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La Fogata

#241 of 2,516 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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5670 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80222
(303) 753-9458
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid Colo-Mex

La Fogata is among our "go to" restaurants and is typically our first choice for neighborhood Mexican. The food is solid. The green chile (vegetarian) is excellent. And the service is nearly always fast and friendly. Favorites include their Taquitos Adobada (frankly anything with their Adobada... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Aurelius64
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Fogata is among our "go to" restaurants and is typically our first choice for neighborhood Mexican. The food is solid. The green chile (vegetarian) is excellent. And the service is nearly always fast and friendly. Favorites include their Taquitos Adobada (frankly anything with their Adobada), Carne Asada (done to order), Carnitas, Caldo de Camaron (spicy) and Coctel de Camaron... More 

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Thank Aurelius64
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I have eaten at La Fogata twice and bought take out several times becuase it's close to work. The food quality is good and prices are reasonable. Not my favorite Mexican restaurant in Denver but a good choice and hits the spot. Taco Salads are a bit on the small side but deep in flavor.

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Thank SeahawkDaddy
Denver, Colorado
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237 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I have eaten here about 4 times over the past 10 years and have never been blown away by their food. I gave it a rating of 4 because 3.5 wasn't an option. That and due to the fact that in general the Mexican restaurants in Denver aren't that great, I'm grading on a curve! The chips and salsa are... More 

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Thank Legamania
Denver
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have been going to La Fogata for more than 20 years and while they have gone through a few growing pains - the level of service is second to none. The food is consistently good and the addition of the patio is an added plus. We are loyal customers for life!!!

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Thank dtb92760
Cypress, Texas, United States
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We like to visit La Fogata every time we are in Denver. We hosted a large lunch there today for 30 people and the food and service was great (Maria was excellent). We love the food, service, and the new decor looks great.

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Thank Natascha S
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I love any place where I can enjoy a margarita on a patio, and this is one of those places! Great marg selection, ver friendly and attentive staff, yummy chips and salsa and great entrees to boot! Can't go wrong, love the chili rellenos! Yum!

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Thank Lindzard81
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The atmosphere needs a major upgrade, would have been bummed if this was a romantic or high energy date. However their 10.00 marg (without the triple sec) was wonderful and the food rocked!!! Service was friendly and 1980's music was kinda fun.

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Thank jessfairytail21@gmail
Aurora, Colorado
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

You never know what you're going to get here. You could have great service and great food or you can get food that's just okay and crappy service. My husband loves the Mexican Hamburger.

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Thank Cheryl D
Denver
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a true Mexican Family Restaurant. Very Friendly staff. food is good and plenty of it. Might want to share your order unless you are very hungry. locations are hard to find but it is worth the search.

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Thank marsaladenver
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

You cannot have a bad meal at La Fogata. We really like the one off Quincy and Tamarac. But the one on Evans and Holly is nice too. Try the giant shrimp cocktail for two with avocados and cilantro; more like a civeche. Superb. The service is fast and friendly; the margaritas divine and the shredded beef tacos delightful. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5670 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80222
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: (303) 753-9458

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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