Celebrate the Mexican War of Independence on Sunday with food and drink specials galore up and down the Strip. Here are 12 ways to get the fiesta started.
1. Border Grill
Where: Mandalay Bay
What: The Mexican restaurant celebrates Mexican Independence Day with cocktail and dining specials through Sunday, Sept. 16. Drink specials include Hornitos margaritas for $13, black cherry mojitos for $12, Ahi tuna ceviche for $15, chicken Pozole for $10, seafood chile relleno for $22, turkey mole negro enchiladas for $23 and sweet corn ice cream crepe for $8.
What: Rhumbar celebrates Mexican Independence Day with a drink specials beginning Friday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Sept. 16. Guests can enjoy $5 Dos Equis and two-for-one Spicy Lovers cocktails made from Jose Cuervo Platino Tequila, English cucumber, Mexican cilantro, lime juice, sweet agave nectar and a dash of spicy Tabasco pepper sauce.
3. El Segundo Sol
Where: Fashion Show
What: Celebrate Mexican Independence Day on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11a.m. to 11 p.m.with beers for $3 to $4.25, sangria for $4 and margaritas for $5. Also up for grabs, $3 tequila shots along with atomic cheese nachos for $2.75, beef quesadillas for $5 or fully loaded tacos for $2.25 to $3.25.
4. Cabo Wabo Cantina
Where: Miracle Mile Shops
What: The Red Rocker throws a Mexican Independence Day fiesta from Friday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Sept. 16, with $25 buckets of Sol. Try the $55 "I Can't Drive 55" nacho challenge that includes eight pounds of nachos. If two guests complete the nachos on their own, they will receive them for free.
5. Chandelier Bar
Where: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
What: The three-story bar hosts host one-of-a-kind beverage specials starting at 10 p.m. on Saturday. The cocktails will feature ingredients familiar to Mexico with an effervescent twist of the resort's mixology program. At 11 p.m., Cosmopolitan will ring in the official Grito Mexicano — a cry of patriotism — through a ceremonial ringing of the bell. Mariachis and dancers will surround The Chandelier. On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., mariachi performers and folkloric dancers will entertain guests throughout the resort while a Mexican street fair will take place on P2 of the East Tower. The street fair will include various carts selling food and beverages as well as family-friendly activities like temporary tattooing, face-painting and candy sculpting.
6. Tacos & Tequila (T&T)
What: The Mariachi Brunch features drink specials and live music on Sunday, Sept. 16., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with drink specials including two-for-one bloody Marias and margaritas as well as chef Saul Ortiz's breakfast items. The Mexican restaurant also will offer beer lovers Dos Equis for $5 and a bottle of Dos Equis Lager with a shot of Patron for $10 all day long. Tequila flights for $15 are featured from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with a selection of tequilas including Jose Cuervo, Cabo Wabo, Don Julio, Avion and Patrón.
7. Hussong's Cantina
Where: Mandalay Place
What: This Mexican restaurant kicks off the celebration on Saturday, Sept. 15, when executive chef Noe Alcala serves up Caesar crispy chicken tacos for $16 and half-price pitchers and drafts of Pacifico, Victoria, Negra Modelo and Modelo Especial. The restaurant also features Hornitos shots and Hornitos margaritas for $5 and buckets of Corona for $15 along with Corona swag giveaways.
8. Diablo's Cantina
Where: Monte Carlo
What: The party starts on Saturday, Sept. 15, with the highly anticipated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez fight, featuring one of Mexico's biggest boxing stars. The restaurant serves up $20 all-you-can-drink craft beer and $6 tequila shots from 9 p.m. to midnight.
9. Stack Restaurant & Bar
What: Through Monday, the restaurant offers $25 King crab and jalapeño tacos and a traditional margarita.
10. Haze Nightclub
What: Mexican rock band Mana will be in the house to help celebrate Mexican Independence Day on Saturday night. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.
11. Chateau Nightclub & Gardens
Where: Paris Las Vegas
What: DJ Bad Boy Bill spins on Friday, Sept. 14, and spinning sensation Big Syphe takes over the decks on Saturday, Sept. 15. Bad Boy Bill is known to play six turntables at once. Pitbull's resident DJ Big Syphe co-hosts an afternoon show, The Big Syphe & Eric D-Lux Show, on Power 106.
12. Señor Frog's
Where: Treasure Island
What: The fiesta runs from Friday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Sept. 16. Mariachi music plays and Mexican party specials include two-for-one tequila shots and margaritas. The restaurant will offer a Mexican buffet on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The buffet spread, priced at $25 per person, includes barbacoa beef, carnitas, tamales, papas con chorizo, rajas con crema, tinga de pollo, picadillo, pozole soup, arroz con leche, corn and flour tortillas, rice and more.