Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Special Dining Experiences at Restaurants

Across the United States and Canada, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the historical and cultural contributions coming from descendants of Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. In the States, celebrations kick off on September 15 to coincide with the date that El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Costa Rica declared independence from Spain, and Mexico and Chile’s independence day celebrations on September 18. In Canada, the month is celebrated in October. 

Since food is intrinsically tied to culture, one way to honor this special month is to support Hispanic-owned restaurants and explore the rich variety of food coming from countries with Spanish influence.

For this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, OpenTable is partnering with restaurants across the United States from September 15 through October 15, and from October 1 through October 31 in Canada to create special menu experiences that you can book to experience the cuisines of places like Cuba, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela without ever leaving your hometown.  

Check out the menus below to find one near you and book today.

Atlanta

Cuisine: Spanish

Experience: From September 15 through October 15, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the flavors of Spain at Bulla Gastrobar by booking the special two-course weekday lunch menu, featuring dishes such as ham croquettes with fig jelly or the paella of the day.  

Price: $15.95 per person for lunch

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Austin

Cuisine: Mexican

Experience: From September 15 to October 15, try a variation on chile en nogada at El Alma Cafe y Cantina, where chef Alma Alcocer tops her version of the stuffed pepper dish with a pistachio-based nogada sauce and pomegranate glaze, served over saffron rice.

Price: $28 per person

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Austin

Cuisine: Interior Mexican 

Experience: Licha’s owner Daniel Brooks is serving his take on one of Mexico’s national dishes: chile relleno en nogada. From September 15 through October 15, diners can try  the beef picadillo-stuffed poblano pepper topped with a walnut-goat cheese béchamel, pomegranate, and served with rice, beans, and Licha’s house-made corn tortillas. 

Price: $18 per person

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Boston

Cuisine: Cuban

Experience: Sit down for a three-course meal from September 15 to October 15 to try Cuban dishes such as green plantains with braised beef, fried red snapper, and tres leches cake. 

Price: $45 per person

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Boston

Cuisine: Puerto Rican

Experience: Taste your way through Puerto Rico from September 15 through October 15 with a three-course meal of classics like a mofongo sampler, where fried, smashed green plantains are stuffed with beef, lobster, or shrimp. Don’t forget to order the flan! 

Price: $40 per person 

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Charlotte

Cuisine: Spanish

Experience: From September 15 through October 15, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the flavors of Spain at Bulla Gastrobar by booking the special two-course weekday lunch menu, featuring dishes such as ham croquettes with fig jelly or the paella of the day.  

Price: $15.95 per person for lunch

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Chicago

Cuisine: Argentinian 

Experience: Grilling plays an important role in Argentinian cuisine — Artango is celebrating by creating a special dish only available from September 15 to October 15 in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring a whole grilled branzino with herbed quinoa salad and a garlicky, lemon dressing. 

Price: $33 per person

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Los Angeles

Cuisine: Mexican

Description: Attention agave lovers: From September 15 through October 15, be the first to taste brand-new cocktails from LA Cha Cha Chá’s bar team with a special night-cap experience. Preview the Mexican-inspired drinks the team will be serving at the soon-to-open indoor bar, and have the chance to give them feedback — you might even get to try a new variation in real time!

Price: $75 per person

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Miami

Cuisine: Argentinian

Experience: Tigre’s three course Hispanic Heritage Month menu highlights the restaurant’s unique mix of Argentinian cuisine and Florida ingredients through dishes such as blue crab croquetas served with tomatillo salsa verde or grilled sirloin accompanied by Argentinian salsa criolla — a vinegar-spiked mix of fresh tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers. Note: this experience is only available during dinner service from Wednesday to Saturday, from September 15 to October 15. 

Price: $55 per person

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Miami

Cuisine: Peruvian

Experience: Come for the ceviche, stay to try the rest of Pisco y Nazca’s Peruvian dishes from September 15 to October 15. The restaurant is offering a three-course menu, where you can try empanadas filled with chicken spiked with Peru’s ubiquitous aji amarillo pepper, or taste the Japanese influences on Peruvian cuisine through dishes such as seared beef tenderloin with a soy and oyster-based sauce. 

Price: $28 per person for lunch, $42 per person for dinner

Kendall: Book now for lunch. Book now for dinner.
Doral: Book now for dinner.

Miami

Cuisine: Spanish

Experience: This Miami original offers a mix of traditional Spanish tapas and novel Spanish creations. Stop by for lunch or dinner to try the three-course menu that includes tapas, mains such as pan-seared chicken with serrano ham, and dessert. Bonus: the dinner menu includes a drink, like the restaurant’s beloved sangria.  This special tasting menu will be available from September 15 through October 15. 

Price: $28 per person for lunch, $42 per person for dinner 

Doral: Book now for lunch. Book now for dinner.
Coral Gables: Book now for lunch. Book now for dinner.
The Falls: Book now for lunch. Book now for dinner.

 

New York

Cuisine: Venezuelan  

Experience: Head to Williamsburg to snag a six-course tasting menu highlighting Casa Ora’s refined takes on Venezuelan favorites, such as fresh summer ceviche, tender beef brisket, and passionfruit mousse. For a next-level meal, add a cocktail pairing by Eleven Madison Park and The Nomad alum Ivo Diaz. Note: this experience is only available to book on Sundays and Wednesdays, from September 15 through October 15. 

Price: $65 per person 

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Orlando

Cuisine: Spanish

Experience: From September 15 through October 15, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the flavors of Spain at Bulla Gastrobar by booking the special two-course or three-course weekday lunch menu, featuring dishes such as ham croquettes with fig jelly or the paella of the day.  

Price: $19 per person for the two-course menu,  $24 per person for the three-course menu

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Plano, TX

Cuisine: Spanish

Experience: From September 15 through October 15, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the flavors of Spain at Bulla Gastrobar by booking the special two-course weekday lunch menu, featuring dishes such as ham croquettes with fig jelly or the paella of the day.  

Price: $15.95 per person for lunch

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San Francisco

Cuisine: Latin Fusion

Experience: Grab a two-for-one experience with this five-course tasting menu where Cuba meets Colombia. From September 15 to October 15, try dishes such as pan de bono — warm tapioca rolls filled with queso fresco — or lechon Cubano, a slow-cooked pork shoulder topped with salsa de mojo, habañero salsa, and gremolata de chicharron. 

Price: $45 per person, with an option to add a rum or mezcal tasting for $30 per person

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Tampa

Cuisine: Spanish

Experience: From September 15 through October 15, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the flavors of Spain at Bulla Gastrobar by booking the special two-course weekday lunch menu, featuring dishes such as ham croquettes with fig jelly or the paella of the day.  

Price: $15.95 per person for lunch

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Vancouver

Cuisine: Cuban

Experience: From October 1 through October 31, swing by Havana Vancouver for a tasting menu of the restaurant’s greatest hits, including avocado tostones, ceviche, chicken lollipops, paella, and chocolate espresso tres leches. 

Price: $40 per person, with a minimum of 2 guests per seating.

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Washington, D.C.

Cuisine: Peruvian

Experience: Come for the ceviche, stay to try the rest of Pisco y Nazca’s Peruvian dishes from September 15 to October 15. The restaurant is offering a three-course menu, where you can try empanadas filled with chicken spiked with Peru’s ubiquitous aji amarillo pepper, or taste the Japanese influences on Peruvian cuisine through dishes such as seared beef tenderloin with a soy and oyster-based sauce. 

Price: $28 per person for lunch, $42 per person for dinner 

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