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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (53 reviews)
“guacamole” (40 reviews)
“margarita's” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
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Reviewed 18 November 2014

Perfect atmosphere! The service was perfect! QOur server constantly checked our table. Great Margaritas a lot of food for your money. The food was good not great. The salsa was very unique. I love the mariachi band. It was crowded but we were not rushed....More

Thank Seetheworld1NC
Reviewed 5 November 2014

My wife and I wen for evening dinner based off the reviews on tripadvisor, we just had seen the rating and no time to read the details as she was craving some talapia. The food was as good as you can get at other places,...More

1  Thank WHDSM-Owner
Reviewed 30 October 2014

La Fogata has a lovely setting with a fairly extensive menu and friendly attentive staff. The guacamole made at your table is excellent! Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal. I will definitely return next time I am in San Antonio.

Thank TerryofMB
Reviewed 28 October 2014

This restaurant is a favorite stop when we visit San Antonio. We love the outdoor dining, friendly staff and dependably good food. While there are places with better food, the staff and ambiance keeps us coming back.

Thank Bert M
Reviewed 25 October 2014

La Fogata looks like one of those mass production eateries...not! It is traditional real Mexican Food with fantastic service. Our private group of fourteen was sequestered in a niche where we had talk time and enough quiet to enjoy each other and our meals. Food...More

Thank degucken
Reviewed 24 October 2014

This is the high end of Mexican cuisine, so expect to pay $12 to $25 for a entire'. I have been to San Antonio 30 to 40 times and this is my favorite spot. It is off the beaten path but worth the journey. Most...More

1  Thank Chuck N
Reviewed 21 October 2014

The best part of La Fogata is the ambiance followed by their margaritas. The food itself however, is not that great- it used to be better. Get ready for long wait lines!

Thank needstogo
Reviewed 17 October 2014

The outdoor courtyard is beautiful, with fountains and plants everywhere. The tableside quacamole is a must, just beware the peppers. Best "fresca" margaritas anywhere! The are made with fresh squeezed juice and premium tequila. The complimentary chips and salsa are the best I've ever had....More

Thank mudfoot
Reviewed 16 October 2014

This place has by far the best atmosphere, nuance, charm, and authenticity than any other Mexican food restaurant you will find. Your made to feel special, like part of the family while dining. The so-so service is part of its charm. They try their best,...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

This place makes all others look like taco bell. I haven't had such good food in years. Great service, fun environment. My husband and I will make sure we come back every time we visit. Come see what we mean. Make sure you stop in...More

Thank TameraGammel82
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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
Do you serve beef fajitas?
21 March 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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