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Los Moles - Emeryville

4.4
4.4
68 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Now 2 locations to serve you!
Whether you are looking to grab a quick bite for lunch, dinner, or taking the kids out to dinner, Los Moles is the location you’re looking for. Casual dining in the heart of Emeryville. Fresh ingredients and traditional family recipes combine for an authentic Mexican experience.
For twenty years now, Chef Saldana has been sharing the art of fine Mexican cuisine with the Bay Area. His cuisine is inspired by the rich, French-influenced dishes of Puebla and the fiery rusticity of Jalisco, and carries with it the legacy of family dinners, handmade with love by his parents Mama Luisa and Don Pedro.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm Daily Lunch: 10:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Friday 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday 3:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 285-6635

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Lito Saldana

  • Catering

    Let us cater your next event! <br> Perfect for weddings, graduations, quinceaneras and corporate events. Los Moles brings the finest in Mexican dining directly to you. We provide everything between you and the table. Plates, flatware, serving platters… and of course, our award-winning cuisine!<br> Banquet and full-service catering is available as well. Our professional and courteous staff will provide set-up services and will serve your guests. No matter you event, you don’t have to worry about the food - Los Moles has you covered!

  • Neighborhood

    Emeryville

  • Cross street

    65th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

Appetizers

  • Cevichile$13.00

    Aguachile de camaron is a Mexican ceviche where, raw shrimp are cooked in lime juice, serrano chiles, red onions and cucumber. Served with tostaditas

    • Sopes$13.00

      Three corn thick corn masa cake, beans, cabbage, queso fresco, sour cream and salsa de la casa. Served w/ choice of shredded beef / shredded chicken / carnitas / shrimp, fish or vegetarian

      • Chips and Guacamole$9.95

        • Chips and Salsa$3.50

          • Chips con Frijoles y Queso Fresco$6.00

            • Chips$2.00

              • Refried Beans w/ Chorizo and Queso Fresco$6.00

                • Refried Beans w/ Queso Fresco$5.00

                  Soup and Salads

                  • Ensalada de la Casa con Carne$16.99

                    Romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomato, avocado, red onions, queso fresco and mango vinaigrette. Served w/ choice of chicken breast / grilled steak, tiger prawns, or fish

                    • Meatless Salad$13.00

                      Romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomato, avocado, queso fresco and mango vinaigrette and red onions

                      • Sopa de Pollo$14.00

                        Organic leg and breast chicken. Seasonal vegetables with onions, cilantro, Serrano peppers, limes, hand made corn tortillas

                        • Sopa de Tortilla$12.00

                          Chicken broth, corn tortilla strips, Jack cheese, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, lime, chile de Árbol

                          Tacos

                          • Soft Tacos$12.99

                            (No meat combination) Three soft corn tacos w/ grilled chicken, grilled beef, carnitas or grilled vegetables. Two corn tortillas, jack cheese, choice of shredded chicken, shredded beef, shrimp, fish or vegetarian in a bed of salsa chipotle, garnished w/ cilantro, queso fresco

                            • Crispy Tacos$13.99

                              (No meat combination) Three corn tacos w/ chicken, beef, carnitas, or vegetables, jack cheese, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo

                              Quesadillas

                              • Flour Quesadilla$14.99

                                Flour tortilla With Jack Cheese, your choice of meat, seafood or grilled vegetables. Served with refried beans, rice, queso fresco, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo

                                • Corn Quesadilla$14.00

                                  Two hand made corn tortillas, jack cheese, choice of shredded chicken, shredded beef, shrimp, fish or vegetarian, garnished w/ cilantro, queso fresco, refried beans and rice

                                  Burritos

                                  • Breakfast Burrito$13.00

                                    Flour tortillas, refried beans, rice, pico de gallo, Jack cheese, shredded beef or chicken, organic scramble eggs

                                    • Burrito Tradicional$11.95

                                      Flour tortilla, red rice, pinto, black or refried beans, pico de gallo and Jack Cheese. Choose from chicken, beef, carnitas, chorizo, al Pastor, fish, shrimp or seasonal vegetables

                                      • Burrito Mojado$14.00

                                        Flour tortilla, red rice, pinto, black or refried beans, pico de gallo and Jack Cheese and queso fresco. Your favorite choice of Mole. Poblano, Mamalena, Mamá Luisa, Habanero, Mango, Pipian, Pineapple or mole Verde

                                        Con Huevo

                                        • Machaca con Huevo$14.00

                                          Two organic scrambled eggs, shredded beef or chicken, tomatoes, onions, cilantro. Served w/ refried beans and queso fresco

