September 16 has become a double holiday celebrating Mexican Independence Day and Nationa Guacamole Day on September 16. The original commemorative day is highlighted with the traditional “cry of independence” or (Dia de la Independence) that started a revolt against the Spaniards in 1810. It is fast becoming the autumn counterpart fo the spring holiday of Cinco de Mayo (or national margarita day).
National Guacamole Day on September 16 is a great excuse to eat delicious Mexican cuisine and celebrate our unique Mexican-American culture. Here are our top picks for celebrating National Guacamole Day in Miami.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Havana Club Ambassador, Gio Gutierrez (@ChatChowTV) and famed Miami restaurant hotspot, CHICA, have partnered together to ring in the month-long celebration with a party of their own on Wednesday, September 15! What better way to kick off the month than with a celebration featuring delicious specialty cocktails, authentic Latin cuisine, LIVE Latin music, and an on-site cigar roller for an added flair of high-energy entertainment. Giving back to the Latin community, 50% of net proceeds of CHICA’s specialty Havana Club ‘Midnight in PR’ cocktail, offered from September 15th – October 15th, will go towards ‘Center For a Free Cuba’ (cubacenter.org). In addition to the event, indulge in CHICA’s Happy Hour in anticipation for the festivities between 4:00-7:00PM. Hope to see you there!
WHEN: Wednesday, September 15 |6:00-10:00 PM
WHERE: CHICA Miami, 5556 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33137
At both Bodega South Beach (1220 16th St) and Bodega Fort Lauderdale (21 Las Olas Blvd) locations, guests can expect Happy Hour specials from 6pm – 8pm, featuring $7 Don Julio Cocktails (Pico Picante, Classic Margaritas, and La Diablita) and a free side of guacamole with app purchase.
At Bodega Aventura (19129 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180) guests can expect a DJ from 6pm – 9pm and a free side of guacamole with app purchase.
The Wharf Miami
Live entertainment, drink specials, and Mexican-inspired dishes will be served throughout the day to celebrate Mexican Independence Day at The Wharf Miami! Buy a shot of Casa Noble Tequila and receive a FREE Corona Beer (all day). Beat the Clock Happy Hour takes place from 4 PM – 7 PM including Mules, Mojitos, and Margaritas $4 at 4PM, $5 at 5 PM, and $6 at 6 PM, etc. until 7PM! Address: 114 SW North River Dr, Miami
Cantina Catrina will kick-off the festivities with a live Mariachi band on Wednesday from 5 PM to 9PM. Food and drink specials include: 2 for 1 Frozen Margaritas; a traditional Chiles en Nogada – which is typically made throughout August through September only; and the well-known celebratory dish in Mexico, Pozole (available for a limited time through the end of October). Address: 7535 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33156
South Florida’s Mexican dining destination, El Camino, is celebrating National Guacamole Day and Mexican Independence Day at its Delray and Fort Lauderdale locations with a must-try guacamole special. On Thursday, September 16 from 11AM to 1AM, diners can indulge in the Red Chili and Herb Guacamole with achiote compressed shrimp crudo and housemade blue corn tortillas, an offering that pays homage to the concept’s Mexican roots. The exclusive offering will be priced at $18 and will only be available on September 16. El Camino Delray is located at 15 NE 2nd Avenue in Delray Beach. For more information, visit www.elcaminodelray.com/; (561) 865-5350. El Camino Fort Lauderdale is located at 817 E Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.elcaminoftlauderdale.com/; (954) 530-1188.
Lona Cocina & Tequileria
Fort Lauderdale beach’s beloved Mexican hotspot, Lona Cocina & Tequileria, is celebrating its roots this National Guacamole Day and Mexican Independence Day with a can’t-miss promotion. On Thursday, September 16 from 11:30AM to 2AM, guests can celebrate with Lona’s famous Tradicional Guacamole – lime, cilantro, jalapeño, tomato and onion – for the discounted price of $10. Also on offer just for the occasion, a specialty guacamole that represents and celebrates the colors of the Mexican flag. The featured guacamole will be priced at $10 and is topped with jalapeño, goat cheese and strawberry, to symbolize Mexico’s national colors: green, white and red. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. Lona is located at 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. www.lonarestaurant.com/; Telephone: (954) 245-3069
Celebrate National Mexican Independence Day with stunning ocean views and specials at Burlock Coast. On Thursday, September 16 from 11:30AM to 10PM guests can enjoy two chef choice tacos and a margarita for $15. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For more information visit www.burlockcoast.com or call (954) 302-6430.
Enjoy National Guacamole Day and Mexican Independence Day beachside at Cantina Beach. With a thatched palapa roof, tiki torches, fire pit and endless blue ocean, it’s the perfect backdrop. Available all day on Thursday, September 16th, guests can enjoy complimentary mini guacamole and chips with the purchase of Cantina’s $30 Bottomless Drinks Package. Price excludes tax and gratuity. Hours of operation are from 11AM to 9PM. Cantina Beach is located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami at 455 Grand Bay Drive. Dining at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami