Moles La Tía

4619 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90022


  • Sun, Wed-Sat 9am-9pm, Mon-Tue 9am-3:30pm
  • $$
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • BYOB
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
The newest chapter in local Oaxacan cooking is being written at Moles La Tía, a kind of cenaduria in the Eastside district of Maravilla just past the 710, an intimately lit room with bright paint on the wall, and moody oils of grafitti-spattered Los Angeles River crossings. The flautas are nearly the size of actual flutes. The lamb barbacoa on weekends is as meltingly delicate as the stuff produced by the Guerrero-born specialists, and the thick, rustic corn tortillas her kitchen makes to order are better than some of the entrees at Michelin-starred restaurants.

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  • 10 Best Moles in Los Angeles
    3 years ago by Daina Beth Solomon

    Let's count the reasons we love mole. It's rich and intense. Warm and comforting. Spicy, yet sweet and often savory. A seamless blend of 20 to 40 (or more) ingredients that have been toasted, roasted, ground, blended and cooked. Rad...

  • Moles La Tia: Beyond the Magnificent Seven
    6 years ago by Jonathan Gold

    View more photos of Moles La Tia in the "Getting Sauced in East L.A." slideshow.    Have you ever had a great Oaxacan mole negro? It’s a remarkable substance, really, the thick, ink-black essence of up to 80 spices a...


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