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Mezcal Bistro & Bar

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Mon, 7/22
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Menu

MEZCALES‏
10.00
Gusano Rojo
Joven
12.00
Los Danzantes
Joven
12.00
Pierde Almas
Joven
12.00
Sombra
Joven
12.00
Agave De Cortes
Reposado
12.00
Don Amado
Reposado
12.00
Embajador
Reposado
15.00
Los Nahuales
Reposado
12.00
Sacacuento
Reposado
25.00
Beneva
Extra anejo
APPETIZERS
8.25
Guacamole Table Side
Guacamole served w/ fresh corn chips
7.25
Memelitas
Handmade corn tortillas, spread w/ pork cracklings, black bean puree, & cheese.
8.25
Molotes
Chorizo & potato filling wrapped in fresh corn masa, topped w/ guacamole, black bean puree & cheese.
6.95
Hand Made Corn Quesadillas
Fried tortillas stuffed w/ oaxacan cheese, topped w/ guacamole, black bean puree, epazote herb & cheese.
7.95
Taquitos Fritos
Fried tortillas filled w/ picadillo topped w/ guacamole, black bean puree & cheese.
6.95
Chapulines
Sautéed grasshoppers, w/ garlic, lime & salt, served w/ a side of guacamole & tortilla chips.
14.79
Sampler (Oaxacan Appetizer)
Assorted traditional appetizer (2 memelitas, 2 molotes, 2 quesadillas, 2 taquitos)
5.25
Tricolor Salad(Small)
Romaine, radish, jicama, avocado, cheese & a light cilantro vinaigrette.
8.95
Puerto Prawns
Grilled shrimp marinated w/ garlic, olive oil, oaxacan herbs & a light cilantro vinaigrette.
7.95
Chicken Nachos
Fresh homemade corn chips w/ melted oaxacan cheese, guacamole & sour cream.
SOUPS AND SALADS‏
Chicken soup, served w/ onions small 5.95
Lime, cilantro & corn tortillas large 8.25
Chicken Soup
7.95
Tricolor Salad
Romaine, radish, jicama, avocado, cheese & a light Cilantro vinaigrette
7.95
Caesar Salad
Made of grilled tomatoes, chipotle, onions small 5.95
With corn tortilla strips & avocado large 8.25
Tortilla Soup
11.95
Prawn Avocado Salad
Mixed greens, avocado, mango, crispy onions w/ a sweet tamarind dressing.
10.95
Guajillo Chicken Salad
Romaine, avocado, pear, tomatoes & a mild guajillo dressing.
12.95
Grilled Salmon Salad
Fresh grilled salmon w/ baby spinach, almonds & balsamic agave nectar vinaigrette balsamic vinaigrette.
MAIN COURSES
12.49
Estofadas
3 Sauteed corn tortillas w/ estofado oaxacan Mole, cheese, onions & your choice of meat beef, pork, chorizo or chicken w/ oaxacan herbs.
12.49
Enchiladas
Sauteed corn tortillas w/ coloradito oaxacan mole, cheese, onions & your choice of meat beef, pork, chorizo or chicken w/ oaxacan herbs.
12.95
Enmoladas
3 Sauteed corn tortillas w/ mole negro, cheese, onions & your choice of meat, beef, pork, chorizo or chicken w/ oaxacan herbs.
11.95
Veggie 10.49
Enfrijoladas
3 Sauteed corn tortillas w/ black bean sauce, cheese, onions & you choice of meat beef, pork, chorizo or chicken w/ oaxacan herbs.
11.95
Veggie 10.45
Tlayuda
14 Corn‏ tortilla w/ pork cracklings, black bean puree, cheese, cabbage & your choice of meat, beef, pork, chorizo or chicken w/ oaxacan herbs.
12.95
Veggie (Cheese Only) 10.45
Chiles Rellenos
2 Chiles stuffed w/ picadillo, served w/ rice, guacamole, & homemade corn tortillas.
9.95
Tamales De Mole
2 Chicken‏ tamales w/ mole negro wrapped in banana leaves.
16.95
Sesame Crusted Salm
Fresh salmon pan fried, rice, sauteed vegetables, mango & tomato relish, served w/ oasted poblano pepper sauce & corn tortillas.
16.95
Grilled Sea Bass
Fresh grilled sea bass over a bed of sautéed spinach, rice, corn, bacon & cherry tomato.
18.95
Rib Eyes
Grilled steak, rice, sauteed asparagus & corn served w/ chipotle sauce & tortillas.
MOLES‏
All moles made w/ chicken stock, variety of nuts, chocolate, peppers, herbs, tomato & other ingredients.
14.95
Estofado
Chicken covered w/ sweet oaxacan mole made from tomatillos, peanuts, chiles & spices, served w/ rice & handmade corn tortillas.
14.95
Coloradito
Chicken covered w/ red oaxacan mole made from chiles, spices, seeds & chocolate, served w/ rice & handmade corn tortillas.
14.95
Mole Negro
Chicken covered w/ black oaxacan mole made from chiles, spices, seeds & chocolate, served w/ rice & handmade corn tortillas.
DESSERTS
7.95
Bunuelos
8.25
Platanos
5.45
Arroz Con Leche
8.25
Crepes
6.95
Chocolate Cake
5.45
Flan
5.45
Sorbet of The Day
5.45
Nieve Oaxaquena
11.95
Sampler
6.25
Fruit Tart
KIDS‏
Under 10 years old
All selections are served w/ a choice of french fries or rice & black beans, ice cream sundae included w/ the meal.
3.95
Cheese Quesadilla
4.95
Chicken Quesadilla
5.95
Steak Quesadilla
5.95
Chicken Tenders
5.95
Chicken Taquitos
4.95
Chicken Soup
5.95
Chicken Caesar Salad
3.95
Grilled Chicken
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am writing this 7 months after I was there but I just found the receipt and it reminded me of what a great meal it was and deserving of praise. I grew up with Mexican food of the Taco, Burrito, and Enchilada type. I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JeffreyTip
Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

