Viva Mexico!

Cinco de Mayo is for amateurs. Celebrate the real deal – Mexican Independence Day – this week.

Rosa Mexicano says ole with margaritas and a weeklong three-course price fixe dinner menu featuring traditional dishes. The $37 menu is available from Sept 14-20 and highlights include: guacamole, chicken raviolis with poblano cream sauce or tri-color ceviche; sweetwater prawns, chiles en nogada or filet mignon with Cascable chile sauce; and caramel crepes or guava apple crisp. A portion of the proceeds of each dinner will benefit Feeding American. Rosa Mexicano at Mary Brickell Village: 900 S Miami Ave, Miami; 786-425-1001

Cantina Beach at the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne
celebrates Tuesday, Sept 15 with a local celebration, live music, televised broadcasts of the Mexico City celebration and “live action stations” featuring pork carnitas, tableside guacamole, Mexican beer, tequila and more. Cantina Beach at the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne: 445 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne; 305-365-4286