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La Fogata

$$ - $$$
North Central
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Southwestern
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2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
+1 210-340-1337
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Columbus, Ohio
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here per a recommendation from a friend who used to live in San Antonio for a great Mexican restaurant with a cool vibe. When we arrived it was definitely that. There was a big open outside area where (during warmer days) it would be great to sit outside, have a margarita, and chat it up with some friends.... More 

Thank Don H
San Antonio, Texas
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Fogata is considered by many as a local favorite, but I wasn't impressed. The dining environment was very enjoyable, but the food was far from stellar. My meal was practically room temperature by the time it was delivered to our table. I've had better Mexican cuisine at hole-in-the-wall locations in San Antonio. The service was average, not exceptional, but... More 

Thank TexasTravel201313
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

La Fogata is not in the downtown area, a 10 minute drive but oh so worth it! Excellent food and service, the margaritas are to die for!!! Voted best in all of San Antonio for the last 5 years, we had the mango margarita. The margaritas come with a flower in it :-) The food is authentic and very well... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Fort Worth, United States
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

New menu showcasing many old family recipes. Great food, excellent service and the best Mexican garden dining atmosphere. A must try when visiting San Antonio.

Thank Ed S
Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We spotted in for lunch with family and enjoyed street tacos and sopapilla. There was really great service too.

Thank CarinaSackhi
Plano, Texas
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Following a botched dinner at the hotel, I was recommended to La Fogata and it did not disappoint. From the outdoor seating, to the enjoyable atmosphere, to the customer service and finally the food; every bit of this visit was great. Definitely worth the trip for some authentic Mexican fod.

Thank Travis T
Spring, Texas
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I liked the food but it was not great. Ordered the carnitas and they were hot and plentiful but overall not much that made me say wow. Service (all the staff) were very pleasant and helpful. It is an interesting place with all the lights and probably worth going to if you are visiting SA but if you are looking... More 

Thank Bill K
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This place has been around for quite a while and the food is just as good as when I went the first time. Great atmosphere and a great place for outdoor seating! Good place to also take anyone visiting from out of town. Don't pass this place up.

Thank margeriesmith
San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

2nd time to La Fogata. I thought i'd give them another try, since the first visit was average at best. I had the pollo a la mexicana. it was a 1/4 inch small chicken breast. A bit of rice with tasteless charro beans. Taco cabana's food is tastier. My wife had cheese enchiladas... not bad, a bit cold. Overall, for... More 

Thank Hector L
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

1st time at this place. Mole was awesome . Highly suggest the tilapia. The outside patio was very festive.

Thank Joanne H

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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
US$15 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, 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

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