In Mole de los Dioses, a modest restaurant in an obscurely located Sun Valley strip mall -- and the moles have already begun to multiply. It's not just moles, you understand: There are crisp empanadas filled with huitlacoche; reputable lamb mixiotes; three kinds of guacamole; an obscure pork dish called carne de chango, smoked with sugar cane; and cream of grasshopper soup. You will notice something of a nopales obsession here -- the restaurant is somehow related to the tortilleria Nopatilla next door -- and you can get bright green nopales tortillas as well as the regular kind, and an oddly refreshing agua fresca made with cactus and pineapple.
There are so many things about Rocio's Moles de los Dioses that make it special — yes, there are the moles, made by legendary mole queen Rocio Camacho, but there is also so, so much more. You might not expect, for instance, an amuse-bouche at a... More »
For those of us who have spent WAY too much time lost near the Burbank airport, driving down one street or another in the concrete tangle of one-way streets chasing Bob Hope's ghost, searching, often ... More »
Celebrating this year's Best of L.A. issue -- now out in print and online -- we're counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes. 6. Mole de los Dioses at Rocio's Mole de los Dios... More »
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