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Where to find good Mole in SEA?

I am craving Mole, and not just chocolate mixed with canned enchilada sauce like most strip mall joints are passing. Can anyone recommend a restaurant (it would be such a bonus if it were on the Eastside! :-) ) where I can find such a delight?

(I watched the episode of Diner's Drive-in's and Dives where they featured the San Antonio restaurant that made all of those fabulous Mole's and am now obsessed with finding one here!)

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  1. The mole at the Chile Pepper in Wallingford was very good. Their use of seseme seeds made the sauce very flavorful. Maybe not worth a drive from the Eastside, though....

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    1. re: Mike CP

      La Carta de Oaxaca in Ballard. silky-smoky-deeply flavored goodness! i am not an expert in authenticity, but it is nothing like any chain mexican food.

      1. re: bluedog67

        is that the place that also has the killer roza Pozole that I have heard about? I may have to create a reason to get to Ballard...soon!

        1. re: kgreig

          La Carta de Oaxaca makes a great Mole! Go there, I have never had a bad meal, great people as well!

          1. re: kgreig

            probably. it is small, causal, packed and super fast service. heard from others its authentic fromt he oaxaca region, but living in seattle w/ a vacation in akumal doesn't make my opinion valid.

      2. La Carta de Oaxaca makes a great mole - and great everything else too. I also really enjoy The Senior Moose Cafe also in Ballard for mole. I've never had a bad dish at either restaurant.

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        1. re: Green Eggs and Ham

          So it looks like there are none worthwhile on the Eastside, huh?

        2. El Sabor de Oaxaca in Burien has the most wonderful mole negro and mole verde, and they make just wonderful food. The flavors are unlike other mexican restaurants, the taste is homemade. Casual place, there is a warmth to it all that has great appeal to me.

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          1. re: una tuna

            Thanks so much for the rec! Now I have two places to try at either end of Seattle. (still wishing there was something on the eastside, but I guess I should count my blessings that there are any choices at all in Seattle!)

          2. La Casa Azul up north is good with a nice mole and a good staff.

            http://www.lacasaazulrestaurant.com/