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Mesa Verde, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Mesa Verde

4.7
4.7
318 Reviews
$41 to $100
Mexican
Finding harmony between authenticity and originality is something that first ignited the flame at Mesa Verde back in 2013 and continues to feed it today. While it’s fairly evident that an affinity for Mexican food and agave spirits is at the helm of what we do, our city’s rank on the culinary frontier has brought with it a particular nose for experimentation.

So, since we’re very literally in the heart of Melbourne up here on the sixth floor of Curtin House, high above the city’s jugular Swanston Street, we feel it’s our responsibility to highlight what Mexican dining (and drinking) looks like in the eyes of the modern Melburnian.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 9654 4417
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jacob Green
  • Private party facilities
    Head to mesaverde.net to view our detailed function pack.
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    Level 6 Curtin House on Swanston St. Between Lt Bourke and Lonsdale St.
  • Parking Details
    QV. Golden Square
  • Public Transit
    Melbourne Central train station. Bourke Street Mall tram stop.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Selection

    $85.00 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!
    Chef's Selection photo

What 318 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Melbourne

    Lively

  • City Centre

    Best Overall

  • City Centre

    Best Food

  • City Centre

    Great for creative cocktails

  • City Centre

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • City Centre

    Lively

318 Reviews
  1. Anabel

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Made a booking and was easy to arrive one time and seated right away. Service was excellent! Our server was super attentive making sure our glasses we never empty and answered any questions we had about portion sizing and had great recommendations. FOOD WAS AMAZING! Everything was fresh and flavourful. Couldn’t have had a better first visit. Will definitely be back in the future :)

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  2. melinda

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue for modern Mexican. Good vibe and amazing happy hour margaritas

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, surrounds and fast service. A little hard to find the entrance then go up the 6 flights of stairs. Would go back now I know where it is!

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  4. legitrealnessman

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    vibe is great, food ain't it vibe is great, food ain't it vibe is great, food ain't it vibe is great, food ain't it vibe is great, food ain't it vibe is great, food ain't it

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  5. Archie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service was extremely attentive. Great experience and added to the special occasion for us

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  6. JulianH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great drinks and good tasty food. Will definitely be back

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  7. AshR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere for a nice dinner. Food and drinks were reasonably priced for a venue of this style. The pork ribs were the standout for us!

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  8. PiaT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was too slow, it took over an hour for guac and chips to arrive to the table. We felt we were not paid attention to. There was a lack of drink service to the table. Mains arrived at 10 when most members of the retinue felt like going home. Food was very tasty. Unhappy with this experience as we were celebrating a special event. Unsure if we will return.

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  9. Jack

    Western NC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food we ordered was very authentic Mexican. Service was excellent. As others have noted, it was rather loud at dinner time. Overall a great experience.

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  10. CatherineS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! This is good. Forget soggy burritos wrapped in foil. This is posh Mexican, and the food is delicious. Recommend the Chef’s Selection- very good value, leaving us money to spend on Spicy Margaritas and Horchatas!

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  11. Bazza

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fresh, well seasoned, delicious food. Great mezcal range.

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  12. LisaH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious drinks, food, great staff. The chefs menu was great value.

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  13. CarrieB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience here especially if you’re into try mezcals and other Mexican spirits.

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  14. BelindaK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great good, lovely staff and delicious cocktails. It is pricey but it was very nice. If you are hard of hearing you may struggle because it is very noisy.

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  15. ThomasB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bit hot but otherwise 10/10. The service, food and drinks were phenomenal

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  16. GeorgiaW

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, we did the set menu and it was all delicious!

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  17. wasimm

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Food, Great Drinks and Friendly Staff. We recommend the agave highlights, it’s an experience.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time back in a while, but as always a great night. Service is outstanding. Cocktails and wine list is great, excellent selection of wines. New menu is good, but some items are quite pricy (not what you expect for Mexican food) - everything we had was absolutely delicious!

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  19. Yllasenna

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great find, delicious food and excellent drinks menu

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  20. KaitO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good vibes chill atmosphere with delicious food and spicy margaritas

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  21. StewartG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Food Original and Delicious Cocktails Service was relaxed but attentive and friendly - Perfect.

