Mesa Verde is located in Curtin House on Swanston St. Yep, the one with the many stairs. And Mesa Verde is on the 6th floor. While I actually had the rare option of having the elevator right there, ready to take me upstairs, I opted for the stairs. To get the real feeling. I thought my half marathon training would’ve meant I was fit but apparently climbing stairs is a different matter altogether. At least I felt like I had burned enough calories to sit down for an amazing meal.
I love fish and I love tacos, so I knew I would love these Fish al Pastor Tacos. Unfortunately I had to share and couldn’t just have them all to myself.
If I remember correctly, a taquito is like a fried taco. And these ones were filled will deliciously tender strips of BBQ’ed steak. I know I have to take my man here, this is exactly his kind of food!
This one was probably my favourite dish of the night and I have to admit I ate almost the whole bowl by myself. Oops. Fundido is like the Mexican version of fondue and it came with bits of pickled morel mushrooms and nopales (cactus). It. Was. So. Good!
Look at that stringiness.
I’m trying to stay away from desserts at the moment, but some things are just too good to resist. Like these Cinnamon Donuts with Mezcal Hot Chocolate dipping sauce. Light and fluffy but crunchy on the outside and then you dip them into a bath of hot choclate, mmmmh.
Our last drink for the night was the roast pumpkin and pineapple mixture. My friends from Two Bears And A Fork tell me this tastes exactly like a Pumpkin Pie (one of the bears is from the States, she must know!). Wow, this was so good that I have actually researched recipes for Pumpkin Pie spice.
I honestly can’t wait to take L here, everything we tried was top notch and delicious.
Thank you again to Cathy from Mesa Verde and to the team from Zomato for having me!
Level 6 Curtin House
252 Swanston St
Melbourne VIC 3000