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La Fogata Mexican Cuisine

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2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
+1 210-340-1337
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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183 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

A group of us went for dinner..we sat on the patio under the live oaks...only issue was the falling leaves from the oak tree that fell on the table. Food is good and reasonably priced. I tried the Enchiladas Verde that came with rice and beans. Several had margaritas..regular and mango. Chips and salsa are plentiful while you wait for... More 

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Thank hanson1610
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

We appreciate your valuable feedback! We will be sure to take your comments into consideration. Offering friendly and excellent service is a priority for us. Thank you for sharing your experience. Come back soon! More 

Oklahoma
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Antonio waited on us on Feb 18, 2017. There were four of us--friends from elementary school days, long ago. We decided to sample some of the different foods on the menu. Oh, my gosh! I'm not big on Mexican foods, but that was very good! And the margarita was the best, ever!. In fact, it was TOO good. Antonio took... More 

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Thank Renee' L
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Renee, wow, sounds like a truly enjoyable evening! We are happy that you and your friends were able to catch up and dine with us at La Fogata. Our tasty margaritas are voted San Antonio’s best! We will be sure to recognize Antonio for a job well done. Renee, we hope to have the pleasure of having you back next... More 

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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Drinks are good but food was not what we expected. Ordered a dish and it was 11 small shrimp ceviche with a few slices of cucumber and onion for $16 OVERLY PRICED plate was the size of my hand. My mom and sister ordered enchiladas........ Not the norm, red tortilla enchilada with a cheese that didn't even melt. Got there... More 

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Thank Kari24ruiz
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Kari, please accept our apology for your recent experience with us. We appreciate your feedback, and we will be sure to alert our management team about these concerns. They will address these issues in order to make improvements to assure that your next visit is one worthy of a much better impression. Please allow us the chance to serve you... More 

Austin TX
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214 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We ate here in 2011 and loved it. It’s still great. The shrubs and trees around the restaurant make it feel very private. We sat in a lovely, well-shaded outdoor area next to a fountain. Our waiter, Martin, provided excellent service. We celebrated National Margarita Day appropriately, and enjoyed fish tacos, carne adobado, and guacamole.

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Thank BabsinTX
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating National Margarita Day with us! Yes, we have maintained consistency in our delicious cuisine, excellent service, and beautiful dining experience. We will be sure to recognize Martin for a job well done. Thank you for writing us a lovely review, we can’t wait to have you back! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

If I need to celebrate a National Holiday like Margarita Day one has to come here for their top shelf Margs...atmosphere great, friendly wait staff and chips & salsa at every table..

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Thank Michelle S
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Hey Michelle, you could not have said it better! Our famous margaritas are absolutely fantastic. We look forward to serving you again! More 

San Antonio
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166 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

It's been awhile since I had been here but a friend suggested it. I ordered the Pollo Loco $16 Chicken thighs marinated al mojo de ajo and cooked on the grill. Served with frijoles charros, Mexican rice, guacamole salad and pico de gallo. 3 per order. Be aware and the server advised, it takes about 25 minutes, but it is... More 

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Thank ABE49
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Abe, we appreciate your thoughtful review. Tasty, well-marinated, and fresh food takes time to prepare. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed your dish. We look forward to serving you again! Thanks. More 

Mckinney, TX
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216 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Excellent setting with seating indoor and out. Good food and drinks. Older wait staff has favorites over newcomers but still does a good job. Must stop for first time visitors to San Antonio.

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Thank DougGleaner
DavidDmz, Owner at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Hi Doug, we appreciate you taking a few moments of your time to review us. We love hearing that you enjoyed your overall visit- from our fun atmosphere to our excellent menu. Thank you! More 

Herndon, Virginia
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276 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Huge menu with many choices. We were there for lunch on a Monday and there were lots of tables available, both inside and outside (not all that busy). The portions were very large, and the food was good. I had Poblano Tampiquena, and my fajita steak was cooked just right. Our server was efficient and did a good job waiting... More 

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Thank Brian M
DavidDmz, Owner at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Hey Brian! Good choice on the Poblano Tampiqueña, it’s delicious. We’re happy to have had the pleasure of attending your party. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Harlingen, Texas
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Large menu with savory Mexican food dishes makes for hard decisions when ordering. I suggest ordering a delicious frozen Margarita while you preview the menu and munch on chips and salsa. I love beef fajitas so I ordered the Tacos Norteños. They were tasty but not as full of meat as I would have preferred for the price ($16 for... More 

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Thank kmckinney90
octaviogs, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

We are pleased to offer a grand variety of authentic Mexican favorites on our menu. Excellent suggestion! As for the tacos, we’ll be sure to share your comments with our management team. Oh yes, you’ll definitely have a lot of options to choose from on your next visit. Thank you, until next time! More 

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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I loved the atmosphere of this place, the Mariachi band was a nice touch. Based on previous reviews I got Un poco de todo and I was glad I did! Got to have a little taste of everything and it was very good!

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Thank Carissa E
octaviogs, Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Hi Carissa, thank you! Our lively atmosphere is just an extra to our delicious authentic Mexican dishes. We are glad you got a taste of a variety of our menu items. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > North Central
  • Neighbourhood: North Central
  • Phone Number: +1 210-340-1337
Description
Founded in 1978, we have been fire-roasting our famous salsa and mixing our legendary margaritas for 35 years, serving an average of 450 guests daily—that’s right, 6,000 (or more) happy diners enjoy the restaurant each week. That’s an amazing feat for a San Antonio Mexican restaurant that started as little more than a taco stand in a former neighborhood Dairy Queen.

Our staff is dedicated to your fun!

The La Fogata team includes staff members who have been on the serving line since 1978. The same cook has been creating the restaurant’s award-winning salsa for 24 years. In an industry known for its high turnover, even the wait staff includes long-time La Fogata veterans, so Dwight is surrounded by a dedicated team who knows the business and shares his passion for the restaurant.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?