                                          • Huevos Rancheros$13.00

                                            Two organic eggs over easy on a corn sope, salsa ranchera, refried beans and queso fresco

                                            • Chilaquiles$13.00

                                              Two organic fried eggs, tortilla chips, served with salsa verde, roja, or mole, refried beans, onions, cilantro and queso fresco

                                              • Nopales con Huevo$14.00

                                                Sautéed cactus, two organic scrambled eggs, salsa verde, refried beans and queso fresco

                                                • Huevos con Chorizo$14.00

                                                  Two organic scrambled eggs, chorizo, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, refried beans and queso fresco

                                                  Moles

                                                  (All moles contain nuts) Chef Lito signature dish, inspired by his family tradition; gluten free

                                                  • Mole Poblano$18.99

                                                    Authentic mole poblano from our family recipe made w/ seven different types of chile peppers, cinnamon & chocolate. Over 50 ingredients

                                                    • Mole Mama Luisa Mole Rojo$18.99

                                                      Our Mama Luisa specialty, made chile guajillo. Over 30 ingredients

                                                      • Mole Mama Elena$18.99

                                                        Our Grandmother, personal recipe

                                                        • Mole Pipian$18.99

                                                          Pumpkin seeds with over 30 ingredients. Sauce 100% vegan, choose cactus and potato

                                                          • Mole Verde$18.99

                                                            Chef Saldana specialty, made w/ fresh chile poblano, Over 30 ingredients

                                                            • Mole Mango$18.99

                                                              A mango mole sauce made with chile guero, fresh mango. Over 30 ingredients

                                                              • Mole de Piña$18.99

                                                                A pineapple mole sauce made with chile guero, fresh pineapple. Over 30 ingredients

                                                                • Mole Habanero$18.99

                                                                  Mole Habanero sauce made with chile habanero and red bell pepper Over 30 ingredients

                                                                  • Enmoladas$15.95

                                                                    Two enchiladas w/ your choice of seafood, organic shredded chicken, shredded beef , Vegetables or cheese, choice of mole sauce, arroz verde, queso fresco, sour cream

                                                                    Seafood

                                                                    • Camarones en Mole de Mango$19.99

                                                                      Five large tiger prawns, sautéed with garlic and wine. Served w/ mango mole sauce, arroz verde

                                                                      • Camarones al Chipotle$19.99

                                                                        Five large tiger prawns sautéed with garlic in a creamy chipotle sauce, arroz verde

                                                                        • Camarones al Ajo$19.75

                                                                          Five large tiger prawns, garlic, onions, chile de árbol. Served with arroz verde, garnished with sesame seed

                                                                          • Camarones Rancheros$18.99

                                                                            Shrimp sautéed w/ garlic, onions, red & green pepper, salsa ranchera, refried beans, red rice & queso fresco, lime

                                                                            • Pescado en Mole Habanero$18.99

                                                                              Grilled Swai fish, sautéed garlic, spinach and chardonnay, pomegranate, arroz verde

                                                                              • Pescado a la Plancha$18.75

                                                                                Swai fish. Served with organic green mix, arros verde and salsa fresca

                                                                                Platillos

                                                                                Choice of Meat: Pollo Asado / Carne Asada / Carnitas / Chorizo / Al Pastor / Chicken or Beef Fajitas / Chicken Or Beef Chipotle / Sautéed Vegetables

                                                                                • Nachos$14.99

                                                                                  with your choice of meat, seafood or grilled vegetables Corn Tortilla chips, Jack & Mexican cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, refried beans, Jalapenos peppers

                                                                                  • No Meat$12.99
                                                                                • Pollo Asado$18.99

                                                                                  Grilled chicken thigh, grilled cactus leaf, grilled onions, served w/ guacamole, arroz mexicano, refried beans & queso fresco, chiles toreados, lime and grilled onions

                                                                                  • Chicken or Beef Fajitas$17.25

                                                                                    Served w/ onions, red & green pepper, arroz Mexicano, refried beans, queso fresco, sour cream & guacamole, pico de gallo

                                                                                    • Huarache$16.50

                                                                                      Corn masa cake with refried beans, cabbage, sour cream, queso fresco, avocado and tomato shredded chicken, shredded beef, shrimp, fish or vegetarian

                                                                                      • Chile en Nogada$18.99

                                                                                        (a classic dish from Puebla Mexico) Served at room temperature. Grilled poblano pepper stuffed with organic chicken and fruit. Covered with a velvety pecan sauce and gar- nished with pomegranate reduction

                                                                                        • Chile Relleno$17.99

                                                                                          (a classic dish from Puebla Mexico) Served at room temperature. Grilled poblano pepper stuffed with jack cheese organic shredded Chicken, shredded beef, shrimp, fish or Vegetarian. Served creamy chipotle sauce, arroz verde, queso fresco. Grilled Poblano pepper stuffed with organic chicken and fruit. Covered with a velvety pecan sauce and garnished with pomegranate reduction.

