Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the Hudson Valley

This Hispanic Heritage Month, try tasty margaritas at these Hudson Valley eateries to support local businesses and communities in Mexico.

Although the Hudson Valley is brimming with deliciously authentic Latin and Mexican food spots, we’re focusing on picks that serve tequila for a cause this Hispanic Heritage Month. From shots to cocktails, Astral Tequila gives back to Mexican communities with its sustainability initiative, which uses agave byproduct to create bricks for homes. Even if you’re enjoying Astral from your local Hudson Valley bar, you can be a part of this cycle of positive change from almost 3,000 miles away.

Fermented and bottled in Jalisco, Mexico, Astral Tequila is crafted using agave and traditional processes which result in leftover agave fibers. These fibers are then mixed with earth and liquid runoff from distillation to create adobe bricks for building homes for families in need in Jalisco and Oaxaca, Mexico. Astral’s Adobe Brick Project creates approximately two bricks per bottle of tequila and is proud to announce the completion of 10 homes under this initiative – made possible by its partnership with Habitat for Humanity Mexico.

To support this project and Hispanic Heritage Month, and just enjoy some tacos and ceviche, head to these Hudson Valley hotspots for fantastic cuisine and cocktails.

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Casa Amigos Mexican Restaurant


For β€œthe authentic Mexican experience,” Casa Amigos is the place to eat. Try fan favorites like Mexican street corn or tostones con carne to start, and order the burrito Casa Amigos or pollo mole to complete your meal. The bar is packed with traditional cocktails like the watermelon mojito, sangria, and, of course, the house margarita, the latter which is mixed with Astral Tequila.

Las Mananitas



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Packed to the walls seven days a week, Las Mananitas is not just about the freshest ingredients, but also ambiance with a spectacular view of the East Branch Reservoir from the patio or a fireside seat on the second level. Watch fresh guacamole being made right in front of your table in a classic molcajete and enjoy an extensive menu that features a section strictly for vegetarianos. Try the Astral margarita frozen or classic and flavored with strawberry, passionfruit, or mango.

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Agave Restaurant and Lounge



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Where the locals go to dine, drink, and socialize, Agave’s menu features dishes assembled from the freshest ingredients to bring bold and authentic flavor into your life. With a large selection of gluten-free and vegetarian dishes, there is something for everyone from the empanadas to the enchiladas. Happy hour promises watermelon or cucumber and jalapeno margaritas, or the house version made with Astral Tequila.

Related: 12 Mexican Restaurants for Food Lovers in the Hudson Valley

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