The old Cuquita’s on Henderson was one of my favorite Tex-Mex joints of all time.

But there’s a Cuquita’s in Oak Cliff, on Kiest just west of Hampton — hooray!

We went for the usual — pollo en mole. I read somewhere recenlty that mole is a "food cliche". Whatever, I don’t care. I wil never stop thinking it is the best thing under the sun. And Cuqiuta’s mole is great — flavorful layers of chocolate and spice. Not so hot it makes my eyes water, but just hot enough that I need two glasses of iced tea. It comes with rice, which is fluffy and like someone’s grandma made it — it tastes homemade. 

Cuquita’s also serves freshly squeezed lemonade and homemade horchata. Plus they have beer. And they sell breakfast all day.

They’re closed on Tuesdays, but otherwise they’re open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on the weekends, they open at 8 a.m.