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The Haute Enchilada Cafe & Galerias

7902 Moss Landing Rd. (Sandholdt Rd.) Send to Phone
Colorful plates in an equally vibrant gallery where the mole sauce is the star.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Fri.-Sun.

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The Haute Enchilada Cafe & Galerias Restaurant Review

: Set amid antique shops in the tiny coastal community of Moss Landing just north of Monterey, this casual, funky art gallery and eatery offers anything but routine cuisine. The soup sampler on the “light bites” menu includes a grassy artichoke bisque and a deep, smoky roasted chile poblano bisque. Spanish and Peruvian-inspired treats such as empanadas, braised octopus and ceviche are also offered. For an entrée, we recommend the signature “Haute Enchiladas Al Mole,” two chicken, vegetable, cheese or beef enchiladas covered in a layered flavor blanket with hints of cocoa and chiles. We’ll be back for crab and huitlacoche (the Mexican "truffle") enchiladas, and the chile relleno served on a bed of roasted cactus. Ginger sticky pudding --- a lighter-than-air cake soaked in warm ginger and caramel sauce with cream and toasted pecans --- ends the culinary odyssey with a bang.

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