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Mesa Verde

4.7
4.7
73 Reviews
$41 to $100
Mexican

Our aim here at Mesa Verde is to pair the beauty of long established Mexican flavours and techniques with Australian innovation and creativity whilst utilising seasonal and local produce.

We’re pretty obsessed with everything agave; boasting one of Australia’s largest collections of tequila and mezcal, with a range of flights to guide the curious novice and the seasoned aficionado.

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Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Bar
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9654 4417

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jacob Green

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater to groups small or large, from sit down dinners to cocktails & canapés. Let our talented team look after your event. Check our website for our detailed function pack.

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross Street

    Swanston St. Between Lt Bourke and Lonsdale St

  • Parking Details

    QV. Golden Square

  • Public Transit

    Melbourne Central Train Station. All trams running into the CBD are easily accessible on foot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Lunch

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    🌵 Come see us on Sunday's for BOTTOMLESS LUNCH!🌵 For 1.5 hours indulge yourself with bottomless Palomas, Batangas, Micheladas, Dos Equis (tap) and Prosecco! Alongside these Mexican classics will be: 🥑 Guacamole & tortillas 🌽 Corn esquites 🌮 x2 tacos 🧀 Meaty or vegetarian quesadilla
  • Chef's Selection Dinner

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Large parties are required to dine on our 4 course Chef's Selection menu. Let head chef Jacob Green take you through the full Mesa Verde experience, showcasing the very best of what we have to offer!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 73 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Mexican

  • City Centre

    Group Bookings

  • City Centre

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • City Centre

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. ML

    MitchellL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you want great combination of smart and casual, easy and complex or just the perfect date atmosphere, Mesa Verde has you covered. The prices are on the higher end, but I would easily say they are worth paying more for. Had a great experience from start to finish and the staff were amazing with helping us choose our food and drinks. A real gem of a spot.

    Mesa VerdeResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks for the great review Mitchell!

  2. AJ

    AshleyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Second time coming here. The first time was good. This time was great! That’s no small feat in the current climate. The staff were great. Not overbearing but on it whenever you need something and glass is never empty. The food was good first time but it’s even improved since then, it’s hard to find tasty Mexican food in Melbourne but these guys have done a great job and excellent menu for pesco/Vego too.

    Mesa VerdeResponded 6 days ago

    Thanks Ashley :) Your kind words and support mean a lot to us in these weird times! Hopefully see you again soon!

  3. GS

    GeorgiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chef's selection with agave pairing was sublime and the service was fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

    Mesa VerdeResponded 5 days ago

    Thanks for the great review Georgia!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    Here for the AO. Brought our British and American friends to catch up over dinner. But as soon as we we walked in, I was starting to feel embarrassed that I picked this venue because no one greeted us at the door for the first 10 minutes. It’s a long time to be waiting when you are hungry. Stood there thinking, should we just seat ourselves? But we have a booking through open table, so practice some patience. Understandably it’s COVID time so I’m guessing short staffed? So rocky start to dinner. Second thing TOO LOUD! Saturday before 10pm for dinner, I think the DJ should have a decibel check. It’s a bar too but people drinking tend to get louder, over each other. So competing with music is inevitable. Our waitress was lovely. But the damage to our dinner vibe was already damaged. The 4 of us diners could not have a nice dinner because we simply could not hear each other, constantly repeating small sentences and didn’t want to be the only ones to complain about the loud people next to us. In summary! FOOD WAS YUM, custom Pineapple marg was delish! Venue… TOO LOUD.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 17 January 2022

    Hey, we're glad you enjoyed the food and margs! Yes, we're currently operating with 50% of our front of house team due to COVID, your waitress for the evening was actually the door host at the same time. Even so, there is no chance you would have been waiting at the door for 10 minutes, I feel like this has been exaggerated. We pride ourselves on excellent service and did our best to accomodate your requests by telling nearby tables to keep the noise down and by turning down the DJ for you.

  5. A

    Angel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Waiter was awesome! Very friendly and nice 😊😊😊 Great atmosphere, music was just a little too loud at times. But great experience overall. Lovely set up of the place.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 16 January 2022

    Thanks Angel! Hopefully see you again soon :) If you visit again let us know if you'd like a quieter spot and we'll do our best to accomodate.

  6. D

    Dale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visiting, we were blown away by how outstanding the service, food and experience was. Would definitely recommend trying this place for authentic Mexican food.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 9 January 2022

    Thanks Dale! Have passed along your kind words to the ladies you mentioned and the kitchen :) Hopefully see you again soon!

