[gallery] 2018 Mole Tasting Contest: Mole To Die For @ MCCLA // SF

Savor delicious home-made Mole recipes, vote for your favorite, and celebrate the winners with cash prizes and special performances.

See video + photos below from the past years.

The anticipated Mole Tasting Contest “Mole To Die For” came back for its annual show on November 16, 2018.

MCCLA celebrates Latin American heritage through the art of Mexican cuisine, and invites the community to participate in this aromatic event held during the Día de los Muertos season, a time to commemorate and remember together our loved ones and our shared traditions.


2018 video:



2018 photos:




A community event where local chefs have a cook-off of the best Mole Sauce, and you get to vote for your favorite! This year we are using our abuelita’s recipe for our Annual Mole Contest!

The Mole Tasting Contest gave the opportunity to savor delicious home-made Mole recipes, vote for your favorite dish, and celebrate the winners with prizes and special performances.

Main Gallery // Second Floor // $12 // Music by AZUCARADA Son Jarocho.


1er Lugar $300
2do Lugar $200
3er Lugar $100

CONTACT: Arturo Méndez (415) 643-2796 or events@missionculturalcenter.org



Videos from past!


Video 2:


For 2017 photos, click below!

[photos] 2017 Mole Tasting Contest: Mole To Die For!



The history of the Mole goes back to the pre-Columbian era and there are several versions of its origin.

It is said that the Aztecs prepared for the great lords a complex dish called “Mulli,” meaning porridge or mixture. This mixture contained various chillies and other seasonings. Mole is a special dish for the nobility and it represents one of the greatest gifts that indigenous people contributed to the world!