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La Fogata Mexican Cuisine

$$ - $$$
North Central
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2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
+1 210-340-1337
11:00 - 22:00
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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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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cold food, warm beer, mediocre service and I got sick after the meal. When I called the manager he blew me off. This used to be a good restaurant. Not even close. There are so many other fine Mexican restaurants in San Antonio. Don't waste your time and money at this dive.

Thank johnjR38WZ
Hockley, Texas
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met wife's nephew and his 10 year old son for dinner and drinks. This was second time we've eaten here; last time was 5 years ago. Our very enjoyable experience started with server Gabriel's welcoming smile. Gabby treated the four of us wonderfully throughout our meal. There were many varieties of Mexican food to choose from and Gabriel helped... More 

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

Hey Phil, you should stop by more frequently! We’ll be sure to recognize Gabriel for a job well done. Our entire team is committed to making sure that you have an excellent experience with us, and we are happy that you did. Thank you for sharing your review. More 

Barre, Vermont
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to go for Mexican food and super good margarita's. I am in love with Mexican food and when I travel I try and visit as many places as I can. I have been fortunate to eat at some wonderful Mexican restaurants and some not so good. This is one of my favorites! If you get a... More 

1 Thank Terry L
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Hi Terry! We sure are the perfect Mexican food and margarita stop here in San Antonio. Our chicken fajitas and fish tacos are excellent choices. Thank you for your preference! We are grateful for your great recommendation and review. We look forward to having you back soon for another wonderful visit, Terry. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I paid $19.00 for a fajita plate! The chicken was not tasty! The beans were okay, but I have had better. The rice was not good either. The margaritas USED to be good. Now, they fool you into believing you are getting a good drink. $9.00 for a strawrry frozen margarita that was tasteless is steep!!! The chips were warm... More 

1 Thank coromex97
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Please accept an apology on our behalf for your experience. It saddens us that we did not meet your expectations. Serving delicious and top quality food is a priority for us. We’re sorry that this was not the case. We are going to bring your review to the attention of our management team in order to prevent this from happening... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Tonight the service was slow (1hr from order to table), food cold for 4 of 6 plates, Carnitas dry and bland. Not typical for this restaurant.

1 Thank Wayne V
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Wayne, we apologize for your recent experience. Your complete satisfaction is our priority, and we’re sorry to hear that your visit did not go as it usually does. Your feedback is noted, and we will notify our management team about your review. We hope to have you back soon in order to serve you in the professional manner that you... More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We ate lunch here and it was a very special experience. We had friends who were from out of state and they wanted to find the best Mexican food available ( which we never found the quintessential Tex-Mex.) But we did find this true Mexican cuisine restaurant. We started with the margaritas topped with beautiful purple orchids and the food... More 

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

Hi Pamela! We appreciate you sharing your lovely experience. It is a joy to know that you and your party enjoyed your visit with us. You can never go wrong with our famous margaritas, voted best in San Antonio. We can’t wait to have you back soon! Thank you very much. More 

Shreveport, Louisiana
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was a fun dining experience from the frozen margaritas to the chips and salsa, the entrees were both delicious and the portions generous.

Thank Teddington318
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Every visit to La Fogata is definitely a fun experience! Thank you very much for your review. Come back soon for another lovely experience paired with our legendary margaritas and tasty Mexican cuisine. More 

Wolfforth, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a party of 12 and the service was extremely good. Everyone commented on how good their individual dishes were. Our server, Martin, was especially attentive and prompt. I would highly recommend La Fogata to everyone.

Thank billbaker656
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

We will be sure to recognize Martin for a job well done. Thank you very much, Bill. It makes us happy to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. We appreciate your recommendation, and hope to see you and your loved ones back for another great visit. More 

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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We had searched out this restaurant because my parents had someone who highly suggested it. Oh My Gosh! Totally delicious. We sat on the patio and enjoyed that very much. The only draw back was that the restrooms were outside on an alley. Single restrooms. They were fine, but I would not send my child by themselves. I would definitely... More 

Thank cherylf124
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl, we are glad you decided to come give us a try! Dining on our patio is a lovely experience. We appreciate your feedback, Cheryl. We can’t wait to have you back soon! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent mexican Restaurant in san antonio. The best item is the chicken tacos with cabbage and avacado slices. Dish comes with refried beans, it is excellent.

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

Hi Michael, thank you for sharing your favorite plate. Good choice on the chicken tacos! We appreciate and thank you for your excellent review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?