Small plates, margaritas and face-painting all part of El Meson’s 3-day Halloween celebration

If you would rather be sipping on margaritas and savoring small plates than trick-or-treating, El Meson is the place to be this Halloween.

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The restaurant, at 903 E. Dixie Drive in West Carollton, plans to celebrate the traditional Latin holiday of All Hallow Tide from Thursday, Oct. 31 until Saturday, Nov. 2. The 3-day event, featuring small plate pairings, will end with a special Day of the Dead celebration that Saturday.

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“Encapsulating a number of holidays and remembrances, we wanted to share some of our favorite Latin drinks and dishes this Hallow Tide season,” Bill Castro, partner/owner of El Meson, said in a news release. “Dining is a very important part of culture, and we’re excited to be able to share it with our friends and neighbors here in Dayton.”

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Guests will be treated to a complimentary tapas plate with their first purchase of tequila or margarita during dinner hours, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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El Meson will wrap up the festivities on Saturday, Nov. 2 with a special Day of the Dead spirits pairing that includes a margarita, three varieties of tequila, and three tacos. 

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“We’ll also be offering complementary Day of the Dead face painting at the November 2 event,” Castro said. “This is a celebration of the memories of those who’ve gone on and a chance to cherish the time of those who are still here with us.”


What: All Hallow TideDay of the Dead

Where: El Meson, 903 E. Dixie Drive in West Carrollton

When: Dinner specials for All Hallow Tide from Thursday, Oct. 31 to Saturday, Nov. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Day of the Dead spirits pairing Saturday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m.

More info: Tickets are $45, plus tax and tip for Day of the Dead spirits pairing and are available here. No tickets or registration is required for All Hallow Tide, though reservations are encouraged by calling (937) 859-8229 or reserving online.

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