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Mexican restaurants serving great Mole poblano

Chicken Mole served with a side of red

Chicken Mole served with a side of red rice at Escorza's Mexican Restaurant in Levittown. Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Mole poblano is a dark and complex sauce whose ingredients include roasted chili peppers and unsweetened chocolate. Popular in Oaxaca and Puebla, the sauce is a hallmark of Mexican cuisine.

Here are four restaurants on Long Island where you'll find it.


CHICHIMECAS169 Main St., Farmingdale, 516-586-8646,

At this bi-level Mexican restaurant, chicken tamales Oaxaqueños are made with a haunting mole sauce. Mole Oaxaqueños features that same sauce over chicken. And you can also get mole over chicken enchiladas. ($12.95-$15.95)


SENOR NACHO31 S. Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516-466-0011,

The mole poblano at this Mexican spot stars bone-in chicken cloaked in a dark and complex chili pepper sauce made with sesame seeds and unsweetened chocolate. ($15)


EL RANCHITO MEXICAN GRILL66 Larkfield Rd., East Northport, 631-262-9704

This little Mexican spot serves chicken mole poblano featuring boneless breasts in a nuanced chili and chocolate sauce.($16.95)


ESCORZA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT2715 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown, 516-597-5600

The mole poblano at this Mexican standout features fork-tender cutlets in a deep, dark, nuanced dried pepper and chocolate sauce.


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