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De Mole

45-02 48th Ave., Queens, NY 11377 40.739372 -73.920369
at 45th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-392-2161 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $

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Official Website

demolenyc.com

Hours

Daily, 10am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at 46th St.-Bliss St.

Prices

$7-$13.50

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

56th Rd. to 39th Ave., 58th St. to 39th St.

Profile

De Mole, an unassuming Mexican restaurant, offers vibrant dishes whose sophistication easily surpasses your average cantina. Chef Ramiro Mendez is the reason. This Puebla native spent nearly a decade cooking at El Teddy’sTribeca’s glittery Mexican spot of the ninetiesbefore opening his own place in Woodside. Yet while he’s recreated many favorites from the old digs, the setting at the new space couldn’t be more different. Ther tables are variously topped with marble, tile, and wood, while the miniscule bar democratizes the drinks by dispensing licuados, a kind of fruity milkshake. You might think the menu too typical at first glance with its burritos, enchiladas, and tacos, but check out the appetizers. The tamal de rajas con queso is exemplary, its moist, white-corn cake oozing cheese with savory Poblano peppers. Ceviche de Veracruz is a lime juicesoaked, cilantro-perfumed, hodgepodge of tomatoes, avocado, cucumbers, onions, and flounder. If the mains can’t always match the pace, they at least aren’t simply pedestrian.

Recommended Dishes

Fresh corn tamales with rajas con queso, $1.75; guacamole, $7; ceviche de Veracruz, $6.50; enchiladas verdes con espinaca, $12

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