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The Departed

Americans have Halloween and candy corn; the same week, Mexicans (and Mexican restaurants looking to drum up some business) have the Day of the Dead.

  1. 1. Cendrillon

    45 Mercer St., nr. Grand St.; 212-343-9012

    To celebrate Mexico’s influence on Filipino cuisine, this Soho stalwart hosts guest chef Nils Bernstein for an enticing Día de Los Muertos Fiesta Oaxaqueña on November 2; $60 prix fixe, including heritage Ossabaw pork from South Carolina.

  2. 2. Rosa Mexicano

    9 E. 18th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-533-3350

    The chainlet’s first Día de Los Muertos all-tequila dinner on November 2 comprises a five-course tasting menu with Patrón pairings for $65.

  3. 3. American Museum of Natural History

    Central Park W. at 79th St.; 212-769-5200

    Chef-restaurateur Zarela Martínez explicates the holiday and steams tamales on November 2 as part of the museum’s “Adventures in the Global Kitchen” series; $18.

  4. 4. Sueños

    311 W. 17th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-243-1333

    Sue Torres’s special menu runs through November 2 and concludes with a unique take on the egg-bready pan de muertos, served here as cinnamon toast with chocolate atole.


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