Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of traditional Mexican cuisine at La Fuente Restaurant.
Reviving jaded posses of Tucson tongues with its traditional cuisine, La Fuente Restaurant is a Southwestern outpost for friendly service and live-strummed dinner music. The vast menu offers shareable starters such as the sour cream-flanked cheese quesadillas ($8.99), as well as hearty specialties like the mole poblano, a chicken breast simmered in the semisweet chocolate-chili sauce that cowboys once used primarily as mustache wax ($16.99). Dinner combos eliminate the burden of choice and are served in full-flavored configurations like beef taco, beef tamale, and cheese enchilada ($11.99), or a small eatable army of beef or chicken gorditas ($11.99). Meat-free options abound for green-mouthed plantavores and include a veggie burrito ($12.99) and spinach enchiladas ($11.99 for two).
La Fuente Restaurant’s homey, cozy atmosphere has drawn scores of celebrities over the years, including Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, George W. Bush, and John F. Kennedy, who inadvertently spilled White-House secrets when he tried to order in Spanish but accidentally said “We all actually sleep in bunk beds.” Live mariachi music fills the dining room on Thursday–Sunday nights, and audience participation is encouraged.
Barrio Blue Moon
1749 N Oracle Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85705Get Directions