If you’re athletic enough to make it up the infamous Curtin House stairs, we think you’ve earned something substantial from the dinner or bar menu at Mesa Verde. It's always a good idea, actually. The daunting tequila list shouldn't be tackled on an empty stomach.
Start with some oysters or tortilla chips before moving onto a few rounds of tacos made with El Cielo tortillas. Choices include pork belly with charred pineapple; black bean and chimmichurri; Baja fish and cabbage; and lamb barbacoa with guajillo chilli salsa. There's also larger mains such as lamb ribs and southern fried chicken, plus some sides and desserts.
Like many Mexican joints, Mesa understands the importance of atmosphere. On Fridays and Saturdays DJs keep the mood festive under the warm, Mark Douglass-designed pendant lighting.