Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mole Mole!

Mole Mole
Fresh Light Mexican Food

805 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Our first stop on our exploration of Poughkeepsie's taqueri as brought us to Mole Mole, a favorite amongst students and faculty of nearby Vassar College.

We had the pleasure of dining with my buddy Tom and his daughters, Zoe (aged 10) and Nina's (8) buddies Freya (11) and Linnea (9). Tom and I enjoyed the Chicken Enchiladas, served with a wonderfully spiced red Guajillo pepper sauce. The sauce was not too hot- the flavor of the chilies came though nicely. If you closed your eyes and really used your imagination, you could almost taste some very subtle berry flavor (honest!).

Three of the girls opted for tacos, while the fourth chose a quesadilla. Unfortunately, despite our attempt at making a clear order with the waitress who spoke perfect English, Linnea, who preferred a very simple quesadilla with steak and cheese only, was thwarted by the cook couldn't help adding a little pico de gallo, which was subsequently scraped off.

Mole Mole offers several combinations for their tacos. You can have hard or soft corn tortillas, Texas or Mexican style. The Texas style is lettuce, cheese, salsa fresca and sour cream whereas the traditional Mexican style has onions and fresh cilantro mixed with a spicy home made salsa. Zoe (soft tortillas) and Nina (hard shell) chose their favorite filling, Al Pastor, a delicious pork and pineapple concoction, which was a little spicy for their taste. Freya ordered the taco plate with Texas style ground beef tacos, which was yummy! The Mexican Jarritos sodas (pineapple, lemon-lime, mango and tamarind), that are made with real cane sugar (no high-fructose corn syrup), were a BIG hit with everyone! Unfortunately, Mole Mole does not serve fresh horchata, one of Nina's favorites.