                                                                                          • Carne Asada$19.99

                                                                                            Thin grilled steak, grilled penca de nopal, grilled onions, guacamole, refried beans and queso fresco

                                                                                            • Carnitas Don Pedro$18.99

                                                                                              Roasted pulled pork, jalapeños, guacamole, refried beans and queso fresco

                                                                                              • Pollo Espinado$18.99

                                                                                                Organic chicken breast or leg and thigh. Sautéed mushrooms, spinach, creamy sauce. served with arroz verde handmade corn tortillas

                                                                                                • Rajitas de Pollo$18.99

                                                                                                  Natural grilled chicken breast strips, bell pepper, onions, sautéed with garlic and creamy chipotle sauce, with arroz verde

                                                                                                  Side Menu

                                                                                                  • Whole Beans$4.00

                                                                                                    • Green Rice$5.00

                                                                                                      • Red Rice$5.00

                                                                                                        • Vegan Rice$5.00

                                                                                                          Kids Menu

                                                                                                          • Beans, Rice and Cheese Burrito$5.00

                                                                                                            • Flour Cheese, Quesadilla, Rice and Beans$6.00

                                                                                                              • Nachos with Corn Chips, Refried Beans, Cheese, Sour Cream$7.00

                                                                                                                • Arroz con Pollo Organic Chicken and Mexican Rice$7.00

                                                                                                                  Dessert

                                                                                                                  • Flan de la Casa$6.00

                                                                                                                    Coffee or Vanilla. Garnished with seasonal fruit

                                                                                                                    • Churros Casero$5.00

                                                                                                                      Dusted in cinnamon sugar, caramel sauce

                                                                                                                      • Banana Frita$7.00

                                                                                                                        Fried Banana with caramel sauce

                                                                                                                        • Crepa Mexicana$7.00

                                                                                                                          Crepes with seasonal fruit and caramel sauce

                                                                                                                          • Buñuelitos Caseros$5.00

                                                                                                                            Flat thin fried flour tortillas, dusted in cinnamon sugar, and piloncillo syrup

                                                                                                                            What 68 people are saying

                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                            4.4
                                                                                                                            4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                            • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                            • 4.2Service
                                                                                                                            • 3.9Ambience
                                                                                                                            • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                                              Hibiscus5

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              40 reviews

                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                              40 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on June 17, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                                                                                              Good buffet brunch. Wait staff is not particularly attentive to diners. They are busy mopping, wiping, etc. they should dedicate one person to the mopping and wiping and other staff to waiting tables and bringing beverages. Ceramic water container was on the table, but no drink ware. Took ages to get a $9 sangria, which was not flavorful or worth the price. Better bet to go with a beer. The buffet option is a great way to try the several moles available (6 or 7), BUT each crock of mole had hardly any meat (chicken) in it. For a $17 buffet, they could have chicken available separately to go with sauce, they do have carnitas available to go with the moles though the carnitas are extremely salty. They do brisk business, but could benefit from a restaurant consultant.

                                                                                                                            2. BC

                                                                                                                              BerkeleyCA

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on June 14, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                              Good food, good vibe, good service! We will definitely try it again...

                                                                                                                            3. N

                                                                                                                              Nana

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on June 3, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Our family party of 11 went to celebrate Tata's 70th birthday. It was our first time and we ordered the brunch. They had 11 moles (all made with chicken) and among all of us, we tried them all! All of them got a 5 star rating! They're pozole and menudo we're also very tasty although we like more grano in our menudo. They kids menu has a good selection although our kids ate from the brunch bar but we were only charged for kids plates. We definitely plan to return again, next time ordering from the menu now that we know what moles we liked best! The staff was very attentive and accommodating! Highly recommended!

                                                                                                                            4. DR

                                                                                                                              DavidR

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 31, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                              The 7 moles are well-prepared and tasty. You won't find (all of) them elsewhere. Try beef enchiladas w poblano mole if you think one beef enchilada is like another. The 4-mole sampler is a good intro. House-made tortillas. Taco Tuesday. A loud room, and the rice has been gooey, overcooked, but for the rest of it — great. We go back often.

