Having just been to Barcelona, I am quite familiar with the concept of Spanish tapas, which involves eating many small dishes of a variety of meats, seafood and vegetables. Since I love to sample and grew up on Dim Sum, this is the ideal style of eating for me. So imagine my delight to discover Mezzetta, which is a middle Eastern, Mediterreanean tapas place with very cheap but good food. Mezze means little appetizer and they certainly have a huge selection to choose from.
Dishes range from the traditional dips (hummus, baba gannous), grilled/steamed/fried vegetables (eggplant, cauliflower, green beans, mushroom, falafal, etc.), all types of meat and fish dishes including kabobs, puffs, wraps, and a limited selection of desserts.
While each dish is usually $3.50, there is so much to choose from, that the most fun and economical way to go is "Chef's Choice". The Chef will choose 10 selections for $32 for 2 people, or 20 selections for $64 for 4 people. Four people is the way to go since you all get to try so many different things. On Mondays, every second selection is $1.42, Tuesdays all selections are $2.42 and Wednesdays have live music at 9 and 10:15pm for a cover charge.
681 Saint Clair Avenue West