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La Fogata Mexican Restaurant

4933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-4179
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Ranked #49 of 70 Restaurants in Nags Head
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
East Tennessee
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152 reviews 152 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We visited here for a break from our seafood dining during our vacation. Poor decision. We should have known when we saw the sign at the door that said "quality, service or price choose one" should have been a key to go elsewhere. We decided that service was not to be expected as it took several minutes to be seated... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Really enjoyed the fish tacos. You just know when your meals are made with a Fresh catch & fresh vegetables and herb ingredients. I would absolutely order this dish again

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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I know, Mexican restaurant at the beach? We returned to Nags Head after visiting Ocracoke and just wanted something easy and tasty. One of the group suggested Mexican. When we pulled in I laughed, I had wondered who went to the bright orange Mexican restaurant on the main highway? Well, we did and I would again. When we walked in... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you're going to eat Mexican food on the Outer Banks then I would recommend this place. I've been to all of the Mexican restaurants down here and they have the best tasting food. My only complaint is their prices are a little high and they charge you for everything. For example if you order the fajitas they give you... More

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Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our large group of 12 we promptly seated and our server was on top of things the entire visit. We did keep him quite busy, but he was always happy and joked with us. The food was pretty much the standard mexican food you get anywhere, but it was a welcome change since all of us had been tent camping.... More

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Charlotte, NC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were in Nags Head recently on vacation and got hit with a rainy spell so one day we wanted to get out of the house and decided Mexican would be good with 3 kids in tow since it is typically fast, good, and inexpensive. What we got was slow, bland food, but it was inexpensive. The beef tacos had... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have gone to most of the Mexican restaurants in the area over the years and just tried La Fogata (take out). The selection is great and typical of a tex-mex place - lots of options and combinations. Thought the quality was great - we loved the enchiladas, the tacos with shells that seemed like they were made on premises,... More

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Not as pretentious as the other Mexican restaurant on the Bypass, but the food is well prepared and represents a very good value. Service is very good and I have never been disappointed in the quality or taste of the entree's I have ordered. I cannot say the same thing for the other Mexican restaurant in the area. When friends... More

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Nags Head, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We love it here. My husband and are are about to go for our third time this vacation. The waiters are very nice and the food is delicious. We will be back next vacation to the obx.

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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

With the number of Spanish speakers increasing in the area, I expected better. First, the management of the restaurant needs to spend some money on maintenance. Dirty looking tile ceiling with multiple dysfunctional fans and light fixtures. We figured with poor light you couldn't see the ceiling as well. Rest of the decor is OK for a Mexican joint. I... More

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