Who’s coming: Eat the Street Dia de los Muertos

In celebration of Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead, where friends and family remember loved ones who have died), Friday’s Eat the Street will showcase Mexican and other Latin cuisine — everything from ceviche to carnitas to a Chupacabra smoothie. This month’s event features a record 43 food trucks and vendors — five of them new to ETS, including EAT Cafe with Chef David Passanisi, Hokulani Bake Shop, Luscious Desserts, Island Sandwich Creations and the Mercado de la Raza store.

Come join us for this popular monthly eating adventure. There’ll be a contest for the best Dia de los Muertos costume.

When: Friday, Oct. 28 from 4-9 p.m.
Where: 555 South St. in Kaka’ako (at Halekauwila, kitty-corner from Restaurant Row)
Admission: Free
Parking: On-site and street parking

Here’s the lineup:

Achilles Grill

Contact: 808-387-0554; Achilles Grill on Facebook

On the menu: Tequila lime BBQ chicken sticks served with chili lime sauce; Thai curry tacos; panang; pad thai


All Kine Ice Cream Truck

Contact: 808-635-9987; @allkine (Twitter); All Kine Ice Cream Truck on Facebook

On the menu: Tres Leches Cake (yellow fluffy cake soaked in three kinds of milk); Brownie S’more (with homemade marshmallows dipped in dark chocolate); Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches (double chocolate and peanut butter cookies with vanilla or haupia ice cream); Pastrami and Muenster Melt (with caramelized onion and Dijon mustard)


Aloha Ice Cream Tricycle

Contact: 808-286-4699; @AlohaTricycle (Twitter); alohatricycle.com

On the menu: Homemade Aloha Pops


Baja Style Mexican Food

Contact: 808-291-2096; @bajastylehi (Twitter)

On the menu: Roasted bone marrow with choice of steak tartare or goat meat, served on a toasted garlic cheese flour tortilla; Burrito Grande; Nachos con Carnitas; enchiladas


Beyond Burgers

Contact: beyondburgers@gmail.com; Beyond Burgers Honolulu on Facebook

On the menu: TBD


Camille’s on Wheels

Contact: 808-282-1740; @Camillesonwheel (Twitter); Camille’s on Wheels on Facebook

On the menu: TBD


Chicago Eatz

Contact: 808-482-0493; @ChicagoEatz (Twitter); Chicago Eatz on Facebook

On the menu: The Ultimate Super Taco (Latin item); gyro; Italian beef sandwich


Cooking Fresh For You

Contact: 808-594-8224; cookingfreshforyou.com

On the menu: Hawaiian Enchiladas (two enchiladas filled with kalua pork and queso fresco cheese, smothered in a home-made salsa verde sauce and topped with a dollop of lomi salmon salsa); Asian Persuasion Nachos (tortilla chips topped with melted chili-garlic cheese, shredded lemongrass chicken, olives, diced tomato, jalapeños, scallion and topped with a dollop of fat free wasabi sour cream); Seared Sirloin Steak (seared steak drizzled with our signature basil-butter); Thai Beef Salad (with eleven ingredients and a home-made cilantro-lime dressing); Tex Mex Quinoa Salad (quinoa tossed with black beans, corn, bell pepper and olives on a bed of greens, with a fresh tomato-basil vinaigrette dressing)


EAT Cafe (new to Eat the Street)

Contact: Eatery at Gentry Pacific Design Center 560 N. Nimitz Highway; 808-538-0597; eathonolulu.com; @EATHonolulu (Twitter); EAT Honolulu on Facebook

On the menu: Lobster ceviche on local lettuce; enchilada casserole


Elena’s Home of Finest Filipino Foods

Contact: Elena’s Restaurant in Waipahu 808-676-8005; www.ElenasRestaurant.com; @ElenasFilipino (Twitter), www.facebook.com/ElenasRestaurant

What’s on the menu: Menudo (pork, garbanzo beans, potato, raisins); Puto, Biko, Bibingka; Pork Adobo Fried Rice Omelet; Lechon Special;
Gisantes; Chicken Adobo; Shanghai Lumpia



