That’s why they’re hosting an interactive murder mystery, “El Rancho Misterioso” at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 and 24.
Written and directed by Dave Cortez, the interactive drama is set at the home of a wealthy Mexican family haunted by a mysterious curse that afflicts every maid to walk into their house, causing them to quickly walk out — or to die before they can. When the family’s patriarch is found dead, the newest maid is among the many suspects in his murder, and guests must unravel the family’s darkest secrets as they try to identify the killer.
Cortez is among the cast, which also includes Nova Aragon, Mariel Gastélum, Richard C. Solis and Melissa Zarb-Cousin.
As the author explains, the restaurant is an ideal location for the troupe Fools Entertainment’s brand of Mexican melodrama. “When we decided to make our next show a telenovela,” he says, “we knew that it could only happen at a Mexican restaurant. And we’re very happy to be working with Mamacita’s to bring these characters to life (and death). We’ve had a lot of fun producing the show, and I think our guests will have just as much fun trying to figure out ‘who done it’!”
The cost is $39.95 a person and includes the following meal:
- Mamacita’s Salad
- Tacos al Carbon
- Chicken Fajitas
- Combinacion de Res
- Enchiladas (Cheese, chicken, beef, or spinach)
Meals are served with chips and salsa, beans, rice, guacamole, tortillas, tea, and soda.
For reservations, call (210) 267-8388. Seating is limited.