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Father’s Day is June 19th, that’s this weekend! We know, it snuck up on us, too. Luckily, all dads like Mexican food, right? So if you’re in search of good Manchester restaurants this Father’s Day, come to Vallarta! Between our regular menu and weekly specials, our chefs are always creating fresh and tasty dishes that dads—and everyone else—will love.

And while you’re celebrating Father’s Day in Manchester with delicious Mexican food, why not learn a little about Father’s Day in Mexico? Father’s Day falls on the same day in Mexico as it does in the U.S., but the celebration looks a little different.

Let’s take a look at some of Mexico’s Father’s Day traditions.


It’s not just for dads.

In Mexico, Día del Padre doesn’t only celebrate fathers but all father figures. They honor fathers, stepfathers, older brothers, uncles, or any important men who fill fatherly roles in their lives. Family ties are very important in Mexico and Father’s Day is a day for families to gather and spend time together. It’s common for multiple generations of a family to come together to celebrate the fathers in their lives.


It involves running.

Well, in Mexico City it does, anyway. Since 1983, the annual Carrera Día del Padre 21K Bosque de Tlalpan is a race run on Father’s Day. This half marathon attracts runners from across the globe. Throughout the day, there are several races that families participate in together. One of the most popular is the Father and Son race. Father’s day is a much less energetic day here, but that’s fine by us. It’s the perfect day to swing by your favorite Manchester restaurants and enjoy your favorite Mexican foods.


And, of course, the food.

Naturally, no celebration would be complete without food! In Mexico, families kick off Father’s Day by preparing an enormous meal early in the morning that includes all of Dad’s favorite foods that the family will enjoy throughout the day. And, of course, there is dessert! Dessert usually includes Mexican chocolates or pan dulce, sweetbreads with various toppings.

Celebrate Dad at Manchester Restaurants

Hungry? We can’t blame you! If you can’t wait for this weekend to visit your favorite Machester restaurants, celebrate Dad a little sooner with some delicious Mexican food. And then come back to keep the party going on the 19th! Vallarta Restaurants have something that everyone, especially Dad, will love.


Visit one of our two locations this weekend to celebrate the fathers in your life!