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La Fogata Mexican Cuisine

€€ - €€€
North Central
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2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
+1 210-340-1337
11:00 - 23:00
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

We waited almost 45 minutes for our waitress to take our order. Then getting our food took almost as long (on a Wednesday) once we got our food we were all pleasantly surprised but I wouldn't recommend it unless you had 3 hours for a decent, not great, dinner.

Thank Mfeighme
Kennesaw, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Visited La Fogata with our family on a Thursday night around 6:35. We were told there would be a 45 minute wait for a table, so we proceeded to order 35.00 worth of margaritas and other drinks. 5 minutes later, we're being called for our table! Great way to increase profits for the restaurant at our expense! We would normally... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

If you like good Mexican food and good drinks, while getting top notch service this is the place. The choice of the menu is Calabacita con Carne de Puerco. It has tons of flavor without being too spicy. I like to add roasted Serrano peppers for which they never charge to make it more Caliente!

Thank Philip T
Fredericksburg, Texas
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187 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Have been stopping in at La Fogata for 25 years. The food and service remains a nostalgic favorite, and is a great place to meet with friends, or have a family occasion without being rushed. The waitstaff is patient, and there is a tremendous amount of seating throughout the sprawling property. Great venue for a special occasion.

Thank FrederickBurg
Fort Worth, Texas
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237 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

So there is probably better Tex Mex to have in San Antonio ( I know there is) but La Fogata ,along with La Fonda on Main, has one of the best patio dining scenes in the city and generally good, solid Tex Mex. The building is large with various dining rooms but the patio is where you want to be.... More 

Thank Atlas1175
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous patio full of lush plants, flowers and fountains. The service was top notch and the food was amazing. Margaritas were cold, adorded with a lime and orchid..and strong. Highly recommend to get away from downtown for a great meal. 15 minute drive from downtown and well worth it.

Thank Amy R
Groesbeck, United States
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115 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This eatery has declined markedly - spicy food with no taste. Absolutely rude servers who seemed to care less about you. Definitely not what it used to be. We won't be back to spend good money on such an atrocious place.

Thank Charles B
Lubbock, Texas
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

For years we have been dining at La Fogata, and have been pleased every time. The choices are varied, quality excellent, portions ample, the service is over the top and of course the ambiance is a big part of the whole experience, especially when the mariachis are playing. I'm coming back here in Oct. and can not wait to take... More 

Thank FacePainter2014
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Great Mexican food wait staff awesome, Margiritas were the best in town. Very authentic! It was a bit of a wait but so worth it and after we were seated we didn't feel rushed at all. Very pleasant atmosphere. A must to have while in San Antonio TX.

Thank Judy C
Austin, Texas
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

I've eaten at several of the "local" Mexican food restaurants in San Antonio, and this one beats them all. The margaritas were reasonably priced for what you get, and the food is 1,000% better than anything found on the Riverwalk. Our party of 4 tried appetizers, sample plates, and a variety of items off of the menu, and everyone loved... 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
Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?