500BestSquareEnchiladas With Mole Poblano @ Panchita’s

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Panchita’s reminds me of the Mexican restaurants we had around New Orleans before the slick Tex-Mex chains began moving in. We’re finding more of those in recent years, but they tend to be out in the suburbs, with limited menus. Panchita’s chicken enchiladas with mole is a marvelous plate of food–and that’s before you think about the absurdly low price of it. Mole, you probably know, is the bitter chocolate-based sauce, with several dozen other ingredients like sesame oil, chili peppers, and many spices.

Panchita’s. Riverbend: 1434 S Carrollton Ave. 504-281-4127.

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