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Where To Celebrate Mexican Independence Day In Las Vegas

Last updated: September 11, 2018 at 12:13 pm. Posted by in Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Where To Celebrate Mexican Independence Day In Las Vegas.

¡Viva Mexico! It’s time to celebrate Mexican Independence Day and Las Vegas is one of the top places to party for the occasion.

The official holiday, marking Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule, is Sept. 16, but Vegas will be partying all weekend with Latin-infused entertainment, music, food and fun. Here’s where to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Vegas.

Las Vegas Entertainment

JLo 's final shows at Planet Hollywood are Sept. 14 – 16.

Jennifer Lopez performs at Planet Hollywood. Photo By Denise Truscello. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez lights up the Zappos Theater with her show “JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE,” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The show features all of Lopez’s hit songs including “On The Floor,” “Jenny From The Block,” “Get Right” and “Love Don’t Cost A Thing.”

The production includes a five-piece live band and 16 dancers, showcasing extravagant costumes and state-of-the-art technology in sets, lighting, video and special effects.

Don’t miss your chance to see some of Lopez’s final shows at the hotel Sept. 14 – 16.

Mexican Independence Day weekend, Enrique Iglesias will perform Sept. 15 – 16

Enrique Iglesias will perform at Caesars Palace. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Enrique Iglesias

In celebration of Mexican Independence Day weekend, Latin superstar Enrique Iglesias will play The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Sept. 15 – 16.

Iglesias has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, released 10 studio albums, plus two greatest hits compilations and is a multiplatinum artist in almost every country around the world. Get ready to hear your favorites like “Escape,” “Hero,” “Para Que La Vida” and “Bailamos.”

Luis Miguel will return for an impressive ninth year as part of his successful ¡México Por Siempre! tour

Luis Miguel. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel, one of the most successful artists in Latin American history, has announced a return to Las Vegas in celebration of Mexican Independence Day Weekend with two performances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Sept 13-14.

Luis Miguel will return to The Colosseum for an impressive ninth year as part of his successful ¡México Por Siempre! tour, named after his most recent studio album. Miguel is known for performing in a variety of musical styles including pop, ballads, jazz, big band and mariachi.

Ilusión Mental

The all-Spanish language show Ilusión Mental at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino stars Santiago Michel, your guide through the secrets of the human mind.

This mentalist/magician will amaze you with his mind-reading tricks in a 65-minute, all-ages show. Expect plenty of audience interaction. Showtimes are Thursday, Saturday – Monday, 5:30 p.m. There will be an additional 5:30 p.m. performance on Sept. 14.

Check out our Las Vegas events and show calendar this Mexican Independence Weekend.

Parties/Special Events

Olmeca will perform at The LINQ Promenade

Olmeca will perform at The LINQ Promenade. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The LINQ Promenade

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at The LINQ Promenade with traditional Mariachis on Saturday and Sunday from 4 – 6 p.m.

Traditional paper flowers will be handed out to LINQ Promenade guests. On Saturday, artist Alexander Sky will paint a live mural.

Don’t miss Mexican-American artist Olmeca, who will perform with his band and folkloric dancers on Sept. 16 from 8 – 10 p.m. on The LINQ Promenade Fountain Stage.

Olmeca is a bilingual hip-hop artist who has written music for TV shows like “Sons of Anarchy” and “The Mayans.” He has also collaborated with Taboo of Black Eyed Peas, Ozomatli and more.

At sunset on Sept. 16, the High Roller will be lit in red, white and green.

Spanish Steps

Celebrate Sept. 13 – 16 at Spanish Steps at Caesars Palace. The lively outdoor bar will feature a DJ, carnival games, foosball, a dunk tank and promo models handing out plenty of swag. You can also indulge in a taco cart and drink specials.

OMNIA Nightclub

OMNIA at Caesars Palace will host a weekend-long celebration for Mexican Independence Day. The party kicks off Thursday, Sept. 13 with DJ Gusto and Maria Romano on the terrace. On Friday, Calvin Harris and Generik take over the main club. Party Favor headlines the main club on Sept. 14 with DJ OB-One in the Heart of OMNIA. The weekend wraps up on Sunday with Deseo Latin Sundays one-year anniversary party with DJ Exile and Maria Romano plus a special guest.

Vista Bar and Alto Bar

Vista Bar and Alto Bar at Caesars Palace will be decked out for the holiday and will offer drink and bottle specials. There will also be a DJ and go-go dancers from 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. on Sept. 13 – 16.

Mojito and cigar at Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace

Smoke a cigar and have a cocktail at Montecristo Cigar Bar. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Montecristo Cigar Bar

Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace offers fine whiskeys paired with cigars. For Mexican Independence weekend there will be a cigar roller on hand Saturday and Sunday, as well as drink specials for the holiday.

Carnaval Court

The party will be in full swing at Carnaval Court at Harrah’s Las Vegas during Mexican Independence weekend with free live music, drink specials, games, photo ops and swag.

BEER Park at Paris Las Vegas

BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas will celebrate Mexican Independence Day with street tacos, live entertainment and more on Sunday, Sept. 16. The Strip-side restaurant will offer carne asada, pork and chicken street tacos, available from its roaming taco cart, priced at $5 each. A Mexican-style hot dog will also be available, made with a bacon-wrapped Bavarian sausage and topped with onion, mayo and jalapeño.

The Scene Pool at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Head to the pool at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for a free concert Sept. 15 from Amara La Negra. There will also be drink specials and go-go dancers.

