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Mexican restaurant Urban Rio Cantina & Grill, located in Historic Downtown Plano in the original Plano Ice House, will feature a Mexican Independence Day Dinner, Monday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at its location at 1000 E. 14th St.

Featuring a menu created by Urban Rio’s executive chef Fernando Torres, the Mexican Independence Day Dinner will celebrate the notable Mexican holiday with traditional dishes commonly served during celebrations, including:

  • First course
    • Pozole, soup made with pork, corn and traditional Mexican spices
    • Paired with the Spicy Prickly Pear Margarita 
  • Second course
    • Molletes, a housemade bolillo roll with refried black beans and Chihuahua cheese, topped with pico de gallo
    • Paired with the Cilantro Lime Margarita  
  • Third course
    • Chile En Nogada, a roasted poblano pepper filled with a mixture of crabmeat, cheese and corn topped with a pecan salsa and pomegranate seeds
    • Paired with the Pomegranate Citrus Margarita 
  • Fourth course
    • Barbacoa Tamales, barbacoa enchilada tamale topped with Urban Rio’s Mexican sour cream sauce
    • Paired with the Mint Margarita with ginger mandarin 
  • Fifth course
    • Arroz con Leche, a traditional, sweet, Mexican rice pudding served with buñuelos
    • Paired with the Caramel Cream Margarita 
  • Fifth course
    • Arroz con Leche, a traditional, sweet, Mexican rice pudding served with buñuelos
    • Paired with the Caramel Cream Margarita 

Tickets are $34.90 per person (excluding tax and tip). This dinner will sell out quickly; to make reservations, please call 972-543-8911 or email For more 

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About Urban Rio

For diners looking for a restaurant that offers a fun night out with their family and friends, Urban Rio offers Next-Mex – a refreshing and inspired chef-driven menu created by executive chef Fernando Torres, under the leadership of World Master Chef Salvatore Gisellu, highlighting Mexican and Spanish influences from the Rio Grande Valley. Opened in 2012 by restaurateurs Nathan and Bonnie Shea, Urban Rio is located in the original Plano Ice House in Historic Downtown Plano. The menu offers authentic, fresh and innovative items with heavy focus on quality produce and items made from scratch – down to grinding corn for tortillas, freshly muddled fruit for cocktails and homemade, flavored marshmallows for the signature s’mores dessert.

Urban Rio features a full-service upstairs bar, On the Rocks Cantina that on beautiful days and nights, features opened garage doors and panoramic views of the city. On the Rocks features 14 beer taps, eight frozen liquor taps, handcrafted cocktails and wines. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with brunch served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the Rocks is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Learn more at

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