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12° & CLEAR SKY ON MONDAY 20 MAY IN WELLINGTON
By Laetitia Laubscher
August 15, 2014
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Pan de Muerto CLOSED

It's impossible to leave Pan de Muerto.
By Laetitia Laubscher
August 15, 2014
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'Pan de Muerto', according to Mexican tradition, is a sweet roll eaten at the gravesite of the deceased on the Mexican Day of the Dead held every November. Fittingly, the Mexican restaurant Pan de Muerto has its fair share of skulls lying around, including - most notably - the motorcycle-riding skeleton overlooking our table from the left.

Not to be put off by these morbid touches, we propped up our menus and focused on the endless bounty of mouth-watering Latin American gobbets the menu was offering us instead: tacos, burritos, tortillas, ceviche, guacamole, empanadas - the list goes on. Oh, and some tequila. Pan de Muerto is the tequila institution of Wellington with the city's largest selection of imported tequilas. So it would've been rude to start dinner without downing a shot of 'Paradise'  ($24), compliments of the friendly waiter, first.  The motorcyclist seemed to approve from his automotive perch.

After much deliberating, we settled for the truly classic Mexican tastes - a shared plate of tortillas with guacamole ($15) for starters, and one beef burrito ($24) and one roasted vegetable and refried beans burrito ($24). The classics pulled through, with the guacamole not leaving our table until we scraped every possible millimetre of flavour from the bowl. And the vegetable burrito, well, its conception could only be described as an act of culinary genius.

Long after our plates had been cleared we stayed chatting under the low lux lights, a few more drinks passing through our hands, and the place staying consistently crowded during our hours there. For all of us, it seemed it was impossible to leave the magical warmth of Pan de Muerto, with its good food and generous staff; delaying our exits for as long as we could.

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