Chilebrown at home

Monday, November 7, 2016


We found La Fuente on a hot tip from a local resident on our latest Meat Adventure. We were in the Salinas Valley, a highly productive agricultural area nicknamed the; ‘Salad Bowl of the World” Soledad is also known for housing a large prison. We needed nourishment and a tip from the locals is something not to be taken lightly. Would this La Fuente end my quest for the ultimate plate of Chileverde?

There is more to this picture if you look closely

La Fuente is a small brightly colored establishment. We entered to an almost empty eclectically decorated interior. It took a few seconds to absorb all the art work decorating the walls, counters and any available nook & cranny. We took a gander at the fairly large menu listing the usual offering of a Mexican restaurant. The waitress brought a very nice Pico de Gallo and red chili salsa with a basket of chips.  We were off to a good start.

The large plate of Chileverde arrived steaming with the traditional warning of; be careful the plate is very hot. I dug in and did not stop until I had wiped the last drop of verde sauce off with a corn tortilla. This offering was very comforting with tender cubes of seasoned pork meat. The green gravy was fairly mild but satisfying. I had a good appetite and this plate filled a need. It was very decent but the journey will continue to find the ultimate plate of Chileverde. If you are ever in the Salinas valley I would recommend La Fuente.

La Fuente Restaurant
101 Oak St
Soledad, CA 93960


Big Dude said...

We brought back a bunch of roasted chiles from Santa Fe just to make chili verde and now I'm hungry for it.

Chilebrown said...

Big Dude, Chileverde done correctly is an addicting dish. I bet those chiles from Sante Fe were yummy.

greatwhite hunter said...

Mr Brown, who was chauffeuring you around on your beautiful trip to Soledad?�� GWH

Chilebrown said...

greatwhite hunter, I did not find it pertinent to tell everybody how you have a shiny brand new truck and did drive us around with out getting lost too many times because your own navigation system hates you. I will give you a shoutout when I post about Roy's Swiss Sausage. Over.