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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 #76 of 484 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
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English first
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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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 restaurant reviews
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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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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Ended up here on accident looking for a different restaurant but I am so glad we did! The chips and salsa were fresh. I ordered a Sangria and the Grilled scallops were beyond delicious! My husband ordered the red snapper dish and it was superb. We will definitely be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Food was excellent, everything was fresh, and the server was definitely doing her job. We will be back the next time we are in St. Augustine area.

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Orlando
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I went here with a rep from a TV station. It was nice and quiet instead of having to yell over restaurant noise to hear each other. The food was very mild Mexican, but nothing was greasy. Prices are fair. The service was very good and attentive. The entire place is decorated beautifully and immaculate. The only reason for the... More

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Bradfordwoods, PA
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29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The entire visit was nothing to speak of. Service and food were disappointing. The salsa tasted like it was made from canned tomatoes and canned sauce. The empanadas were bland. The enchiladas were fair. The best aspect of the meal was the Veracruz Style Red Snapper. No one checked on us to ask about the meals. All in all we... More

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