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Mole Negro over grilled quail at Juan's Restaurante.
"This place" is Juan's Restaurante, the "pre-Hispanic" Mexican restaurant with a fascinating menu, which opened in 2010 in Baldwin Park. The pre-Hispanic moniker refers to the idea that, before European influence, the traditional food of Mexico was a far healthier cuisine. Many of the dishes here center around nopales, or cactus paddles, which chef Juan Mondragon believes possess many health benefits. Read the story.
Published on September 12, 2012