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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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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
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11 - 20 of 572 reviews

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

Reviewed 4 October 2017

How many good places do I drive by to get here? I have friends who love this place and always invite us. It's not that it is that bad but it is really nothing special. The one issue I have is that they just don't...More

Thank Lance H
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Lance, your feedback is definitely noted. We take your comments to heart, and assure you that we care about offering each one of our guests a great experience. Thank you for writing to us, sir. We hope to have you here in order to serve...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

My husband and I met another couple there and enjoyed a wonderful dinner on their patio. My husband is very particular about margaritas but he loved their margaritas. We shared a fajita plate, which was excellent. We will be back. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Txoccasionaltraveler
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great recommendation! We will be seeing you and your husband back for another round of our beloved margaritas.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

We dined at La Fogata last Saturday. While we waited for our table we purchased drinks from the bar. They stated they were out of Pinot Grigio so my husband ordered a Chardonnay which was roughly $7.00. We were caked or dinner and sat outside...More

Thank momcwilli
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The food, atmosphere (outside) and service were all very good. We had some vegetarians in our party. There were only two vegetarian items on the back of the menu. Other items that sounded meat free in their description had some meat flavoring (e.g. Tacos). Dos...More

Thank Bill B
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Bill! Come back again soon. We thank you for your feedback on our vegetarian options. We are always receptive to any feedback about our menu. See you back for more of your favorite desert!

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

From the live music to the great hot sauce. Very nice. And by far the best house margarita anywhere. Great for family, friends or business.

Thank I6568TVgregg
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That’s right! We aim to offer the best dining experience. Thank you very much!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Fantastic food and service. Made a tourist like me feel very welcome. I loved the recommended taco's and the atmosphere was fun and lively.

Thank Evan L
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Hey Even, welcome to La Fogata! We hope to have you back for another visit next time you find yourself in San Antonio. Thank you!

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Looking for a good Mexican restaurant we settled on La Fogata, having not been here for at least 15 years. In an older SA neighborhood, the setting remains old school with stucco, tile roof, and a great patio best enjoyed when not 100 degrees. With...More

Thank AirstreamR
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your thoughtful and well written review. Our house margs are always a hit. We thank you for recommending us!

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great service! Martin was awesome!! Chicken enchiladas and fajitas were off the charts! Margaritas were amazing! Highly recommend asking for Martin next time you visit La Fogata!

Thank Blake B
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thanks for letting us know that Martin did a great job! We look forward to having you back soon, Blake.

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920Michael
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Response from roxron800 | Reviewed this property |
Yep -them there fohitas was mighty tasty
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920Michael
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
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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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