Fogon Cocina Mexicana
Fogon Cocina Mexicana

Fogon Cocina Mexicana

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fogonseattle.com/
  • Phone: (206) 320-7777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Wednesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00aam
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Traditional Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Belmont Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Fogon Cocina Mexicana
We are a family based restaurant with origins in Michoacán, Mexico. We offer a unique perspective on Mexican food to all the residents of Capitol Hill as well as a delicious tequila-based cocktail list. Come see us during Happy Hour for an Ultimate Margarita or any other time!!
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Fogon Cocina Mexicana reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (5)neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (5)great for lunch (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)special occasion (2)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Love it! A Capitol Hill favorite of mine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I'm used to California homestyle Mexican food, so I've been very picky on my search to find a restaurant that does more than Tex Mex. I can say Fogon is amazing, and it has a fun vibe with great service. I keep looking forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavorful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Some of the best authentic Mexican food I've ever had. Wonderful salsa and street tacos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find!
    Bergmaniac
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is my favorite Capitol Hill restaurant. Good food, excellent margaritas, and outstanding staff (especially Omar).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 23 reviews are from the Fogon Cocina Mexicana reviews archive.
  • Love this place!
    seafoody
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This has become one of my favorite restaurants simply because it has a great friendly staff, the food is good, and I feel comfortable there. It has more of a local crowd, so it feels more neighborly and friendly. There are other Mexican restaurants nearby that have decent food, but the overall experience is not good. Fogon has it, and I always look forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for Mexican Food
    MmeMVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food is the closest thing to authentic Mexican food that I've found in Seattle. I love good Mexican food so I was pleased that this place lived up to the hype. They offered an amuse bouche which was a pleasant surprise. The cocktails were also quite good. Two things that could have gone better: First we ended up having to wait almost 30 minutes even though we made a reservation and second, the waiter took my drink which was 1/4 full when I wasn't looking, he didn't even ask if I was done. I'm likely to go back and enjoy the delicious food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud, Non Spicy Food, Spicy Crowd
    5nightseatinout
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    If your looking for an update on the traditional mexican joint, Fogon delivers. Our waiter was great despite it being Cinco and the food surprisingly good but definitely on the mild side in many dishes that our party of 8 ordered. They make their own tortillas in-house including chips (great) and the salsa and quacamole are also winners. House margaritas went down easy and tamales excellent (killer sauce). Definitely a party crowd thats night. LOUD LOUD LOUD though especially when the marachi band - also great - played. Not so sure that was a good idea since the place - LOUD by design - was deafening then.We'd definitely try it again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent again
    JohnnyIVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great, lively scene. Popular place, strong drinks, affordable, wonderful food. Always a pleasant experience. I'd recommend reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Vlofdahl
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    This place was awesome. Very good food and drinks. The waitstaff was attentive but not to the point of being annoying. They even gave us a free appetizer. The atmosphere was very pleasant not a big place but not tiny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional with a fresh take
    JoelsBirthdayParty
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I had a surprise birthday at Fogon for my first experience at the restaurant. I love Mexican food, and Fogon did an excellent job. Fogon started us out with a great tostada rather than the regular chips and salsa. I ordered Queso Fundido, my favorite food from when I stayed in Mexico as a child, and it was just like I remember. For the main course I had Enchiladas de Mariscos (Seafood) and it was excellent. Overall, the price for quality and quantity of food was great, and the young, busy atmosphere was a nice change from the ordinary tienda family restaurant setting.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent to good Mexican
    ray2q
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Had a party of 8 and had no issue getting seated in a part of the restaurant that allowed for good conversation. The ambient noise from both music and other diners is a little high, but not off-putting. Very difficult to find parking near here, so I'd suggest cabbing it. Food was tasty and not over-cheesed like so many Mexican restaurants. Tamales could have been better but everything else was good. Seafood enchilada was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and drinks!
    UCA83
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    I love their Milanesa and Margaritas!!! Lately, food got a bit smaller potion but still filling. Their ultimate margarita is also pretty good size:) And also, owner is a very nice guy:)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went here for a birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Went here for a birthday dinner with some friends on a Friday night before heading to some bars around the area. I was able to make a reservation for 6 the night before I went (not something very usual) and they kept our table ready for us. Good drinks and very good margaritas and guacamole.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexican Food!
