
- Bloody Margarita: strawberry & pomegranate Margarita.
One of the most important symbols of Dia de los Muertos are the calaveras, which means skulls in Spanish, often used to adorn the altars for the dead that are set up for the holiday. The calavera motive has developed into a highly artistic style of face painting. Get your Day of the Dead face painted too between 12pm-3pm.