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La Cocina Mexican Restaurant

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3290 Us Highway 1 S, Ste D, Saint Augustine, FL 32086-6465
904-794-1610
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 109
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beginning of summer vacation

First we tried La Cocina International and they referred us to la Cocina Mexican, wow what a treat. This Is real Mexican food. The Mexican shrimp salads as delicious, my friends tried the duck dish and also chimichangas. With their sangria, everything was so good that before we finished our stay we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Angie A
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Paterson, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Paterson, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

First we tried La Cocina International and they referred us to la Cocina Mexican, wow what a treat. This Is real Mexican food. The Mexican shrimp salads as delicious, my friends tried the duck dish and also chimichangas. With their sangria, everything was so good that before we finished our stay we had to go back. Jorge was amazing and... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I've been here many times and it is my favorite Mexican place in St. Augustine. Always delicious and consistent. Only complaint is the prices seem a little high, however you do get a good bit of food for your money, and of course it tastes great which is reason enough for me.

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Norcross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is the real deal. If you've ever traveled Mexico and love the fresh food you can get along the coast, you'll appreciate La Cocina. Everything is fresh, including the Veracruz style seafood. I'm also a big fan of mole' sauce and theirs is delicious. The guacamole is stellar. We've eaten there twice and so far, everything was wonderful. The... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you like traditional Mexican, then this is probably not the place to go. It is Mexican, but has it's own twist. To my liking it was not, but who knows. But you will recogonize the menu, but the flavors are new.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Good service, good food, good prices, good ambiance, ... what's not to like. They are popular for a reason. I had the cheese and onion enchiladas and they were great. Not a super fancy place... just a comfortable homey kind of establishment.

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Akron, Ohio
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have returned here each time we visit St. Augustine. It never disappoints. They don't have a liquor license, but their wine margarita is just as good! Anything with pork in it is so tender and flavorful. I highly recommend. I had the Carnitas(Fried Pork Meat) Fried chunks of pork meat served with pico de gallo, rice, Refried beans, and... More 

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St. Augustine, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a place that the locals frequent. Ambiance is good and menu is vast. We can take the kids, and also go there for date night. Casual and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

If you like Taco Bell and think that is Mexican food Do Not Stop Here. The food was AWESOME. And the staff (aka "the boys) were friendly and funny. Got to love any place that has a water pitcher the size of you head ( we are both water drinkers) "The wife" had the 3 steak taco dinner she was... More 

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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

To be fair to the restaurant, we went in about 8:30, a party of 4. I ordered a chicken Quesadilla, The food took about 25 minutes to come, had to ask for more salsa and chips. Waiter did not come back to check on us as he was clearing other tables, filling salt and pepper shakers etc. Would like to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

I have one thing to say....AMAZING!!!! The food is great, the staff is friendly and the restaurant is clean! The menu has a little bit of everything for your liking and the prices are reasonable. We are definitely coming back! Get ready, we are bringing family :)

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Additional Information about La Cocina Mexican Restaurant

Address: 3290 Us Highway 1 S, Ste D, Saint Augustine, FL 32086-6465
Phone Number: 904-794-1610
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3290 Us Highway 1 S, Ste D, Saint Augustine, FL 32086-6465
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904-794-1610

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?