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Loteria Bingo @ ChavitoWhen: Monday, April 16, 2012 from 08:00pm to 11:00pm
Where:Chavito, 4441 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Click for map)
It's the 3rd Monday of the month...whatcha gonna do? Head to Chavito for some cheapie Loteria Bingo, of course!Buy a $5 cocktail and get a Loteria card to play! Prizes for every round!
Yes, you can get a cocktail for $5. All night $5 SINO Tequila Drink specials & cheap snacks.
Mexican loteria is a wonderful traditional card game similar to “Bingo.” However, it is also a form of folk art, as each of the colorful cards has an image of popular Mexican figures, such as “El Catrin” (The Gentleman), “El Borracho” (The Drunk), “La Calavera” (The Skeleton), “La Chalupa” (The Flower Boat), etc. There are many different variations of these colorful cards, including loteria cards with images from the Day of the Dead, fruits, and other unusual figures.
The game is played in a similar way to bingo, except that Mexicans use beans as place markers, and the name of each card is called out during the game. In Mexican homes everywhere, you can here the game being played: “La Muerte! La Catrina! La Sandia! La Campana!”
Traditionally, the person who calls out the cards should ideally make up a rhyme about the image, and the other players guess which one the person is talking about. They then place a dry bean on the object that they have correctly identified. When the cards are filled, the winner shouts “Loteria!” and wins a prize. Muy Bien!