La Mezcaleria took over Nicli’s Next Door in Gastown at 68 East Cordova. Expanding from their Commercial Drive location, the menu will expand to allow more family style and a mezcal bar.
The space itself is gorgeous – exposed brick and high ceilings. To bring the ceiling down a notch (while maintaining that airy atmosphere), owners Marcelo Ramirez and Ignacio Arrieta brought back these Mexican star light fixtures. They are so charming!
Ceviche: Cured seasonal fish, lime, tomato, onion, jalapeno and cilantro. Served with chips.
Falutas de Papa: Potatoe stuffed fried tacos with guacamole. It’s like eating avocado spring rolls! These fun snacks goes great with beer or a glass of Terravista Fandango.
De Res: Beef tenderloin seared rare, sesame vinaigrette, watercress, carrot, radish and serrano peppers. So tender and buttery.
De Betabel: charbroiled beets sliced very thin, orange oil, watercress, orange segments and candied pecans. A lovely salad with a nice acidic punch.
Airhorn cocktail: This tropical and bubbly cocktail is fun with sparkling rum, cava, pineapple, lime and honey.
Queso Fundido: This signature molten cheese fondue is my all time favorite! Piping hot melted cheese served in a volcanic stone bowl.
How to eat “molcajete”.
- Add some Asada con Chorizo (roasted tomato salsa with ground Mexican chorizo) in it!
- Stir it around.
- Dip your chips in it.
Rib Eye al Carbon: 16 oz. bone in cowboy cut with roasted onion and salsa cruda. This steak is juicy and savory. I love the charred pieces that is served on a hot plate! It goes really well with a glass of Alta Alella Garnatxa Organic red wine or even an Andeluna Cellars 1300 Malbec.
They have this cream of corn side dish with a touch of lime that is so delicious! You have to get it!
Pescado Frito: Deep fried ocean perch (Pacific rockfish) with lime is served with Maldon sea salt and chipotle mayo. There are lots of meat for sharing. I could just order this and would be very happy.
Trio of Authentic Mexican Desserts: Corn Bread, Flan and Sweet Tamales. Best served with a smooth Mezcal Enmascarado.
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin America
Tue 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
68 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2