Contact: www.fairycakeshawaii.com; @fairycakes808 (Twitter)

On the menu: Churro cupcake with a dulce de leche sauce; pumpkin chocolate chip cake; regular items


Grandma G’s Kitchen

Contact: 808-542-2042; has booth at various farmer’s markets around Oahu

On the menu: Chili (Latin dish); “Supah Garlicky Shrimp”; shrimp curry


Hawaiian Waffledog Company

Contact: hawaiianwaffledogcompany.com

On the menu: Waffledogs


Hawaii’s Fried Musubi

Contact: 808-391-3835; @friedmusubiHI (Twitter), Hawaii’s Fried Musubi on Facebook

On the menu: Churro fried cupcakes; Hawaiian-style ahi musubi & Mama’s fried chicken combo; spicy bomb musubi & Mama’s fried chicken combo; Spam musubi & Mama’s fried chicken combo; fried desserts (Twinkie, Oreo, cupcakes, Chips Ahoy, brownie, peanut butter sandwich); specialty drinks (plantation iced tea, Mama’s Thai Iced Tea)


Hokulani Bake Shop (new to Eat the Street)

Contact: 808-536-2253 (Restaurant Row location); hokulanibakeshop.com; Hokulani Bake Shop on Facebook

On the menu:


Hula Shrimp Co.

Contact: Hulashrimp@yahoo.com

On the menu: Steak fajitas; steak with sofrito


Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza

Contact: 808-375-1200; infernospizzahawaii.com; @infernopizzahi (Twitter)

On the menu: TBD


Island Sandwich Creations (new to Eat the Street)

Contact: 808-636-0667

On the menu: Spanish seafood paella; Spanish empanadas (chicken, cheese, ground Beef)


Jawaiian Irie Jerk

Contact: 808-388-2916

On the menu:TBD


Jus’ Right Kettle Corn Popcorn

Contact: 808-351-8024; @Jusrightpopcorn (Twitter)

On the menu: TBD


Koi Catering & Takeout

Contact: 808-845-4564; 2028 Dillingham Blvd. (formerly Pu’uwainani’s Plate Lunches)

On the menu: Grilled guava pork chops with dragonfruit salsa; honey mustard chicken salad with bacon-wrapped asparagus; grilled mahimahi with pesto linguini and toasted garlic butter bread; Tres Leches Cake


Lava Wok

Contact: Lava Wok on Facebook

On the menu: “Elephant Eat” (fried flour tortillas coated with cinnamon and sugar); Lava Rice (curry fried rice); Volcano Wonton (strawberry cream cheese wonton)


Le Crepe Cafe

Contact: 808-988-8400; www.lecrepecafe.com; @lecrepecafe (Twitter); Le Crepe Cafe Hawaii on Facebook

On the menu: Dulce de Leche Crepe (sweet buttered crepe drizzled with organic condensed milk and creme caramel)


Lickety Split

Contact: 808-227-6499; Lickety Split Oahu on Facebook

On the menu: Latin Caramel Flan Sundae; vanilla cone (half rainbow sprinkles, half nuts); Deluxe Strawberry Float


Liquid Pleasure

Contact: 808-780-9288 or email streetgrindz@gmail.com

On the menu: Smoothies; espresso


Luscious Desserts (new to Eat the Street)

Contact: 808-371-0802; luscioussweets@hawaii.rr.com

On the menu: Mud cake with cinnamon coffee cream (Latin item); cheesecake enrobed chocolate-covered bananas; Lush Cups (peanut butter cups); Luscious Lilikoi Curd (jar); lilikoi pie bar with lilikoi curd or lilikoi cream cheese frosting


Local STOP

Contact: @localstop (Twitter); Local Stop on Facebook

On the menu: Panedesia (spring roll pastele); mango bread cheesecake


Madre Chocolate

Contact: 808-377-6440; madrechocolate.com

On the menu: Various types of chocolate


Mercado de la Raza (new to Eat the Street)

