8 places to celebrate Mexican Independence Day

Dia de la Independencia is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the 'cry of independence'

07:00 September 12, 2018
Hotel Cartagena

Viva Mexico at Tortuga


Celebrate the festivities of Independence Day with a traditional Mexican buffet and a live Mariachi band at Tortuga.

Location Tortuga, Mina A'Salam, Madinat Jumeirah Cost Dh195 inclusive of selected beverages Timings September 15 from 7pm to 11.30pm

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at Maya Mexican Kitchen & Bar

 Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at Maya Mexican Kitchen & Bar at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. Head down to the South American hotspot to indulge in a number of contemporary gourmet Mexican dishrd, including ceviches, the tacos de langosta and the classic chimichanga! There will also be a Latin band to bring on the Mexican spirit with their Salsa and Cha Cha Cha sounds.

Location Maya Mexican Kitchen & Bar, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Cost various Timings September 16 from 7pm to 12am

Mexican Independence Day Celebration at La Tablita!

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at La Tablita! Mariachi, check. Tacos, check. Fully traditionally-dressed Mexican team, check. All-out Mexican decorations and colours, check. Music, check. An amazing fiesta, check, check, check! Head over for an evening of authentic Mexican everything – with a generous buffet spread, delicious frozen beverages and traditional Mexican beverages, singing and dancing.

Location La Tablita, Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights Cost Dh180 per person (excluding beverages) Timings Friday, September 14 from 7pm to 2am

Mexican Independence Day at Clinton St. Baking Company

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Calling all señors and señoritas for a non-traditional way to celebrate! Clinton St. Baking Company celebrates Mexican Independence Day with an American twist. Clinton St. Baking Company offers a selection of Latin-inspired dishes incorporating Mexican favourites such as guacamole, salsa, huevos rancheros and chimichurri. Whether its breakfast, brunch or lunch, Clinton St.’s Mexican-inspired dishes are a great way to celebrate the special day.

Location City Walk Cost Various Timings September 15 from 8am to 12am

Loca’s Mexican Independence Day brunch


In honour of the 208th Mexican Independence Day, Loca will host a special Saturday five-hour brunch marathon. The fiesta will feature festive decorations, Mexican food, traditional entertainment, lively music by the in-house DJ and patriotic displays. Mexican dishes, include favourites such as huervos, slow-roasted ribs, kingfish fajitas and an array of mouth-watering desserts. Guests as always, are guaranteed free flowing beverages including bottomless hops, a premium selection of grape and mixed beverages.

Location Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, Jumeirah, Dubai Cost Dh285 per person Tmings September 15 from 12pm to 5pm

Say Olé to Mexican Independence Day at Sayad


When you hear the words Mexican food, people often think of tacos, burritos, and street food, but Mexican cuisine is far more varied than most people’s perceptions. It’s bold and fun, and who better than acclaimed Mexican chef Federico Lopez to take diners on a tour of this colourful cuisine. Chef Lopez’s interpretation of Mexican gastronomy will combine the traditional Mayan flavours of the Yucatán Peninsula with a contemporary approach, representing an authentic taste of Mexico that revolves around a selection of ceviches, tostadas, and tamales.

Location Sayad, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Cost various Timings September 16 to 21, from 6.30pm to 11.30pm

Taqado’s free guacamole with every order

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Get your guac on with Taqado Mexican Kitchen on International Guacamole Day,w hich takes place just one day after Mexican Independence Day. Visit any of their 17 locations in the UAE, order any main menu dish and get a free portion of guacamole! Made from 100 per cent organic unstressed Mexican Hass avocados, Taqado make their guac from scratch every single day. It usually costs extra… but not on September 16.

Locations Multiple Offer Free guacamole Timings All day on September 16 

Hotel Cartagena

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Throughout the whole month, Hotel Cartagena, is celebrating Mexican Independence with a flamboyant Latin flair. The newly opened venue located at the top of the JW Marriott Marquis are offering a complimentary specialized mixed beverage upon presentation of their Latin American passport. Mexican Nationals joining in on the festivities can try the Mezcal Paloma, a unique spin on the country’s beloved concoction, mixing sweet Agave Nectar with citrus flavours of Grapefruit and Lime.

Location JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay Cost Various Timings Saturday to Thursday from 5.30pm to 3am and Friday from 1.30pm to 3am