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Dead Right

El Día de los Muertos is a day to honor the departed at a graveside picnic—or at one of these Mexican restaurants.

1. Zócalo
A ten-day celebration, beginning November 2, features special cocktails, a Day of the Dead altar, and dishes inspired by Frida Kahlo and chef Julian Medina’s late grandfather.
174 E. 82nd St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-717-7772

2. Sueños
From October 26 through November 2, chef Sue Torres offers a festive menu featuring goat flautas with fig mole, lobster tamales, and pan de muerto.
311 W. 17th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-243-1333

3. Alma
Oaxacan-flavored feast featuring snapper seviche, poblano with goat cheese and chicken, and lamb stew, from October 27 to November 1.
187 Columbia St., at Degraw St., Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn; 718-643-5400

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