La Fuente

217 South Duff Ave

Ames, IA

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La Fuente in Ames

Restaurant - Mexican

With large plates of Mexican food and massive margaritas all around, this is one of the favorite Mexican Restaurants in town.
starstarstarno starno star 3.2/5 with 197 votes
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58 User Reviews & Comments
May 7, 2013 starstarstarstarstar
This place is "Classic Iowa State." Great place for students to mingle and have a good time. It‘s also a great change in pace too when the "rents" come to Ames and visit. Monster Margaritas!!! Love this place!
November 7, 2012 starstarstarstarstar
I love this place it‘s the best maxi an food place I‘ve ever been to in Iowa I love the quesadilla manzaran if that‘s how you spell it but this quesadilla is heaven a giant tortilla with gooey cheese ,shrimp ,and crab meat and oinions I recomend this dish to anybody who goes here its the best
March 8, 2012 starstarstarstarno star
I‘ve been going here for years (since 2004). The food is generally AWESOME (not sure how authentic, but delicious — and I am extremely picky) and I‘ve only had 3-4 bad experiences in my 30+ times being here:

1) I ordered a steak and 2 cheese enchiladas and the steak was overcooked (like rubber) and the enchiladas weren‘t cooked — cold.

2) No water refills without asking — especially if you‘re drinking booze (this is pretty typical of an experience here, except for with one exceptional waitress).

3) If there‘s an event and it‘s busy, go elsewhere. You won‘t get served unless you sit at the bar.

4) Don‘t expect soap or paper towels or a clean restroom.
February 23, 2012 starstarstarstarstar
I love this place!!! Me and my husband eat here at least once if not twice a week. The food is the great! I have never left there being unhappy with the food nor the service. The wait staff is always there when you need them. I high suggest this place to anyone!
November 28, 2011 starno starno starno starno star
this place is horrible...rude servers and very very dirty. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PIT!!
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