  7. d

    dianab

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent attentive service at this place. Fun atmosphere and great mecican fare. Probably best service I’ve experienced in a while, super friendly, will definitely tell all my friends about it.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 9 January 2022

    Thanks for the great review Diana! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

  8. M

    Megan

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We went for dinner before a show. The booth seating was perfect for our family to be able to chat without a super noisy background, our waitress was delightful, although very busy, and the food and drinks were delicious. We’ll be back!

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 19 December 2021

    Thanks Megan! Hopefully see you again soon :)

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Terrible food

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 12 December 2021

    Would appreciate some more feedback on this. Especially as your comment is nestled among dozens of 5* comments that couldn't praise the food any higher. Please drop me an email to adam@mesaverde.net.au with some more information.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Good food beautiful space.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 9 January 2022

    Thanks!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Awesome food Friendly staff Walk up the 6 flights tested us a bit but cold Mexican beer waiting at the top was just the tonic Great vibe Would go again and highly recommend

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 12 December 2021

    Thanks for the review! Hopefully see you again soon.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved this place. A mix of very authentic Mexican food (sopes and tacos de barbacoa were spot on) and some fusion. Cocktails were excellent.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 12 December 2021

    Thanks for the great review!

  13. C

    Chrissy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall2food4service4ambience4

    Very enjoyable evening and experience. Got a little noisy but could have been the tequila talking!

  14. GT

    GeeTeeDee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food that could not be faulted. Great value for money and an excellent menu with a great variety of food choices. We could have ate the oysters all night.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 7 December 2021

    Thanks for the great review Gee! Looking forward to welcoming you back :)

  15. SC

    SCGz

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic buzzing vibe. Really attentive and friendly service. We had a great night. Thanks

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 5 December 2021

    Thanks for the review!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food and really lovely staff. Fish tacos are a must!

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 4 December 2021

    Thanks for the great review :)

  17. S

    Samm

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time, beautiful staff, food and drinks were delish

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 3 December 2021

    Thanks Holly!

  18. MH

    MelindaH

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a find, lovely venue tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Swanston Street. Great food and ambience and the best espresso martini. Will be back.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 29 November 2021

    Thanks Mel! Great to finally get you guys in :)

  19. RK

    RochelleK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great boozy brunch will be back again ! Loved everything about our day

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 29 November 2021

    Thanks Rochelle! Hope to see you again soon :)

  20. R

    Ravd

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, fantastic drinks and the best service I’ve had in a long time.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 27 November 2021

    Wow thanks for the great review RavinD! Hopefully see you again soon.

  21. T

    Ting

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friend and I love all the food and cocktail we had in Mesa verde. The tacos and chicken quesadilla are amazing. And the mezcal cocktail recommend by the bartender are delicious as well. The staff are friendly and welcoming. We will go back for sure!

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 27 November 2021

    Thanks Ting! You guys were great :) Hopefully see you again soon!

  22. C

    Corryn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, the corn as well as the pumpkin & fish tacos were amazing!! Everyone was friendly and the service really prompt. Expresso Martini was magnificent!

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 27 November 2021

    Hi Corryn, thanks for the great review :) Hopefully see you again soon!

  23. AU

    AnnetteU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The service was very friendly and great. The food was very nice and tasty for what we chose. The noise level gets a bit too much, almost pierces your ears sometimes and hard to hear others talking. Other than that we enjoyed it.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 23 November 2021

    Thanks for the great review Annette! Sorry to hear noise level was a bit too much... Let us know when you're coming next time and I'll make sure you're sat at a quieter table.

  24. P

    Prachi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time going to mesa verde, it was again an exceptional experience. Food was fresh and very tasty, and our dietary requirements were catered to well, the chef made a fresh dish alternative for us. The service was also wonderful, the lady serving us was very bubbly and personable. Will be coming again!

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 23 November 2021

    Thanks for the great review Prachi! I've passed your kind words onto Laura who was your host that day :) Looking forward to seeing you again!

  25. PJ

    PennyJR20

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We had the chefs menu which was excellent. Our waitress was attentive and polite and the restaurant always has a great atmosphere. It’d be a 5/5 except the drinks we ordered let it down a little. My margarita was watery and my partners was very strong - so not mixed properly before pouring. Same issue with the margarita jug, which didn’t come with a stirrer. Otherwise great time all round, will be back again.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 23 November 2021

    Hi Penny, thanks for the great review! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. We have taken your notes on board and they'll be addressed.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Friendly and efficient service. Small menu - everything we had was delicious. Not a familiar Mexican menu but yummy. Great atmosphere and outstanding margaritas!

