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LA Fogata Mexican Restaurant

5142 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-1401
+1 818-501-9065
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good56%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
11 Apr 2017
“Tasty and Economical”
31 Mar 2017
“Really good!”
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7:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
5142 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91403-1401
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Not much fancy about La Fogata, but it fit the bill perfectly. The food was very good (the Margarita unremarkable), and the price was very fair. The decor was charming, and the waitstaff were very friendly. I'd go back for a quick and easy meal...More

Thank WDC_DC
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This has some delicious mexican food here - not the biggest parking lot, but I never had an issue finding parking. The place has ambiance and plays what sounds like authentic-mexican music and has a lot of color. Everything that I have had there has...More

Thank ethan h
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.

Thank lqdassets
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,...More

Thank Jon S
Vram A, Owner at LA Fogata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thanks for the review and support Jon!

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...More

Thank 49Traveler
Vram A, Owner at LA Fogata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

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

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.

1  Thank Richard B
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....More

1  Thank Phyllis S
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...More

1  Thank AlmostRetired80
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...More

1  Thank Marc M
Vram A, Owner at LA Fogata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2015

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

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.

Thank Erin122
Vram A, Owner at LA Fogata Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2015

Thanks for the review and hope you enjoyed your stay!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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