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Where to find good Mole in SEA?

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kgreig Jul 29, 2009 08:49 AM

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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    PaqpIn Aug 3, 2009 06:06 PM

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

    http://www.lacasaazulrestaurant.com/

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      una tuna Aug 1, 2009 02:59 PM

      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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        kgreig Aug 3, 2009 10:09 AM

        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!)

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        Green Eggs and Ham Jul 29, 2009 11:13 AM

        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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          kgreig Jul 31, 2009 02:25 PM

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

        2. Mike CP Jul 29, 2009 09:20 AM

          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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            bluedog67 Jul 29, 2009 09:33 AM

            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.

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              kgreig Jul 29, 2009 09:43 AM

              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!

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                plutch Jul 29, 2009 10:17 AM

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

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                  bluedog67 Jul 29, 2009 11:43 AM

                  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.

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