By The Denizen
A relaxed Mexican eatery serving up incredible, traditional fare.
174 Smith Street
Run by the same people behind the game-changing Mamasita restaurant, Hotel Jesus (pronounced hey-Zeus) is the über trendy eatery, delighting Melbournites for lunch and dinner, six days a week. Inspired by Mexican neighbourhood taquerias, the menu is based on no-frills traditional snacks that have been cleverly elevated to new heights. Handing guests a paper menu on arrival, which they tick to order, the tacos, tostadas and ceviche introduce diners to unexpected flavour combinations, while the mezcal, tequila and cocktails guarantee a good night.