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La Fogata Mexican Cuisine

2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
+1 210-340-1337
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“enchiladas” (53 reviews)
“guacamole” (40 reviews)
“queso flameado” (11 reviews)
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2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
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201 - 210 of 563 reviews

Reviewed 15 July 2015

If you love $11 margaritas and $12 bean and cheese nachos then you have found the place! La Fogata started off as a BYOB patio taco joint,... decent, reasonable and cheerful. It has evolved into an overblown, overpriced and dreary dining expierence. That margarita was...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The food and margaritas are good. They may have as large a list of margaritas as they do food or enchiladas! They can accommodate a large group with advance planning and the patio was very pleasant in the evening and a bit quieter than inside....More

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Went to this restaurant and was highly disappointed . The food wasn't good at all. I wouldn't recommend it for good Mexican food. He scenery was nice.

Thank Kitmcafee
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

I went here for dinner while in town for business.. I loved the atmosphere and the food was very good too. I had an ice tea it was very strong tasting almost bitter. Had a very nice shrimp cocktail and the trio of enchiladas both...More

Thank chefjeff60
Reviewed 4 July 2015

as you arrived and walk into the restaurant complex, you walk through some really tall, old wooden doors. you instantly feel like you are in a mexican village. there are outdoor and several indoor dining areas. there are lush plantings everywhere. we started off with...More

2  Thank lorrie221
Reviewed 2 July 2015

La Fogata just does Tex-Mex right. Another reviewer mentioned that lunch was not as good as dinner, but I can't agree. (That reviewer did mention that it was a work day which meant no Margarita and that make be the difference. Well, this last trip...More

1  Thank bicwood
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I have been eating here since the 1990's but recently went for lunch for the first time. Maybe it's not being able to fully enjoy the margaritas since we were returning to work but I think it is a better dinner than lunch spot. The...More

Thank NaturalizedTexan
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere at this place is kind of cool. We sat in the outdoor dining area which felt kind of cheap. The furniture was wobbly and uncomfortable. But ok, even with that, it was a fun atmosphere. Then I got the menu. Is this Mexican...More

Thank TexasTrojan74
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

The food was just awful and over priced. No flavor, seasoning nor taste. I am NEVER going there again. It took like an hr to get a table another to get the food and like 30 minutes to get our ticket. I don't know where...More

Thank Quakin
Reviewed 29 June 2015

First ate at this restaurant 30+ years ago. Always make a point of returning when in San Antonio (not often enough)! Love the ambiance, the salsa and the margaritas. Entrees were so so this time but willing to overlook.

Thank talyken
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22 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from roxron800 | Reviewed this property |
Yep -them there fohitas was mighty tasty
22 March 2015|
Response from AmericanIxchel | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I only ate there once and don't have the menu memorized - perhaps you could check their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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