Centro Cultural Aztlan’s Mole Festival returns to San Antonio's Deco District this month

The Thursday, Oct. 20 food festival will include more than 20 San Antonio chefs and restaurants.

Mole is a Mexican sauce characterized by complex, layered flavors. - Instagram / best.wishes.studio
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Mole is a Mexican sauce characterized by complex, layered flavors.
San Antonio-based community group Centro Cultural Aztlan will revive its annual Mole Festival for a 14th year, transforming its Deco District office into a showcase for the complex, time-consuming sauce.

More than 20 San Antonio chefs and restaurants will gather Thursday, Oct. 20 to compete for bragging rights about their abilities to craft mole, a Mexico-born sauce characterized by complex, layered flavors from dried chiles, spices, fruits and seasonings.

According to organizers, the participating restaurants will include Guajillo's, Mama’s Kitchen, Rolando’s Super Tacos #1, Los Cocos Mexican Restaurant, Taqueria El Patron, Vallarta Grill and Bar — to name a few.

Tickets to the fest are $40 and include samples of mole dishes, Tito’s Vodka-spiked tipples and live music from Juan and Armando Tejeda, Gelina, Cheyenne and Eric Sebastian.

The event will run 6-10 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Aztlan office, 1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103. The community based-organization presents events that preserve and promote Chicano/a, Latino/a and indigenous arts and culture.

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