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foodieintraining Feb 15, 2009 04:03 PM

Hello Chowhounders!

I am doing a report on Mole for a college course and as much as I wish I could cook it in my dorm I cannot. SO I need help finding the best Mole between Pasadena and anywhere in the Inland Empire. Any suggestions?

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  1. westsidegal RE: foodieintraining Feb 15, 2009 04:17 PM

    Moles "La Tia"
    4619 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA
    (323) 263-7tia(842)

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    1. re: westsidegal
      Burger Boy RE: westsidegal Feb 15, 2009 04:30 PM

      La Tia is the best of both worlds, traditional and exotics.

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        JBC RE: Burger Boy Feb 16, 2009 05:34 AM

        With over 15 moles, La Tia is most likely your best one-stop resource:


    2. monku RE: foodieintraining Feb 15, 2009 04:21 PM

      I'm no expert on mole.
      If you're doing a report on mole you might want to check out the different vendors at Grand Central Market that sell different mole(s) and that might give you the information you need for your report.

      Grand Central Market
      317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

      1. rednyellow RE: foodieintraining Feb 16, 2009 01:13 AM

        Guelaguetza on 8th st in Ktown is a low key, no frills, bit of a hole in the wall with amazing moles

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          Servorg RE: rednyellow Feb 16, 2009 01:40 AM

          Or for ease of parking the branch on Olympic perhaps.

          3014 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

          3337 1/2 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

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          megs8 RE: foodieintraining Feb 16, 2009 06:03 AM

          If you make it up the coast a bit...Maria Bonita in Ventura has awesome mole sauces. They have a lot of depth and flavor. Definately worth the drive for good Oaxacan. The people that run the place are super nice and would be happy to help you out.

          256 E. Main St, Ventura
          Phone: (805) 652-0247

          1. rednyellow RE: foodieintraining Feb 16, 2009 12:48 PM

            I haven't tried them, but there's a spot in the Grand Central Market down town that sells mole pastes to go. Might be worth a try and the people there might be able to help with your report.

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