Friendly and down to earth, Owner/Manager Lizbeth Orea's passion is bringing authentic recipes from her native Mexico to Torontonians. She brings over 15 years of experience managing restaurants in Toronto and many mouth-watering family recipes to the Los Guaca-Moles kitchen.
Like Lizbeth, the name Los Guaca-Moles has deep roots in Puebla, Mexico. The avocado is believed to have originated in the state of Puebla – the oldest evidence of avocado use was found in a cave located in Coxcatlán, Puebla, Mexico, dating back to around 10,000 BCE! Mexico produces most of the world's avocados, with the states of Puebla, Morelos, Nayarit, México, and Michoacan accounting for 86% of Mexico’s production. The word guacamole comes from the Nahuatl (Aztec) ahuacamolli, a combination of ahuacatl (avocado) and mōlli (sauce or concoction).
Most people associate mole with either with Puebla or Oaxaca. Its base is indigenous – Nahuatl speakers had a preparation called mōlli or chīlmōlli (chili sauce). While chili pepper sauces existed in pre-Hispanic Mexico, the complicated moles of today did not. It is believed that a gradual modification of the original molli sauce over hundreds of years, adding more and different ingredients depending on the location, resulted in the moles we know today.
Each Mexican family has its own mole recipe, usually passed down from mother to daughter. Through Los Guaca-Moles, you'll have the opportunity to try these tastes and more, much more. Why? The answer is simple: We are proudly a kitchen 100% Mexican.