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Fuentes Cafe Downtown

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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All dishes cooked in zero trans fat oils
We use canola & corn oils exclusively
APPETIZERS​
Cinco Nachos
Plate of tortilla chips half w/ beans, half w/ beef. Top w/ your choice of melted cheese, guacamole, onions, tomatoes & jalapenos
9.25
Beef or Chicken Fajita Cincos
Classic cinco nachos w/ beef fajita, chicken fajita or mixed fajita meat
13.75
Shrimp Fajita Cincos
Classic cinco nacho w/ shrimp
15.75
Cheese Nachos
A plate full of tortilla chips topped w/ melted cheddar cheese & jalapenos
5.50
Beef, Bean or Chicken Nachos
Choose​ any toppings or mix them up
7.50
Chili Con Queso
Regular4.95
Small3.95
Beans w/ Cheese & Flour Tortillas
3.75
Guacamole Salad
Regular4.95
Small3.95
Ranch Dressing
2.25
SOUP AND SALADS​
Tortilla Soup
Made w/ avocado, chunks of chicken breast, tortilla chips, & monterey jack cheese
Cup4.50
Bowl6.50
Side Salad
Small2.52
Large3.50
Chili
Bowl3.50
With beans3.75
Cheese+0.75
Sour cream+0.75
Taco Salad
Your choice of spicy taco meat or seasoned, shredded chicken, serve in tortilla taco bowl holding bed of crisp lettuce, tomatoes, avocado slice, cheddar cheese, your favorite dressing
7.50
Doyle Salad
A bed of lettuce & tomatoes topped w/ sliced chicken breast & grated cheese
8.75
Chicken Caesar Salad
Grilled chicken breast serve w/ the bed of romaine lettuce, tomatoes, bacon bits, home-made croutons, caesar dressing, parmesan cheese
9.75
Fajita Salad
Your choice of chicken or beef a top bed of lettuce, tomatoes, avocado
12.25
Shrimp+15.75
Bacon & Chicken Salad
Bacon-wrapped chicken stuffed w/ jalapenos & jack cheese, serve w/ taco shell w/ lettuce, tomatoes & avocado slice
10.25
TACOS​
All taco plate three to an order & serve w/ beans & rice
Add cheese or sour cream for.75
Crispy Corn Tacos
Crisp corn tacos w/ your choice of home-made taco meat or shredded chicken
8.75
Cheese+0.75
Sour cream+0.75
Folded Corn Tortilla Tacos
Soft corn tortilla filled w/ beef or chicken, lettuce & tomatoes
8.75
Cheese+0.75
Sour cream+0.75
Flour Tacos
Warm flour tortillas, filled w/ your choice of ground beef or shredded chicken, topped w/ lettuce & tomatoes
9.75
Cheese+0.75
Sour cream+0.75
Fried Fish Tacos
Tacos Baja style, each has a strip of fish fillet battered, deep-fried, place in soft corn tortillas w/ guacamole, cabbage & Pico de Gallo
9.50
Cheese+0.75
Sour cream+0.75
FUENTES FAMILY FAVORITES​
Five of most popular dishes, named for members of Fuentes Family
Olivia
Two​ cheese enchiladas, beans, rice, salad, chili con queso
8.95
John Ross
Taco, cheese enchiladas, beans, rice
9.50
Lisa
Taco, two cheese enchiladas, beans, rice
9.50
Tia Maria
8oz Steak topped w/ our Spanish sauce, serve w/ beans, French fries or baked potato, flour tortillas
17.25
Fuentes Special
8oz Steak topped w/ our Spanish sauce, serve w/ cheese enchiladas, beans, rice, guacamole salad, flour tortillas
19.25
FOR THE KIDS​
Smaller portions for youngsters, but adult can order too
Child's Quesadillas
One eight - inch flour tortilla filled w/ monterey jack cheese, grilled until melted. Served w/ beans, rice
Child's Mexican Plate
Your choice of taco or cheese enchilada, served w/ beans & rice
6.25
Child's Chicken Strips
Three piece of tender chicken strips served w/ French fries & a salad
6.95
Child's Steak Fingers
Three piece of our tasty tenders served w/ French fries & a salad
6.95
HAMBURGERS​
All of our hamburgers are made from fresh ground beef. Each is served w/ mustard, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, pickles, & a side of French fries
Hamburger
6.25
Cheese Burger
6.75
Chili Burger
7.75
Bacon Cheese Burger
7.75
SANDWICHES​
Served w/ French fries
BLT
The classic bacon lettuce & tomato
5.75
Combination
Ham & cheese on three slice of bread, w/ mayonnaise, lettuce, & tomatoes
6.75
Grilled Cheese
Classic, simple, delicious
4.75
Chicken Sandwich
A single chicken breast. Served w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, & mayonnaise
8.75
CALAVASA​
Chicken Calavasa
A Fuentes original! boneless, skinless, chicken breast cooked to perfection w/ onions, tomatoes & calavasa (zucchini),
Large11.75
Small9.95
Beef Calavasa
Made w/ tender-cut beef
12.50
Shrimp Calavasa
Made w/ plump shrimp
16.75
MEXICAN FAVORITES​
Downtowner
Two chicken breasts topped w/ chili con queso, served w/ beans, rice, flour tortillas
12.25
Midtowner
Chicken breast topped w/ chili con queso, served w/ beans, rice, flour tortillas
10.75
Acapulco
Two chalupas, one beef, one bean, both topped w/ cheese & guacamole
7.95
Stuffed Peppers
Two bell peppers filled w/ ground beef, Spanish sauce, cheese.Served w/ beans, rice, salad
8.75
Combination Plate
Two beef tacos & two cheese enchiladas w/ chili sauce
8.95
Cheese & sour cream+0.75
Chili Relleno
Mexican pepper filled w/ beef, fried in an egg, topped w/ Spanish sauce & cheese. Served w/ beans, rice, salad
9.75
Guiso
Stew meat simmered in a seasoned sauce, served w/ beans, rice, flour tortillas, salad
11.25
Mexican Lunch
Cheese enchilada, tamale, beans, rice, cole slaw
8.95
Super Deluxe Mexican Plate
For big appetites-stuffed pepper, taco, cheese enchilada, tamale, beans, rice, guacamole salad
10.75
Deluxe Mexican Plate
Taco, cheese enchilada, tamale, beans, rice, guacamole salad
9.95
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

