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Top Recipes To Celebrate Mexican Independence Day In South Florida

Most people seem to mistake the highly-celebrated Cinco de Mayo as Mexico's Independence Day, not realizing the true day of independence is known as "Grito De Dolores" on Sept. 16. In 1810, this was the day that in the small town of Dolores near Guanajuato, Mexico, a "cry" recognized the end of the Mexican War of Independence by Miguel Hildago y Castillo.If you plan to celebrate the holiday, we offer you some great dishes and restaurants in your area that will make it perfect.
Mr. Moe's Restaurant & Bar

Takitos Mexican Restaurant
1926 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 921-1946
www.takitos.comTakitos has a great menu for guests that will never grow old. As a matter of fact, each time you drop in, you have the option to try a unique new dish. The problem, however, is that you may become addicted to the first dish you ever try, and never order anything else! As a matter of fact, they are known for "using only the best ingredients that keep customers coming back again and again." Below are some great dishes on their menu! Plus, we have included our own version of these dishes for you to try at home with your family!

Mexican Platter (skewers/pinchos)6 Mexican-style skewers: 2 steak, 2 chicken, 2 shrimp. Served with sausage, beans, yellow rice, chips, salsa and pico de gallo (serves 3).
Mexican Chicken SoupMexican style soup with cilantro, onion, cheese, chicken broth, vegetables and chicken breast.
Carne Asada10 and 14 ounce skirt steaks served with roasted peppers, yellow rice and refried beans or house salad.
Addictive Mexican Stew 

This dish can be made with meat or vegan, so that no one is left out. This is one of those dishes that you will want to make in a large pot with a lid, because it will call you out of your sleep and can be eaten for days. For this particular dish, you do not necessarily need to measure everything out — measurements are meant for proportional reasons. Put as much or little of each ingredient that you would like.Ingredients

  • 1 Can of Red Kidney Beans and/or Black Beans
  • 2 Cloves of Chopped Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup of Tomato Sauce and/or 1 Cup of Chicken Broth
  • 1 Pack of Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes
  • One Cup of Onions
  • 1 Bag of Frozen Corn
  • 1 Bag of Frozen Peas
  • 1 Bag of Frozen Green Beans
  • 1 Can of Diced Green Chillies
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Corn Starch
  • 1 or 2 Cans of Water per Can of Beans (Depending on preferred thickness.)
  • OPTIONAL: Chicken, Steak Cubes, Pork, etc.


  • Some cook garlic and onions until tender. Others do not.
  • Put everything into a big pot
  • Boil and stir until the contents thicken. They will thicken once removed from the heat.
"Polo Asada" | Roasted ChickenIngredients
  • Olive OIl
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Squashed Whole Garlic Cloves
  • Chicken
  • Goya and/or "Tropical Seasoning" may be used.

*Ingredients will vary by amount based on how much chicken and which part of the chicken is being used.


  1. Combine liquid ingredients.
  2. Place chicken on the bottom of a bowl or glass baking pan.
  3. Pour juices on top of chicken and include additional seasoning at this time.
  4. Put plastic wrap over the top, and let it marinate 2 or more hours, preferably overnight.
  5. Bake or grill chicken thoroughly
  6. Don't eat too much!

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Mr. Moe's Restaurant & Bar

Sangria's Mexican Cantina
221 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 533-1568 restaurant is known for its great dinners and lunch, but even moreso for its nightlife and signature drinks, Sangria's provides guests with nightly live music, $1 Taco Tuesdays and a signature sangria (of course)! With a "2-4-1 happy hour" all day, every day, it's no wonder people love hanging out at Sangria. So, would Mexican Independence Day be any different? If you're in Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 16, check out some of these drinks you can get at Sangia. Then, try our own sangria recipe at home! Because every good dinner deserves a great drink!

Best Mojito In TownLight Rum, fresh mint, sugar and soda. Add strawberry or pomegranate
Pomegranate MargaritaGold tequila, pomegranate liqueur and homemade sour mix
Fabrikazzy ShotBacardi Dragonberry rum, banana liquor and orange juice
Homemade Red Wine SangriaSignature homemade red wine sangria, served with fresh fruit
Strawberry Orange & Lime SangriaEvery great dinner needs washed down with a great drink, so why not a Mexican favorite? A "bloody" good drink, Sangria hits the spot during and after dinner, and might just be the perfect way to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.


  • 1 Cup of Fresh Strawberries
  • 1/4 Cup Squeezed Lime (into juice)
  • 1 Thinly-Sliced Lime
  • 1 Thinly-Sliced Orange
  • 1/2 Cup of Tequila
  • 1/2 Cup of Orange Juice
  • 1/3 Cup of Brown Sugar (Adjust to Taste)
  • 1/2 Cup of Triple Sec
  • 1 750mlBottle of Spanish Red Wine
  • Ice


  1. Mix everything but fruit and ice until you are ready to drink it.
  2. Leave the mixture in your fridge overnight to build up bold flavor
  3. Add Ice for a "Slushy" taste and texture.
  4. Add the fruit as accessory.

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Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan is the owner of Shorty Produkshins in Orlando, Florida, and specializes in Social Branding and Public Relations for both the Professional Services Industry and Entertainment Business. Over the last 13 years, she has worked with many publications and has created branded content for multiple organizations, Globally.
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