Dia de los Muertos at Guaca Mole

The Mexican holiday honors the dead with festive celebrations.

Guaca Mole owner Chef Fernando Martinez has expanded the restaurant’s Dia de los Muertos celebration to three days, October 31 – November 2.

The event features specialty menu items – Salmon Tartare Taquitos, Short Ribs Tamales and Mexican Chocolate Mouse – while bartenders mix up Passion Ritas made with Jimador silver, Amaretto, passion fruit juice and spicy rum.

Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a traditional holiday in Mexican culture that honors the dead with festive celebrations. It is believed that the deceased are awakened on November 1 to join the activities.

Guaca Mole is located at 9921 Ormsby Station Road in Louisville.