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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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Midland, Texas
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I ate at La Fogata this past week with a large group. We were seated promptly and asked our drink orders. I had the enchiladas verdes. I found these to be somewhat dry and not really too spicy. The queso was not remarkable. The guacamole was very good. The Mariachi band, while enjoyable was quite loud. The most troubling thing... More 

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

Hi Gary, we thank you for taking a few moments to review your recent experience. We appreciate your feedback, and will definitely take note of it. We work hard to create a lively atmosphere, and it saddens us to hear that it was not to your satisfaction. Your complete satisfaction is extremely important to us, and we’ll be sure to... More 

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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

A friend took my wife and I to eat here. It was an early dinner. The dining experience is a bit unique. Patrons are outside but inside a pergola. Small fountain with running water added to the ambience. The waitresses spoke excellent English. Great tourist spot but off the beaten path. Food was excellent even with a nice breeze in... More 

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

Thank you for your thoughtful and descriptive review. Our attentive service, delicious authentic Mexican cuisine, and lively atmosphere make us a local favorite. We look forward to serving you next time you are in town! More 

San Mateo
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187 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Really? The food is nothing exceptional or special. My chile rellenos was over cooked with no flavor. The refried beans were runny and the rice was pathetic. The veggie poblano is a pure joke. Boiled veggies in a split undercooked poblano served with a little white sauce was insipid. What a waste of time, money and effort. Nope. Not a... More 

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

We’re sorry to hear that you did not leave completely satisfied. Our authentic Mexican cuisine is prepared with fresh and top quality ingredients. Please be assured that we will notify our team about your experience. We hope that you may reconsider and allow us the opportunity to redeem ourselves by serving you a meal that is to your complete satisfaction. More 

Mooresville, North Carolina
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183 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

A group of us went for dinner..we sat on the patio under the live oaks...only issue was the falling leaves from the oak tree that fell on the table. Food is good and reasonably priced. I tried the Enchiladas Verde that came with rice and beans. Several had margaritas..regular and mango. Chips and salsa are plentiful while you wait for... More 

Thank hanson1610
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

We appreciate your valuable feedback! We will be sure to take your comments into consideration. Offering friendly and excellent service is a priority for us. Thank you for sharing your experience. Come back soon! More 

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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Antonio waited on us on Feb 18, 2017. There were four of us--friends from elementary school days, long ago. We decided to sample some of the different foods on the menu. Oh, my gosh! I'm not big on Mexican foods, but that was very good! And the margarita was the best, ever!. In fact, it was TOO good. Antonio took... More 

Thank Renee' L
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Renee, wow, sounds like a truly enjoyable evening! We are happy that you and your friends were able to catch up and dine with us at La Fogata. Our tasty margaritas are voted San Antonio’s best! We will be sure to recognize Antonio for a job well done. Renee, we hope to have the pleasure of having you back next... More 

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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Drinks are good but food was not what we expected. Ordered a dish and it was 11 small shrimp ceviche with a few slices of cucumber and onion for $16 OVERLY PRICED plate was the size of my hand. My mom and sister ordered enchiladas........ Not the norm, red tortilla enchilada with a cheese that didn't even melt. Got there... More 

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

Kari, please accept our apology for your recent experience with us. We appreciate your feedback, and we will be sure to alert our management team about these concerns. They will address these issues in order to make improvements to assure that your next visit is one worthy of a much better impression. Please allow us the chance to serve you... More 

Austin TX
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213 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We ate here in 2011 and loved it. It’s still great. The shrubs and trees around the restaurant make it feel very private. We sat in a lovely, well-shaded outdoor area next to a fountain. Our waiter, Martin, provided excellent service. We celebrated National Margarita Day appropriately, and enjoyed fish tacos, carne adobado, and guacamole.

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

Thank you for celebrating National Margarita Day with us! Yes, we have maintained consistency in our delicious cuisine, excellent service, and beautiful dining experience. We will be sure to recognize Martin for a job well done. Thank you for writing us a lovely review, we can’t wait to have you back! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

If I need to celebrate a National Holiday like Margarita Day one has to come here for their top shelf Margs...atmosphere great, friendly wait staff and chips & salsa at every table..

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

Hey Michelle, you could not have said it better! Our famous margaritas are absolutely fantastic. We look forward to serving you again! More 

San Antonio
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166 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

It's been awhile since I had been here but a friend suggested it. I ordered the Pollo Loco $16 Chicken thighs marinated al mojo de ajo and cooked on the grill. Served with frijoles charros, Mexican rice, guacamole salad and pico de gallo. 3 per order. Be aware and the server advised, it takes about 25 minutes, but it is... More 

Thank ABE49
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Abe, we appreciate your thoughtful review. Tasty, well-marinated, and fresh food takes time to prepare. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed your dish. We look forward to serving you again! Thanks. More 

Mckinney, TX
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223 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Excellent setting with seating indoor and out. Good food and drinks. Older wait staff has favorites over newcomers but still does a good job. Must stop for first time visitors to San Antonio.

Thank DougGleaner
DavidDmz, Owner at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Hi Doug, we appreciate you taking a few moments of your time to review us. We love hearing that you enjoyed your overall visit- from our fun atmosphere to our excellent menu. Thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$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
Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, 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?