Down in Long Beach to visit my favorite baby named after Bella from Twilight, we found ourselves at Tequila Jack’s for lunch. Located in the touristy pier/wharf area, Tequila Jack’s had all the look and feel of touristy Mexican restaurant. Yet, for all that look and feel, it did have a few of those Mexican dishes you don’t find at your average tourist spot. One of these dishes was their Chicken Mole Enchiladas. So, like any unsuspecting fan of Mexican I ordered them.
On top of the two enchiladas, the dish also came with beans, rice and some sort of a corn pudding ball. I was disappointed to find my rice full of peas and carrots, but they were chopped big enough to avoid if necessary and don’t have much of an invasive flavor.
When I dug into the enchiladas, I was immediately taken aback by how sweet the mole sauce was. I’m talking sweet like candy, as in the chef may or may not have melted a Hershey bar over my enchiladas and called it a day. I wasn’t in the mood for a sugar high, so after getting about halfway through the enchiladas, I called it quits. There was a bright spot, though, as the refried beans were pretty good.
But, that one bright spot was not nearly enough to redeem this disappointing meal. I don’t think I have the highest standard for mole, but Tequila Jack’s fell far short of that standard.