Here a mole, there a mole, everywhere a Mole Mole

Sam Bizenov, Staff Writer

Schreiber students have a surprising obsession with burritos.  The uniting of the entire student body to vote and win the Moe’s $3 Burrito Contest demonstrates exactly how passionate we truly are about chain Mexican food.

There has been some buzz about the new restaurant on Main Street, where the frozen-yogurt shop Twisted used to stand.  Many students hoped that this new eatery, Mole Mole, would live up to its main burrito competitors, Chipotle and Moe’s.

“I cannot wait for Mole Mole to open.  I just hope their burritos are good and affordable.  Sometimes, it’s a hassle driving all the way to Chipotle or Moe’s,” said senior Aemma Bethon.

The anticipated wait was over on the opening of April 25.  Mole Mole, named after the well-known sauce, is here at last.

Mole Mole is run under the same ownership as Mi Ranchito and Mojito Café and Lounge.  It provides similar style foods as its brother restaurants in a new setting.

“I’ve been waiting so long and if their food is anything like Mi Ranchito or Mojito, I have a feeling I’m going to love it,” said junior Eliza Scheckner.

They serve cafeteria style, in which the food is prepared right in front of the customers upon ordering.  In addition, Mole Mole is set up as take-out/eatery where the customers can quickly get food to grab and go, order in advance, or sit and chat for a while.

“Business has been so good since we’ve opened.  Dinner time and after school are the busiest for us.  Customers range from students to adults to families,” said Chef-Owner Mr. Israel Guzman.

The menu consists of quesadillas, burritos, empanandas, and Fiesta Bowls.Fiesta Bowls are the equivalent of Chipotle’s Burrito Bowl.

“We are best known for our Fiesta Bowls because they are make-your-own, which a lot of people like,” said Mr. Guzman.

There has been mixed reactions to the food and service offered by Mole Mole.

“I got the Fiesta Bowl and the chicken was very flavorful and I like the yellow rice they had, but I had a problem with the food service.  They weren’t attentive to the fact that I had a food allergy, but that could be because it’s hard for two people to serve that many people,” said senior Amelia Pacht.

As burrito-enthusiasts, Schreiber students automatically compare the food to Moe’s and Chipotle.

“The burrito was cold and bland. I don’t think it was overpriced and the service is quick.  All the food was premade, but not heated,” said sophomore Zach Jimenez.

Others disagree.

“It honestly just tastes like a normal burrito.  It’s different from Moe’s and Chipotle which makes some people assume it’s bad, when it’s actually fine,” said senior Becca Schaub.

So far, Mole Mole is the newest addition to the Mexican restaurants in town and is here for everyone to try.