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Jul 31, 2009 09:26 AM


looking for your not the usual mexican restaurant. santa monica area, but have car. love mole and fresh anything, hate soggy greasy mexican food.

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  1. Monte Alban in WLA just east of the Santa Monica border on Santa Monica Blvd.

    Monte Alban
    11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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    1. re: Servorg

      Second and third this. I love this place. I actually prefer their red mole over the black.

      1. re: taiwanesesmalleats

        Have you tried Juquila too? It's also quite good. I love having breakfast there once in a while. It's just a bit farther east on the same side of SM Blvd. (across from the car wash at Federal IIRC).

        11619 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

      2. La Serenata de Garibaldi - 1416 Fourth St.. Santa Monica, CA 90401
        Tlapazola Grill - 11676 Gateway Blvd. (Barrington Ave.) West LA, CA 90064

        Both very good Mexico City style places.

        1. Mole La Tia in East LA, a culinary treat!

          1. Also, Babita in San Gabriel. On San Gabriel just north of the 10 frwy.