Best Mole Poblano Orange County 2009 - Mario's Restaurant
Both locations of this family-friendly eatery are probably best known for their happy-hour drink specials and stomach-stretching, perhaps overly cheesy dinner platters. A hidden delight, buried deep inside the menu, is the mole poblano, a delicious plate of shredded chicken breast drizzled in the rich, complex, chocolate-and-chile-infused sauce. The best way to eat this Old Mexico delicacy? Order the meal with a side of tortillas, then fill each one with as much chicken, mole, rice and beans as you can. Eat and repeat.