At in Baldwin Park, it's all about the mole , according to L.A. Weekly food writer Besha Rodell. She visited the place on a crowded Saturday night and found a treasure trove of the rich Mexican sauce.
Rodell was seemingly unimpressed with most of what she encountered, but showed a deep appreciation for chef Juan Mondragon's "pre-Hispanic" cuisine. In fact, L.A. Eater's Daniela Galarza wondered why Rodell was trying so hard to like the place.
Rodell explains the history:
"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."
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Baldwin Park Patch's own visited Juan's and suggested the "'cafe de la olla' and Corn Cake. Best coffee ever."