2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7821329.495761 -98.535151
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 10pm;Fri. 11am - 11pm;Sat. 10am - 11pm;Sun. 10am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: North Central, Northeast San Antonio
I love it here! – I began my love affair when I was introduced to this beautiful restaurant 17 years ago. The food is authentic - not like Tex/Mex most SA restaurants serve. The green enchiladas are the best in the city. The aguacate relleno is delicious as well; stuffed with some of the best shrimp salad I've ever tasted. Whatever the occasion, the margaritas are to die for. Make sure you don't have too many, I've never been able to walk a straight line after 3 of them! The wait staff is attentive and friendly. I have never had a bad experience here. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and special events here as often as possible. This is definitely the best Mexican restaurant in the area.
A Patio Dream! – I would definitely agree with previous reviews that the food here is average, at best. But, you cant go wrong with the overall experience if you vie for a patio seat. Combine the outdoor dining with friends and a sangria swirl margarita (or two) and youre set for a great time. It helps to have this restaurant in an off-the-beaten-path location so that there is not much road noise if you're dining outdoors. One food item to recommend: try a dish that includes a tostadita, a mini-tostada topped with refried beans, chorizo, guacamole, sour cream and white cheese. I've been coming here for years and have yet to visit without having a tostadita.
A Wonderful Packaged Experience – First off, the food is only average. Second, the service is just adequate. YET, La Fogata is put together in a way than it is greater than the sum of its parts. I rarely recommend a place that doesn't rate the best food and service. La Fogata is a perfectly packaged experience. I would describe it as a cozy oasis. The margaritas are very good. The patio is designed with many semi private spots. The best way to enjoy this place is to find one of these spots, orders margaritas and share appetizers and a dish or two with your group. There is nothing like this place.
The Patio – La Fogata has one of the best margaritas in town and the best patio. If you want to hang out on the patio and down a few drinks this is a great place. The food is average at best, but after a couple of margaritas the taste will not matter.
Love the chicken mole!! – The absolute best chicken mole and the tacos nortenos were memorable! A "must" when visiting San Antonio. Didn't get a chance to try the ritas but will definitely be back for more!
Home dining experiece – The menu isn't the greatest as far as variety, but the food is good and the service is good. More known for their margaritas than food, the food is good and the margaritas are strong. The restaurant is in the middle of a neighborhood in what appears to be an old house, split into several seating areas. Get directions before heading there, it's tucked away in a neighborhood, but well worth the drive. Make sure you have a DD if you plan on hitting the ritas!
Great food and view – Ask to be seated in the "patio" for a very pleasurable outdoor dining experience. Their "Un poquito de todo" or a "little bit of everything" is outstanding, just make sure to leave room for their great deserts at the end. Award winning margarits.
We LOVE La Fogata!! – My husband and I have been faithful customers of La Fogata since they were little more than a remodeled gas station. We've brought family from all over the US, friends from England, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, etc., to La Fogata to introduce them to the delights of delicious Mexican cuisine (not pseudo Tex-Mex that they are accustomed to in Europe). Introducing them to the best was probably a mistake...as we're expected to send La Fogata's salsa all over the world, and now BY THE CASE to our grown children and grandchildren in Oregon and Utah for both birthdays and Christmas.
We could chose anywhere in town to celebrate birthdays and holidays, but we usually choose La Fogata...where we're always welcomed as old friends, we know the margaritas are nearly as good as our own, and whatever we order always hits the spot.
Connie & Gordon Hartzell
Average Food, Good Drinks – The margarita's are terrific, just like El Mirasol's (and I think these two restaurants are related - correct me if I'm wrong). Try the Cadillac Margarita. The food is so-so. The salsa tastes burnt, maybe this is what makes it good to some people but it isn't good to me. Food is very expensive, and not that good. I agree with the other poster- this place is overrated, because it is pretty and nice, and with good 'ritas. But, the food leaves something to be desired. When you sit inside, you get these spindly little metal patio chairs on a tile floor so you have to adjust them just right so that you aren't in a crack and rocking back & forth.
Guayabera-clad waiters, fountains and incredible margaritas make for an authentic south-of-the-border experience. – The Scene
Take a seat on the outdoor patio, and you'll feel like you're in Mexico. Lush greenery and fragrant flowers surround you, blocking out the hubbub of San Antonio. A mariachi band strolls around serenading diners, while bubbling fountains provide enough background noise to let you imagine you really are south of the border.
A good start is the queso flameado, a miniature dish of molten cheese with pieces of spicy Mexican sausage. The nachos are a familiar favorite, topped with jalapeno slices for extra heat. If you're considering tacos, order a side of grilled green onions for an extra flavor boost. Luscious pieces of tender beef, good enough to make a vegetarian turn carnivore, star in the taco norteno plate, while chicken, pork and vegetarian dishes promise other delicious possibilities. End it all with a sweet empanada.
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