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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. re: Servorg

        I agree with Monte Alban.

      3. 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.