- Delicious Food
- Friendly Atmosphere
- Happy Hour
Address: 178 Kent Avenue (at N. 4th St.)
Nearest Subway: L to Bedford Ave.
Hours: Lunch 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; Dinner 4 p.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; Dinner 4 p.m. - 12 a.m., Saturday and Sunday; Brunch 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; Happy Hour 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., daily.
Mole has a straightforward, Tex-Mex vibe with brick walls, tables for four or more, and a fairly sizeable bar for those drinking and snacking. Due to its close proximity to the condominiums on the Williamsburg waterfront, you'll find more of a family dining situation here than in the rest of the neighborhood. In other words, expect strollers and small children. It can be refreshing reprieve from other restaurants where being trendy or cool takes precedence over the food. The bartenders here are very nice, as is the wait staff, but see the note on Mole's Happy Hour below.
Mole's menu is standard in terms of traditional Mexican dishes, but there are a few standouts. For appetizers, the tostadas de tinga cannot be beat - they come two to a plate and are great to share. If you're starving, the nachos are recommended, though be prepared for nacho cheese instead of real cheese, unfortunately. There are five different soups to choose from and a great variety of salads for those on a low-carb diet.
An order of tacos comes two to a plate with rice and beans for $16. Specialties of the house include entrees centered around steak, fish, or chicken, with rice and beans, or two chile rellenos for $21, which is very rich and enough for two to share. Then there are the burritos: even the regular sized burrito at Mole is absolutely gigantic, but the burrito grande for $13 is about the size of a large infant. If you are hungry, go for a burrito - it's common to see two people share one burrito.
Mole offers happy hour specials daily from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Some of the waiters aren't exactly forthcoming about this fact, so if you are there for happy hour, make sure to ask for the happy hour menu. Not only are margaritas $5, there are also discounted nachos, guacamole and chips, and quesadillas. The margaritas here are really excellent - they taste like margaritas should: fresh, with real lime juice, and not too sweet.
Mole also delivers within a reasonable distance. Check their website, www.molenyc.com for more information.
Directly behind Mole you'll find Northside Piers, where there's plenty of outdoor seating and a great view of the city. Perfect for a little after-dinner stroll. Or, if you're at Mole for brunch on Saturday or Sunday you're very close to Smorgasburg (Williamsburg's food market on Saturdays) and the Brooklyn Flea market (on Sundays).