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La Cocina Mexican Restaurant

3290 Us Highway 1 S, Ste D, Saint Augustine, FL 32086-6465
904-794-1610
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Ranked #70 of 483 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Grand Junction, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I'm a big fan of Mexican food and have visited many Mexican restaurants all over the US and this little place is my absolute favorite!!!

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Davie, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

To be honest, we're Mexican food snobs as my wife comes from a Mexican heritage, is from New Mexico and makes REAL Mexican food at home. That said, this food was okay but not great. My 15 y/o daughter ordered a chicken quessadilla and it was delivered soggy. It was actually rather nasty. I ordered a burrito which was tiny... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Hands down the best Mexican food I've ever eaten. Every dish has a surprisingly unique taste and the preperation is quite impressive. I've been here a few dozen times over the years and I've never had a bad experience.

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Paterson, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

By far the best experience in Mexican cuisine. Everything was terrific, from the workers to the freshly prepared meals. My picky family all found something to eat and enjoyed it. Will most definitely be back next time we are in town. Thanks for the special attention they gave my finicky son.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We eat there often...or we did. Last trip in and the service was awful, the food bland and portions have been reduced. The fajitas portions have been almost cut in half??? We had the family there and they tacked on 18% gratuity to the total bill after they added in the tax. The service wasn't worth 1.8 percent much less... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Driving down US-1 and pulling into the first restaurant you see can be risky sometimes, but we were pleased that the local, hole-in-the-wall provided excellent service and yummy food. Would return; would recommend

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love the way this place was decorated; very charming. The food selection was great. It was hard to decide what to order. However, the first thing I noticed was the prices. I have been to a lot of Mexican joints, and this was by far the most expensive. I ordered the grilled scallops. The scallops were actually very yummy,... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Their food is amazing, service is nice, and we will continue returning. Love the queso dip, burritos, flautas, and enchiladas with red sauce.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As a local, this was my first visit to this restaurant. It is a little out of the way but well worth the visit. The food is creative and delicious. a different twist on the usual Mexican fare. The service is good. the decor is colorful and it is possible to have a conversation. Portions are ample. I had the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This pal is just the street from us and is a quick choice to take friends visiting in a pinch. Clean and quiet but expensive for what you get. The food is much better than your average Mexican diner but over priced. It's always busy so they must be doing something right.

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