MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
If the words sweet, competent, clean and authentic come to mind, you’re most likely thinking of this heartwarming haunt for delightful Mexican. Albeit a tad small, with a second dining room in the back, rest assured that De Mole’s flavors are mighty, both in their staples (burritos and tacos) and unique specials—seitan fajitas anyone? This delightful pearl rests on a corner of low-rise buildings where Woodside meets Sunnyside, yet far from the disharmony of Queens Boulevard. Fans gather here for hearty enchiladas verdes con pollo, corn tortillas smeared with tomatillo sauce and queso blanco. Crispy chicken taquitos are topped with sour cream; steamed corn tamales are surprisingly light but filled with flavor; and the namesake mole is a must.