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La Fogata

$$ - $$$
North Central
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
+1 210-340-1337
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Victoria, Texas
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We live in South Texas....we know Mexican food, to some degree. La Fogata has been a 'word' used in and out of my circles for years, so it was time to give it a go. Overall, I must say the service and customer service is poor at best. Waitstaff were rude. Host staff, removed and unfriendly. There was no part... More 

Thank Nikki W
Austin, Texas
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had a great evening with some really good food and wonderful service. The restaurant reminds me of Joe T Garcia's (the landmark Mexican food restaurant in Fort Worth) with actual menu options. The service was really good, the mariachi band needs a bit of practice, but the food was great. Several of us had the Un Poquito de Todo... More 

Thank th7799
Reynosa, Mexico
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Visited recently and ordered the "un poquito de todo" plate. Got to say the flauta was really good, the enchilada nice but it's not Mexican authentic (as you can read in other of my reviews I'm way too judgmental on Mexican restaurants out of Mexico... common' I can be!). The taco was quite big served which is ok, and the... More 

Gulf Breeze, Florida
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136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Fantastic Place with multiple fountains, neon lights, plants all over the place (feels like a tranquil garden in the city). Food is fantastic. Full of locals. Even a Daiquiri bar for those waiting to be seated. Mariachi music played in evenings. One of a Kind and a Must for the visitor and local.

Thank Tom M
Harker Heights, Texas
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Although a little out of the "main stream" in San Antonio - the La Fogata tucked away on Vance Jackson Road is a good, authentic mexican restaurant with very good service. Dining on the patio at 5:45PM was an excellent experience. Even though it was a Wednesday night, it got a bit crowded by the time we left at 7:45PM.... More 

Thank Donktex
Dripping Springs, Texas
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I've always loved the patios and fountain at La Fogata. I remember eating here as a child and thought it would be fun to take my daughters when we were in town last weekend. It was my youngest daughters 16th bday and the hostess noticed her pin and told her happy birthday as she seated us. It took a while... More 

Thank Pamela R
San Antonio, Texas
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253 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was the second time I've frequented the restaurant; the first was when friend's held their after wedding dinner where the restaurant staff did an outstanding job of keeping everyone fed and drink in hand, not a small feat with our crowd. This past time was no exception, our server, Rebecca, did a great job of providing us options for... More 

Thank Greg H
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This place was close to the hotel I was staying in. I was mildly surprised by the facility. It is rather interesting - great outdoor patio and ok interior. It isn't in a great location but it was worth the visit. Food and service was typical - nothing special.

Thank Kelly T
Cincinnati, OH
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went there as a larger group for dinner. This older restaurant was decorated with antique doors (1800s) which were nice to experience. The menu was lengthy and the food was very good. I had a salad (with palm hearts!) with chicken. The chicken was a bit too well done and chewy. Service was exceptional. No tamales!

Thank wine_bunny
North Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying downtown and someone suggest La Fogata so we gave it a try It was a long costly taxi ride to get there and back, if I had the choice I would not travel this far to eat at this restaurant next time The area that the restaurant is in is a little sketchy and seeing an armed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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

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