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El Mole de Jovita

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Basilio Badillo 220, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
+52 322 223 3065
Today
3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A mexican restaurant with autentic mexican food, the special is the mole...
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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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best meal in PV

The flavors of their different moles cannot be beat! This was by far our favorite meal and really reasonably priced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Tiffany F
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The flavors of their different moles cannot be beat! This was by far our favorite meal and really reasonably priced.

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Layton, Utah USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went there on day they had a lunch special that included Lentil soup which was very good. With the soup came some excellent Chicken Mole, we chose the Javito Sauce. Friendly service. Price per lunch 130 pesos.

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Regina, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We paid our annual visit to El Mole de Jovita in February. This time we had our son and his wife on their first time in PV. It was unanimous: you will not find a better molé than here. You also will not find a better host than Sergio. We loved the back patio. Can't wait for our next visit.

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Springfield, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Ate at this super good restaurant twice! Moles are very very tasty and the staff was great. Lots of vegetarian choices. We loved this place and the price was very reasonable. Give it a try!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

they bring you a platter of sauces to sample before ordering your dish. The fish in the fish tacos was delicious and cooked perfectly. The staff was very attentive. I will be back! :-)

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I love mole poblano. I have always loved it and I try it at different places whenever I visit Mexico. I walked by this restaurant and saw a pot of sampling mole sauce being stirred in the front.. how could you not want a sample? I was hooked and sat down to order the enmoladas de pollo con mole de... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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135 reviews 135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We loved the sidewalk taste, and the staff was warm and friendly. It was too busy to get into the popular place next door, and so we started to walk away. We walked back, and had a delightful meal. People were raving about the enchilada dishes, I had fish tacos, and the hubby had chili rellenos. All were fabulous.

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USA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Came here for dinner. Ordered the enmoladas mixtas with mole de jovita. All their moles are delicious but I thought this was the tastiest and went very well with meat. Service is friendly and efficient and their mojitos are great. Very full by end of meal and prices are very fair. Would recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Tastiest dish I've had in a long time! Where has mole sauce been all my life?! I went with the green one. This sauce needs to be sold commercially!! or someone please give me the recipe!!

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37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Absolutely delicious food and even the very, very picky vegetarian in our group was blown away. We all enjoyed our meal enormously. Love the guy who plays the guitar outside!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Basilio Badillo 220, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 3065

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?