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Molé for lunch near UTC in San Diego?

philhh Feb 9, 2009 10:31 AM

Hey All,

Tired of the xxxbertos style Mexican food near UTC, I'm wondering if anyone serves a good Molé in or close enough to the UTC area to go for lunch during the work week?



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  1. stevuchan RE: philhh Feb 9, 2009 11:01 AM

    Been a while since I've been in the area, but on Miramar Rd. behind Denny's is Pico Rico, it was a real good spot last year.

    1. Beach Chick RE: philhh Feb 9, 2009 04:47 PM

      Don't know how good Cozymel's is in the UTC center but here you go..

      Chicken Mole Enchiladas
      Three grilled chicken and cheese enchiladas topped with a deliciously rich pecan mole sauce, served with rice and tossed greens 11


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      1. re: Beach Chick
        mliew RE: Beach Chick Feb 10, 2009 12:17 PM

        I would stay far away from Cozymels. Overpriced americanized mexican food. But pretty typical for UTC.

        1. re: mliew
          RB Hound RE: mliew Feb 10, 2009 01:16 PM

          I can be more specific than that. Some people don't mind the Americanization factor, as long as the food is done well. My experience is that Cozymel's was sliding downhill each time we visited, and within a few years it reached the point that El Torrito was a better option.

      2. stevuchan RE: philhh Feb 10, 2009 10:35 AM

        More Info, used do real good Guisados, please report back if you go, it was one of my favorites in the area for lunch.
        Pico Rico: Cocina Mexicana
        6904 Miramar Rd., San Diego, CA, 92121
        (858) 547-8646

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        1. re: stevuchan
          deckape RE: stevuchan Feb 10, 2009 10:43 AM

          Pico Rico changed hands last year and is now another nondescript taco joint. In fact, it's changed hands twice since.

          Too bad, the rellenos were spectacular.

          1. re: deckape
            stevuchan RE: deckape Feb 10, 2009 10:49 AM

            Bummer, thanks for the update.

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