Four places to celebrate Mexican Independence Day

Themed brunches and parties in Dubai this weekend

Fancy a fiesta this weekend? Mexican Independence Day – marking the First Mexican Empire gaining independence from Spain in 1810 – falls on Saturday September 16.

Head to one of these four venues to celebrate.

La Tablita
Arriba! The Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights location is throwing an evening party on Friday September 15.

From 7pm you can enjoy some Latin music from the restaurant’s traditional Mariachi singer Carlos; alongside Mexican mixed drinks, authentic dishes and street food and festive décor.

A buffet will house a range of live stations, include garnachas (fried tortillas with toppings), quesadillas and consome de Borrego – a 16-hour steamed Mexican spiced lamb stew.
Dhs180 (soft drinks). Fri Sep 15 from 7pm. Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Healthcare City (04 317 2221).

Loca and Loca 2.0
Both Locas are hosting special celebration brunches on Saturday September 16.

The Mexican restaurants will be serving up a special Viva la Independencia Nacional Saturday brunch, running from noon to 5pm. You’ll be able to dig into a range of classic Latin American dishes from chef Juan Flores, including Loca’s most popular starters and desserts.

Main courses can be ordered from the à la carte brunch menu, including the famous make-your-own tacos. Firm favourites on the brunch menu include huevos machaca, Loca’s slow-roasted ribs, kingfish fajitas and guacamole prepared at your table.
Dhs270. Fri Sep 16 noon-4pm. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111); Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 449 4455).

Muchachas
This colourful and fun Mexican eatery is hosting a themed Friday brunch, complete with a Latino DJ to celebrate.

Dig into a range of traditional fare (including all-you-can-eat guacamole, quesadillas, tacos, churros and more) as well as some authentic mixed beverages. On the decks will be Brazilian DJ Anderson Lima, spinning the Latino tunes to get you up and dancing.
Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs275 (house beverages). Fri Sep 15 12.30pm-3.30pm. Holiday Inn Safa Park (04 327 5878).

Peyote Dubai
The new fine-dining Mexican restaurant in DIFC is celebrating with a party on Friday September 15.

There will be a special menu, created for the occasion, which will include pozole (a traditional soup), corn dish tamal verde y de mole; octopus tostada and bunuelos (thin, round fried pastry) with banana and spiced sugar syrup.

Don’t rush off after eating either, as the party goes on until 2am with a live DJ.
Prices vary. Fri Sep 15 7pm-2am. Gate Village 2, DIFC (04 521 6300).

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