The competition between restaurants offering food from different countries is fierce enough but when it comes to Mexican restaurants the best ones are easily found by their “mole” sauce.

EL POTRO located at 501 North Orlando Ave (a Winter Park mall) is in Florida’s 32789 zip code. There are several other POTROS around Florida found in local restaurant listings.

This Mexican restaurant is a family affair with silent Mexican swashbuckling movies playing on a large TV in the back while authentic Mexican music is being played.  Sometimes they even bring in occasional Mexican musicians.

Returning to the food, the mole is NOT ON THE MENU.  The mole sauce is the best part of the condiment offerings and while it is mentioned in the menu’s “Food Description”, it is not on the menu itself since the menu cleverly partitions the menu from the descriptions themselves.

You have to ask for mole sauce if you want it.  Highly recommended that you call ahead so the chef can prepare mole sauce for your meal.

Dishes are plentiful and well seasoned. Choose anything from beef to seafood. It’s all fresh and delicious (but do come hungry). 

And to end the meal, be aware that EL POTRO offers a genuine no-nonsense flan. This is not the American flan variety with Jell-O vanilla pudding ingredients.

EL POTRO offers a true, serious, perfect flan.

If you don’t like additional strawberry sauce and whipped cream (say so!) otherwise the flan comes with all of that. 

For flan purists – ask them to bring it to you plain. It is wonderful.  It is a fine way to end a meal. 

EL POTRO offers fine Mexican food but it’s also got the best mole sauce in Florida. Want mole sauce?  Call ahead and let them know.

What exactly is mole sauce?  Mole poblano contains about 20 ingredients, including chili peppers and chocolate, which works to counteract the heat of the chili peppers, but the chocolate does not dominate.

It helps give the sauce its dark color, but this is also provided by the mulato peppers. It is absolutely delicious.

  EL POTRO (407)975-9132
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11am-10:00pm, Fri & Sat, 11am-10:30pm, Sun, 11am-9:30pm


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