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El Mole de Jovita

Basilio Badillo 220, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
322 2233065
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Ranked #44 of 660 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A mexican restaurant with autentic mexican food, the special is the mole sauce witch is made like in the past, an artesian mole that takes over a week to prepare, unique texture and a chocolate taste at the end. A very house warming atmosphere, and always a good service taken by the owners themself.
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89% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The atmosphere here was very inviting. The owner was very attentive. There was live music being sang and played out in front of the restaurant. We were allowed to sample three kinds of mole before we made our decision of what to eat. There was Mama Jovita's recipe, the Pippian, and the gree. Each had it's own distinctive flavor. I... More

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Long Beach, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I has the Mole' Jovita; my husband had the Mole' Pipian. We each found our respective moles delicious. Loved the guy playing guitar and singing...occasionally a lady (the manager or owner??) would sing with him and she sounded awesome. Ate outside and enjoyed all the passers-by...a dog named Nacho ran to my husband's seat in an attempt to get some... More

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had dinner one night on our vacation. I had the chicken breast and my wife had the chicken leg and thigh with the homemade Jovita mole. They get the base from Mexico City. A very delicious meal. On another night we had the Mexican platter, equally delicious. Please come and enjoy. Jeff S.

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Central Wisconsin
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115 reviews 115 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

While browsing the neighborhood for a restaurant, this one looked interesting, and we opted for a table on the sidewalk, outside the restaurant. Patrons inside encouraged us, saying the "mole" options were exceptional! We chose the Mexican platter for the main course. The food was good, but there are better places.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

based on the reviews, we found our way to this friendly and casual restaurant. best mole I've ever had! inexpensive and relaxed, but worth coming back to.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Very underwhelming . Looks good from the outside and staff say all the right things . Chicken tamales were awful

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is by far the most authentic place for a homestyle Mexican meal. It´s like eating at your grandmothers house. I´m mexican and have lived in Puerto Vallarta for the last couple of years and when I eat there childhood memories come to me:-). The Mole is the best and with hand made tortillas mmmm superb! (my mouth is watering... More

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

After many trips to PV, we just stumbled upon a very hospitable restaurant in the Romantic Zone. Here a hostess entices you with 3 samples of original recipes developed by the owner's own Mother, just at the entrance. An original mole, one made of peanuts and, the 3rd a vegetarian (green) mole. We stayed for dinner choosing a sidewalk patio... More

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Forest Grove, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had a recommendation from Vallarta Eats to try this place for mole. They said "this is the place" and they were right in more ways that one! The classic mole was excellent. Two of the four people in our group ordered mole items and raved about them. I am not a mole fan but did try my husband's ribs... More

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Sumner, Wa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was by far the best tasting mole I have had plus they had 2 others besides moms original. You can taste all the different spices in it.

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