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El Mole de Jovita

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$$ - $$$
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Basilio Badillo 220 | Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
+52 322 223 3065
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 15:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is excellent, prices are affordable and the attention is great! I loved this restaurant! Highly recommend!

Thank Elvis M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here at the end of a four week trip through Nayarit and Jalisco, plus we've been to Oaxaca where chocolate mole reigns. This restaurant had three moles that were the best we've had anywhere, plus service was quick and attentive. I especially liked the environment - we were seated in the rear patio area where it was protected... More 

Thank Katherine B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great little restaurant on Basilio Badillo. You can sit right on the side walk. You have to try the mole jovial. It is absolutely delicious. When you sit down they bring chips with their three mole sauces and salsa. You can try the moles and decide which one you would like with dinner. We both had the... More 

Thank gmtravellers
Peterborough, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We continue to visit the restaurant every time we're in PV because the food is consistently great! Their sauces ( I love both the verde and mole but they also offer pumpkin) are offered for you to taste before ordering. Then you choose your main upon which the sauces are applied. You can also ask for half and half, which... More 

Thank AnnieLaur
New Orleans, Louisiana
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121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined at El Mole de Jovita three times during our visit. One meal was excellent, one very good and one just bad. So consistency isn't there. But the food can be tasty, particularly if one likes mole. And lots of it. Overall, I'd suggest trying it as 2 of our 3 visits were good.

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some decent authentic Mexican cuisine can be found in Vallarta, hidden gems amongst the middling tourist-targeting fare, and El Mole de Jovita is one. As it was the end our our stay in Jalisco, we were looking for some food that was a little different than the standard Jalisco cuisine, so we were very excited to find this genuine Oaxacan... More 

Thank swenstein2015
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. Had the combo plate with chili and enchilada with 2 kinds of mole. This is better mole than I've ever had in the states

Thank Alton77
Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped by for a quick dinner. We asked a few questions about the different moles and were offered a sample of each...all three were amazing! The chili rellenos with the Jovita mole and shrimp was fantastic. We also had the chicken with the green mole...also lovely. All in all it was a great meal...and really reasonably priced. Nothing fancy, just... More 

Thank TJ T
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both chose pollo enchiladas de mole and were both very happy with our lunches. The mole sauce is delicious, in fact, we bought some to take home.

Thank Time2Play2014
Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed dinner of vegetarian enchiladas with the Jovita mole, a mildly spicy sauce with a little chocolate. My husband had the shrimp chili rellano with the cilantro mole which was especially good on a mixed platter with enchiladas. We also tasted the peanut based mole sauce. Our daughter enjoyed the chicken with Jovita mole. The waiter was friendly, and... More 

Thank 99_Ohio_Traveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Basilio Badillo 220 | Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 3065
A mexican restaurant with autentic mexican food, the special is the mole sauce witch is made like in the past, an artesian mole that takes over a week to prepare, unique texture and a chocolate taste at the end. A very house warming atmosphere, and always a good service taken by the owners themself.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?