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“FINALLY! My search for a great mole is over!”
Review of El Mole de Jovita

El Mole de Jovita
Ranked #27 of 1,036 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $11
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed February 25, 2014

What a great restaurant! The owners (Sergio and ...) brought samples of the available mole sauces and explained their process. The mole poblano is made by Sergio's mother in his home town near Mexico City owing to the availability of ingredients and the necessary humidity, following a receipe at least three generations old, and is shipped to the restaurant for the finishing touches. It is superb! The best mole that I have ever had in a restaurant...and I have had many. Other choices are equally good...the pozole was wonderful (I liked the verde the best)...and the tacos are great. All can be chased down with tequila jalisco....arguably the best. The service was great and the atmosphere simple and very authentic Mexico. Decorations include pictures of Sergio's Mom, Jovita, and two generations of his Abuela's giving this place a real family feel! Sergio claims that he started this enterprise as a labour of love and a tribute to his mother and this show in every detail. It was a wonderful experience! I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

As others have commented, one should come here for the mole. We were offered samples of all three and, on our first visit, chose two sauces each; on the second visit we went just for the dark and delicious mole Jovita - both with my chiles rellenos and my partner's enmoladas, both of which were stuffed with succulent shrimp. The first visit was for dinner, when the place was full and we were lucky to get a table on the sidewalk. The second visit was for lunch, and we were very nearly the only customers;l this seemed tantamount to criminal neglect. We secured promises from several passers-by that they would return, having stopped to admire what was on our plates. And it was certainly worthy of admiration. So come, eat, enjoy!

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great service from Sergio, the owner of the restaurant and his partner. Best chicken mole I have ever tasted. Has been a patron for many years. Will be back soon!

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We ate here several times during our recent holiday to Mexico and every time the food and service was excellent. Even the owner stops by your table to talk and tell you about the food. It is a one of a kind place and anyone going to Puerto Vallarta should make to that they stop here to eat. They always have mole samples at the entrance to try if you would like to see what it tastes like. But we highly recommend having a meal or two here.

Sherry & Dalton
Canada

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Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

This place is a must. It was the best and least expensive meal of our stay in Puerto Vallarta. We were given 3 different sauces to try before we ordered. Most of the menu is made with these on them so you can choose what you like best. Don't miss the flan either. It's the best I've ever had. I'm just sorry we ate here on the last night of our trip or we would have come again.

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