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Best bars to celebrate Day of the Dead

Mexico’s Day of the Dead (or Día de los Muertos) on November 1 and 2 is a time of celebration rather than sadness, where people gather at graves, or build altars to offer food and drink to their lost loved ones. “Traditionally relatives give bottles of tequila and mezcal to the spirits of their deceased,” says Wahaca founder Thomasina Miers. “A Margarita is therefore the essential ingredient to a good Day of the Dead party, as well as a good bottle of tequila for sipping.”

Today, the celebration is marked by growing numbers of people here in the UK, and what better way to do so than by visiting one or more of the best Mexican bars in the country? To avoid the cliché “One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor!”, you should order tequila made with 100% agave - these are soft, expressive spirits that are a world away from the rough stuff that you’ve probably had in the past - and sip it, not shoot it. Get set for tequila o'clock at these rather wonderful venues:

Words: Laura Foster

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