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Holy Mole

A Mexican-restaurant boomlet spices things up.


1. Diablo Royale
Whole fish, adobo ribs, and roast chicken are on offer, but oversize tacos are the thing, variously filled with the traditional fish, pork, chicken, or steak.
189 W. 10th St., nr. W. 4th St.; 212-620-0223

2. Mercadito Grove
Like the East Village original, this sevicheria-taqueria specializes in seafood, and guacamole that comes in three styles.
100 Seventh Ave. S., at Grove St.; 212-647-0830

3. Centrico
Restaurant tycoon Drew Nieporent and Paladar chef Aaron Sanchez go Mexican in the old Layla space.
211 W. Broadway, at Franklin st.; 212-431-0700

4. Taco Chulo
Two Angelica Kitchen refugees tackle the traditional taqueria with a focus on good ingredients like Niman Ranch meats. Opens August 4.
318 Grand St., nr. Havemeyer St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-302-2485


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