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LA Fogata Mexican Restaurant

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5142 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-1401
+1 818-501-9065
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South Florida, Florida
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Very tasty food from a vast menu. Nothing fancy insofar as table service or decor. You place your order at the counter, pay, and a server brings your meal. The food is very good and you won't be disappointed there.

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Thank lqdassets
Los Angeles, California
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191 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Wow is this place busy. Had a combination plate with chicken enchilada and beef taco. I liked the beef taco better then the enchilada. The rice and beans were good but not my favorite in town. Moved to this neighborhood and would come here again, but not my favorite Mexican food. But it sure is a lot of people's. This... More 

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Thank Jon S
Vram A, Owner at LA Fogata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and support Jon! More 

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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant and will definitely go back. The beef enchiladas and beef burritos were to die for! I loved the refried beans and the rice, nicely seasoned. Want to try other dishes now. Margarita was tasty as well! Love the decor of the restaurant too. Very friendly staff!

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Thank Ornella B
Vram A, Owner at LA Fogata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Ornella! Happy to hear you enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. More 

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

La Fogata, in Sherman Oaks, CA, is a very casual but fun Mexican cafe where you stand in line to order from their extensive menu, find your own seat but servers bring your food order. The food is delicious, served up hot (unless it's a cold dish) and fresh and I highly recommend the chicken mole', taquitos, beef fried tacos,... More 

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Thank 49Traveler
Vram A, Owner at LA Fogata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and support! Hope you're having a good week and we'll see you next time! Cheers La Fogata More 

Mona Vale, Australia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch when we in LA for a few days over the holidays. Food was amazing - the whole family was completely satisfied... Will definitely be coming back the next time we are back in town.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

My husband and I are native Southern Californians. We love Mexican food. What we love about La Fogata is its ethnic Mexican authenticity. Love the junk on the walls! The food is yummy. It is a Mexican restaurant DUMP...in the BEST sense of the word. Love it..Love the food...Love the ambiance. When I come here, I feel like I am... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

what a pleasant surprise! Food was plentiful and very flavorful. Homemade salsa was super tasty. The décor is warm and inviting. The owner came over to our table to talk to us and make sure our meal was good. This restaurant has been a family run business for decades. What a treat compared to a chain restaurant!

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

This longtime Van Nuys restaurant serves a wide menu of fresh Mexican dishes, all cooked with care and deliciousness. Order at the counter and they bring your food to your table. It is one of the only Mexican restaurants to serve Cocido Soup on the menu, and it's perfect. Pesca Veracruz is one of the best I've ever tasted. The... More 

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1 Thank Marc M
Vram A, Owner at LA Fogata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the support and review Marc! Really appreciate everything you mentioned about our food. Glad to hear you enjoy the Cocido, Fish Veracruz and salsa bar. We look forward to seeing you again! Have a good rest of the week! Cheers, La Fogata More 

Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

As a Chicagoan, I was really looking forward to the more authentic Mexican food in Southern California and LA Fogata did not disappoint. The servings are huge, the food is great, and over all it's an awesome place to get a burrito.

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Thank Erin122
Vram A, Owner at LA Fogata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and hope you enjoyed your stay! More 

Clayton, Missouri
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Big menu that you order at the counter. Food was fresh and tased great. Nice salsa bar. We went with a really large crowd for a sports event and it was the perfect set up. Very friendly!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5142 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-1401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighbourhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-501-9065
Description
La Fogata is a quick service restaurant serving a variety of authentic Mexican recipes using the freshest ingredients. La Fogata also caters to larger pick up orders as well as full service events!

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