In Mexico, Mole is traditionally prepared for special occasions and holidays, particularly in the South and Center regions of the country.
At Tia Queta you can have this special meal any time you want. This uniquely Mexican sauce requires an elaborate process to prepare it fresh for you every day. Our classic mole uses over twenty authentic ingredients including chili peppers and chocolate, which works to counteract the heat of the chili peppers. The end result is a thick deeply savory sauce that is a perfect compliment to chicken.
Despite its popularity within Mexico, mole is relatively unknown outside the country. We are proud to offer you Mexico’s national dish.
“If you like mole (the dark Mexican specialty sauce made with chocolate and spices), this is your place. Tia Queta offers three chicken mole dishes. The enchiladas de mole and the mole verde tasted similar, smothered with the rich, deep brown sauce. Both were extremely appetizing and delicious. If you have never had mole, this is the perfect place to try it.”
– Moira E. McLaughlin, Washington Post Staff Writer
When the Spaniards first arrived in Mexico, they found themselves in a strange and lovely land inhabited by diverse groups of indigenous people. To their surprise, these conquerors, who had come in search of gold, discovered that some of these native groups had made remarkable discoveries and advances in such areas as architecture, astronomy, art and metal work. Not least among these glories, the Spanish happily discovered, was the cooking of Mexico. Upon their unique agriculture, which included tomatoes, beans, corn, peppers, chocolate, vanilla and turkey--all unknown to the Spaniards--the Indians founded an equally unique cuisine.
The distinctiveness of the Mexican cuisine has survived through the centuries and Tia Queta is proud to offer you a selection of dishes which are in keeping with the finest traditions of Mexico. We hope you enjoy your meal as much as we have enjoyed preparing it for you.
Holiday hours may vary. Please call ahead.
We can’t wait to serve you!
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