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  • Mr Grub Feb 26, 2001 01:43 PM
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Finally got around to eating at El Sazon Oaxaqueno (Washington Place at Inglewood). Guelaguetza notwithstanding, El Sazon's mole negro is the best I've ever tasted. Dense, dense, savory, rich & chocolatey, with a mild yet pungent chili afterburn. Served with plain fluffy white rice. A memorable dish. A Spartan storefront to be sure, but a clean & well-lighted place.

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  1. Yeah, I liked the sauce too -- it's just that I didn't care for the lonely, still-a-bit-cool-in-the-middle-from-the-fridge, chicken leg that the marvelous sauce came draped over. Maybe it was the fact that I came in the mid-afternoon (not exactly peak dining hours) -- it just seemed a shame to squander that mole on something as uninspired as that chicken.

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    1. re: Mark Lee

      Johnathan Gold was lucky enough to go there when they pulled a chicken right out of the oven, sauced it and delivered it to him bursting with juice and piping hot. I have been there about a dozen times and have never had that happen.

      1. re: Larry

        i'm a huge fan of the mole at alegria on sunset (silver lake). i've never had better.

    2. I made a find in West LA for authentic Oaxacan mole: Juqila, located on Santa Monica just west of Barrington. Nice atmosphere, nearly all mexican clientele (a good sign?), and the best Mole Coloradito (chicken) I have ever had. It was just incredibly rich, and better than the darker mole's I have had. Portions are big too.

      1. I made a find in West LA for authentic Oaxacan mole: Juqila, located on Santa Monica just west of Barrington. Nice atmosphere, nearly all mexican clientele (a good sign?), and the best Mole Coloradito (chicken) I have ever had. It was just incredibly rich, and better than the darker mole's I have had. Portions are big too.