For most Mexicans or people of Mexican descent, September 16th is a time to celebrate. September 16th, Mexico’s Independence Day, marks the day when Mexico first declared its intent to become a free nation. It is also known as the Grito de Dolores, or the Cry of Dolores. Dolores is a small town in Mexico where a band of revolutionaries, led by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a priest, met and started to plan a revolt in the autumn of 1810.
Fearing that he and his men were about to be arrested, Hidalgo gathered his congregation in his church in the early morning hours of September 16th. Once all were gathered, he made a rousing speech, calling for la independencia, independence, and urged the people to revolt against the Spanish. Four days later, the first battle in the war against Spain occurred.
Mexico’s actual independence from Spain would not be official until more than ten years after Father Hidalgo’s memorable speech. Now, on the anniversary of that speech that sparked the drive for Mexico’s freedom, people gather to celebrate the strength and tenacity of their country. One of the best ways to celebrate this fantastic holiday is by getting your friends and family together for a celebratory meal of traditional food and a few rounds of Modelo Especial. One of the best places to get together is at Mattitos, which offers some of the best mexican food.
If you are looking to share some Modelo Especial with your friends or sample some excellent traditional food, Mattitos is the place to be. We also have a party rental room for larger groups. In addition, if you would rather host the party yourself, we offer catering services, bringing the best mexican food to you. Come celebrate with all of us at Mattitos for an evening you will never forget.