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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
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (62 reviews)
“guacamole” (43 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. It is consistently great, the service is fantastic (especially Martin!), and the patio is beautiful. Fabulous margaritas and the best salsa in town. This is a must-do if you are visiting SA. Love it!

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

We are truly excited to read your kind comments! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit. Your great recommendation is appreciated, thank you for sharing!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here several times in the last 20 years. so I hope that our last visit isn't indicative of current service. We were celebrating my mother in laws 85th birthday. The atmosphere is fun and festive. A refreshing margarita on the patio is...More

2  Thank 46elizabethr
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Elizabeth, thanks for taking a few moments to write us your review and let us know how we’re doing. Thank you for your loyalty over the past 20 years, we love our regulars. We are sad to read that this visit did not meet...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to La Fogata for lunch. I had heard they had the best margaritas and it was no lie. The Award Winning margarita definitely lives up to it's name. I ordered the Enchilada Mixtas and they were fantastic. The green chili sauce on the...More

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

Melanie, we’ll be seeing you back soon when you come to town! Yes, we are humbled to serve our “Best Margaritas in San Antonio.” Dining at La Fogata is always a great experience. From our service, to our menu- you’ll be sure to leave satisfied....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Martin was our waiter. He was top of the line. We split plates, ours was the Un Poquito de Todo, 'a little bit of everything.' Loved it. The hot sauce was one of the best around, the chips however were not near the best...but they...More

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

That’s right! Our margaritas were voted the best in San Antonio. Martin is always committed to offer the best dining experience to all of our guests, thanks for letting us know! Your five star review is very much appreciated, Ron. Until next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Martin, our server, was quick as a horse jockey and efficient. None of the other waiters could keep up with him. He was friendly and hospitable. We will go back every time we are in San Antonio and ask for Martin.

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

We sure do love Martin! Karen, thank you for sharing your review about your experience. We’re delighted to know that you’ll be back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit La Fogata every time we come to San Antonio!! It is always clean with great service!! The food is amazing!! This is a must do in San Antonio!!!!

1  Thank baysue82
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your loyalty! We’re happy to be a local favorite. We are appreciative of your great recommendation. We’ll see you for another great visit when you’re back in San Antonio.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got there in time for Happy Hour, stayed for dinner. Drinks, chips, queso, guacamole taquelado is not to miss!

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

Hi Robin! Thanks for writing us your five star review. That’s right- you can never be disappointed with our drinks and menu!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking a great Margarita and great Mexican food. We found both plus great service from Martin J. I recommend Lagofata!

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

Thanks for letting us know about the great service that you received from Martin! We want to thank you for your recommendation and excellent review, Alonzo. We hope to have you back for another great margarita and meal.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a Thursday evening after work. Arrived at 7:15 and was surprised with a 30 minutes wait. Did enjoy a margarita in the patio area. Our server was very nice and explained many of the menu options. I opted for fajita steak and shrimp...More

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

Hi Suzanne, thank you for sharing your experience. Those are great choices! We’re sorry to hear that the service that you received was not 5 star worthy. Our authentic Mexican cuisine is prepared with fresh products of the highest quality. Thank you for sharing your...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

I come here every Thursday afternoon. I am not looking for happy hour specials because I know I am happy being here. One of the best atmospheres. I am transported to a small part of Mexico. One of the happiest places to be.

1  Thank danielprie2
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Daniel, thank you for your support. We love our regulars, and we look forward to seeing you every week. Your amazing review motivates us and let’s us know that we’re doing a job well done. Thank you very much, sir! See you next week.

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920Michael
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
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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, Breakfast, 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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