UES Móle Leaves Us Unimpressed

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Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Móle is a newer Mexican restaurant. After owning the restaurant Taco Taco across the street, management felt the need to stretch its legs and open  Móle in a bigger space. Decorated in brightly colored table clothes, brick walls, and décor,  Móle brings a warm ambiance to the crowded 2nd Avenue street.

When we arrived at the restaurant, we waited 15 minutes for a table on a slower Monday night. Tables were still busy, but not as packed as what I know for a Friday or Saturday night out. We were seated, and within 5 minutes a waiter arrived with waters and asked for our drinks. However, from the initial good impression, the attentive service ended there. It took another 20 minutes to get our drinks and to order our food. When the later dinner crowd started to arrive, the waiters became on edge, and we lost sight of our server for another 30 minutes. By the time the food arrived, the burrito was lukewarm, and we were too hungry to send it back. The cheese had begun to cool on top of the burrito started to solidify.

My guest ordered the chicken fajitas, which I can honestly say were delicious. They arrived piping hot, with ample vegetables to fill the tortillas. They had the correct mixture of seasoning and spices, and were some of the best I have had in the city.

Overall:
Head to this UES Mexican restaurant if you want to enjoy a strong tequila blended margarita and listen to Spanish music.  The place is small, the tables are tight, and the service is slow. Although the staff is friendly, service is below par (especially when it becomes crowded).  The food is pricey, but could be forgotten about if you order a pineapple margarita (especially if it’s during happy hour, which makes the specialty fruit margaritas $5).

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Móle

735 2nd Ave
(between 89th St & 91st St)
New York, NY 10128
Neighborhoods: Yorkville, Upper East Side

(212) 289-8226

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