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13 Ways To Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Las Vegas

Eat and drink your way through the holiday

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Las Vegas celebrates Mexican Independence Day today with food specials all over the city. The day commemorates Sept. 16, 1810, the day Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla urged Mexicans to rise up against the Spanish-born ruling class. Here’s a look at 13 ways to celebrate all over Las Vegas.

FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARSBorder Grill makes a full day of its brunch with a fiesta from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Executive Chef Jaime Covarrubias and Border Grill founders Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken created these two dozen dishes for $34.99 per person. Dine on Peruvian shrimp and grits with aji panca salsa, roasted green chile and creamy parmesan grits; pigs in a blanket featuring chorizo wrapped in puff pastry with sesame, manchengo sauce and mustard; Yucatan eggs Benedict made with a fresh manchengo cheese biscuit topped with achiote roasted pork, Hollandaise and pickled onions; steak and egg featuring a cumin grilled skirt steak, over easy egg, crispy poblano hash browns and cascabel aioli; and churro tots combining dulce de leche infused churros, cinnamon sugar and chocolate ganache. Bottomless mimosas go for $10 per person. [EaterWire]

COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGASChina Poblano celebrates during lunch and dinner through Sept. 22 with chile en nogada, a poblano pepper stuffed with ground pork, pine nuts and apples, served in a creamy sauce of walnuts and goat cheese topped with fresh pomegranate seeds. Cocktail specials include the Tres Caminos with tequila blanco, averna, mandarin and lime, agave for $16; Paloma de Oro with tequila reposado, grapefruit, ancho reyes, vanilla, lime and cava for $16; and El Amor with tequila reposado, mezcal, prickly pear, lime and agave for $16. Food specials include Flautas de Pato con Mole Mihuateco with duck confit, mole mihuateco, crema and pickled onion for $12; Menudo Norteno with honeycomb tripe, spicy pork broth, hominy and chile serrano for $12; Pollo con Mole Poblano with half confit Cornish hen, mole poblano, rice and plantains for $11; and more. [EaterWire]

BOULDER STATION — Today at the Railhead find Super Bailongo a la Mexican hosted by La Caliente 98.9 FM with free tequila shots for the first 100 guests and the hottest couple dance contest with a total of $1,000 in prizes. The winning couple will get $500, the second $300 and the third $200. Live music with the "Los Metichones Band" and Dj Leo. Doors open at 10 p.m., $10 cover for all men, ladies only $5 after midnight. Must be 21 and over, drink specials all night long. Cabo has all-you-can-eat tacos on Tuesdays through Oct. 15. Find three street tacos for $5, $2 churros or nachos and drink specials on the Taco Car. [EaterWire]

FIESTA RANCHO Club Tequila hosts a Latin Night with live music with the band "El Pelón y Su Puro Nivel" and Dj Paco on Saturday. Free tequila shots for the first 100 guests and the hottest couple dance contest with a total of $1,000 in prizes. The winning couple will get $500, the second $300 and the third $200 hosted by La Buena 101.9 FM. Doors open at 10:30 p.m., $10 cover for all men, ladies $10 after midnight. Must be 21 and over, drink specials all night long. Garduños Mexican Restaurant has all-you-can-eat tacos and margaritas for $19.99 Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m.[EaterWire]

TEXAS STATION — Through Oct. 15 find a mariachi playing from 6 to 10 p.m., and look for the Taco Car offering three street tacos for $5, $2 churros, $2 nachos and drink specials on Fridays. [EaterWire]

BOCA PARKHussong’s Cantina celebrates its first anniversary with a two-day fiesta with food and drink specials on Friday and Saturday. Guests land all-day fiesta-inspired specials on Friday, Sept. 16, such as $3 tacos, $5 nachos, $18 bottomless mimosas, along with the restaurant’s happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. featuring $1 bottomless chips and salsa bar, $3 guacamole, $3 queso bean dip, $5 quesadillas and much more. On Saturday, guests can imbibe in one of Hussong’s drink specials including $3 lager amber draft, $3 Dos Equis and $3 Sauza Blue tequila shots. In addition, guests can listen to the sounds of rock-n-roll mariachi's from 6 to 10 p.m. [EaterWire]

THE LINQChayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar celebrates Mexican Independence weekend through Sunday with $3 street tacos, $4 Mexican street corn, $6 Patrón shots and $6 tall boys of beer. Daily specials include happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., where patrons can cheers to two-for-one well drinks, $4 draft beers and two-for-one Chayo margaritas. [EaterWire]

MIRACLE MILE SHOPSCabo Wabo Cantina celebrates Mexican Independence Day with a guacamole trio on Friday. Find three guacamoles featuring blue crab and micro greens guacamole; a guacamole topped with crispy applewood-smoked bacon; and a jicama and cucumber guacamole, all for $15.95. Cabo Wabo also has a half-off happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. with half-off all appetizers, house margaritas, sangria, draft beer and shots of Cabo Wabo tequila. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN SUMMERLINPancho’s Mexican Restaurant has a specialty Sweet with Heat Guacamole today with serrano chilies and chunks of mango tossed with Pancho’s signature handmade guacamole and served with tostaditas for $13.95 for lunch and $14.95 for dinner. The guacamole is also offered at a half-portion for two people, priced at $7.95. [EaterWire]

MANDALAY PLACEHussong's Cantina celebrates Mexican Independence Day on Friday with food and drink specials throughout the day. Guests can order 16-ounce beers for $4, pitchers for $15 or draft towers for $24. Featured beers include Corona Light, Modelo and Pacifico.Rock-n-roll mariachi perform from 6 to 10 p.m. [EaterWire]

ALIANTE CASINOThe Salted Lime celebrates Mexican Independence Day today with chicken fajitas, for $9.99, along with house margaritas, priced at $3 each. [EaterWire]

The Linq

3545 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (866) 328-1888 Visit Website

The Salted Lime

7300 North Aliante Parkway, , NV 89084 (702) 692-7777 Visit Website

China Poblano

3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 698-7900 Visit Website

Cabo Wabo Cantina

3663 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 385-2226 Visit Website

Border Grill

3500 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 854-6700 Visit Website

Boca Park

, Las Vegas, NV 89145

Downtown Summerlin

1980 Festival Plaza Drive, , NV 89135 (702) 832-1000 Visit Website

Miracle Mile Shops

3663 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (888) 800-8284 Visit Website

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