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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
$$ - $$$
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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 489 reviews

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Tonight the service was slow (1hr from order to table), food cold for 4 of 6 plates, Carnitas dry and bland. Not typical for this restaurant.More

1  Thank Wayne V
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Wayne, we apologize for your recent experience. Your complete satisfaction is our priority, and we’re sorry to hear that your visit did not go as it usually does. Your feedback is noted, and we will notify our management team about your review. We hope to...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

We ate lunch here and it was a very special experience. We had friends who were from out of state and they wanted to find the best Mexican food available ( which we never found the quintessential Tex-Mex.) But we did find this true Mexican...More

Thank Pamela C
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi Pamela! We appreciate you sharing your lovely experience. It is a joy to know that you and your party enjoyed your visit with us. You can never go wrong with our famous margaritas, voted best in San Antonio. We can’t wait to have you...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was a fun dining experience from the frozen margaritas to the chips and salsa, the entrees were both delicious and the portions generous.

Thank Teddington318
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Every visit to La Fogata is definitely a fun experience! Thank you very much for your review. Come back soon for another lovely experience paired with our legendary margaritas and tasty Mexican cuisine.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a party of 12 and the service was extremely good. Everyone commented on how good their individual dishes were. Our server, Martin, was especially attentive and prompt. I would highly recommend La Fogata to everyone.More

Thank billbaker656
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

We will be sure to recognize Martin for a job well done. Thank you very much, Bill. It makes us happy to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. We appreciate your recommendation, and hope to see you and your loved ones back for...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We had searched out this restaurant because my parents had someone who highly suggested it. Oh My Gosh! Totally delicious. We sat on the patio and enjoyed that very much. The only draw back was that the restrooms were outside on an alley. Single restrooms....More

Thank cherylf124
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi Cheryl, we are glad you decided to come give us a try! Dining on our patio is a lovely experience. We appreciate your feedback, Cheryl. We can’t wait to have you back soon!

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent mexican Restaurant in san antonio. The best item is the chicken tacos with cabbage and avacado slices. Dish comes with refried beans, it is excellent.

Thank Michael K
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi Michael, thank you for sharing your favorite plate. Good choice on the chicken tacos! We appreciate and thank you for your excellent review.

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...More

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

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...More

Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank A8598AOjamesd
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

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!

Reviewed 22 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...More

1  Thank Fulldistance
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank hanson1610
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

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!

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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, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene
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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