Mexican food is a relatively new phenomenon in Tel Aviv, yet is a natural development generated by a rising Mexican and American ex-pat community. And In this nascent realm of cuisine it is Mezcal, owned by of Ziv and Esther Erlich, that claims the culinary throne. Unlike the standard restaurant that caters overtly to the local palette, Mezcal seeks to shed light onto the authentic flavors and manners of cooking that have differentiated the Mexican kitchen from its regional counterparts. The molé sauce, a constant favorite among patrons, is made from scratch in the poblano style. A new selection of tacos, prepared in fresh corn tortillas, serves as a perfect companion to the best michelada in town.
Beyond having the best Mexican food restaurant in Israel, owners Ziv and Esther view the newly expanded Mezcal as an unofficial social hub for the growing Mexican community in Tel Aviv. Inhabiting a central location in Vital Street, Florentin neighborhood’s liveliest strip of bars, ensures a stream of guests to enjoy the impressive tequila menu. With portraits of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera staring you down, waiving off that final shot of tequila may prove to be no easy task.