                                                                                                                            5. C

                                                                                                                              Camille

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 26, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                              My friend met at the Emeryville location of Los Moles on a Friday night. We each had margaritas and the Chile en Nogada which I don't see at a typical Mexican restaurant. The dish didn't disappoint! The presentation was beautiful and the waiter was quite attentive. When I mentioned that the San Rafael location offered coffee flan, he apologetically said it was not available on this dinner menu. However, after our meal he surprised us with little cups of the coffee flan and explained that they are only offered for the brunch. OMG...the coffee fan was heavenly! I will definitely go back to Los Moles, and I hope that the coffee flan is added to the menu!

                                                                                                                            6. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              Puerto Vallarta

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Great authentic Mexican food. My husband who loves Mexican food had the buffet and loved it. The rest of us ordered from the menu and the food was tasty and great. We will be back.

                                                                                                                            7. AW

                                                                                                                              AutumnWater

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 4, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                                              Good choice of moles. Very good margaritas. Good place for a casual dinner with friends.

                                                                                                                            8. O

                                                                                                                              Outfordinner

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 29, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              Very good moles. Nice thick tortilllas. Make sure to have room for food...it's heavy in the best way.

                                                                                                                            9. TL

                                                                                                                              TeriL

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 29, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              The Mole buffet on weekends is fabulous. Make sure you are hungry.

                                                                                                                            10. l

                                                                                                                              lmmm

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 19, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                              What great mole! And the shrimp stuffed rellenos are the best

                                                                                                                            11. BB

                                                                                                                              BettyB

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on March 25, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                              Definitely make a rsvp. Long line but we were taken right in because we had the rsvp. Noise with 2 t.v.s going and music but felt authentic. Good food and service

                                                                                                                            12. MC

                                                                                                                              MayC

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on March 25, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience1

                                                                                                                              Crowded and noisy and most serving plates have chips or cracks. Dim light in buffet serving area and buffet main dish cooking styles are not diverse ( most are stewed).

                                                                                                                            13. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on March 15, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Food was ok. Good variety of moles. Small place, would get pack easily. Easy parking. Waiter was very helpful.

                                                                                                                            14. S

                                                                                                                              Stephanie

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on March 11, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              Love this place ! 1st time here and we went for my moms Bday and I went ahead and reserved before we got there so wait was not bad at all . The employees are great 👍 and the food is AMAZING !!! Will be returning most definitely!

                                                                                                                            15. S

                                                                                                                              Special

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on March 11, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                              Great as always. Some of the most authentic Mexican food I've had in the east bay. All the staff is from Mexico and they make me feel right at home, since I'm originally from Mexico. One of my favs!

                                                                                                                            16. ME

                                                                                                                              MarE

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on March 4, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              THE BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN THE BAY AREA!!! LOOK FORWARD TO THE LOCATION IN EL CERRITO!!

                                                                                                                            17. LO

                                                                                                                              LopezOne

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on March 2, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Amazing food and friendly service! They truly seek to provide the best representation of what their amazing cooking staff has to provide!

                                                                                                                            18. m

                                                                                                                              mvdiner

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on March 1, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                              Outstanding food and service. BEST MOLE EVER! We will definitely be back when our travels go by Emeryville!

                                                                                                                            19. TB

                                                                                                                              TomB

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              183 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              183 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on February 23, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              If you like home style Mexican food with ‘good heat,’ go to Los Moles. The chips are served with three types of fresh salsa, ranging from mild to hot. I recommend the Nuestros Moles. Nayeli, my server patiently told me about each of the mole sauces and helped me choose four. You will be pleasantly surprised as your taste buds adapt to the spiciness. It does not overwhelm you. The best fresh Mexican food I have had in a long time!

                                                                                                                            20. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on February 16, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Always great food and great service!

                                                                                                                            21. K

                                                                                                                              Kenneth

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 31, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Los Moles has the Best tacos in the Bay Area and their margaritas are legit! #TacoTuesday

                                                                                                                            22. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 21, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                              Went there to celebrate my mother's 62nd birthday. I had reserved a table for 8 and everything went well...they had our table ready ontime. I'd say our overall experience would have been excellent if only we would have received our drinks in a timely fashion but I can understand that not being the case since it was very busy. I tried the buffet and loved the different kinds of moles and the coffee is just amazing.

