We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

El Mole de Jovita

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Calle Basilio Badillo 220 | Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 223 3065
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

574 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 529: English reviews
Level Contributor
34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love mole de la Jovita and come on every visit to PV. We weren't hungry enough to eat when we walked by so we got it to go to enjoy at the condo watching the sunset. My husband dreams about this mole.

Thank 896juliew
Tacoma, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was recommended to this restaurant and it was spot on. The service is so wonderful and accommodating, they had a live singer serenading me to my dinner :) and the food was just what I wanted, homemade amazing and Mexican through and through.

Thank annikanelson24
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

He said: They brought us chips and salsa - I thought the red salsa was great for the chips. Then they brought samples for each of the moles - poblano (black), verde and pumpkin/peanut (pipian). I liked the poblano mole the most, green was second favorite. I ordered the enchiladas mixtos with green and poblano mole. The enchiladas were really... More 

Thank Virginia1385
Memphis, TN
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After being in PV for a few days, I just want to be able to enjoy a food other than tacos.... Tacos are delicious, but surely there is something else to enjoy here! Indeed there is... Mole. And these guys can do it, I think. I am no mole expert, but the mole I got was delicious! As others stated,... More 

Thank jmc812
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

They have a green vegetable mole to die for. Traditional Mole with the chocolate flavor just oozing in your mouth. However, the best that i keep dreaming about is their pipian!!!! I will return just for the pipian.

1 Thank Kathy V
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

OMG! Best mole place ever...three different kinds; all delicious! Food was fresh, made to order, completely scrumptious! You could have rolled my husband and our friends and I out of the place because we ate so much😂! It was totally worth it...just walk off the calories on the beautiful Boardwalk. Unless your momma can make mole... You'll never be able... More 

2 Thank genelram
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

The moment I walked through the door I knew I had found a gem. That Rum punch was amazing. A three types of mole are so nuanced and flavorful ever bite melted in our mouths the staff gave some of the best service ever. Sebastians smile was fantastic.

1 Thank 129averyc
Salina, Kansas
Level Contributor
105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Family owned, friendly and delicious!! Thier mole is excellent. It's very hard to find good mole in the US and this place does it right! Do not miss this place if you love mole.

Thank MaggieJ1020
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

If you're into mole definitely check this place out. The food wasn't as good as I had hoped. There not being AC in the place made it pretty discomforting. Small humble place.

Thank Pimpollo818
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I walked by Jovitas at least once a day, for several days, before finally stopping to sample the mole. They have mole out in front of the restaurant for your sampling pleasure. If you like mole, you will like Jovitas. Mole is what they do. They have 3-4 mole options, all distinctive and flavorful. I prefer my mole with just... More 

Thank peterdean67

Travelers who viewed El Mole de Jovita also viewed

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Been to El Mole de Jovita? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Basilio Badillo 220 | Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 3065
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Mole de Jovita staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?