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.
CHICHIMECAS, 169 Main St., Farmingdale, 516-586-8646, chichimecasrestaurant.com
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 NACHO, 31 S. Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516-466-0011, senornachony.com
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 GRILL, 66 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 RESTAURANT, 2715 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.