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“Truly great!”

La Fogata Mexican Cuisine
Ranked #154 of 4,625 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: North Central
Description: 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.
Kennesaw, Georgia
2 reviews
“Truly great!”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Highly recommend this restaurant for those who enjoy authentic Mexican food. Great salsa, chips, guacamole, chille rellenos, enchiladas. Of all the tex-mex restaurants we tried, this was by far the best

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Melanie G
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Nice place if all you want is drinks and atmosphere. Waited for two hours on a Saturday nite. Figured place had to be good with so many people. Wrong. If this is authentic Mexican, this was bad authentic. Food was bland, not much flavor. Cheese dip was like cold mozzarella. Couldn't hardly understand waitress, service was lousy. Won't be back. To many other restaurants around to try.

1 Thank d b
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Wilmington, Delaware
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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A tradition”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

If you are visiting San Antonio, I highly recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere is outstanding. The establishment offers a broad selection on the menu. Everything is fresh and the food is terrific along with the service.

Visited March 2014
Thank Dick J
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Helotes, Texas
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“My cousin will forgetta La Fogata”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

I took my cousin to one of my favorite eating places, La Fogata. She will never return there to eat and left town with bad feelings about our local cuisine. Her dinner choice was Chicken Fajitas, a dish that is known all around the US as sizzling chicken served with tortillas. When the chicken fajita was served it was cold and it looked like it came from a frozen food package with grill marks stamped on it. We told the waiter the chicken was cold and he took it back to the kitchen. When the dish was returned all items on the dish were now warm (not sizzling) even the avocado. It appeared that the dish was placed in the microwave because the chicken did not have any indication of being place back on a grill, zero, zip, nada. The manager said the chicken was only grilled and dish was perhaps near the grill(???). The dish was refused and not charged for but the dessert she ordered via the manager was charged for. I think I will have to find another favorite place to get my Mexican Food fix. Service was mediocre-had to ask for tortillas for the fajitas. The waiter avoided us after we completed about the cold chicken fajitas.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank anniedosamiga
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12 reviews
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Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere is the only reason we decided to stay for the 25-30 min wait; we were able to grab a bench in the courtyard & a margarita while we waited, and the time flew by. The service was excellent, the food was good; overall, far better than any chain restaurant I've ever experienced. We will be making this a must-do anytime we are in San Antonio.

Thank east_tx
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