So why a skull at the entrance you ask? One might expect food to be poison laced or have some other deadly explanation for the skull, but in truth, the skull makes reference to the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos.
Dia de los Muertos—Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated, not only throughout Mexico, but also around the world. The holiday is a gathering of family and friends brought together for the purpose of remembering those who have passed before us. The holiday is celebrated on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with All Hallows' Eve a.k.a. Halloween. Traditions include building ofrendas, private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the dearly departed's favorite foods and beverages. (I'm sure those beverages include tequila as my favorite drink there is the swirl margarita.)
Dia de los Muertos can be traced back hundreds of years to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl.
In Aztec mythology, Micecacihuatl is Queen of Mictlan, the underworld. She rules over the afterlife with another deity, her husband. Her roll is to watch over the bones of the dead and preside over the ancient festivals of the dead.
So all this talk of the dead isn't very appetizing, but I can assure you the food at Wild Salsa is. If you are looking for TexMex this isn't the place for you, but if your taste runs toward the authentic, take a drive downtown.
1800 Main St., Suite 100
Dallas TX 75201
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