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La Fogata Mexican Cuisine

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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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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Austin TX
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205 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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156 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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198 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Herndon, Virginia
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238 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge menu with many choices. We were there for lunch on a Monday and there were lots of tables available, both inside and outside (not all that busy). The portions were very large, and the food was good. I had Poblano Tampiquena, and my fajita steak was cooked just right. Our server was efficient and did a good job waiting... More 

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

Hey Brian! Good choice on the Poblano Tampiqueña, it’s delicious. We’re happy to have had the pleasure of attending your party. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Harlingen, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large menu with savory Mexican food dishes makes for hard decisions when ordering. I suggest ordering a delicious frozen Margarita while you preview the menu and munch on chips and salsa. I love beef fajitas so I ordered the Tacos Norteños. They were tasty but not as full of meat as I would have preferred for the price ($16 for... More 

Thank kmckinney90
octaviogs, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

We are pleased to offer a grand variety of authentic Mexican favorites on our menu. Excellent suggestion! As for the tacos, we’ll be sure to share your comments with our management team. Oh yes, you’ll definitely have a lot of options to choose from on your next visit. Thank you, until next time! More 

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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I loved the atmosphere of this place, the Mariachi band was a nice touch. Based on previous reviews I got Un poco de todo and I was glad I did! Got to have a little taste of everything and it was very good!

Thank Carissa E
octaviogs, Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Hi Carissa, thank you! Our lively atmosphere is just an extra to our delicious authentic Mexican dishes. We are glad you got a taste of a variety of our menu items. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I came here per a recommendation from a friend who used to live in San Antonio for a great Mexican restaurant with a cool vibe. When we arrived it was definitely that. There was a big open outside area where (during warmer days) it would be great to sit outside, have a margarita, and chat it up with some friends.... More 

Thank Don H
octaviogs, Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

Hey Don. Our apologies for the mistake on your order. Regardless, we are so happy to hear that your first visit with us at La Fogata was an enjoyable one. Our beautiful dining area, great service, and delicious food has made us into a local favorite, and we take much pride in that. Thank you for such an excellent and... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

La Fogata is considered by many as a local favorite, but I wasn't impressed. The dining environment was very enjoyable, but the food was far from stellar. My meal was practically room temperature by the time it was delivered to our table. I've had better Mexican cuisine at hole-in-the-wall locations in San Antonio. The service was average, not exceptional, but... More 

1 Thank Nanette L
octaviogs, Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this review

First, thank you for taking the time to provide us with such valuable feedback. We take much pride in being considered a local favorite. Reading your review saddens us, as serving top quality authentic dishes is extremely important. Please allow us to apologize for your recent experience. Your experience is not reflective of the high standards we set for serving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?