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Food & Drink

This Mexican Independence Day weekend enjoy Chayo margaritas

Chayo margaritas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar at The LINQ Promenade offers a large selection of tequila to pair with Mexican food favorites like short rib enchiladas, blackened salmon tacos, chicken al pastor burritos and carne asada skirt steak.

On Mexican Independence Day weekend, they’ll have taco and drink carts available outside on the Promenade. There will be in-house DJ entertainment starting every night at 10 p.m. beginning Friday. A Mariachi band will perform from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 15 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 16.

Margaritaville at Flamingo Las Vegas Mexican Independence Day

Margaritaville at Flamingo Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Margaritaville Las Vegas

It’s right there in the name. Margaritaville at Flamingo Las Vegas is the place to go to raise a margarita and toast to Mexican Independence Day.

You’ll find margaritas in all flavors and styles and you can even get a margarita flight with a sampling of your favorites. Try the Last Mango in Paris with mango tequila, orange liqueur and cranberry juice or the Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot with 1800 Resposado Tequila, triple sec and house-made habanero margarita blend.

Margaritaville also offers a nice selection of tequilas, served with sangrita, a house-made spicy tomato-based chaser and a lime wedge. Choose from everything from Patron Silver to Casamigos Blanco to Jose Cuervo Tradicional Resposado.

Carlos ‘N Charlie’s

If you’re looking for a fun, spring break-like party atmosphere, head to Carlos ‘N Charlie’s at Flamingo Las Vegas. You can drink a variety of margaritas and other frozen drinks and sangria as the bartenders put on a flair show for you. You might also see your wait staff dancing or making balloon hats.

Be sure to check out the large outdoor deck that overlooks the Flamingo’s lush pool area. Nosh on Mexican favorites like enchiladas, tacos, fajitas and delicious tableside-made guacamole.

Tequila Taqueria at Bally's Las Vegas - Mexican Independence Day in Las Vegas

Tequila Taqueria at Bally’s Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Tequila Taqueria

Enjoy authentic Mexican dishes and drinks at Tequila Taqueria inside Bally’s Las Vegas. The bar serves up 37 premium tequilas as well as a nice selection of Mexican beer.

As for food, you’ll want to enjoy the fresh-pressed tortillas and tableside guacamole. Other choices include taco platters, fajitas, enchiladas and house-made churros served with chocolate and raspberry sauces.

Fresh fruit margaritas at Yolo's at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

A Yolos margarita. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Yolos Mexican Grill

Stop at Yolos at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and sample one of their 60 tequilas or sip on a fresh fruit margarita.

Start out with traditional street corn topped with chipotle mayo, lime salt and aged Cotija cheese. Entrees include carnitas, chicken tamales, beef barbacoa burritos and street tacos.

Las Vegas Restaurant Guy Fieri's El Burro Borracho Burrito

Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

El Burro Borracho

Guy Fieri serves up his signature Mexican dishes with flavorful flair at El Burro Borracho at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Start out with house-made salsa paired with chile-lime dusted chips. Another good bet is Guy’s Guacamole, which you can “kick up” with chorizo, roasted poblanos, roasted pineapple, lobster and more.

Cabo Wabo's parrillada at the Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood

Cabo Wabo’s parrillada. Photo courtesy of Cabo Wabo Cantina.

Cabo Wabo Cantina

Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will celebrate Mexican Independence Day by serving an authentic Mexican platter offered exclusively from Sept. 14 -16.

Executive Chef Tacho Kneeland has created a traditional Mexican grilled platter, parrillada, made with BBQ pork ribs, carne asada, achiote chicken and chorizo, served with grilled onions, jalapeños, rice, beans and flour tortillas, priced at $28.95 for an individual serving and $46.95 for a shareable serving for two people.

Drink selections include Cabo Wabo’s house margaritas, including the CW Margarita, made with Cabo Wabo tequila and grand mariner, priced at $13; the Cocorita, made with Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila, lime juice, crème of coconut, rimmed with freshly toasted coconut, priced at $14; and more.

Several outlets at The LINQ Promenade will offer specials all weekend:

  • ameriCAN Beer & Cocktails: Modern Times Brewing Company will host a product launch party Sunday with bucket specials and giveaways from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Brooklyn Bowl: This Saturday will be Selena Night, paying tribute to the late “Queen of Tejano music.” The event begins at 10 p.m.
  • Flour & Barley – Brick Oven Pizza: The Loaded Ranchero will include Ranchero salsa, ground beef, black beans, cheddar cheese, Pico de Gallo, olives and sour cream. The dish will be available starting Sept. 11, concluding this Sunday. The price: $19.
  • Haute Doggery: Tijuana Dog will feature bacon, topped with grilled onions, jalapeño and mayonnaise for $7.29.
  • Off The Strip Bistro + Bar: Their specials will include the Breakfast Chilaquiles Skillet, $18; Breakfast Tostada, $16; Shrimp Ceviche, $16; Rolled Chicken Tacos, $18; Chicken or Steak Dinner Fajitas, $26 and Dessert Flan, $9. Drink specials include Altos Tequila Olmeca shot, as well as Corona, Modelo and Dos Equis, all for $5.
  • O’Sheas Casino: Drink specials will include Miller Lite, $3; Coors Light 12 oz. drafts; Jell-O shots, $3; Jameson, $5; Patrón, Fireball and Jager shots, $5 and craft beers for $4.
  • Virgil’s Real BBQ: They will be open for breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. with bottomless Virgil’s Ale available, $18.

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Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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