Día de Muertos 2023: Day of the Dead Feasts and Festivities in Hong Kong
October 31, 2023
Immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Dia de los Muertos in Hong Kong. Despite being located continents away from the nation of Mexico, a vibrant celebration unfolds in the heart of bustling Hong Kong every year, honouring the rich cultural tradition of Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead.
This lively and colorful festival, a fusion of indigenous Aztec rituals and Catholicism, is a time people use to honor and remember departed loved ones, celebrating their past lives through joy, laughter, and, of course, food. Explore the festive feasts, cultural delights, and lively atmosphere of this celebrated event in the city with the best Dia de los Muertos menus at Hong Kong’s finest Mexican restaurants.
Te Quiero Mucho
Te Quiero Mucho, the beloved Mexican eatery and bar in Sheung Wan, invites you to celebrate Día de Los Muertos in style with a night of revelry followed by recovery. Beginning on Friday at 6 PM, the lively taqueria serves up a 2-hour free-flow taco dinner at HK$308 per person. Relish a wide variety of TQM's most coveted tacos; including Carne Asada, Pescado, Lengua, and vegetarian options like the Shiitake Mushroom. A 2-hour free-flow beverage package featuring TQM's famous Margaritas, Palomas, Mimosas, Sangria, house wine, and beers, is also available to complement.
Festivities continue the next day, with TQM offering a traditional Mexican Day of the Dead hangover cure. Enjoy Pan de Muertos (HK$38), a sweet bun topped with sugar, and savour an Ojo Rojo (HK$98), Mexico's take on a Bloody Mary made with Mexican lager.
Taqueria Super Macho
Taqueria Super Macho is set to host a fiesta muy especial in honor of Día de los Muertos. Chef Billy promises mouthwatering treats, serving up his renowned Taco Gobernador, a.k.a governor's tacos, made with succulent shrimp, rich cheese, flavorful peppers, onions, ripe tomatoes, and a dollop of creamy goodness.
To complement the tantalizing flavors, you can sip on Tequila and Classic Margaritas for an all-around flavorful fiesta. And for those who want to take things up a notch, indulge in a free flow of icy Coronas and Classic Margaritas, creating the perfect combination of refreshment and celebration. But the fun doesn't stop there; remember to bring your best Day of the Dead look to the festivities!
The most vibrant setting on the block, newly opened Mexican diner El Taquero invites all to celebrate Dia de los Muertos at their dynamic Wan Chai venue. The star of the show? The traditional Mexican pastry affectionately known as the ‘Bread of the Dead,’ the star of their show this festive season is the exquisite Pan de Muerto. Available now for HK$58 per bun.
With a history that weaves together cultural intricacies and regional variations, this pastry is a true embodiment of Mexican tradition. El Taquero's Pan de Muerto is crafted with love and care, and you can savour its soft, buttery texture either in the restaurant, beside the beautifully decorated ‘ofrenda’ altar of fresh flowers and sugar skulls, or as a delightful takeaway. Pair it with a steaming cup of rich Mexican hot chocolate for an experience that combines the flavors of tradition and comfort, making it the perfect way to pay homage to the departed during Día de los Muertos in the heart of Hong Kong.
Where: El Taquero, Shops B-F, G/F, Yan King Court, 119 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2811 1998
Honky Tonks Tavern
Make a note on your calendar this Día de los Muertos in Hong Kong, as Honky Tonks Tavern swings its doors open for a Day of the Dead celebration in collaboration with Zunte Mezcal and Nuku Mezcal. This event is a heartfelt tribute to Día de los Muertos tradition of serving as a bridge between the living and the departed, preserving their memory in a vibrant way.
This special occasion is dedicated to honouring the roots of Honky Tonks Tavern’s beloved Papi Edgarito Santillan, and it promises to be a memorable one. On the evening of Nov. 2, revellers can savour unique Zunte and Nuku cocktails, delightful slushies, and a mouthwatering spread of tacos, burritos, chips, and more, all with a distinctive Honky’s-style twist. The festivities reach their crescendo when the DJ starts spinning the tunes at 7 PM, so be sure not to miss this Day of the Dead celebration that brings the spirit of Mexico to Hong Kong.
Día de los Muertos isn't solely about honouring the departed; it's also a time to share joy and happiness among the living. Chicano on Gough Street invites all to partake in this vibrant tradition by sharing delightful sugar skull sweets and savouring the Mexican restaurant’s delectable pan de muerto with groups of friends and loved ones, on offer between Nov. 2 and 5. It's a time for bonding and celebrating the rich cultural tapestry that is the heart of this Mexican tradition. Join Chicano for an authentic experience that brings the spirit of Día de los Muertos to life, right in the heart of Hong Kong.
Where: Chicano, G/F, 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 5595 3334
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