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Mexican Independence Fiestas Under Way in Vegas

Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 1:59 pm. Posted by in Bally's Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Planet Hollywood Resort, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Mexican Independence Fiestas Under Way in Vegas.

Mexican Independence Day, also called “Grito de Dolores,” might officially take place on Sep. 16, but in Las Vegas, the occasion demands a full month of Latin-infused entertainment, music, food and serious frivolity.

Mexican Independence Day, of course, shouldn’t be confused with another big day in Vegas, Cinco de Mayo. Which happens sometime in May, probably.

Mexican flag at Caesars Palace

Caesars rolls out the flaglike foliage for Mexican Independence Day revelers.

Mexican Independence Day is considered the most important national holiday observed in Mexico, and marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. Definitely worthy of a world-class blow-out, and Vegas is only too happy to oblige.

Time for an exclusive, poorly shot mariachi band dance break.


We caught up with this mariachi group performing for guests in the lobby of Caesars Palace just yesterday (Sep. 15). The group’s name is “Oops, This Blog Probably Should Have Written That Down Somewhere.” Anyway, the crowd was loving them!


Sorry, but we are a Las Vegas blog, not a mariachi band name rememberer.

Latin music superstar Luis Miguel is perhaps the biggest draw in Vegas during the Mexican Independence Day festivities. He performs at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace through Sep. 18. Learn more.

Mariachi USA Fiesta, a massively popular event, happens at the Trop on Sep. 17. The Mariachi USA Fiesta is a two-hour review that has played sold-out at the Hollywood Bowl in California for the last 22 years.

Of course, Las Vegas offers a “cuerno de la abundancia” when it comes to restaurants catering to those looking for a taste of Latin culture. Start with Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace, then hit Cabo Wabo Cantina at Planet Hollywood, Tequila Bar & Grill at Bally’s or Quesadilla at Imperial Palace.

Quesadilla lamp

This hanging lamp at Quesadilla restaurant might be our favorite lamp of all time.

Read more about Mexican Independence Day in Las Vegas from our friends at and at the Las Vegas Sun.

And on a related subject, make sure to pick up your Hispanic Heritage Month Total Rewards players card at any Caesars Entertainment casino. Get more scoop.

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