Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day. In Mexico, their Independence Day called "Grito de Dolores" is actually celebrated on September 16. And while it not be as popular of a day to celebrate as Cinco de Drinko, plenty of eateries are still getting into the action. Here are your best bets.
WYNWOOD — Did you know that September 16 is not only Mexican Independence day but also National Guacamole Day? Yeah we didn't either. Either way, the folks over at Coyo Taco did and to celebrate they are giving away complimentary guacamole all day with the purchase of any taco. And since the holiday is typically celebrated at midnight, beginning tonight its long will offer 2-for-1 Don Julio shots during its "Takeout Tuesdays" party.
HALLANDALE AND CORAL GABLES — Wapo Taco is getting into the Grito de Dolores fun at both of their locations. The restaurant is celebrating by offering all-day happy hour with two-for-one Mexican beers and micheladas along with two special tacos created for the occasion. The festivities begin at 11 a.m., because you can't drink all day unless you start in the morning. [EaterWire]
BROWARD/PALM BEACH — All four of the South Florida Rocco's Tacos locations are celebrating Mexican Independence Day by offering half off all bottles of tequila — they carry 330 varieties in all — all day on September 16. However, all bottles must be consumed on site so come with a group and come ready to party. [EaterWire]
CORAL GABLES — Talavera Cocina Mexicana is hosting its annual Mexican Independence Day celebration on Wednesday during dinner service featuring happy hour specials all night, authentic Mexican specials and live mariachi music throughout the evening. [EaterWire]