Contact: 315 S. Beretania St.; 808-593-2226; Mercado de la Raza on Facebook

On the menu: Champurrado (traditional Mexican beverage); Dia de los Muertos bread


Na ‘Ono

Contact: 808-690-2705; Na Ono on Facebook

On the menu: Chili and garlic-spiced roasted corn on the cob; blue crab and shrimp stew with polenta cake; gandule rice



Contact: 808-354-2949; www.onopops.com; @OnoPops (Twitter); OnoPops on Facebook

On the menu: Various flavors of Onopops


Paul’s Poppers

Contact: 808-351-7583; Paul’s Poppers on Facebook; paulspoppers.com

On the menu: Taco popper; other poppers (jalapeno, cheddar, spinach & artichoke)


Puffettes Egg Puff

Contact: eggpuff@rocketmail.com; Puffettes Egg Puff on Facebook

On the menu: Custard egg puffs; Bourbon coffee egg puffs from Mexico


Ronnie’s Express

Contact: 808-384-2295

On the menu: Chicharrones de Pollo Slider; (crispy chicken with a lime-based marinade and garlic); roast beef slider, pulled pork slider, ocean slider; crab cake slider


Shogunai Tacos

Contact: shogunaitacos.com; @Shogunai_Tacos (Twitter); Shogunai Tacos on Facebook

On the menu: Spooky South of the Border, Zeus’s Ghoulish Glory, Osaka Jack o Lantern Jo & Monster Moroccan Pomme Frites


Simply Ono

Contact: 808-728-0441

On the menu: Pork carnitas (with black refried beans, Spanish rice, salsa, sour cream and jalapenos); lobster ravioli with pesto cream sauce; baked macaroni & cheese (edamame, mascarpone cheese, roasted red peppers and pancetta); warm bread pudding with creamy vanilla sauce; Sampler Plate (pork carnitas, baked mac & cheese and bread pudding); spicy poke bowl (depends on availability)


Soul Patrol

Contact: 808-735-7685; pacificsoulhawaii.com; @pacificsoul (Twitter); Soul Patrol on Facebook

On the menu: Chorizo Chilaquiles Huevos Rancheros (peppers, onions, chorizo and tortilla strips scrambled with egg and served with cheddar cheese and a black-eyed pea chili sauce. Topped with homemade salsa fresca and sour cream); sherry-braised pork shank with cheesy grits and collard greens; Shrimp Diablo with asiago-roasted tomato mac & cheese


The Curb

Contact: The Curb on Facebook

On the menu: Mexican Chupacabra smoothie


Tiki Truck

Contact: @tikitruck (Twitter); Tiki Truck on Facebook

On the menu: Chicken adobo, Pulehu steak tacos; gyros; slow-cooked chili verde and chorizo tacos and gyros


Ultimate Burger

Contact: 808-329-2326; ultimateburger.net; @ultimateburger (Twitter); Ultimate Burger on Facebook

On the menu: Ultimate Slider with house-made chimichurri sauce, brioche bun, Big Island beef and Tillamook cheddar cheese; fresh-cut Ultimate French Fries with house-made aioli dipping sauce; house-made lemonade



Contact: 808-454-7954

On the menu: Camarones a la Diabla (spicy shrimp dish); crab-encrusted ahi; Dinosaur Bone


Xtreme Tacos

Contact: 808-954-5477; www.xtremetacos.com; @xtremetacos (Twitter); Xtremetacos on Facebook

On the menu: TBD


Zsoli’s Chimney Cake Hawaii

Contact: 808-631-8070 (Neighbor Island); www.chimneycakehawaii.com; @chimneycakes (Twitter)

What’s on the menu: Cinnamon, coconut, walnut and original chimney cakes


See our past Eat the Street coverage:

Eat the Street Eat Local
Eat the Street Mililani
Eat the Street Spicy
Eat the Street Garlic
Eat the Street Pig Out!
Eat the Street May
Eat the Street April
Eat the Street Japan
Eat the Street Kaka’ako
Eat the Street debut