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Mola is set to debut in Mount Pleasant on June 7 in the former Radius Pizza space. The Spanish restaurant with Moorish accents is from Karlos Leopold and Erin Lingle, who first announced in February that they’d be branching out to open their second restaurant after operating Nido in Woodridge for nearly two years.

The duo tapped Cagla Onal-Urel to collaborate on the restaurant’s menu (below). She’s the chef of the 14th Street NW Italian restaurant Etto and her resume also includes Obelisk.

Snacks, vegetables, and desserts range from $8-$12 and meat and seafood dishes run $12-$32. Expect to sip Spanish wine, sherry, and vermouth.

Mola will be open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday from 5:30-10 p.m. Come summer, they’ll add weekend brunch. 


Serrano Ham with Fresh Fava Beans & Mint

Smoked Eggplant Dip with Trout Roe

Housemade Labneh with Flatbread

Esqueixada (Salt Cod Tartare)

Prawn Tortillitas with Harissa

Fried Goat Cheese with Orange Blossom Honey

Chickpea Purée with Ground Spiced Lamb & Guindilla Peppers 


Patatas Bravas with Chili & Aioli

Spinach Ends with Anchovy & Romesco

Olive Oil & Sherry Braised Artichokes with Herb & Pine Nut Sauce

Grilled Eggplant & Lentil Salad with Toasted Cumin & Dill

Cous Cous with Fava, Mint & Dried Apricots & Buttermilk Dressing


Grilled Sardines Stuffed with Charmoula

Mussels in Tomato & Saffron Broth with Chorizo

Fried Chipirones with Lemon & Mojo Verde

Romesco a Peix with Cod & Prawns

Catalan Black Rice


Roast Quail Picada with Garlic & Housemade Butifarra

Grilled Mixed Lamb with Grilled Artichokes, Favas & Mint

Pork, Morcilla, Chickpea & Spinach Paella


Cinnamon Ice Cream with Warm Strawberry Coulis

Apricot & Chocolate Tart

Almond Milk Pudding

Mola, 3155 Mount Pleasant St. NW; (202) 849-3247;