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?
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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