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La Fuente Mexican Restaurant

423 East Ojai ave. #108, Ojai, CA 93023
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Ranked #17 of 81 Restaurants in Ojai
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Description: La Fuente is a family operated restaurant that offers authentic Mexican food as mole,carnitas, menudo, posole and other daily specials.Other selections include tamales,chile rellenos,tacos burritos and traditional hand made tortillas.
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Nanaimo, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Popular self-serve spot with the locals of Mexican decent. The Green Pork, and the Cheese & Peppers Tamales were tasty even though they were mostly Masa, with scant filling. Chilli Relleno Burrito was good. Decor was austere with mismatched counters that looked like they were picked up at a thrift shop. All of the tables had spilled food on them... More

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Ojai, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love La Fuente. I have almost always had a very good experience here. Once, I ordered some soup at their sister location that was very average. But generally, very good, authentic Mexican cuisine. Love their fish dishes and soft tacos.

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new york
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

During a recent visit to Ojai I became obsessed with La Fuente. Lovely people, varied menu, terrific food, generous portions, gentle prices. If I were a local, I'd be a regular. Tamales are exceptional, and I was thrilled with my first-ever pambazo: a remarkable sandwich overflowing with chorizo, potatoes and other tasty morsels that had to be tackled with a... More

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Valley Center, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I felt like we were in a Mexican village, not Ojai. Excellent green pork tamales. Had the distinct feeling we were the only non-locals there--always a good sign.

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No. VA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We all had a craving for some Mexican food and read this was good. The previous reviewers got it right - NO atmosphere, but the food and the service were wonderful. You order at a counter and they bring your food out to you. Very friendly staff, and the food really was great! It's super reasonable too! If you crave... More

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Small unassuming Mexican restaurant located in a strip mall. Order at the counter. Good inexpensive food and very filling. Large variety of options. Subtle flavors come through nicely. Seems to be a very popular place with the locals.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

It's hard to find a hole in the wall Mexican real restaurant around Ojai unless you're in LA but this place is decent I like the potatoes tacos they are not on the menu you have to ask for them. I would go again oh and the guacamole is okay it has to much tomatoes in it and not enough... More

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Orlando, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I have visited most of the restaurants in Ojai as my daughter is a boarding student there for the last 2 years, and I have not been impressed eating in the Mexican restaurants. I grew up in Arizona, and I love authentic Mexican food. Well, that all changed on my last visit...my daughter introduced me to this inexpensive authentic Mexican... More

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La Crescenta, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Wow, who ever heard off six different kinds of tamales? Well, they have them here. Don't hesitate to try one or two, or maybe more. We stopped here on the Tasting Ojai tour, and got to try all six kinds and they were all delicious. We would love to come back another time and eat here again. The restaurant recently... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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274 reviews 274 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Enter forcounter service, very affordable for the quality and portions. Seating offered in or out. Limited tables outside while inside a large open room with a blaring TV. Diverse salsas peppers were @ a seasoning bar for personal options

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Additional Information about La Fuente Mexican Restaurant

Address: 423 East Ojai ave. #108, Ojai, CA 93023
Phone Number: 805-646-7715
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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