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La Cocina Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican
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3290 Us Highway 1 S, Ste D, Saint Augustine, FL 32086-6465
904-794-1610
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    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
Favorite Mexican in town

They are always friendly, always get order right. Wait staff is helpful. The atmosphere is clean and charming. The price is very responsible.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Meg F
via mobile
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They are always friendly, always get order right. Wait staff is helpful. The atmosphere is clean and charming. The price is very responsible.

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Thank Meg F
Saint Augustine, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I come here 1-2 times a month. It is hands down the tastiest Mexican food in St Aug. Interesting decor, good variety on the menu, fast/friendly service. It is a little out of the way but well worth the extra effort.

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Thank mtsar6
Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to go eat here, the food is always good and comes out quickly. My favorite is the chicken quasadillas not sure I spelled that correct. The service is wonderful

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Thank Leslie D
Saint Augustine, Florida
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me n my husband stopped in here and we were so excited to try this place since it's literally down the street from our house service was alright,the fajitas weren't very flavorful and pricey for what u get but the most disappointing part was we wanted some more tortillas and dessert and we were told the kitchen was closed If... More 

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3 Thank shaynacarlson
Stuttgart
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Rather tasteless refrieds, burritos, salsa and just about everything else we had including the fish tacos with an off taste probably because it was likely frozen fish. Salsa seemed to be made of canned tomatoes -- overall the whole experience was quite negative. Can't understand the other reviews claiming "fresh" and "flavorful" as I found neither to be the case.

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3 Thank BLP_9
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188 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

You will not find Combinations 1 through 16 here. This is a real Mexican restaurant like you experience in Mexico. The food is flavorful because of good vegetables and spices, not cream sauce. The menu includes seafood and meat, and not just tacos. Portions are grande, so order what you wish to have for lunch the next day! We live... More 

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Thank nlskinner
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

First experience with this place and everything was so fresh. The decor reminded me of being at a restaurant in Mexico! It'll be my "go-to" Mexican restaurant in the future!

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Thank Adam M
Saint Augustine, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We went to La Cocina on November 28, 2015 with 3 other people. All meals were outstanding. The service impeccable. What ever we asked for we got. Don't miss out on a great Mexican meal! I know we will surely be back!

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Thank iluvdogsdee
Colorado
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

we ate dinner here enjoyed being able to watch boats float by. they have indoor and outdoor dining. nice place to enjoy meal if you are visiting st Augustine fl parking across the street (paid) short walk to the fort and in the village area to wander stores

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1 Thank Colorado2Connection
Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Pleasant atmpsphere, great service and the food is consistenly great. We go there for lunch or dinner a few times a month. We have celebrated many special occasions here and they always make it special.

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Thank Teresa1328

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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: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
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?