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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.

Famous for fire-roasted cooking

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The restaurant’s name, Spanish for open flame, can be tasted in everything from the fire-roasted vegetables in our salsa to the exquisite flavors of our authentic desserts. La Fogata uses only the freshest ingredients and all of our cuisine is prepared daily. If the flames ever get out of control, you can count on our amazing margaritas and patio fountains to keep you cool—but we have our own antique fire truck on hand—just in case!

Let our welcoming staff and lively atmosphere transport you to Mexico!

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Lush tropical palms, flower plants, roving mariachi singers, colorful and breezy patios and flowing plaza fountains—you’ll find it all here when you enter La Fogata. Generations have embraced La Fogata not only as their favorite place for delicious margaritas and the best Mexican food, but also for the authentic ambience created by beautiful courtyards, tiled tabletops and tropical foliage. The gorgeous landscaping is maintained year-round by in-house staff whose gardening skills give the restaurant an unmistakable flair, contributing to La Fogata’s awards for best romantic dining and best outdoor
dining in San Antonio.

La Fogata | San Antonio Mexican Restaurant | Authentic Mexican Food in San Antonio | Image Description | Catering Services San Anton

La Fogata | San Antonio Mexican Restaurant | Authentic Mexican Food in San Antonio | Image Description | Catering Services San Anton

La Fogata | San Antonio Mexican Restaurant | Authentic Mexican Food in San Antonio | Image Description | Catering Services San Anton

La Fogata | San Antonio Mexican Restaurant | Authentic Mexican Food in San Antonio | Image Description | Catering Services San Anton

La Fogata | San Antonio Mexican Restaurant | Authentic Mexican Food in San Antonio | Image Description | Catering Services San Anton

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