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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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Families with children

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 16
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Okay, but have had bettet

We stopped at La Fogata for lunch yesterday. The restaurant was clean and staff very helpful. The food was just okay. First time we've had a burrito was a sweet taste to the sauce. Sauce was quite mild and bland on all the food. Note, we lived in Southern California for years, so we know good... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Patrick S
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  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Monee, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went to LA Fogata's twice during our week stay it was that good. Try the Fried Chicken Chimicangas they are quite good. You may want to get the Cheese Dip for your Chips - yum yum.

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Kitty Hawk, NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always fast service. Been here several times and the food is consistently good. Margaritas are large and delicious. Good variety of traditional Mexican food that is not fast food with chicken, steak, or shrimp options.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stopped at La Fogata for lunch yesterday. The restaurant was clean and staff very helpful. The food was just okay. First time we've had a burrito was a sweet taste to the sauce. Sauce was quite mild and bland on all the food. Note, we lived in Southern California for years, so we know good Mexican flavored food.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Got into town late afternoon and stopped here for lunch. The bright orange building almost turned me off to the place, but we went in anyway. Seated promptly and service was good even though it was late for lunch. I got the #7 lunch special (soft chimichanga) and hubby got lunch special #8 fajitas. We were both pleased with our... More 

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Manteo, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Excellent food, service, and margaritas! Order the Texas Margarita. It's the best. My favorite food item is combo #17 with a chicken burrito and a ground beef enchilada with rice and refried beans. Yum! Don't forget the fried ice cream!

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East Tennessee
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151 reviews 151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Virginia
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169 reviews 169 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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