Las 7 Regiones de Oaxaca has been in the same Pico Blvd location since it opened 25 years ago. Since then, this family-owned spot has been drawn in crowds from the Oaxacan community and elsewhere because of its commitment to tradition. The velvety mole sauce in their mole negro con pollo coats juicy pieces of chicken and is served with a simple side of white rice. The mole’s mix of dried peppers adds a smoky punch that leaves you searching for a warm tortilla to Zamboni the leftover sauce on your plate, and pairs very well with the complexities of dark Oaxacan chocolate. We also recommend their traditional tamales Oaxaqueños which are wrapped in banana leaves and filled with, you guessed it, glorious mole negro con pollo. Their tlayudas, either plain or topped with all the fixings, are also great. The imported tortilla is perfect for dipping and scooping while the tlayuda suprema brings the full shebang with a savory bean paste, tender cecina adobada, salty tasajo, and great Oaxacan chorizo. The magic is in the details, and this spot never misses.
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