With Oaxaca’s culinary delights too. The atmosphere is festive and relaxing. So many mezcals to choose from with resident expert on sight.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mackanna
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

Very peculiar evening, the queue was out the door- so we thought it must have been good.... wrong! Lack of flavour in any of the dishes. The vegan options looked like green snot along with brown slime on the enchiladas. The only thing worth eating...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AylinHalil
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Right downtown, this place features some innovative entrees - well worth trying. Service was not friendly but they were efficient. Chips were just OK.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed December 23, 2018

First, the restaurant is very beautifully and uniquely decorated. There is a big (fake) tree in the center of the restaurant very nicely decorated plus brickwork and paintings and life sized Day of the Dead statues, nicely decorated as well. There is indoor seating and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed November 21, 2018

And once again, Mezcal was amazing! The tacos were delicious and the margarita was just on point. I visited with a really good friend so I hope the food wouldn’t disappoint and in fact it didn’t (on the contrary, my friend loved it!).

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pam_Olsen
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Some incredible mole ensconced enchiladas! The kitchen is clicking on all cylinders! The only negative was some pretty disinterested effort from my server Pablo.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 207blainec
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Not too noisy for late lunch. Rapid pleasant service. Super food. I eat tortilla soup regularly. This was the best ever!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pete M
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We ate here with a group of 10 after work. We were able to get a table right away and were well cared for by the staff. The menu had a lot of variety and everyone seemed to enjoy what they ordered. Don’t be afraid...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mikegR6920WU
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Started with the chapulines and then had the mole coloradito. The rest of the family was less adventurous in their food choices but the meal was very good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank fred200099
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gcs1272
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Response from JeffreyTip | Reviewed this property |
No dress code that I saw. I was wearing shorts and. T-shirt. Very casual atmosphere.
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There are plenty of options, from garages to surface lots to street parking. This website will help! sjdowntownparking
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