This small Mexican grocery/restaurant in Ridgewood, Queens is pretty cool. Mexican soap opera on the TV above a religious shrine on the wall. There’s money in the shrine. I don’t know why.

I ordered the Mole Poblano ($10.50), side of guacamole ($2) and a beer (I don’t remember how much that was).

The mole sauce is awesome. Rich and thick with a nice bit of heat.

The chicken, however, is boiled. I’ve noticed this is the common preparation in the Mexican taqueria restaurants in the area. I’ve seen these restaurants pull out these pieces of chicken from the pot and it looks gray and kind of gross. Good thing the awesome dark brown mole sauce covers it up.

I’ve also been to Guadalajara De Dia 1 in Bushwick on Wyckoff Ave. Very similar. Great sauce. Nasty looking chicken before they add the sauce. I think if you didn’t know it was gray, you’ll be good and think it’s delicious. Maybe just forget the last couple of paragraphs here.

Guadalajara De Dia 2 – 566 Seneca Ave. Ridgewood, NY 11385
Guadalajara De Dia 1 – 134 Wyckoff Ave (b/t Dekalb Ave & Stockholm St) Brooklyn, NY 11237

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  1. tio wally

    Poaching the chicken is a regular part of the preparation. They then use the seasoned water/stock in the mole.


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