Nothing on the menu is not delicious. The taste of all the food is always excellent and never a let down. Best tasting Mexican food I have found in a long time.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank garrys291
Reviewed March 4, 2019

The interior wall of Fuentes' downtown restaurant exploded and left the building devastated. This Mexican food favorite is being remodeled and will include upgrades throughout. But don't worry, Mr. Fuentes says the enchiladas and tacos will be made with the old traditional recipe.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Bad storms in Nov/Dec caused a building adjacent to collapse and damage Fuentes Cafe; however this allows for remolding and to reopen with good food and service.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 140jerrye
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

I really wanted to like this restaurant, being a long lasting local one. The hot sauce was nice, but the food was lacking in taste, not terrible but I would say nothing special, we wished we had tried somewhere else. That being said the staff...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank wacostar
Reviewed August 6, 2018

had the john ross special it was amount for use are seniors fresh salsa and chips were great service was fast John and his staff were there for all your needs

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank asucook
JOHN F, Owner at Fuentes Cafe Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you for your kind words and the 4 stars! Hope to have you back for lunch soon!

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Went back to eat at an old favorite. John and his crew and family still have one of the best restaurants in town. The food is always hot and tasty, the service never disappoints and the place is clean. There is a good reason they...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mikala B
JOHN F, Owner at Fuentes Cafe Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thank you for the 5 stars! I'm glad that enjoyed your time with us, and ill be sure to tell my staff the kind words you said, they always like hearing how they do. We hope to have you back again soon.

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Both the food and service were excellent at Fuentes Cafe downtown. We will definitely dine there again.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Julie S
JOHN F, Owner at Fuentes Cafe Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thank you for the 5 stars! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed May 20, 2018

Martha is a ray of sunshine. She will help you get your day started on the right foot. Excellent Mexican breakfast. Word of warning - I ordered the sausage expecting chorizo. Nope- standard pro roll. Great coffee.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Texasleaguer
JOHN F, Owner at Fuentes Cafe Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thank you for the 4 star review! Our staff always appreciates getting a good review, and I will be sure to let her know you said so. Hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed May 18, 2018

Yes...I recommend them for dinner. The food was good. The staff was friendly. The only reason they aren't getting a 5 is that my order was totally messed up. They did attempt to fix it and almost got it right. I would eat there again...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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JOHN F, Owner at Fuentes Cafe Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thank you for the 4 stars! I'm sorry that we got your order wrong, we hope you give us another try so you can recieve the 5 star service we know we can give. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Fajita steak burritos are so flavorful! The salsa tastes fresh and just enough spice. Very reasonable prices here. Try the strawberry margarita!

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank DeepInTheMathofTexas
JOHN F, Owner at Fuentes Cafe Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thank you for the 5 stars and kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, We hope to see you again soon!

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