Florence is short on “spook factor” and you won’t find much Halloween hullabaloo in traditional Tuscan eateries. No dinner plans for the fright night of October 31? Trade in your go-to trattoria for some Mexican Day of the Dead vibes at Tijuana, Florence’s mainstay for South of the Border-style cuisine.
On Halloween night, October 31, both locations in via il Prato and via Ghibellina will deck the halls—not with boughs of holly, but Mexican catrinas and decorations for Día de Muertos. The haunt’s popular Happy Hour ritual (half-price margaritas and drinks) kicks off the evening from 7 to 8, and family-friendly festivities will run until closing time.
Tijuana’s tiniest customers will stay occupied with the restaurant’s signature products (masks, board games, comics) inspired by the “Luchadores”, a squad of characters and superheroes deriving from Mexican myths and traditions—Day of the Dead among those. Diners young and old are invited to dress up for the party (masks, costumes, fingers colored with fake blood—the sky’s the limit and the scarier the better!) No need to be shy about a little showmanship with your costume: wait staff themselves will be dressed up as skeletons and catrinas as they work.
Not familiar with the catrina? She’s a female skeleton and an icon of the Day of the Dead, a present-day reincarnation of the goddess known as “Lady of the Dead,” now known as La Calavera Catrina. The women of Tijuana’s wait staff will wear festive dresses and flower crowns in her honor.
The group-friendly setup at Tijuana makes it the perfect dinner stop for your trick-or-treat troop or gathering of friends. Stop by for a party that will make you say olé!
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