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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
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (54 reviews)
“guacamole” (40 reviews)
“margarita's” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
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1 - 10 of 489 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Love coming here when we are in San Antonio - it is such an authentic Mexican experience! Favorite appetizer is the Queso Flameado - the waiter will set it on fire, so great tableside presentation. Shrimp cocktail and ceviche are my favorites. My husband and...More

Thank sallen512
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Our Queso Flameado is a fan favorite! Thanks for your five star rating. We sure are an authentic Mexican experience! We hope to have the pleasure of attending you next time you’re in San Antonio. See you then!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to San Antonio would not be complete without a trip to La Fogata on Vance Jackson. The flora and fauna which have matured over the years give the restaurant a relaxing, cool setting. It's a perfect place for a leisurely, social meal, and...More

Thank Michael H
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Michael, you couldn’t have said it better. We are delighted to read you wonderful review. Thank you very much for sharing your kind words. We greatly appreciate your special review. We’ll see you next time you’re in town!

Reviewed 1 week ago

You always here about watered down margaritas. Not here. In fact, if you order the Twin Towers, it is pretty strong. Well, I ordered the Twin Towers Jumbo. I barely walked out of there with just that one drink. I ate the Enchiladas, which is...More

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

Hey John! That’s right- our margaritas are legendary in San Antonio. Thank you for writing us your great five star review. Come back soon for another round of our delicious drinks!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Texas friends picked us up on a Sunday morning and took us to La Fogata for an early lunch. The beer was cold, the margaritas were delicious and when the waiter heard we were from Canada he pulled out his wallet and showed us...More

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

Welcome to Texas! We appreciate your awesome review, and are happy that you got to try truly authentic Mexican food here in San Antonio. We’re happy to know that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to have the opportunity to attend you the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was amazed by the restaurant. The interior is marvelous! With fountains and several sections that are separated for parties and a lot of plants, great places to take pictures in and great for parties! We had a graduation party here with 20 plus guests...More

Thank Tamusa2016
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

La Fogata is not only picture perfect, but it is a great spot to enjoy a family gathering, such as a graduation celebration. We work hard to create a fun atmosphere that reminds us of Mexico. Thank you for your feedback, and review. We are...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere was outstanding with colorful large Mexican fountains in the courtyard. Fast service. The food is amazing. The chips and salsa quite deliciously addictive. My tacos nortena really superb. My new favorite restaurant in San Antonio!

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

Excellent choice on the tacos, Karen! We are happy to be considered your favorite restaurant in town. Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful review. We look forward to having you back soon, Karen!

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Cold food, warm beer, mediocre service and I got sick after the meal. When I called the manager he blew me off. This used to be a good restaurant. Not even close. There are so many other fine Mexican restaurants in San Antonio. Don't waste...More

Thank johnjR38WZ
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

John, we apologize that your visit was not to your complete satisfaction. We did not receive any additional report of any one falling ill after dining in with us. Falling ill after ingesting food does not always happen immediately, it could take days for symptoms...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We met wife's nephew and his 10 year old son for dinner and drinks. This was second time we've eaten here; last time was 5 years ago. Our very enjoyable experience started with server Gabriel's welcoming smile. Gabby treated the four of us wonderfully throughout...More

Thank Phil G
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hey Phil, you should stop by more frequently! We’ll be sure to recognize Gabriel for a job well done. Our entire team is committed to making sure that you have an excellent experience with us, and we are happy that you did. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go for Mexican food and super good margarita's. I am in love with Mexican food and when I travel I try and visit as many places as I can. I have been fortunate to eat at some wonderful Mexican restaurants...More

1  Thank Terry L
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi Terry! We sure are the perfect Mexican food and margarita stop here in San Antonio. Our chicken fajitas and fish tacos are excellent choices. Thank you for your preference! We are grateful for your great recommendation and review. We look forward to having you...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

I paid $19.00 for a fajita plate! The chicken was not tasty! The beans were okay, but I have had better. The rice was not good either. The margaritas USED to be good. Now, they fool you into believing you are getting a good drink....More

2  Thank coromex97
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Please accept an apology on our behalf for your experience. It saddens us that we did not meet your expectations. Serving delicious and top quality food is a priority for us. We’re sorry that this was not the case. We are going to bring your...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
920Michael
is beef fajitas on the menu??
21 March 2015|
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Response from roxron800 | Reviewed this property |
Yep -them there fohitas was mighty tasty
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920Michael
Do you serve beef fajitas?
21 March 2015|
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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, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, 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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