Day of the Dead 2019: Deals, Promos, Happy Hours at Mexican Restaurants, Baja Fresh, El Pollo Loco

Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos is a three-day festival that culminates today, November 2, 2019.

The Mexican festival celebrates and remembers family and loved ones who have passed away. It is believed that on October 31 the spirits of children who have passed away return to earth, with adults believed to return on November 1, and on November 2 families decorate their relatives' graves and celebrate the festival.

It is celebrated with decorated altars, sugar skulls, flowers, and candles. Those who celebrate Day of the Dead also dress up, paint their faces and will walk in parades.

As it's a Mexican holiday, why not visit a Mexican restaurant today? Mexican restaurant chains across the U.S. have deals and promos that you can make the most of on Day of the Dead.

Baja Fresh

You can get $5 off your order for signing up to Baja Fresh's Club Baja. Signing up to Club Baja will also get you rewards and a special offer for your birthday. Additionally, you can get a $10 gift card when you purchase $40 worth of gift cards until November 28.

Baja Fresh serves burritos, tacos, taquitos, nachos, salads and more. The restaurant chain was established in 1990, and according to its website, Baja Fresh has, "chosen the handmade, not the processed. The farm-fresh, not the tin-canned. At Baja Fresh franchise restaurants, flavor and nutrition are always selected over fillers and fads. Dedicated customers find that eating well is a way of life and a state of mind."

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A person takes part in the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City on October 27, 2018 Ulises Ruiz/Getty

El Pollo Loco

Claim a free original pollo bowl when you download the app and join Loco Rewards, after your first purchase. Additionally, you'll get a reward on your birthday, rewards for inviting friends, and exclusive offers.

El Pollo Loco was founded in 1975 in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico. El Pollo Loco said on its website: "It started with a mother's recipe and one man's desire for a quality chicken dinner after a hard day's work."

Chevys Fresh Mex

Enjoy a free appetizer when you sign up for Chevys' E-Club, which will also get you a free entree on your birthday. The free appetizer offer is valid for free customers with the purchase of an entree.

Plus, you can enjoy a Happy Hour from 3 p.m. until close every Saturday, including today, November 2. Chevy's happy hour offers include a $4 deal with a queso dip, black bean dip, fuego fries, well drinks, a draft beer pint, and El Jimador shots. The $6 deal includes three street tacos, a bbq chicken quesadilla, fajita chicken nachos, house margaritas, draft beer schooners, and call drinks. The $8 deal includes 10 border wings, three salmon tacos, carne asada fries, top-shelf margarita, Patron Paloma, and an Effen Moscow Mule.