South Bank London

Day of the Dead at Wahaca

Throughout October Wahaca South Bank celebrates the popular Mexican holiday Day of the Dead.

Opening Hours

Wahaca South Bank is open daily 12pm-10pm


This event has ended.

04 Oct - 08 Nov 2023

Location Info

Wahaca Southbank, Belvedere Road, London, UK

Every year on 1 and 2 November, Mexicans celebrate Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a colourful and festive holiday where people come together to joyfully remember the dearly-departed.

Throughout October Mexican street food maestros Wahaca bring the colours, tastes and sounds of Day of the Dead to their vibrant South Bank restaurant overlooking the river.

There’ll be hand-painted calacas (the skeletal figurines traditionally displayed during the fiesta) from Mexico and during half-term (21-29 October), kids can join in Day of the Dead with Calaca crafting activities at the restaurant. The restaurant will also be decorated with traditional papel picado - specially-created altars reflecting the traditional ofrendas set up each year in homes across Mexico to honour loved ones who have passed away.

Festive feasting is also of course an important part of Day of the Dead and Wahaca is introducing two seasonal specials to celebrate; the four cheese jalapeño empanada and the Marmalade Mezcalita.

On the evening of the Day of the Dead itself (2 November), all diners get a shot of Gran Centenario tequila on the house.

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