Cafe Coyote plans to celebrate the traditional Latin American holiday, Dia de los Muertos from October 26th to November 2nd at its location in San Diego’s historic downtown. Dia de los Muertos is a Catholic holiday centered around All Saints Day on November 1st and All Souls Day on November 2nd. On All Saints Day, families honor and remember deceased children. All Souls Day is reserved for remembering adults who are deceased. Dia de los Muertos is meant to be a joyous celebration of life; it is not intended to be somber or scary.
Cafe Coyote invitees its employees and the community to honor their deceased loved ones by visiting its Dia de los Muertos altar. The altar is a Dia de los Muertos staple that is used for families to place items deceased spirits will need when they make the journey back to visit the living. These items can include toiletries so the spirit can clean-up after making the long journey, personal items that belonged to the deceased person or even tequila or cigarettes.
During Dia de los Muertos, Cafe Coyote will give away free Mexican hot chocolate and face painting. Cafe Coyote will also feature a traditional Dia de los Muertos menu with items like hot chocolate served with almonds and cinnamon.
Cafe Coyote won awards for Best Mexican cuisine in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The restaurant is located at 2461 San Diego Avenue. For reservations, call 619.291.HOWL (4695) or visit www.cafecoyote.com.