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6 Las Vegas restaurants to hit for Mexican Independence Day

You know all those times you celebrated Cinco de Mayo, thinking it was Mexican Independence Day, and then found out it wasn’t? Well, here’s an opportunity to make up for it. The real Mexican Independence Day is Wednesday, and local restaurants and bars are making sure it doesn’t pass unnoticed. Here are six places to celebrate:

Cabo Wabo Cantina, Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South: Monday through Sept. 20, Chiles en Nogada, poblano chiles stuffed with pork loin, garlic, plantain and almonds, topped with a creamy walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds, $16.95. Regular menu also available.

Club Patron Experience Trailer, Roman Plaza, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South: Wednesday through Sept. 20, various Patron specialty cocktails served in a “tequila oasis.”

Old Homestead Steakhouse, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South: Through Wednesday, Perfect Storm (Atlantico Reserva, lemon juice, simple syrup and ginger beer), El Scorpion (Atlantico Reserva, cognac, lemon juice, orange juice and simple syrup) and Mexican Mai Tai (Atlantico Platino, lime juice, Disaronno, simple syrup and mint), $16 each; Johnnie Walker Black, Double Black and Gold Label Reserve flights, $25, includes souvenir Johnnie Walker flight set.

Rhumbar, Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South: Wednesday, house margarita (1800 Reserva Silver tequila, triple sec, lime juice and simple syrup), $14; Cucumber Cooler (Hendick’s gin, Genepy, grapefruit and lime juices), $14.

Searsucker, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South: Through Wednesday, specialty dishes in honor of the holiday; regular menu also available. Also, Herradura tequila and Woodford Reserve Bourbon specials including $12 cocktails and $10 shots.

Tacos & Tequila, Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South: Wednesday, happy hour guacamole, $6 from 2 to 5 p.m., and Tampiquena, 8-ounce rib-eye steak with potato poblano gratin, cheese enchilada and rice and beans, $29, and cocktails including Pineapple Chipotle Margarita (Sauza 901 Blanco Tequila, Dutch orange curacao, lime and pineapple juices, pineapple syrup and Tabasco chipotle) and Watermelon Cooler (Cazadores Reposado Tequila, watermelon, Aperol and watermelon liqueur), $12 each.

Contact Heidi Knapp Rinella at Hrinella@reviewjournal.com. Find more of her stories at www.reviewjournal.com and bestoflasvegas.com and follow @HKRinella on Twitter.

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