If Mi Rancho is serving mole verde, get it. This occasional daily special is a piquant, complex pork and squash stew with deep chile flavors and a welcome lemony note—a “wonderful cold-day elixir,” markethej writes.
Also recommended: Mexican rice, grilled chicken tacos, and a standout Pueblan-style cemita: meat, cheese, avocado, and salsa layered in a soft roll. The chow is dished up from a griddle and steam table toward the back of Mi Rancho, a well-stocked Mexican grocery with a handful of tables for dining and an illustrated menu in English and Spanish.
Mi Rancho [Fairfield County]
2754 Fairfield Avenue (near Princeton Street), Bridgeport, CT