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La Fogata Mexican Restaurant

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4933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-4179
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyed the food and service

Ordered burittos, rice and beans. Had a red sauce on it i liked very much. Just a touch of cinnamin. Different but good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
Lizard M
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Hillsborough, NJ
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place for Mexican food! Great wait staff, delicious food, huge portions. I can never finish everything. We almost always get beef and cheese nachos for an appetizer.

Thank upndnglo
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were headed to the "other" Mexican restaurant in the area, but because we have about 5 of those at home in Virginia Beach we decided to stop in here. It was mid afternoon and we were the only ones there. The staff greeted my "hola!" with a very friendly "hola, guess tal?" back. I had the best fishing tacos... More 

Thank Kathy E
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch using the amount of locals parked as a guide that the food would be good. We arrived at 2 pm well after the lunch rush. The service is impeccable and the food was beyond delicious. These folks know how to prepare food. We will definitely be eating here a few more times while visiting the... More 

Thank Tim O
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Ordered burittos, rice and beans. Had a red sauce on it i liked very much. Just a touch of cinnamin. Different but good.

Thank Lizard M
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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306 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We ate here occasionally on our yearly outer banks vacation but recently a Plaza Azteca opened nearby and we prefer it for food, décor and service. But it's apparent that La Fogata maintains it's core of regulars and hopefully both restaurants will flourish. Better drinks at Plaza in our opinion. Prices are comparable at both

Thank Marvin G
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We've eaten here on two trips to OBX. It's a great restaurant. Good service and food with affordable prices.

Thank Disbet
Wonderful Western Pennsylvania
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172 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We decided on Mexican instead of seafood for lunch and it was a pleasant change. I had a special plate with a soft taco, beans and chimichunga. It was excellent. The waiter was very prompt and well versed in all the several selections. The beer and wine list was extensive. Next time I'll go there for dinner.

Thank larryrneal
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

We eat here weekly we've been eating here for years. We know everyone by name. The food is the best Mexican food on the beach!!!

Thank Kathy E
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

we go here almost daily. very consistent food. good value. like family to us. a must go when in the outer banks.

Thank kay c
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162 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We LOVE Mexican food. This will satisfy a craving. Their salsa is not so great but chips are good. Fast and friendly service with good food.

Thank PinkCat14

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: (252) 441-4179

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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