Sharing a meal out strengthens family bonds in a civilized way, unlike invading the neighborhood block party and laying siege to the bounce castle. Subjugate your hunger with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get a Mexican dinner for two at Las Fuentes in Arnold (up to a $34 total value), which includes the following:
- The choice of two burrito, enchilada, or quesadilla meals (up to a $19 total value)
- Two 27-ounce house margaritas (a $15 total value)
Amid a festive environment, Las Fuentes's seasoned chefs conjure an expansive menu rife with traditional Mexican specialties. Like the suitcase of a traveling salesperson, quesadilla entrees pack warm tortillas full of gooey cheese, chicken, chorizo, steak, and refried beans. Burritos such as the burrito fajita brim with steak or chicken and grilled veggies. Chefs roll steaming meats into enchilada dishes such as enchiladas Las Fuentes—three grilled-shrimp enchiladas slumbering side-by-side beneath cheese dip and chimichurri sauce—or enchiladas Supremas, featuring one chicken, one ground-beef, and one cheese enchilada donning matching ranchero-sauce caps to enable three-part flavor harmonies. Spicy bites are chased down gullets by 27 ounces of freshly squeezed margarita juice, mixed with a choice of Tesoro Silver, Sauza Hornitos, Don Julio Silver, or Milagro Reposado tequilas. Brick walls, wood-backed booths, and archways surround guests as they don sombreros to listen to live music on Wednesdays and belt out karaoke each Friday.
Flowing steadily from a fountain, or la fuente in Spanish, water represents luck, promises, hopes, and dreams. For the past decade or so, Las Fuentes restaurant has certainly fulfilled the virtue of its name, as the family-owned eatery has expanded to three locations across St. Louis. At each spot, chefs prepare authentic Mexican feasts fit for meat eaters, seafood lovers, and vegetarians alike. Soft corn and flour tortillas envelop succulent meats, such as al pastor, shrimp, and shredded beef. Cast-iron skillets sizzle with fresh fajita vegetables and a bounty of seafood, including scallops and tilapia. Vegetarians, meanwhile, can enjoy tostadas, chalupas, and quesadillas chock-full of beans and cheese. As patrons chow down, they can also enjoy the day’s event, such as karaoke or a live mariachi band, or order from the new bar at the Arnold location.