It’s pretty scary that US Presidential Elections are coming up, but even scarier are the upcoming celebrations of American Halloween and Mexican Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) right here at Casa Dorada. On Monday October 31st starting at 6:00pm, there will be a Mexican Buffet, dancing music with Tribes Band, best costume contest, as well as great decor, booze and ambiance.
Our special Halloween Buffet full of pumpkin treats and traditional Mexican favorites is only $29 USD per person, while $42 USD will get you all the amazing food PLUS open domestic bar. This great fiesta is really one of a kind, where we bring together two traditions for your entertainment and enjoyment.
Unlike in other countries, in Mexico those who have passed away are celebrated with joy rather than sadness. In fact, this longtime tradition seems much more a fiesta than a serious religious happening.
People all across the country create beautiful altars to remember the deceased. But these are certainly not the altars you may have seen anywhere else. The idea is to remember the person through his or her favorite foods, drinks, photographs, etc. So, on a traditional altar you’re likely to see tamales, tacos, a bottle of tequila, flowers, candles and sometimes even a hat or cane.
It’s most common to create altars for family members and friends, but also for prominent figures such as Frida Kahlo, Pancho Villa, Pope John Paul II and more recently even for Michael Jackson!
If you are in Cabo this month, in addition to joining our scary fiesta on October 31st, you can’t miss our very own Day of the Dead altar at Casa Dorada that will be on display starting October 29th. The little ones will also love trick-or-treating around the pool!