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La Fogata is a quick service restaurant serving a variety of authentic Mexican recipes using the freshest ingredients. La Fogata also caters to larger pick up orders as well as full service events!
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Phone: (818) 986-2870

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South Valley, Sherman Oaks
Mexican Restaurants, Latin American Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
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Parking: Street, Lot

Cuisines: Mexican, Latin American

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Price Range : Average

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Posted: 11/6/2009

Good Mexican Food? Not Here!!!

The Pros:<br>
It has parking in the back, and plenty of room to seat. (Place was empty)
The Cons:<br>
No one else was in front of us, but the cashier was no where in sight to place the order. Took a bit. It's very expensive food for the portions they give. Food is super greasy & salty. No chips & salsa sad. And the wait, it took a good 30 minutes to get our food. No reason for delay...we asked for burritos...and they were plain...beans, rice and meat...when to make it to go instead...why do I need to have eyes rolled at me?
Overall, the food was bad, price too high, and service SLOOOW & Bad.
Never again....
Go elsewhere for real mexican food.

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Posted: 3/30/2008Provided by Citysearch - 

Mexico simple and good

Great little cafe with Mexican folk art-style design and charm. Lots of windows - sunny. Good sized, inexpensive and was packed at dinner. Faux margaritas for $3.75! I liked that you buy the food at the counter from a very large menu (nice emphasis on steaks) and it's delivered to your table. Without the formal waiter service you can sit and sit and noone gives you the evil eye. (But don't forget to leave a tip - they do serve and clean). I can't wait to go back and try more of their good food!

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Posted: 8/17/2007Provided by Citysearch - 

Give me a break

This place is no better than el polo loco, no, it's worse. Try and ask for a few extra chips with your ugg meal and see what bad service is all about. Do they refill without giving the evil eye here yet? Go Casa Vega if it's at lunch time and spend a few more bucks but get a million more in worth

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Posted: 8/2/2007Provided by Citysearch - 

I'd rather eat an air salad for free

I went to this restaurant based on the reviews written here and I was expecting the best Mexican food ever... but it never came. The burrito I ordered had no taste, the chicken taco had no freshness and the chicken taquitos tasted like they were from a can.

The restaurant itself was dirty and I don't know what people are talking about when they say ""cheap eats""! Is it cheap ingredients? I found the prices to be very high considering the quality, or lack of quality, of the food.

All I can say is that I can cross this place off my list... and for anyone who wants some food cooked w/ love (FLAVOR) please head over to Las Fuentes (18415 Vanowen St, Reseda, CA 91335) and be prepared to rewrite your positive review of La Fogatabout it.

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Posted: 12/23/2006Provided by Citysearch - 


I love this place. They have great burritos, but my favorite is the cheese enchiladas. They have good tasting rice and beans and their salad is great. They also have a little salsa bar to get salsa for the yummy chips. This is my all time favorite mexican restaurant hands down. It is the best tasting for the best price. If you are thinking about dining here, do! The pricing is good. It tends to get busy, partially because it's so good!, but either call ahead and order (which I would reccomend) or just wait in line, your tastebuds won't regret it.

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Posted: 12/23/2006Provided by Citysearch - 

Excellent Mexican Food

I really miss this place and I wish they would open up more locations in LA and the OC. I have tried several Mexican restaurants and nothing compares! Great service, reasonable prices, tasty food and fresh salsas.

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Posted: 12/22/2006Provided by Citysearch - 

Always a favorite!

This restaurant has never failed to satisfy my craving for good food and always leaves me wanting to come back for more! I used to work in Sherman Oaks and the CPA firm I work for moved to Burbank 4 years ago. Honestly, we have yet to find a restaurant that even comes close to La Fogata. Whenever the girls here in the office & I get that craving, we hop on the freeway and drive out there... traffic and all. NOTHING BEATS THE TAQUITOS AND FRESH SALSA N CHIPS!!!!! They are some of the best I've ever had. The staff is always friendly and the service is always fast.

Just be forewarned, Lunchtime is their busiest and I suggest you try to get there before 12:00 or so, depending on the day of the week, because at their busiest, you will be met w/the last person in line when you open the door. If you have the patience of a Saint, then please wait in line. You will not be disappointed with your meal.

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Posted: 10/23/2006Provided by Citysearch - 

great mexican food

I've been going to La Fogata for years and it never fails to disappoint. The staff is friendly and the food is awesome! que buena!

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5142 Van Nuys BlvdSherman OaksCA 91403

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