Serial restaurateur Walter Ventura retired his influential Mesa Lunga in late-2015, redressing the space in bold, block colours and trading tapas for tostadas. Mexican Society was born.
The aim was to present something that the city hadn't seen. This arrived in the form of chef Alejandro Huerta, who emigrated from Mexico in order to lead the new kitchen team. His visa was sponsored by Ventura and his partners, Sarah Howell and Greggory Hill.
It’s safe to say that Mexican Society achieves the “something different” brief. The menu includes soft-shell crab tacos, duck nachos and larger dishes such as salt and vinegar whiting, lamb and mezcal fajitas and capsicums stuffed with scotch fillet, cactus, potato, cheese and coriander.
It’s also a top spot for tequila drinkers, who are met with a dedicated mezcal and tequila list including margaritas made to house recipes.