                                                                                                                            23. CA

                                                                                                                              ChefAl

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on January 21, 2017

                                                                                                                              overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                              We have driven by this restaurant many times and usually it has groups on the sidewalk waiting to get in. One attempt to dine there we were told it would be over an hour to dine - we opted to go next door to a fabulous Thai restaurant and it was clearly the right choice that day. Anyway, we finally got in and I have to say we don't get what the appeal is. We appeared for our reservation, they had misspelled my name on their pad and it took some convincing that they left a letter out of my name, but yes, it is I! They offered us a very small wooden table whose chairs blocked a buffet walk area and the other side blocking the pick-up counter for the kitchen. We asked for another table - obviously we were going keep getting hit. The hostess refused, said we wouldn't get bumped. Wrong!! The bar area was empty but she kept saying it was just for drinkers. We ordered drinks and waited, and waited, and after 30 minutes we were still waiting. BUT the now full bar not only drinks but their dinners as well. We ordered different dishes but they both would have mango mole on them. Hubby ordered a rock shrimp/rice/mango mole dish - the shrimp weren't peeled or cleaned but he thought it tasted pretty good. I ordered 2 chicken enchiladas and if the mango mole had been put on them, they should have tasted pretty good but instead, the enchiladas were already disintegrating with its steamed, tasteless chicken and a really poorly made pipian mole. Pipian is usually my favorite mole elsewhere, but this was just brown goop. Our waiter never made an appearance for an hour so we couldn't complain until way past a reasonable time. We told the issues, he looked at us like we had extra noses or something, shook his shoulders because he clearly didn't care, then presented us a full bill requesting 30% tip. The overpriced crap wasn't worth what they were charging but then expecting a generous tip for no service as well? After getting banged into for the umpteenth time, we left in disgust. YUCK

                                                                                                                            24. JM

                                                                                                                              JMC707

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 20, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                                              Very popular place with lines out the door. First time there, and food was fantastic. Chile Relleno's are the best with no batter and not oily. We had a group of seven foodies and the only fault was the Habanero sauce on Enchilada's didn't have enough heat. That's darn good for foodies. It's a small restaurant and I felt it was overbooked. People are literally jammed in a very small space. Business was jumping, which is great for them but not so much for customers. We had reservations for 7 people, but still had to stand and wait for 30 minutes before being seated. Oldies, this is not a good choice. We are approaching 70 and my husband had to lean on his cane for thirty minutes after walking five blocks because parking is impossible. Was surprised as this was the first place in the East Bay that we have visited that no one, staff or customers offered him a seat. Staff seemed harried and unhappy. I think if you have a smaller group this is definitely worth a try.

                                                                                                                            25. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on December 2, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall3food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                              It was a ok dinner previous restaurant from same owner was much better a little over price,no fancy for the price.

                                                                                                                            26. OP

                                                                                                                              OPINA

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              25 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              25 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on November 12, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                              The food was very tasty and the staff was extremely accommodating had a great time.

                                                                                                                            27. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on October 28, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Delicious mole, though since my friend (and many people) is allergic to peanuts, she was very disappointed that she couldn't eat the mole, which is the main reason we came. I would suggest adding some mole options to the menu that don't have peanuts as an ingredient. There are other also nuts that are used in mole recipes.

                                                                                                                            28. AM

                                                                                                                              AmandaM

                                                                                                                              Detroit

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on October 25, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall4food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                              Food was very good. We went in during All-you-can-eat taco Tuesday as a party of 6. Service was poor, we had to keep flagging down our waiter for water, drinks, and the check. But food was good for the price. I only wish there were extra veggie toppings to go on the tacos and some cheese.

                                                                                                                            29. GF

                                                                                                                              GiantFanSF

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              25 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              25 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on October 15, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                              Always impressed. Leave very full! Friendly staff. Good variety on the menu.

                                                                                                                            30. S

                                                                                                                              Steph

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on October 15, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Los moles is a hidden gem, I personally recommend the weekend brunch because it's an all you can eat with 7 moles among other things! I can honestly say you won't be disappointed with the value and quality of the food!

                                                                                                                            31. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on October 4, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              Pretty good all you can eat tacos. Drinks were tasty too.