    Mark
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    We decided to try this place out based on all of the good reviews. The food and service was great! I decided to break my usual routine and tried the enchiladas with shrimp and crab in them. To my surprise they were really good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Shana
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    My friend and I were craving Mexican food so I turned to google for recommendations. Fogon had many high reviews and a great looking menu. I made a 7:00 pm reservation on a Friday night and they had a table waiting for us. The food and the drinks were delicious! Our server was attentive and had good recommendations. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    The food, the service, and the surroundings were great. The only bad thing was that the place was really loud. They need to put some noise tiles on their high ceilings. Otherwise, outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mexican perfection
    Bouclette
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    If you're looking for real Mexican food you're at the right place. Everything was very tasteful ! I would definitely return to FOGON if I go back to Seatlle. Quebec, Canada
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Anabelle
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Loved the street tacos. They are the best and the sauce is delicious. My friends also seemed to enjoy their food :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Spend Your Money Here!
    CJ44VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    I would have preferred we ate at Taco Bell. The flavor would have been better and the bill much less expensive. The waitress all but ignored us and the other guests. I never once saw her smile. Had to ask repeatedly for water refills.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly, flexible and delicious
    raychall
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    We booked our Saturday night rez at the last minute the night before. Late Saturday, we realized we were going to have more people... they were very gracious and let us increase our group size even though OpenTable showed them as booked solid. All of us got different margaritas (ultimate, jalapeno, citrus) and they were all delicious...food was also awesome, especially the street tacos and the ceviche. Wasn't quite as stoked about the seafood enchiladas, but mainly because they seemed comparatively heavy - the flavors were still yum. Waiter was super attentive and friendly. Only downside was noise level, it's very loud when crowded and we had to shout to hear each other. Will return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Have been here 3 times since they opened and I am always happy when I leave. The service is prompt and attentive, the food is good, and overall I think Fogon is reasonably priced. Of the 3 "nicer" Mexican places on cap hill (Fogon, Poquitos, Barrio) I think Fogon has the best food, widest menu options, best value, and most consistent service. I do think the margaritas/mixed drinks at all 3 restaurants are good, but would argue that barrio has the best drinks/bartenders.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh food and great spot
    soireequeen
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Two couples recently had dinner on a warm evening at Fogon. Our table was up against the huge open window on Pine Street which was perfect temperature and made for some interesting people watching (but we jumped everytime a skateboarder road by because it was really loud). I liked that they served the margaritas in vintage style champage glasses but gave you the entire cocktail shaker so you could refill your own glass at will (YUM)! We ordered the carne asada, the fish street tacos, and the veggie fajitas. Everyone cleaned their plates. All of the food was incredibly fresh!!! We ordered the salsa sampler and you could tell it had been prepared that morning. I highly recommend Fogon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really delicious, not-your-average-
    Goofus
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    Really delicious, not-your-average-Mexican-joint food. Fresh tortillas! Good service. Not heavy on options for kids. Mine spent a lot of time scraping onions off their street tacos, but on a subsequent visit, we asked for all the fixins to be left off and the waiter was very nice about that (and the kids ate). Caramel-filled churros! Gilding the lily, but the kids scarfed them down. If they had a simple kid's plate, that would go a long way. But! My chile verde served with handmade tortillas was so delicious. Fresh, spicy, complex flavors. A different animal than you get at your "regular" Mexican place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun "quatro de Mayo"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Despite being super busy, service and food were great. Tasty margaritas. Not too Americanized -- spicy dishes were spicy, light on the cheese/sauce factor. Nice addition to the weak Mexican food scene in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All the Margarita's were great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    All the Margarita's were great! They accommodated our large Birthday group last minute and gave us some free appetizers. The guacamole was great, good salsa, and all the food was excellent, this is a gem!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why make a reservation if
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Why make a reservation if we are going to be seated right next to the door during cold weather and have to move to the bar so that the temperature is tolerable?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    The service was excellent. I took my friendly server's recommendations for food and it was all delicious; he even charged my iPhone. It was a great time. They also had some good beer of tap, so that was a plus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate