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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Las Molenderas

2635 Whittier Blvd. (S. Mort St.) Send to Phone
323-269-2812
This family-run Boyle Heights restaurant specializes in Puebla-style mole, which is available in many forms at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Las Molenderas, Los Angeles, CA

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Las Molenderas Restaurant Review

: Estela Morales, husband Lucio, son Moses and daughter Marisol Feregrino debuted their restaurant in 2014, specializing in Puebla-style mole dishes. The Boyle Heights space features yellow walls, eight wood tables, an open kitchen and a blackboard menu. The restaurant has four core moles: sesame-centric pipian rojo, pumpkin seed-based pipian verde, pipian de chipotle and mole poblano. For breakfast, opt for huevos con mole, with two over-easy eggs blanketed with mole poblano, or possibly even better, potent pipian de chipotle. Each plate comes with fluffy orange rice folded with peas, stewed pinto beans and thick hand-made corn tortillas. Later in the day, mole nachos are particularly fun, with tortilla chips loaded with grilled dark meat chicken, molten Monterey Jack cheese and mole poblano crafted from toasted and ground chilies. Pipian verde is a gritty green sauce served over oven-baked pork ribs, or if you prefer, chicken. In both cases, pumpkin seeds serve as a garnish, and the plate comes with more rice and beans. To drink, expect sodas like Coca-Cola and Jarritos, plus house-made aguas frescas. Your best bet for dessert is at nearby La Mascota Bakery.

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