                                                                                                                            32. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on October 1, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                              Came here with a group of friends. Had a great time because of the company. Service was spotty with us having to flag down the waiter on multiple occasions (refill water, refill iced tea, bring check, etc.). Granted, it was Saturday night & they got pretty busy. I had the camarones al ajo (garlic), which consisted of six large prawns, nicely grilled and with good flavor. They came with a scoop of green (cilantro?) rice, which was pretty flavorless, and two good corn tortillas. Nothing else. Nothing green. My husband had the tilapia ala plancha, which at least included a few (undressed) greens. Others had the cucumber margaritas, which they thought were bland. Portions were quite small. A lot of people seemed to be getting the mole buffet ($17), which, in retrospect, we probably should have done, too. Apparently in includes fresh fruit, different moles, and posole.

                                                                                                                            33. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on October 1, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Los Moles is a mainstay of ours when going to the Emeryville/Berekeley area. The staff are very friendly and the food is excellent. If you like different types of mole (sauce) or just like authentic mexican food. This is the place to go. Don't miss their weekend buffet.

                                                                                                                            34. M

                                                                                                                              Michael

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on September 23, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                              Imaginative, tasty Mexixan food with a contemporary flair. Outstanding service. Some effort to reduce the noise level would be appreciated.

                                                                                                                            35. HD

                                                                                                                              HappyDiner

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on August 20, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              The weekend brunch buffet is excellent! 7 kinds of mole, each one delicious, as well as the pozole and cocido. A mexican feast at a reasonable price. Sunday mornings also offer live music. I wish I could sit here all day!

                                                                                                                            36. LF

                                                                                                                              LikesFood

                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                              62 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                              62 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on August 17, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall3food3service1ambience1

                                                                                                                              Very average neighborhood place. Tables close together. Wait staff smiles a lot but doesnt get orders correct. Pitcher of Margaritas is $35. Food is kind of bland although the rice is delicious. Not a good $$$ value.

                                                                                                                            37. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on August 6, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                              Some of the best mole I've ever had in my life. Thank you for being a gem in Emeryville.

                                                                                                                            38. TC

                                                                                                                              TonyC

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on July 29, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Authentic recipes and fantastic homemade sauces. I had the Tilapia in Habanero mole sauce and it was delicious. Fresh homemade tortillas are irresistible along with the agua frescas, this place is a must. I would love to have this restaurant near my city. Simply fantastic.

                                                                                                                            39. EB

                                                                                                                              EastBayOldLady

                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                              38 reviews

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              38 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on July 23, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              To give Los Moles four stars is for people who like authentic Mexican food--especially food that is more peasant that sophisticated. Little did I know there is something other than chocolate moles! We tried the buffet since it had a number of choices (6?) of moles and we could try them all. Some had grease on them but, of course, we are talking authentic here. The posole had bones and had been "brewing" for a long time--it was excellent. Next time we go, I am going to try the menu which has numerous options including my long-searched-for chili rellenos that have NOT been battered. The clientele included other Anglos but there were a number of customers who looked to be from countries where this would be their soul food. That is a good recommendation. Make note: if you want upscale and/or sophisticated dining, this is not your place. This is a very good, unpretentious Mexican/Central American restaurant.

                                                                                                                            40. JG

                                                                                                                              JulieG

                                                                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                                                                              205 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                              205 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on July 1, 2016

                                                                                                                              overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              I enjoyed the happy hour margaritas! Food was just okay! But still a fun experience! Guacamole was good, by presentation could be better! Salsa was great, but they serve in plastic Togo containers! So the waste there was disturbing. And it was hard to fit the chips in there.

                                                                                                                            FAQs

                                                                                                                            Los Moles - Emeryville does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Los Moles - Emeryville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 285-6635.

                                                                                                                            Los Moles - Emeryville is rated 4.4 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                                                            • Cross street

                                                                                                                              65th Street

                                                                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                              Emeryville

                                                                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                              Breakfast: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm Daily Lunch: 10:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Friday 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday 3:00pm - 8:00pm

                                                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                                                              Mexican

                                                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                                                              Home Style

                                                                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                                                                              Casual Dress

                                                                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                                                                              Street Parking

                                                                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                            • Executive chef

                                                                                                                              Lito Saldana

                                                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                                                              Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                                                                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                                                                              (510) 285-6635

                                                                                                                            • Catering

                                                                                                                              Let us cater your next event! <br> Perfect for weddings, graduations, quinceaneras and corporate events. Los Moles brings the finest in Mexican dining directly to you. We provide everything between you and the table. Plates, flatware, serving platters… and of course, our award-winning cuisine!<br> Banquet and full-service catering is available as well. Our professional and courteous staff will provide set-up services and will serve your guests. No matter you event, you don’t have to worry about the food - Los Moles has you covered!

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