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Nov 25, 2013 05:47 PM

Best mole in Manhattan?

Hi, I'd love to get some recommendations for great Mexican mole in Manhattan, hoping to bring some visiting European relatives.

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  1. Only mole dish I've had in Manhattan was at Toloache. It was undoubtedly an absolutely mediocre dish.

    I think if you want great mole you might have better luck in Queens or Brooklyn.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Yes, outer boroughs- visitors i have taken for ethnic food in brooklyn/queens/etc often end up enjoying the (very cheap) meal more any other (much more expensive) meal of their trip

    2. Avoid Mexicana Mama, their mole and everything else I tried there is pretty awful.

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      1. re: Pookipichu

        I think the Mole at Mexicana Mama is excellent.

        1. re: DavyTheFatBoy

          I've only had it there once, but I can't say that anything I ate there makes me want to go back. Have you tried Mexican food in Queens?

      2. El Parador on E 34 has excellent mole I.M.H.O..

        1. Noche Mexicana, a small hole-in-the-wall place on 101st and Amsterdam makes a good mole, but only at dinner. My opinions on this one confirmed by several visiting students from Mexico City whom I took there for a homesickness cure and who were well pleased.

          1. I love the mole at ... Mole. I've been to the LES and WV locations and it was delicious at both.