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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
Website
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Delicious!

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 :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pensacola, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Palm Coast, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Eating here is a real treat. Excellent portions and delicious flavors await you. You won;t leave here disappointed.

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Tennessee
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Let me just start by saying I've had Mexican/Tex-Mex in a lot of places, from Chicago to Laredo to Cozumel and many points in between. The salsa at this little spot is the best tomato salsa I've ever eaten. It had just the right touch of sugar with the perfect blend of spices, not too heavy on the cilantro. I... More 

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Alabaster, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were a bit concerned when we pulled up since it was a little early and not too crowded but we were very happy with our choice of restaurants. All of the main courses were wonderful and the margaritas were great too. If I didn't need to drive back to the hotel I would have drank several more. The only... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Stopped in for dinner. Nicely decorated small restaurant, not too busy on a Friday night. Nachos were average, salsa was a little bland but a hot salsa was brought out when requested which added a little more zip. Entrees we're good, but very much like any other Mexican diner. We were going to try the ceviche but as it was... More 

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Clarksville, Ohio
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Whoever did the design work outside and inside this restaurant should be given some type of an award. It is the best decorated Mexican restaurant I have ever been in and I have been in a lot. The attention to detail is staggering. Just a work of love. AND the food was quite good too. I had the chicken chimichanga... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place has been a local secret by the locals for years. NOT Mex tex. Dishes prepared to high standards and a great variety to choice from. The ceviche is a must try for any diner. Very predictable quality and so far every item I've eaten is the best. IMPRESSIVE!! Has private room for small parties, B-days. Festive place!!

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ST. CROIX
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

La Cocina is a cute little place right on Highway one. It has several different rooms of various size, all decorated nicely with painted walls. The food was fine, nothing special, but the service was very good, the beer was cold, and the prices are very reasonable.

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Suttons Bay, Michigan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

When we ate there a couple of times last year, we thought the food was excellent and really liked the simple décor evoking Mexican village restaurants and the excellent service. We went back today and had exactly the same meals that I raved about in a review a year ago. The restaurant is still an attractive and relaxing place to... More 

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?