10 Best Moles in Los Angeles
|mole de los dioses at Rocio's|
Rocio Camacho, a third-generation Oaxacan, has swept through several L.A. Mexican eateries with her love for multiflavored, multihued moles. She recently found a final destination at Rocio's Mole de los Dioses ("mole of the gods"), with a cozy location in Bell and a bigger branch in Sun Valley. Camacho once said that she intended her moles to evoke the true tastes of Mexico, not just the flavors of Oaxaca. So in addition to the Oaxacan negro, verde and manchamanteles moles, you'll also find moles infused with huitlacoche, tequila and coffee flavors. Moles la Tía, Juan's Restaurante and La Huasteca, where Camacho helped to create menus, serve them, too. But at Rocio's, the chef is in the kitchen, and who knows what she'll invent next. In the recent In Their Own Words II book about Latino cuisine in L.A., Camacho says she has 40 more recipes up her sleeves. 6242 Maywood Ave., Bell, (323) 588-5536; and 8255 Sunland Blvd., Sunland; (818) 252-6415.
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