Cesar's El Mero Mole (Sauce)

Try the Best in Chicago from the “Mother of Mole”

Cesar's El Mero Mole (Sauce)

Try the Best in Chicago from the “Mother of Mole”

Cesar's El Mero Mole (Sauce)

Try the Best in Chicago from the “Mother of Mole”

Cesar's El Mero Mole (Sauce)

Try the Best in Chicago from the “Mother of Mole”

3-Generation El Mero Mole = The Best Featured on WGN Chicago

Cesar's El Mero Mole in the News

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Cesar’s El Mero Mole (sauce) by Señora Lulu was featured in the Sept. 2023 issue of the Reflejos Newspaper.

What is El Mero Mole?

Mole in the Nahuatl term “muli” means salsa or sauce. It is considered one of the best and most valuable gastronomic dishes from Mexico. It is a delicate combination of zesty peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and about 20 more earthy ingredients. The rich color and combination of chocolate, nuts, and spices are sure to entice and please many taste buds. This beautiful sauce can be enjoyed over enchiladas, chicken, rice, or even vegetables.

Ingredients for the Best Mole In Chicago, IL

Roasted dry peppers, chile ancho, chile pasilla, chile mulato, chipotle, morita, roasted tomatoes, garlic, onions, peanut butter, pecans, peanuts, almonds, pepitas, raisins, prunes, sesame seeds, cloves, black whole pepper, cumin, ground chocolate abuelita, cinnamon, oregano, thyme, plantains, salt, chicken bouillon, tortilla chips, water.

Cooking Instructions

To reconstitute mole, simply heat sauce over the stove top with some chicken stock or water. Serve El Mero Mole with warm tortillas and enjoy.

Refrigerate after opening. Good for up to 2 weeks (but it’s not going to last that long). Unopened mole jar can be stored frozen up to 2 months.

A Little Story Behind the “Mother of Mole”

This beautiful mole sauce was born in the humble kitchen of Mexico City (Oaxaca), Senora Lulu’s cooking journey started at the age of 8 years old under the apprenticeship of her grandmother Clarita Vazquez. When she was growing up as a young girl, Lourdes learned how her grandmother cooked in the small fonda (similar to a diner today). All of this experience would eventually help her when she married and came to Chicago.

Senora Lulu, the Mother of Mole
Lourdes Sanchez making el mero mole

Humble Beginnings

In 1991, Cesar’s Taco began its humble beginnings and with time the menu expanded to include El Mero Mole. Lourdes’ mole sauce started to appear more frequently on specials and catering orders and eventually it became a permanent staple on the menu. It has competed at local competitions and trade shows. This mole sauce is the result of 3 decades of dedication and true love to her family and business, now known as Cesar’s Killer Margaritas.

Lourdes Sanchez spreading her wings

A Tribute to Tradition

Our late mother worked relentlessly in order for her children to be happy and successful. This bottled/jarred version of El Mero Mole is a tribute to our mother, LOURDES SANCHEZ.

What People Are Saying

Josh Carmichael
Josh Carmichael
August 13, 2023

Cesar’s is an awesome spot for both drinks and food! While you’re there, you have to try one of their special birria entrees or select from one of their classic mexican dishes. The birria itself is tender and super flavorful, and we loved the cheesiness. The the piña colada in the fresh pineapple is a must! It was so deliciously smooth and the perfect amount of sweetness.Check out all the details below:TEQUILA FLIGHTSChoose 1 from each category, 3 shots total. Añejo, Reposado and Silver, or FlavoredSTARTERSFiesta Platter: sampler of elote street corn, fresh guacamole, & queso, served with chipsHOUSE SPECIALTIESQueso Birria: melted Mexican cheese blend Quesadillas filled with beef stew meat, garnished with cilantro, lime, & onion, served with ConsomméQueso Birria Torta: Mexican sandwich piled high with Oaxaca cheese, stewed beef, beans, & onions, served with an 8oz cup of warm Consomme, garnished with cilantro & limeDRINKS Piña Colada in a fresh pineappleKILLER MARGARITASGuava Margarita

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