After tackling the six flights of stairs at Curtin House (or waiting an eternity for the maddening elevator), you’ve well and truly earned a Mexi-accented feast at Mesa Verde. Slake that thirst with a smoky mezcal Negroni or cleansing lavender soda while you decide what to order. Here, the too-salty tacos take a back seat to knockout dishes such as the chilaquiles, a terracotta pot brimming with corn chips, black beans, melted cheese and guacamole. Add pulled pork and you’ve covered all your food groups. The fall-apart beef short ribs with creamed corn are also worth a nudge, so too the doughnuts with mezcal-laced chocolate sauce.
|Venue name:||Mesa Verde|
Lvl 6, 252 Swanston St
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun 4pm-late|