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The Back 40 Urban Cafe

40 South Dixie Highway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904 824 0227
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $11
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you want excellence and value, you must go to The Back 40 Urban Cafe. Quaint atmosphere and top notch service. Oh yes . . . the food is fabulous too.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Personally not my favorite place in town, but the food is good and the prices during happy hour are exceptional. They also have a HUGE wet burrito that's delicious, but way too much food for one person (or it should be... Have seen grown men finish it).

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Kissimmee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Found this cafe inside a house in residential neighborhood while searching on computer. Not in tourist area, decided to try. FANTASTIC food!!! Great prices too.Really don't want to review because it was quiet and only locals eating there, no tourists. I had the Wet Burrito, my husband had the special of the day Red Snapper fish tacos. We also had... More

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Phisher812, Manager at The Back 40 Urban Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for making us a part of your vacation!! Can't wait to see you on your next trip! More

Lake City, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My son brought me here for tacos before a concert at the St Augustine Amphitheater. He had been a couple of times and said that the tacos were great, they have 4 different types of tacos, Mahi Mahi, jerk chicken, shrimp and avocado w/ roasted red peppers. I could not decide so I got one of each. We ate during... More

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Phisher812, Manager at The Back 40 Urban Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review and for your business!! It is very helpful to know how we are doing even if it means we may need to improve in areas. Next time you are in, i hope the service is excellent and you leave completely satisfied. More

Brentwood TN
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85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Loved the ambiance. In a converted house on a side street. Was expecting some good things with the food. My main concern was the slow service. There were very few people in there but it was SLOW! Very friendly waitress. Had the mahi taco. Was pretty good. Guests had the pressed chicken sandwich. They thought it was just ok.

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Phisher812, Manager at The Back 40 Urban Cafe, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for your business and for your review. We apologize that you were not completely satisfied. We strive to offer all of our guests 100 percent satisfaction and this case we obviously did not. All of our food is made fresh to order and sometimes it takes a little extra time to prepare. Hope you... More

Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Perfect lunch or casual dinner spot. The ingredients are notably fresh and the food is delicious and satisfying. Guaranteed you won't leave hungry from this joint! (Or broke for that matter:) ) Fresh local mahi and shrimp tacos are to die for!!! And the wet burrito is the bomb. Oh and the salads...seriously I could go on and on. If... More

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Phisher812, Manager at The Back 40 Urban Cafe, responded to this review

We are so happy you were completely satisfied with The Back 40 Urban Cafe. We strive to give everyone our best and are thrilled that we have succeeded with you! Can't wait to see you again. More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

While our good was tasty, it was the kind of thing I could have whipped up at home. I had the island bowl which normally comes with chicken, but I added shrimp. It was good, but again, not as special as the reviews had led me to believe. The chips were round and obviously just poured from a bag. The... More

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Phisher812, Manager at The Back 40 Urban Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and your review. I am truly sorry you were not impressed with the Back 40 Urban Cafe. We do use a lot of the same ingredients in many of our entree options to allow us to keep costs down for us and for our guests. Hopefully you will try us again one day... More

St Augustine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I live in St. Augustine. I love food. I've been to nearly every restaurant here. Back 40 Urban is my favorite, and here is why... The food is always fresh, the servers are some of the best in town, the atmosphere is casual and funky, parking is never an issue, there is a decent beer selection, and the price is... More

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Phisher812, Manager at The Back 40 Urban Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your business and your review!! More

Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Want to be out of the maddening crowd? Like a bohemian and unpretentious setting? This is a solid option for a reasonably priced, generously portioned, relaxed atmosphere and fantastically prepared food. Many options to choose from and we dined there twice on our recent trip to Saint Augustine. Husband had the Wet Burrito and he raved! I had fish tacos... More

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Phisher812, Manager at The Back 40 Urban Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your business and your review. Can't wait to see you when you come back through!! More

Saint Augustine, Florida
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

No way this is the 5th highest rated in St Augustine overall - something must be wrong with TripAdvisor's algorithms. We've been twice and not blown away either time. I appreciate that they're going for a natural, fresh factor, but the menu is not very diverse; it seems like most items have similar ingredients. The chicken on my jerk chicken... More

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Phisher812, Manager at The Back 40 Urban Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in and for you your review. It is very important to us to make sure our customers are completely satisfied. We apologize that we missed the mark in your case. All of our entrees are made fresh to order and in order to keep costs down for us and our guests, we do use... More

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