New Mexico Dining March 03, 2022
The Best Mole In The Southwest Can Be Found At This Unassuming Adobe Restaurant
Mole is a type of Mexican sauce used in many dishes. There are many different kinds of mole, including yellow mole, red mole, black mole, green mole, and mole poblano, many of which are made from recipes passed down through generations. At Sazón in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Chef Fernando Olea serves up some of the best mole dishes in New Mexico.
Chef Fernando Flea came to Santa Fe from Mexico City more than 30 years ago with some of the best mole recipes we have ever had. With more than 30 ingredients, including toasted and ground spices, seeds, chiles and nuts, these deep flavors really make a dish.
At Sazón, you are first brought a sampler of the four different types of mole available, and you have the opportunity to sample and compare these incredible sauces before deciding which is your favorite and what you want to order for your main course.
Once you decide which mole is your favorite, you can order it with your main entree! Some of our favorite dishes are the Shrimp Enchiladas with zucchini blossoms, and the Cholula, a tower of poblano chile peppers with ground lamb, pork, beef, and much more.
These moles really complete the dish. Each variety has a different flavor but all of them are deep and flavorful. If you can't decide which one was your favorite, you can also decide what to eat and then ask your waiter to recommend the best mole to pair with that dish.
The dining room is colorfully decorated with paintings and murals from local and international artists, including Federico Leon De La Vega, which you will get to enjoy during your meal.
Sazón is located right in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico at 221 Shelby Street, right off the main plaza, where it has been a staple for more than 30 years. Chef Olea has even created a signature New Mexican Mole to celebrate the city of Santa Fe's 400-year anniversary.
Head on over to
Sazón’s Official Website to learn more and let us know what your favorite mole was! Address: Sazón, 221 Shelby St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA