Dia De Los Muertos

Special Event
November 1 & 2

Día de los Muertos is a vibrant Mexican cultural tradition of celebrating deceased loved ones during the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2) and coinciding with Halloween. The beautiful and soulful holiday is widely celebrated throughout San Antonio. Age-old customs are evident in colorful displays and altares (altars) set up throughout the city. Family and friends of the deceased create these altares, dedicating them to the spirits of their loved ones. Candles, brilliant flowers and photos of loved ones are arranged among incense and ofrendas (offerings) like toys, drinks and favorite foods. Special delicacies such as traditional Mexican mole sauce, tamales, the ritual pan de muerto (bread of the dead) and lustrous sugar skulls are prepared for the offering. Processions to cemeteries are organized, all-night vigils are held and satirical poems, called calaveras (skulls), are read.

We invite our neighbors, relatives, and friends to enjoy a special holiday food and drink menu prepared by Chef Edward Villarreal to celebrate those who have come before us. The menu includes:

APPETIZER

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers

with Avocado Crema, Fried Poblano Rajas,

Arugula Red Onion Salad & Cilantro Jalepeño Ranch

ENTRÉE

Roasted Half Chicken Adobado

with Arroz Amarillo & Charred Corn Relish

DESSERT

Crispy Buñuelos

with Coconut Ice Cream, Cajeta & Berries

 

With a selection of music to help us celebrate the time-honored tradition. Join us for the following events:

Thursday, November 1 from 8-11 PM

Havana HiFi with DJ Steven Lee Moya

Friday, November 2 from 8-11 PM

Live music by Los Callejeros De San Anto

 

There is no cover charge to attend any of these events.

For more information or to reserve a room during Día de Los Muertos, please call the front desk at (210) 222-2008.

Other Events

Thursday, October 18
Chulita Vinyl Club at Havana Hi-Fi

Join us downstairs at Havana Bar on Thursday, October 18, from 8-11 pm for a special edition of Havana Hi-Fi. We’re celebrating our 7th anniversary of this event with Chulita Vinyl Club. No cover charge.

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Every Thursday
Havana Hi-Fi

Good records, cold drinks, and friends every Thursday evening from 8 – 11 pm.

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Monday - Friday
Happy Hour

A rotating weekday menu of antojitos and drink specials to end the day on an up note.

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Brewmaster’s Dinner with Big Bend Brewing Co.
Join Ocho and Big Bend Brewing Co. for a very special evening at Hotel Havana on October 29 at 7 pm. We’re honored to be joined by Jan Matysiak, the brew master of Big Bend Brewing Co. in Alpine, Texas. Ocho’s Executive Chef Edward Villarreal will serve a 4 course menu featuring special beer pairings from the Big Bend Brewing Co.

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