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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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Today
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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 100
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 4
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  • 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
Pleasant middle of the road Mexican restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
kentman2015
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Saint Augustine, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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109 helpful votes 109 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very good food and service. Tasty, mild, well presented and add in the funky surrondings plus reasonable prices for the area and you have a "bueno" choice for lunch or dinner!!

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Daegu, South Korea
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I'm picky, and I should say that right up front. I would give La Cocina 3.5 stars if I could. I thought the habanero salsa was good but you have to ask for it. The mild salsa was ...sad. Stand outs were the hot salsa made in house and the pork tamale with sales verde. The interior was colorful and... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

At La Covina turned into a good thing. Drinks were brought quickly, salsa and chips came next, nice cloth napkins, and interesting decor. I ordered Black Bean soup and I was surprised by the broth, but it turned out the soup was super. Our dinners were well presented and proved to be very tasty and filling. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Hector took great care of us! The food is fresh and delicious! Margaritas are oh so yummy! Great prices and warm atmosphere!

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Southwest Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Stopped by to have a drink and cool off. Great View of the bay from the upstairs windows. The Drinks were very good, and the guacamole was fabulous and plentiful. Their Salsa has way too much fire for me, but my table mates liked it. You do have to walk up stairs which was difficult for me. But I would... 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, Romance, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?