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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%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (62 reviews)
“guacamole” (43 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
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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1 - 10 of 555 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title say's, I always visit when in San Antonio. I have been traveling over from the UK 3-4 times a year for 17 years and this place never lets me down. They have great drinks and food and the service is fantastic. I...More

1  Thank Chris L
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Chris, we love having you. We’re delighted to hear that you’ve enjoyed our restaurant. From our authentic food, to our lively atmosphere- we work hard to make sure you have a great dining experience. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jose was an awesome server. Fast, friendly, attentive! Food was good, margarita was superb! We went on Friday night and sat outside on the patio with ceiling fans. Mariachis were loud and festive for someone's birthday dinner.

1  Thank djmclevish
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your review, we’ll let Jose know what an awesome job he did. Come back for another excellent visit soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best food and margaritas! The Mariachi Band is sooo fun and interacts with the families and kiddos! Great outside patio for a nice breeze for dinner!

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

Our entertainment makes for a fun dining experience! Our patio is perfect for a breezy summer evening. Thank you very much, Laura!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by with a small group from work while on a business trip from Chicago. Have been here a number of times and have never been disappointed. This is certainly a must stop if you are in the area.

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

Welcome to San Antonio, Bruce! We’re humbled to be considered a local favorite, and we thank you for recommending our restaurant. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

La Fogata was awesome. This was our first time there. The margaritas were excellent. Our waiter Martin was fantastic. Everything he suggested was great. My family and I will be back.

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

Hi Eddie! Thank you for checking us out for the first time. We hope that this is the first of many visits. Thanks for letting us know about the great job that Martin did. Your five star review is appreciated!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all La Fogata is NOT the standard Tex-Mex fare found basically everywhere else in town. This is much more authentic interior Mexican food with ceviches, Oaxaca and Cotija cheeses, queso flameado, carne asada plates etc. so if you're looking for a nice dressed...More

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

You got that right! We proudly serve authentic Mexican cuisine. Our team is happy to offer you a five star dining experience. Thank you for sharing your great review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to San Antonio to enjoy the food and culture and we were delighted with our time at La Fogata! We had ceviche and table-side guacamole. Jose was wonderful! The atmosphere reminded us of the best of Mexico.

1  Thank cmweiss777
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Welcome to San Antonio! Thanks for letting us know that Jose did a great job. Our goal is to offer a dining experience that reminds us of our native Mexico. Thank you for your review!

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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
US$15 - US$30
Meals
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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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