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Mexican, International, Spanish
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Reviewed September 1, 2021 via mobile

Absolute worst experience I have ever had in a restaurant. The servers we experienced were fantastic, but while we waited to be seated we watched the manager of the restaurant punch a wall. Once seated, our very kind server took our drink order as we...watched the manager (again) storm into the the kitchen, slammed doors, broke something inside, came out and yelledat our kind waitress to clean up his mess. She was apologetic. I understand the high stress of being short staffed in the restaurant business but no workers belong in that kind of environment. We canceled our order after watching this unfold. We will not be recommending or supporting this business in the future.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed June 17, 2021

We enjoyed the food and service. The food was good quality and service was prompt and friendly. Oh, and really good margaritas!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 4, 2021

What a delight this restaurant was! We were visiting for the week and decided to give this place a try. Everything about it was perfect, and my daughter said it was the best meal we've ever had in the Outer Banks and her favorite Mexican...meal ever. Service was exceptional, food was delicious, and the atmosphere authentic. If you are visiting the Outer Banks, don't miss this place!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 26, 2021 via mobile

Typical Mexican dining experience. Food was made as ordered and hot when brought to our table. Server was polite but very inattentive overall. Restaurant was clean with appropriately spaced seating. Would recommend but most likely won't revisit.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 23, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I are new to the area and we are hoping to find our new favorite Mexican restaurant. I will agree with a lot of the other Reviews, the dish I selected was bland. The ground beef in my taco had absolutely no...flavor. I had to put the salsa the waitress gave us before our meal on top of it to give it a flavor, which by the way did have some heat. The Chile Relleno was also flavorless. My husband said his Enchilada meal was good. If we come back, I will try that. Our service was good and the waitress was prompt. Prices on the lunch menu were fair, especially for being on the island.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 16, 2021 via mobile

So good.... we went twice! The first time we went we ordered beef tacos, nachos, and tamales! They were so amazing, we went back 3 days later. So tonight we ordered beef tacos, enchiladas, and Mexican rice. I would highly recommend this wonderful place. Everything...is fresh, and you can tell it is all hand made, nothing is store bought (meaning, you can tell they hand made it all). I would highly recommend this place to anyone who loved authentic Mexican food.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 28, 2021

Good food . . . had chicken chimichangas; great service . . . kept water continually filled without being asked; great value . . . very reasonable prices.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 11, 2021

Food is authentic, service was garbage...even in the off season, which is astonishing. No refills on drink, salsa or regular waiter jobs. Had to walk check to register when other two tables had there waiter take theirs. Definetley not good service, even the manager was...sitting, laughing with one particular table instead of checking on other tables. Again good food, bit maybe think about take out and NO TIP.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed December 9, 2020

Going to La Fogata in Kitty Hawk is a tradition for most visitors who have been coming to the Outer Banks for years. They have been for over 20 years, and they keep serving affordable, yet satisfying and delicious Mexican Food as when they started....Family operated, and run by original owners. Their margaritas are super awesome, and my favorite dish is the Fajitas, without a doubt. Atmosphere is clean and mellow. Service very appropriate. They have also a great website, with an on line ordering link, that makes it easy to order and pick up. Fast, good, affordable, clean and family oriented. You can't miss this restaurant while you are here!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 15, 2020

Just had a nice meal at LaFogata in Kitty Hawk. I had the Fajitas Ranchero, which was a combination of steak and chicken, with the usual onions and peppers, but also had mushrooms, which added a little more flavor for me. The portion was large,...al-though they only gave 2 flour tortillas (still had plenty of chips leftover), and a large portion of beans, although no rice. Had a dab of guac and sour cream, plus lettuce and a tomato wedge. All in all, it was a nice meal. I have had better, but I hav had a lot worse. It was better than average, but nor 5-star. I will go again.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Yes, La Fogata Mexican Restaurant offers takeout services.

La Fogata Mexican Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5