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Oct 02

Monte Alban (West LA)

Food 11: West LA

Horchata con Nieve with red cactus fruits (Jiotilla) and their signature dish: Chicken Mole Negro.
DSC01653.jpgMonte Alban is another Oaxacan restaurant on the Westside, many foodies argued it being better than Guelaguetza Palms Restaurant (or not as good). So I ordered their most basic dish. Their mole is very chocolatety and very sweet...in fact a bit TOO sweet. But it's still very yummy, but I'd have enjoyed it more if it were chicken back/thign instead of chicken breast. Mole really haunts me, I often thought about the flavor and aroma, trying to grasp and dissect that taste in my head. ^^;;; I think their menu is generally smaller than Guel but features more seafood dishes. The interior is surprisingly spacious (since it locates inside a small strip mall). I can't wait to go back to try their more complicated dishes.

Freda | October 2, 2006 08:57 PM


The more you eat it, the easier you can tell the difference in quality? Chocolatey and sweet sounds good to me, being used to Japanese food which is often a bit sweet.

seat | October 3, 2006 10:19 PM