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The Back 40 Urban Cafe

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40 South Dixie Highway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904 824 0227
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 418
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  • 23
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Full of flavor!

Fresh ingredients, bold flavors, great service, and fun atmosphere. My recommendation... get the tacos! So good! The Blackened Mahi is awesome and the Jerk Chicken was absolutely out of this world. Topped if with cool, creamy cilantro sauce, these were a cut above. Tons of vegetarian options too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Fresh ingredients, bold flavors, great service, and fun atmosphere. My recommendation... get the tacos! So good! The Blackened Mahi is awesome and the Jerk Chicken was absolutely out of this world. Topped if with cool, creamy cilantro sauce, these were a cut above. Tons of vegetarian options too. No complaints at all. You've got to give it a try.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is an out of the way location with Great food! One thing you must try is their Curry Shrimp Salad!!! Oh My!!!!

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North Carolina
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Traveling through Florida and searched Trip Advisor for a place to stop for lunch. Lucky us! What a find! Healthy, delicious food with great service.

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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I just loved the atmosphere and the staff service. I ordered the chicken curry wrap which is a great choice to all of those who want to indulge in something delicious but yet healthy. It tasted great and all flavors were balanced. The curry is there but it is not overwhelming, it actually blends really good with the other flavors.The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking to get away from the tourist and see how the locals do it. This is the place to go. The food is great.

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Poulsbo, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place is what gives St. Augustine character. Not chains like Mellow or Salt Life. Stop in and slow down and enjoy a meal that feels like it's being served in your favorite Auntie's house. Great service, and a menu eclectic enough for two toddlers, a vegetarian, and a meat lover to all have a really enjoyable meal.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Service was all we liked. Food was mediocre. Sorry! Parking was a bit of a challenge as lot was rocky and not paved. Old house, really needs painting and deep cleaning. Did not dare go to bathroom! My darling and I will not go again! If it had been clean, we could have felt better but the dirt and grease... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Cuban sandwich was awesome! Thai peanut salad was delicious, fish tacos were great and the jerk chicken nachos were yummy too!! Overall great experience!

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wow! The grilled shrimp were so fresh I had to look out the window to make sure we weren't out at sea! Delish! The Thai Peanut dressing is to die for!! I substituted the shrimp for the chicken, and I am so glad I did. It was probably the best salad I've had in a while - everything was fresh,... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Came here because a friend had mentioned it, and we are so glad we listened!! The service is quick and very attentive, and friendly!!! The Cajun shrimp tacos are awesome! Don't pass this one up!!

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Additional Information about The Back 40 Urban Cafe

Address: 40 South Dixie Highway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904 824 0227
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 11
Cuisine: Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 South Dixie Highway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904 824 0227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 11
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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