Don Chente Bar and Grill

2144 E. Florence Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255-5651
Critics' Pick
Don Chente Bar and Grill +

Photo: Anne Fishbein Aguachile at Don Chente


  • Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Thu., 11 a.m.-midnight; Fri.11-2 a.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
The moles at Don Chente in Walnut Park are fantastic — that's almost a given — and you can choose from mole poblano, the darker mole oaxaqueño or a pepian rojo or a pepian verde, both made with pumpkin seeds. There's a cream of poblano soup here that is one of the best things I've eaten all year, its vegetal, slightly spicy poblano flavor underpinned by the richness of almonds, which chef Rocio Camacho uses to thicken the soup. The corn soup is equally luscious, the sweetness of the fresh corn grounded by the nutty qualities of its dried counterpart, which many corn soups miss. Don Chente also serves one of the best aguachiles around, its vibrant green sauce bright with lime and chile, the shrimp almost creamy, the avocado topping beautifully ripe. —Besha Rodell Read our review of Don Chente Bar and Grill.

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