|Rocio's "Mole of the Goddesses"|
Turning down Maywood Ave., the industrial street of discount mattress warehouses doesn't look like a promising place to find one of the better Mexican restaurants in the entire L.A. area. But it is, and on entering the small but immaculate and welcoming restaurant, you'll might find, as we did, that the only other party is a rather esteemed local critic and his family taking in a mole-infused late lunch.
|pork with pipian rojo|
Mole can be heavy stuff, so we ordered a smattering of other dishes as well since I had tasted many varieties of the mole back at Moles La Tia. Most all the dishes on the menu show the same spirit of experimentation with ingredients and preparations as the moles.
|nopales with grilled panela cheese|
|corn and cuitlacoche soup|
|Guacamole (Diosa Sangre Ardente)|
|cherry ice cream with grains|
If the Valley is closer, Rocio's has another location near North Hollywood at 8255 Sunland Blvd.
6242 Maywood Ave.
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