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La Fogata Mexican Cuisine

2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
+1 210-340-1337
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
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Reviewed January 6, 2015

We ate there on a cool evening so opted for inside dining although there is outside dining. The entrance has a very Mexican village feel - a little fountain , an outside bar plus a small firepit to warm your hands. The inside was bright...More

Thank AmericanIxchel
Reviewed January 2, 2015

Every time I go to San Antonio, I have to go to La Fogata. It's not that far from downtown, but it is good to get away from the Riverwalk sometimes. The food isn't only the typical Tex-Mex but instead also reflects more authentic Mexican...More

1  Thank Dennis K
Reviewed January 2, 2015

We haven't been to La Fogata for at least 15 years. We have been living out of state. We're back and what a blessing! Tonight was cold and rainy and we ate inside. We always used to eat out on the lovely patio. Inside was...More

Thank Katydid2Austin
Reviewed January 1, 2015

We've visited this place a few times in the past couple of years, and each time I've left feeling as though I've had the best meal of my life, or at least the happiest. (True that I have a really short memory.) Five things that...More

1  Thank Alvinite
Reviewed December 22, 2014

Our family visited this establishment last night and was VERY disappointed in the quality of the food and service. We have never had bland fajitas until last night. Usually the meat comes out sizzling with caramelized onions & peppers. These were under cooked and barely...More

Thank NobleSATX
Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went there because someone had been there before and it was supposed to be one of the best Mexican places in town. The drinks were great but the food was poor. I could not even finish mine and I love Mexican food!

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been coming on vacation to San Antonio for almost 25 years and this is one of the best Mexican restaurants I have experienced. A wonderful patio setting and attentive service and a wide range of Mexican dishes (it was originally recommended to me...More

Thank MJT
Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great margaritas and nice patio seating. Attentive wait staff. We had a Sunday brunch and were disappointed that no breakfast items were on the menu. The food was excellent and a generous portion was served. Plenty of chips and hot sauce for everyone.

Thank roxron800
Reviewed November 28, 2014

We went here today to experience some food off the Riverwalk and heard this place was good. The Mango Margarita was delicious but the food was average for a Mexican Restaurant.

Thank jordansbulls
Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Hosted a group of colleagues at La Fogata on our final night in San Antonio on a recent business trip. Up to this point we had not had any Mexican food and we were all very anxious for an authentic experience. This location is beautiful....More

Thank josmith63
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March 21, 2015|
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Response from roxron800 | Reviewed this property |
Yep -them there fohitas was mighty tasty
March 21, 2015|
Response from AmericanIxchel | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I only ate there once and don't have the menu memorized - perhaps you could check their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > North Central
  • Neighborhood: North Central
  • Phone Number: +1 210-340-1337
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Founded in 1978, we have been fire-roasting our famous salsa and mixing our legendary margaritas for 35 years, serving an average of 450 guests daily—that’s right, 6,000 (or more) happy diners enjoy the restaurant each week. That’s an amazing feat for a San Antonio Mexican restaurant that started as little more than a taco stand in a former neighborhood Dairy Queen.

Our staff is dedicated to your fun!

The La Fogata team includes staff members who have been on the serving line since 1978. The same cook has been creating the restaurant’s award-winning salsa for 24 years. In an industry known for its high turnover, even the wait staff includes long-time La Fogata veterans, so Dwight is surrounded by a dedicated team who knows the business and shares his passion for the restaurant.
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