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  22. AaronL

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mesa verde was a great experience overall, the aspect which stood out best was the service from the wait staff, they were extremely attentive even though we took a long time to decide what to order, the blonde female waitress recommended us a fish main which was the best course we had all night. All the other waiters who served us were friendly and charismatic, every time I finished my drink they were there within seconds for a top up. The food alone was worth the visit, pork ribs delicious, serving size of all food was perfect. I consider this very good value for money, fine dining without breaking the bank. Overall I rate this experience 9.5/10 perfect for special occasion. Only one small criticism would be when online booking im prompted to answer what the occasion is. I wrote down it was a Birthday and thought perhaps we might receive a small gift/dessert. But definitely not expected.

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  23. JohnM

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a hidden gem in a multi storey building. Great rooftop bar, food was yum and the staff were really helpful and attentive.

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  24. RebeccaA

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service - everyone was so friendly and relaxed and knew the menu well to answer questions we had. Standout dishes were the potato flautas (the smoky sauce!), the chicken quesadilla and the fish tacos (lovely light batter). Kingfish ceviche was okay but could have done with more citrus flavour. Smoked marlin tostadas were delicious but the topping was piled on super high so it was hard to get my mouth around it for a bite! Will definitely be back - we didn't have room for dessert so I have to come back to try!

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  25. Seb8888

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and drinks - a little pricey, great service

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  26. EmJames

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ABSOLUTELY LOVE MESA VERDE! We live in Sydney and any time we come to Melbourne, we have to dine here! The food is to die for, honestly the best. Hands down the best mushroom quesadilla on the planet, please never take it off the menu. It is out of this world! Everything else is amazing too! Funky restaurant, cool music & decor and the staff are super friendly. Love love love! Just wish you guys were in Sydney too!

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  27. JoshD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our engagement with dinner at Mesa Verde, the food was delicious and the staff were amazing they really looked after us and made our night extra special. Cannot thank them enough.

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  28. Jade

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was incredible (especially the service), can’t fault a thing.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and ambiance, great service. One of few quality real Mexican restaurants in Melbourne

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  30. LynneT

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and as always, fabulous fresh & delicious food, I an intimate and friendly setting. Wait staff are friendly & attentive.

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  31. AlexM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is great, service is better than great, pricing is fair, honestly can’t fault anything.

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  32. Elrm

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The corn and goat taco was unbelievably good! Ambience was great as well. The only negative part is that they told us we had the table for 2 hours but at 1.5 kept reminding us to leave and asking how we like to pay. I understand they need to prep but bothering us that often from 30mins before was a bit much. The servers were lovely tho and great experience overall

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  33. AmandaH

    Tasmania

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful food. For two of us we ordered three entrees and two mains to share. We begrudgingly left food on our plates because we were so full. Service was impeccable.

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  34. MichaelS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed everything except the dish with the prawn head and tomato sauce cocktail. We're out of the other school prawn dish so got that instead and it wasn't great. Need to come back and try other dishes because so many look amazing.

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  35. TFred

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent guacamole and chips, which is always a key indicator of Mexican food quality. The posole, quesadilla and brussel sprout tacos were also stand-outs. The kitchen really knows what they are doing. Highly recommended.

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  36. MareeS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food delivered speedily to the table, wonderful cocktails and relaxed and friendly service. It's an absolute vibe.

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  37. KrystalT

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most stunnin VM I’ve ever seen! Food was also stunnin

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  38. Jason

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was outstanding. Highly recommend the tacos. Service was great.

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  39. MickH

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very well run establishment with great Mexican inspired food & drink and fantastic service.

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  40. DrewH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and great food. Coupling food with drinks was fun and although the staff struggled to remember some of the Agave Flight notes, it was an enjoyable experience none the less.

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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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Mesa Verde is rated 4.7 stars by 318 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mesa Verde

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

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Level 6 Curtin House on Swanston St. Between Lt Bourke and Lonsdale St.
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    QV. Golden Square
  • Public Transit
    Melbourne Central train station. Bourke Street Mall tram stop.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jacob Green
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9654 4417
  • Private party facilities
    Head to mesaverde.net to view our detailed function pack.
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