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El Mole de Jovita

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Basilio Badillo 220 | Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
+52 322 223 3065
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 15:30 - 22:30
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love this family run restaurant. The staff are always up and make sure you like your dishes and ready to serve. The three mole special sauces have been honed to perfection. The enchiladas, fish and chicken soup are our popular choices. Excellent rice and salads add to the options. Eat on the street patio tables or inside for privacy... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Music sung by a talented young man (Nelly), while having dinner. Very friendly & attentive servers. I had the simple salad, which was very tasty & plenty of it! I, also, had the stuffed zucchini w/ all the 3 mole sauces. The stuffed zucchini was very tasty. My husband had the flank steak...also, tasty & a generous portion of steak,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must for any visit! Good for lunch or dinner! They have traditional mole or a lighter less spicy version for the timid or a green mole for the more adventurous! Verde and traditional are my favorites!

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Jalisco, Mexico
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must have for any experience... offering three type of mole... service and food amazingly delicious... option of dark meat plus margarita are wonderful.

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We first tried El Mole de Jovita on a Sunday night, but it was full. The staff encouraged us to return on Monday evening and we are glad we did! We were able to enjoy three different mole on the dishes - great to experience the variety. We would definitely return on our next visit to PV.

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B.C. Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for a place that served quality authentic Mexican food. We came across Le Mole de Jovita. I said that this was the place that I saw on TA.that had authentic Mexican food. The staff were very accommodating. They gave us samples of their 3 specialty sauces to try with tortilla chips, The sauces were jovita, a mole... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a place to taste Mole ! The balance of the ingredients in Jovita's Mole is refine very taste. I have to say it's a very very good Mole and I know what I'm talking about I already tried different kind of Moles in several cities in Mexico. I choose chile relleno with shrimps, nothing special the filling was poor... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE mole, and this restaurant serves three styles of it, all delicious. There are also vegetarian options, which we appreciated. My husband wasn't as taken as I was, which is why I give 4 stars rather than 5.

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Maple Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hadn't seen my cousin for 15 years, through Facebook, we discovered we were both in Puerto Vallarta. We agreed to meet at El Mole de Jovita, what an excellent choice. You were given several variations of Mole, all wonderful. I had the Chili Releno, with traditional Mole; I savored every bite. Delish! Two days later, we decided to return... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While mole is a famous (and justly so) dish of Mexico, its complexity and lengthy preparation mean that not all restaurants care to invest in the effort required to present it as their regular fare. El Mole de Jovita, located in PV's restaurant row (Basilio Badillo) not only features the dish, but offers several variations. And, best of all, you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
15:30 - 22:30
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Basilio Badillo 220 | Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 3065
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?