Todos Santos Festival del Mole 26 April 2019
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Designated by the Government Mexico as one of the country’s magical pueblos, the Baja California Sur city of
Todos Santos held their first annual Mole Festival on Friday, April 26, 2019, at their main plaza. Mole sauce is a traditional sauce originally used in Mexican cuisine. A mole sauce traditionally contains a fruit, chili pepper, nut, and such spices as black pepper, cinnamon, cumin. Puebla and Oaxaca, are the two states in Mexico that claim to be the origin of mole. The classic mole sauce version is the variety called mole poblano, which is a dark red or brown sauce served over meat, chicken or rice. Mole is the culinary symbol of Mexico’s indigenous heritage. The festival in Todos Santos attracted a harmonious crowd of passionate Mole lovers who arrived from La Paz, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.
A live music band and Mexican Folklorico dancers provided entertainment throughout the festivities as guests enjoyed the various types of Mole’ prepared and served by the participating restaurants from the Southern Baja California Region. ”Six of us drove down here from Cabo on our motorcycles with our girlfriends and it was definitely worth the drive. We all love Mole’ and look forward to coming back every year. Todos Santos is a little cool place and this event was really fun,” said Isaias Chavez, a of Cabo San Lucas. The Todos Santos Mole Festival kicked off at 4:00 pm and ended on a very high note at 10:00 pm. Admission was an affordable $400 pesos.