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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (56 reviews)
“guacamole” (42 reviews)
“queso flameado” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the best Mexican food we had while in San Antonio. The server was awesome and friendly. Margaritas are good but not great. I couldn’t tell the difference between the “natural” margarita for $2 more but both were good. This is a huge restaurant...More

Thank chefbz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place. Fresh everything. No corner-cutting here. From the freshly-julienned peppers in the marinades to the hand crafted margaritas. And the frijoles... Wow. Nothing like them anywhere have I had them. Not fried, but whole. Not canned, but fresh - with fresh white onion and...More

Thank BirdeeEmm
DavidDmz, Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That’s right! Our authentic Mexican cuisine is prepared using top quality and fresh products. We are grateful for your excellent review, it means a lot to us to hear that you’ve enjoyed our restaurant. Can’t wait to have you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was prompt and the tortilla chips and salsa great but I ordered all vegetarian -only two items. We were on the patio and it was dark and I ate two large bites of the supposedly cheese enchilada only to find out it was...More

Thank donih
DavidDmz, Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We want to extend our most sincere apology, Donih. We are grateful for your feedback, and we assure you that our team will be advised of your feedback in order to prevent this from happening again. Thank you for letting us know about this. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate inside due to chill, but last visit we were outside, which is very, very pleasant. The atmosphere is quintessential San Antonio, the service beyond great and the food the best of its style. I cannot get enough of the fajitas - they are...More

1  Thank clsm929
DavidDmz, Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a great five star review. We super appreciate it. Until next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me the first time there; really a nice surprise. This restaurant has great tasting foods, prepared in a thoughtful manner. The Birria (Beef Stew) was really nice; all my colleagues were impressed. Furthermore the service was good, the Mariachi band was a nice touch....More

Thank DutchTX
DavidDmz, Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a nice review. Reviews such as yours lets us know our staff is doing a good job. We are always working hard to make sure all our clients are happy and satisfied. See you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at LaFogata Mexican Cuisine with good friends while visiting San Antonio. Upon arrival it appeared to be very busy and we weren't sure how long of a wait there would be. I saw one manager (Andres Cervantes) and spoke to him stating...More

Thank Denise P
DavidDmz, Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Denise, first I would like to Welcome you to San Antonio. We hope you enjoyed your visit while in town. Second, our staff is consistently working hard to ensure we provide exceptional service to all our clients. Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is huge, they just keep adding on so it now occupies a full city block. The outside areas with fountains are delightful dining sites in good weather. Service is quick and friendly. There is a wandering band but they are not obstrusive. Decent...More

Thank YpsilantiFoodie
DavidDmz, Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very grateful for your review! Our margaritas are indeed what we are known for. Thank you! Great choice with the shrimp quesadilla! See you back soon for another great visit.

Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This wasn’t great and wasn’t bad. The wait staff did take a long time inbetween ordering food and getting checks (like 30 min from asking for a box and checks to getting it) average food for a higher price.More

Thank Zuchelkowski
DavidDmz, Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your experience. Here at La Fogata we work hard to provide exceptional service to our clients at all times. We have taken note and will address our staff. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018

La Fogata is a long-time favorite since the late '70's because the food is always excellent. Unique! Not your usual greasy Tex-Mex. Sunday lunch was very disappointing though. Our waiter, L, couldn't understand that I wanted to leave the chicken off the Picadas Veracruzanas. Finally...More

1  Thank jansonatrip
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Hello Jason, we are glad to hear La Fogata is one of your favorites. We are sad to hear about your experience on Sunday. Please do speak with a Manager next time you are visiting so he may address your issues. Thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018

Ernie was the dude. Get his "twin towers' margaritas that you will never regret. But you cannot drive after 2. This is a San Antonio.... oldie but "jewel" spot to dine at. We went for my birthday and oooh - la-la. True San Antonio experience!!...More

Thank TEXASconnie
DavidDmz, General Manager at La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

AWESOME review! We are overwhelmed with joy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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21 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from roxron800 | Reviewed this property |
Yep -them there fohitas was mighty tasty
21 March 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
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213-3924
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > North Central
  • Neighbourhood: North Central
  • Phone Number: +1 210-340-1337
  • E-mail
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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