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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” (56 reviews)
“guacamole” (41 reviews)
“queso flameado” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden gem! Delicious margaritas and wonderful service! Chips and salsa delicious. I got a dish with a mole sauce and realize i don’t like mole sauce but I’m Not gong to hold that against this restaurant. My bro in law had a delicious dish! Loved...More

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this establishment many years ago and remember it being an excellent experience. This visit left a little to be desired. Parking is terrible. Service was average. Food was good. Price was ok for the amount of food you receive.

Thank Philip J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed lunch here twice last month after seeing a TV special spotlighting this hidden jewel. The atmosphere takes you away for a delightful escape. The food was excellent and my margarita was by far the best I have ever had.

Thank becky4966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was recommended by a relative who said this was her one of her favorite Mexican restaurants. Now we know why. Food was excellent. Open/covered patio was really nice for late lunch / early dinner.

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the enchiladas and they were great! The atmosphere is very unique and perfect for the location!

Thank Russell E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with a large group. We were seated outside and the atmosphere was great. I do not think you could be seated at a bad table. The wait staff was wonderful, gave us suggestions on what to order when we asked. I must be...More

Thank ruizrts
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your review! Yes, our team is here to make sure that you throughly enjoy your visit with us at La Fogata. We hope to see you back soon with your guests!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like this place but I used to love it. The atmosphere is great. Without that this place would have almost nothing going for it. I had three mini street tacos last night, $16. Wow felt like I was mugged. Then I ordered a round...More

1  Thank David B
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear that we have not met your previous expectations, David. Our dishes and drinks are prepared with fresh products of the highest quality. We hope that you will reconsider, and come back for a visit that you’ll surely be happy with....More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Loved the atmosphere, very open and well decorated. Our Foodie group of 14 all had a great time and loved everything we ordered. What everyone really loved, were the many varieties of tasty Margaritas--top notch! Service was wonderful and our waiter was very attentive. A...More

Thank Rodger R
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our atmosphere is just one of the aspects that makes us a local favorite. Thanks for your kind words, Rodger! We hope to have the chance to serve you and your guests!

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I always like to come here when in SA. Great patio and atmosphere. Had the steak and shrimp fajitas with a sangria margarita. This is just a fun place and good food.

Thank tmiller461
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love to have you here! Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

La Fogata is beautifully decorated with fountains, landscaping, and outdoor seating areas. This restaurant has a delightful "fiesta" feel which is highly attractive for tourists and locals alike. Service is decent, although spotty. We didn't feel particularly welcomed by the girls at the hostess table,...More

Thank HappyPenny
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Penny. Your feedback on the service that you have received by our hosts is noted. It is very important to be greeted with a friendly smile. You got it, we are proud to serve authentic Mexican food right here in San Antonio. We...More

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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
USD 15 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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