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La Fuente Mexican Restaurant

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423 East Ojai ave. #108, Ojai, CA 93023
805-646-7715
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Description: La Fuente is a family operated restaurant that offers authentic Mexican...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Best Tamales this side of the border!

I come here for the tamales, but all the other things they make look and smell amazing. Small local place, inexpensive and really good homemade salsa's.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
OjaiDiane
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Ojai, California
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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I come here for the tamales, but all the other things they make look and smell amazing. Small local place, inexpensive and really good homemade salsa's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Authentic Mexican dishes with variety of options. My favorite is lengua, which was very tender & tasty. The lengua & carnitas taco was delicious. As well as the beef tamale. It's the largest I've eaten so far.

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Oak View, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

La Fuente is probably the most authentic Mexican food you will find. It always feels like family cooked it for you. This is where I go to get my asada burrito fix. It is a nice little hangout in the evening to grab a bite, and they also do take out. I love that there is usually a soccer game... More 

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La Crescenta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The tamales at this restaurant are among the best I have ever had. The masa is light and airy, and flavorful. The accompanying hot sauces are also superior. The staff are helpful and friendly. I liked the atmosphere is authentic Mexican.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 423 East Ojai ave. #108, Ojai, CA 93023
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: 805-646-7715

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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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