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La Fogata Mexican Restaurant

4933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-4179
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Ranked #48 of 72 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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67 reviews 67 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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152 reviews 152 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
77 helpful votes 77 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Hagerstown, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Address: 4933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number: (252) 441-4179
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head

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