El Fogon Mexican Bar and Grill
of 4 reviews
39 W Jubal Early Dr, Winchester, VA - Map
My wife surprised me with a visit for my birthday, as I've driven by it several times talking about wanting to try it out. The place was pretty empty while we were there, and the staff seemed a little bored. We were served large portions, but the food was pretty disappointing. The salad my wife ordered had a whole uncut tough chunk of meat on it and the greens weren't exactly green. You could tell that their sysco food quality was on a lower tier. The sandwich I got was mushy and falling apart, and kindof bland. I love local businesses and I want this one to succeed, but they need to put some effort into quality control, and make sure that everyone gets the same experience. Clearly other people like it (based on the reviews) so they must do some things right, just not the night we were there. I really wanted to like this place, but I don't think I'll be going back anytime soon.
Best Mexican food I've ever had!! $5.85 for a chipotle-sized burrito (maybe even bigger) with fries, during dinner! It's a little hole in the wall, but a nice comfortable atmosphere and friendly host staff! 10/10
Visited restaurant on the evening of 3/23/2017. We sat at the bar and ordered 4 tacos (all different) with the house-made tortillas. They were better than any others in Winchester, particularly the one with Carne asada. Ingredients are fresh and the technique is authentic. The sauce that they bring with the chips has no bite. However, if you ask for their hot sauce, mix a spoonful into their regular sauce, then you have something good. We ordered another round of tacos (just carne asada) and came to the conclusion that this place just became our favorite Mexican restaurant in the Winchester area. And to make things even better....this place is a bargain ($10/4 tacos)