These are a just a few of the local options you'll find on Friday, May 5 to kick off a holiday that's been celebrated in America since the late 1800s. The Cap District has a couple `

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Seven - An American Bistro in Clifton Park

Free chips and salsa, $5 margaritas, taco specials and the regular menu will be available. The covered patio will be open. When: Friday, May 5, 11:30 AM - 11 PM.

Slidin' Dirty in Troy

$10 taco combos (2 tacos with a side of dirty dippers) and margarita specials all day long. Festive food and drink specials.

Il Faro Restaurant in Albany

Live music, stuffed poblanos and $6 drink specials, like basil pineapple infused margaritas and strawberry jalepeno infused mojitos. When: Friday, May 5, 5 PM - 2 AM.

Ama Cocina in Albany

$4 Corona, Dos Equis and Modelo. $6 micheladas and cheladas. Mexican tap takeover, raffle giveaways and an open patio. DJ Trumaster will be spinning from 6 - 12PM.

The Tavern and The Desmond Hotel in Colonie.

Featuring a special Pineapple Margarita signature drink, a Taco & Empanada plate with braised lamb tacos, and housemade chicken empanadas. Live music from Jay Yager during Happy Hour.

Where ever you are celebrating Mexican Independence Day make sure you have a designated driver on deck.