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coolblursn Jul 11, 2008 12:52 PM

I've had some pretty good moles around Baltimore, but does anyone know some places either in Baltimore or Silver Spring, with really authentic mole, with preferably several varieties offered?

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    elgringoviejo Jul 12, 2008 07:46 PM

    Mole is a topic near and dear to my heart. Of the seven traditional moles, I favor mole poblano, oaxaqueno or manchemanteles. Sadly, the most prevalent mole served in this area seems to be the mole amarillo (ranchero), which I find to be among the least desirable of the seven moles. I would be willing to go out of my way to go to a restaurant that serves real guajolote con mole poblano or oaxaqueno, since I find that a good mole compliments turkey far more than chicken or an enchilalada. Anyone know of any house in the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area that serves the national dish of Mexico?

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      Elyssa Jul 12, 2008 02:15 PM

      I know it seems a tad crazy but I had a delicious mole with chicken at the American Indian Museum last weekend. It was spicy and I believe had mango or plaintains in it. It was awesome!!!

      1. JonParker Jul 12, 2008 11:39 AM

        I can't speak to how good it is since it's remained on my list of places to try for way too long, but I do know that Blue Agave in Federal Hill makes theirs from scratch.

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          Whitemarshjohn Jul 11, 2008 03:15 PM

          You might try Fiesta Mexicana at 8304 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale. 410 686-0134. They are a hole in the wall and they are one of my favorite restaurants. Their tortas are to die for.

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            mdfoodlover Jul 11, 2008 03:10 PM

            El Azteca in Clarkesville has it on the menu. I've had it a couple times, & it was decent tho far from my favorite meal there.
            Clarkesville is pretty much midpoint between B'more & SS, ane El Azteca has great food for a "neighborhood" type place.

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