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25 Cuna Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084 (St. George Street)
+1 904-810-2400
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Chef Michael Lugo pushes the limits of traditional culinary expectations...
Chef Michael Lugo pushes the limits of traditional culinary expectations with his skills in presenting and sharing his innovations with mastery that have become a lifelong pursuit and accomplishment. Chef Michael Lugo divides his time in educating guests about cutting-edge cuisine and small production wines, and leading a devoted kitchen team through hands-on examples in the subtleties of a perfect fine-dining experience. He changes his menu seasonally to bring you the most innovative dishes using the freshest ingredients possible. Chef Michael Lugo believes in organic and sustainable ingredients, and uses local or meticulously sourced products throughout. The menus are designed to offer range as well as adventure with overtones of Spanish flavor.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yes please!

This was one of my favorite memories from St. Augustine. The food is outstanding. We had the boiled egg with salmon and gulf shrimp appetizer, soup, diver scallop and steak entree and salted carmel brownie dessert. I have no adequate adjectives to describe how lovely the flavors worked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Adrienne P
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Ocala, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ocala, Florida
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was one of my favorite memories from St. Augustine. The food is outstanding. We had the boiled egg with salmon and gulf shrimp appetizer, soup, diver scallop and steak entree and salted carmel brownie dessert. I have no adequate adjectives to describe how lovely the flavors worked together. Wine was perfect as well. Will be back.

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your overwhelmingly kind recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We're thrilled to read that we rank so highly among your dining experiences while in St. Augustine, and are delighted to read of the selections that you chose to enjoy. Do dine with us again soon as we make routine changes to the menu to reflect what is freshest... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The menu changes frequently, but this time we had hot peppers stuffed with goat cheese and stuffed dates for appetizers. Both were wonderful. Nice wine selection and excellent service. We have never been disappointed dining here.

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your incredibly kind feedback. We're thrilled to read of the selections that you chose to enjoy and sincerely appreciate your acknowledgement of our staff, as well as your patronage over the years. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you for many, many more years to come. Cheers! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

In a town which serves 98% overcooked and oversalted fast food it was good to find a restaurant which provided quality food, properly cooked and professionally served (no gushing waiters). The portions are generous for tapas and were all delicious both for my carnivore partner and my non meat eating self.

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Many, many thanks for your wonderfully kind and thoughtful recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We so appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback and are thrilled to read that both you and your partner were able to find a number of tapas to enjoy. It would certainly be our pleasure to serve the both of you... More 

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the best appetizers ever..... a spicy small hot pepper stuffed with creamy goat cheese covered in a sweet and tangy sauce.....5 for $10. Utterly fabulous. Followed that with Pisto Manchego...a veggie plate with potatoes......nice but not fabulous. This was while we awaited the paella (30-45 minute wait) for 2. It was overcooked. The rice was not good and... More 

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Though we're sincerely disappointed to read of your unfortunate review of Michael's Tasting Room we thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We wish that we had been given the chance to remedy the situation regarding the paella during your time with us as there is always a manager nearby. Should you have any further... More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended to try Michaels from the concierge at our inn. We decided to try it. My husband had never tried tapas before so I was excited for him to try different tastings. Our waiter took an extremely long time getting to our table and was less than attentive the entire evening. We ordered the paella and expected a... More 

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience while at Michael's Tasting Room. We're truly saddened to read of your time spent with us as we pride ourselves on being a fine dining restaurant within the St. Augustine community. We only wish that we had been given the opportunity to remedy the situation that evening as we... More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had an amazing time at Michael's Tasting Room. We booked one of their private rooms for a special Ladies dinner and it was amazing! The staff was helpful and friendly and they recommended some amazing wine. Don't miss the Paella, dates, and lamb chops. I would recommend this restaurant for a girls night or a romantic date night, such... More 

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you for your lovely recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We're so pleased to read of your evening spent with friends in our Private Red Room and sincerely appreciate your acknowledgement of our professional, attentive staff. We're thrilled to read of the selections you choses to enjoy--especially the paella! Do dine with us again soon as it would... More 

Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

After reading many reviews about Michael's Tasting Room, I thought I had found a great little restaurant for some tapas. What I found was overpriced with mediocre food. Unfortunately, I was entertaining business clients and the restaurant did not leave a good impression.

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience while at Michael's Tasting Room. We're sincerely disappointed to read of your less than favorable assessment and only hope that we may have an opportunity to serve you once again in the future to restore your opinion of us. Should you have any further comments do feel free to... More 

Eckman
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We usually do the wonderful tasting menu dinner (which we Highly recommend), but this time we only had time for brief evening tapas and wine, but like always it was delicious and special, & my octopus was glorious! The service is always lovely and professional, the restaurant is relaxed and elegant, and they have delightful patio tables outside. The wines... More 

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderfully written and detailed recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room--it is so very appreciated. We're thrilled to read of your remarks, and to learn that you found the octopus to be just as tasty as we do. We'll certainly look forward to having the pleasure of serving you and your husband in the near future. Cheers! More 

Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We always stop here when we are in St. Augustine. We even had our rehearsal dinner here in September. Michael and his team know food and service !

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your truly kind words and recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We're so very thankful that we rank so highly among your dining experiences while in St. Augustine--and that you entrusted such a special, memorable occasion to us. We'll look forward to having the pleasure of serving you for many more years to come. Cheers! More 

Paris, France
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A multi-starred experience. I have eaten tapas all over the world and this is one of the highlights-- Maybe they aren't real Spanish tapas (a little too large, but great for sharing)- but they are fantastic. And, of course, a world class wine list. How lucky St. Augustine is to have this wonderful restaurant.

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TheTastingRoom, Manager at Michael's Tasting Room, responded to this review

Our most sincere thanks for your overwhelmingly kind recommendation of Michael's Tasting Room. We are so, so thrilled to read of your experience and truly appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It would be our absolute pleasure to serve you again in the future as we make routine changes to our menu to reflect what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Cuna Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
    (St. George Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-810-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Chef Michael Lugo pushes the limits of traditional culinary expectations with his skills in presenting and sharing his innovations with mastery that have become a lifelong pursuit and accomplishment. Chef Michael Lugo divides his time in educating guests about cutting-edge cuisine and small production wines, and leading a devoted kitchen team through hands-on examples in the subtleties of a perfect fine-dining experience. He changes his menu seasonally to bring you the most innovative dishes using the freshest ingredients possible. Chef Michael Lugo believes in organic and sustainable ingredients, and uses local or meticulously sourced products throughout. The menus are designed to offer range as well as adventure with overtones of Spanish flavor.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?