Celebrating Day Of the Dead at Wahaca

Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is the single biggest celebration in the Mexican calendar. It’s a spiritual tradition when people give thanks for the life they have and to remember their dearly departed.
Visit between 4th October and 7th November to celebrate with us.​
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Bringing Day of the Dead to life

Visit our altars (ofrendas)

Remember loved ones and pay your respects at our traditional Mexican Day of the Dead altars in every restaurant. These altars, know as ofrendas, are colourful and full of life, reflecting the celebration that Day of the Dead is.
Day of the dead altar in Wahaca restaurant, with flowers, calacas, candles and memories of people who are no longer with us
Calaca sculptures in Wahaca restaurants for day of the dead


Find the Calacas in every Wahaca. These traditional skeleton sculptures were hand crafted by a pair of Mexican artisans to help Wahaca celebrate day of the dead in true Mexican style​.


Get crafty with kids over half term and make your own Calaca (Mexican style skeleton)​.

Available while stocks last for half term. In our Edinburgh restaurant from 14th October and from all other restaurants from 20th October.
A kids activity sheet for day of the dead
Day of the dead Mezcalita cocktail with flowers, candles and a Mexican calaca surrounding the drink


Sweet and smoky with a subtle spice, the Marmalade Mezcalita is our newest cocktail created to celebrate day of the dead. ​


Join us in raising a glass to those no longer with us. Enjoy a traditional Gran Centenario Tequila on us on the 2nd November.​
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