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 23 November 2021

    Thanks for the great review! We pride ourselves on our unique menu and being able to offer something that other Mexican restaurants don't, thanks to our super talented executive chef :)

  27. NS

    NeilS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great tasting food. Had multiple share plates of small bites, to enjoy a range of tastes. Great range of affordable and delicious cocktails. Reasonably priced. Attentive service without being intrusive. Will return to try their range of tequilas!

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 23 November 2021

    Thanks Neil! Looking forward to welcoming you back.

  28. IM

    IlanM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were great and friendly and food was terrific.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 23 November 2021

    Thanks for the great review IIan!

  29. F

    Foodica2018

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Had such a lovely time at Mesa Verde! We were enticed to check out this restaurant after seeing their elevated Mexican menu. I was excited to try things I don’t normally see in other Mexican restaurants in Melbourne. My only two critiques are: 1) at times the service was a bit slow and we had to wave down the waiter and 2) the Margarita jug was very weak in comparison to ordering a singular margarita. My recommendation is don’t get the jug. Overall I can’t wait to come back!

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 23 November 2021

    Thanks for the honest review! Your notes have been taken on board :) Looking forward to seeing you again!

  30. TC

    TravisC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fantastic evening with very helpful staff and awesome food. Definitely more time needs to be spent there.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 23 November 2021

    Thanks for the great review Travis!

  31. AA

    AA23

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cracking cocktails , and real OG Mex food . Staff were friendly and helpful . Definitely be back for more

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 23 November 2021

    Thanks for the great review! Looking forward to seeing you again soon :)

  32. AC

    AmeliaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience doing the bottomless brunch! Staff were super friendly, food was delicious and the drinks were flowing!! Fun way to celebrate my birthday!

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 16 November 2021

    Thanks Amelia! You guys were great :) Hope you had a good birthday!

  33. JS

    JessS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience1

    Really delicious food and drinks but the music was SO loud I wouldn’t return.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 16 November 2021

    So glad you enjoyed what we had to offer Jess! Let us know if you fancy trying us out again and I'll make sure we sit you on one of our quieter tables.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great service and great Margs!

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 16 November 2021

    Thanks for the great review!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service. So much fun!

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 16 November 2021

    Thanks for the great review!

  36. MJ

    MegJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing bar food! Great value bottomless brunch. Caters to allergies! Staff are very friendly and attentive. Lovely atmosphere, comfy booth seats.

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 16 November 2021

    Thanks for the great review Meg!

  37. AB

    AnnaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever been to, perfect ambiance, location & food. the service was IMPECCABLE, all the staff were truely amazing and went above & beyond to make sure we had a lovely experience. Compliments to the chef because the food was perfect. i cannot recommend this place enough to everyone!

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 3 August 2021

    Thanks so much for the great review Anna! Your group were a pleasure and we hope to see you again :)

  38. LC

    LuisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mesa Verde has great food, authentic, creative and delicious. Host Laura was fun, warm, kind and knowledgeable... thank you for a great experience!!

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 3 August 2021

    Hey Luis! Thanks for the great review :) Passed your kind words on to Laura, we all hope you visit again soon!

  39. L

    Lenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drink was incredible - we ate a mainly vegetarian selection & the Brussel Sprout tacos were so good, theyve convinced us to have our next Birthday at Mesa Verde. Seriously excellent. The service was fantastic - the floor staff were fun, well informed and went above and beyond to answer any questions we had. Ambience is on point - highly recommend paying Mesa Verde a visit!

    Mesa VerdeResponded on 4 August 2021

    Thanks for the awesome review Lenny! We're so glad you enjoyed your Friday night with us. Looking forward to your birthday!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Yummy Mexican and even yummier cocktails

FAQs

Mesa Verde is rated 4.7 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mesa Verde

Curtin Hse L 6 252 Swanston St Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

  • Cross Street

    Swanston St. Between Lt Bourke and Lonsdale St

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Bar
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    QV. Golden Square

  • Public Transit

    Melbourne Central Train Station. All trams running into the CBD are easily accessible on foot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jacob Green

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9654 4417

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater to groups small or large, from sit down dinners to cocktails & canapés. Let our talented team look after your event. Check our website for our detailed function pack.

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