October 26, 2017

Restaurant to serve heart, snails, worms, scorpions

The special menu was inspired by Halloween and Day of the Dead

Food & Drink Halloween
Scorpion Rafael Cutó/iStock


Dare to eat scorpion tacos or ants and snails with mole sauce?

El Rey has created a special menu for Halloween and Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, that features adventurous dishes.

From Monday, Oct. 30, through Saturday, Nov. 4, those brave enough – or curious enough – can order off the special menu. View the full list of dishes below.

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• Sesos (brain) con salsa de hormiga chicatana ($8) – ravioli with chicatana salsa

• Lengua (tongue) veracruzana ($10) – Veracruz-style with rice 

• Morcilla (blood sausage) ($10) - sautéed with squid, potato confit and arbol salsa

• Corazon (heart) ($9) – taco with manzano salsa

• Chilapitas de chinicuiles y chapulines ($12) – worms, grasshoppers with corn, cherry tomato and beans

• Tacos de mollejas de res ($10) – sweetbreads tacos with arriera salsa

• Mole de flores con hormiga chicatana y caracoles ($14) – ants, snails with mole

• Memelitas de insectos ($12) – little masa boats with worms, grasshoppers, crawfish

• Tuetanos con escamoles ($12) – bone marrow with ant larvae 

• Tacos de caracol ($12) – snails tacos with almonds, peanuts, arbol salsa

• Tacos de alacran ($14) – scorpion tacos with avocado

• Pan de Muerto ($7) – Day of the Dead bread served with champurrado (hot chocolate)

Dia de Muertos Menu

Monday, Oct. 30 through Saturday, Nov. 4
5-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday
5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday
El Rey
2013 Chestnut St.