J. Scott Wynn from New York PostSeptember 16th is Mexican Independence Day, and today's New York Post offers you several options for celebrating. In addition to serving chiles en nogada, a traditional dish of a stuffed green chili with white walnut sauce garnished in pomegranate (highlighting the colors of the Mexican flag), several spots are offering special prix fixe menus and live mariachi music:

  • Dos Caminos, 343 Park Ave. S., between 27th and 28th streets, [212] 294-1000; and 475 West Broadway, at Houston Street, [212] 277-4300
  • Maya, 1191 First Ave., between 64th and 65th streets; [212] 585-1818
  • Pampano, 209 E. 49th St., between Second and Third avenues; (212) 751-4545
  • SoHo Cantina, 199 Prince St., between Sullivan and MacDougal streets; [212] 598-0303
  • Zona Rosa, 40 W. 56th St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues, [212] 247-2800