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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (52 reviews)
“guacamole” (40 reviews)
“margarita's” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
Neighbourhood: North Central
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1 - 10 of 486 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We met wife's nephew and his 10 year old son for dinner and drinks. This was second time we've eaten here; last time was 5 years ago. Our very enjoyable experience started with server Gabriel's welcoming smile. Gabby treated the four of us wonderfully throughout...More

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to go for Mexican food and super good margarita's. I am in love with Mexican food and when I travel I try and visit as many places as I can. I have been fortunate to eat at some wonderful Mexican restaurants...More

1  Thank Terry L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I paid $19.00 for a fajita plate! The chicken was not tasty! The beans were okay, but I have had better. The rice was not good either. The margaritas USED to be good. Now, they fool you into believing you are getting a good drink....More

1  Thank coromex97
Reviewed 16 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 review

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 review

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 review

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 review

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 2 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 review

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 30 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 review

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 review

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

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
is beef fajitas on the menu??
22 March 2015|
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Response from roxron800 | Reviewed this property |
Yep -them there fohitas was mighty tasty
Do you serve beef fajitas?
22 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
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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.