A casual-chic addition to the Tanglewood neighborhood, Meso Maya trades in flavors from Oaxaca, Chiapas, and the Yucatan. Queso fundido proves the best sharing plate; spoon dollops of the hot Oaxaca and asadero cheeses, riddled with chiles and onion, into tender corn tortillas. The chile relleno experience is redefined by a roasted poblano stuffed with cheese and bolstered with a short rib guiso rich with chile pasilla. Lighter but still gratifying, grilled tamarind-glazed Scottish salmon sits atop chayote puree. From the specialty cocktails, try the Azul y Verde, a combination of mescal and silver tequila mixed with Cointreau and citrus muddled with serrano chile.
City: Fort Worth