Throughout the year, local Soquel Mexican restaurant owner Cheryl Marquez creates special menus that explore different tastes of Mexico. From traditional moles and authentic tamales to the personal recipes of Frida Kahlo and the exotic flavors of cactus, each special menu explores Mexican food rarely, if ever, seen in American restaurants.
No festival of celebration is complete without a mole. Legend says that moles were created in Puebla two hundred years ago. Deep, delicious and complex, they are prepared with a variety of rare regional chiles, seasonings and meats.