La Mezcaleria Launches New Fall Menu of Contemporary Mexican Dishes

Inspired by a recent trip to Mexico, La Mezcaleria has launched a new dinner menu for fall. In particular, the trip motivated Executive Chef Mariana Gabilondo to add more seafood to the menus at the Gastown and Commercial Drive restaurants. The new recipes adhere to the same traditional techniques La Mezcaleria is known for, with clams, oysters and fish now taking a starring role.

La Mezcaleria Tiradito De Pulpo

The new dinner menu sees even more fish and shellfish options, with rich plates that are sure to warm you on chillier days, like the Ostiones Gratinados a la Mexicana, a bubbling molcajete full of oysters prepared in a white wine cream sauce. Hearty plates are balanced by lighter fare such as the Tiradito de Pulpo, a tender octopus sashimi salad with ginger cilantro dressing, avocado mousse, sundried cherry tomatoes and shaved radish, served with crispy tostadas. A Risotto de Almejas, creamy manila clam risotto with white wine and parmesan, takes inspiration from contemporary cuisine in northern Mexico. For those who can only be satisfied with a plate of tacos, new to the lineup is Pulpo al Ajillo, octopus with pasilla pepper garlic oil, topped with onions, avocado mousse and crema on a flour tortilla.

A refreshing accompaniment to meals, La Mezcaleria’s cocktails are made with traditional Mexican flavours and quality agaves to prepare complex drinks. A Late Night Happy Hour is offered Tuesday-Sunday at La Mezcaleria Gastown from 9pm-close, with small plates and select cocktails at reduced prices.

Fall menu dinner dishes at La Mezcaleria

68 E. Cordova Street / 1622 Commercial Drive
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La Mezcaleria's dishes are rooted in authentic Mexican cuisine. Brunch, lunch and dinner plates are all made using local, organic ingredients whenever possible, and all seafood is OceanWise. The drinks list at La Mezcaleria is unique for its diverse range of high quality tequilas and mezcals, and cocktails are made using agaves with a range of fruity, spicy and savoury Mexican ingredients. There are two La Mezcaleria locations: in Gastown on East Cordova street, and on Commercial Drive.