Mexican Independence Day takes over Las Vegas this weekend, and that means celebrating with margaritas, tacos, enchiladas, tequila and more at these 10 restaurants in Las Vegas. ¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, pa’ dentro!
El Dorado Cantina
This Mexican sensation uses all sustainably-raised products in its cuisine that represents the different regions of Mexico. Its bar offers more than 100 tequilas. Best of all? It's open 24 hours. El Dorado Cantina. In the Sapphire Plaza, 3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, 702.722.2289.
The home of the original margarita reinvents traditional Mexican specialties with modern flair. The decor on the walls will keep you entertained for hours. Hussong's Cantina, Mandalay Place, 702.632.6450; Boca Park, 702.778.2160.
Discover bold Mexican fare by chefs Mary Sue Miliken and Susan Feniger. The Forum Shops location features a ceviche bar while the Mandalay Bay spot has a fun patio overlooking the pool and beach. Both are open for lunch and dinner daily. Border Grill, Mandalay Bay, 702.632.7403; Forum Shops at Caesars, 702.854.6700.
Cadillac Mexican Tequila & Kitchen Bar
Mexican fare and more than 70 boutique tequila selections make this dining experience unforgettable. Tapas, tacos, enchiladas and margaritas all make the menu. Super thirsty? Order the giant-sized 80-ounce beer towers. Cadillac Mexican Tequila & Kitchen Bar, Golden Nugget, 702.386.8169.
Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar
Modern, fun and uninhibited Mexican food and drink with a mechanical bull in the middle of the dining room to boot. Sit on the front patio to watch people passing by on The Linq Promenade. Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar, The Linq Promenade, 702.691.3773.
Mix chef José Andrés’ personal take on Chinese and Mexican cuisines for this daring restaurant. The restaurant takes its name from a legend of an Asian girl, known as La China Poblana, who was kidnapped by pirates and shipped to Mexico. China Poblano, Cosmopolitan, 702.698.7900.
El Burro Borracho
Familiar south-of-the-border comforts from the chef and host of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” Every Tuesday from 5-11 pm nab all-you-can-eat tacos, margaritas and beer for $35 for house margaritas and $45 for specialty versions. El Burro Borracho, Rio, 866.746.7671.
El Segundo Sol
Street tacos and authentic Mexican fare, with a private tequila tasting room, make up this Mexican restaurant with perfect people-watching perches. A daily "Loco Hour” from 4-7 pm features $3 two-bite tacos, $5 quesadillas, $5 margaritas, $3 tequila shots and more. El Segundo Sol, Fashion Show, 702.258.1211.
Hecho en Vegas
Authentic Sonoran cuisine and family recipes from the Flores family, known for its iconic Arizona outposts El Charro Café and Sir Veza’s. Find more than 100 tequilas behind the bar. Hecho en Vegas, MGM Grand, 702.891.3200.
Tacos & Tequila
Modern and traditional Mexican cuisine in a high-energy atmosphere. Find 100-plus tequilas behind the bar. Look for the huge photographic mural depicting a female matador and a fierce bull locked in combat in the main dining room. Tacos & Tequila, Luxor, 702.262.5225.