La Casa de Mole

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La Casa de Mole

La Casa de Mole

Two trips in the last 7 days has me convinced and sold on the greatness of La Casa de Mole.  This is the 3rd restaurant that I have known to occupy this space in Cottonwood Heights, but not because of lack of good food.  Siracusa’s put out a good product when they were there.  If the success of a restaurant was dependent on strictly their food, then La Casa de Mole should enjoy great success.

Salt Lake City has a lot of Mexican choices so it can be somewhat tricky to navigate the terrain.  If you are downtown that the choices are easy.  Red Iguana, Frida Bistro, and Alamexo are probably the best.  If you venture out to the suburbs and outskirts some of the choices get a bit more hit and miss.  Here are a few reasons why I think that Casa de Mole stands out.

Start with the title of the restaurant.  Mole takes a lot of skill and time to prepare and do right.  This is why it isn’t served at a lot of places.  The three places I mentioned above not only serve it but have several different options.  So does Casa del Mole.  On my first trip I ordered their Alambres with mole dish shown below.

Alambras with Mole

Alambras with Mole

This dish had amazing mole to it with a nice little kick.  Then in the middle of this pool of goodness you had a king’s portion of grilled sirloin strips in bell peppers and onions topped off with some avocado and cheese.  Throw some corn or flour tortillas made in-house, you truly have something special.

Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil

On my second trip, my server asked me what I had last time so I told him.  I was tempted to order the same thing but I had to know if this place was a one trick pony or if they did other dishes well.  He came out with a sample plate of two other moles along with some of their cochinita pibil.  Cochinita is another sign a Mexican restaurant is legit.  It is made of pork marinated in citrus and achiote pepper.  After one bite I had tasted enough and decided to roll the dice on it.  Boy was I glad I did.  This pibil had a nice balance of savory and citrus.  The pork was cooked just right.

One thing I always look forward to in Mexican restaurants are the chips and salsa that most places give before your meal.  Casa del Mole provides a warm basket of house made chips with two different sauces instead of just one.  They have mild house salsa along with a bean dip all on the house.

Horchata

Horchata

Another nice thing here is they have a daily “agua” special.  The two trips of mine they had melon and pineapple along with horchata.  Horchata is one of my all time favorite things to drink.  I can sniff out bad, fake horchata almost immediately.  This stuff was amazing.

La Casa del Mole may be the best Mexican option outside of the city.  The service was great.  The food was beyond good, it was truly memorable.  Thanks to its proximity to my office, I know I’ll make many more trips back.

2 comments

  1. Gastronomic SLC /

    Interesting. I will need to check this one out I think. Love cochinita pibil and mole dishes.

    • Hyrum Romrell /

      Start with the Alambras w/Mole Stuart, you won’t regret it!

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