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La Cocina International Restaurant

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530 A1A Beach Blvd., Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32086 (Beach Blvd)
19044618288
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8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: La Cocina International Restaurant offers Intimate Fine Dining with a...
La Cocina International Restaurant offers Intimate Fine Dining with a Latin Flair with a Casual Atmosphere.
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  • 181
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    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 and beautiful food! Not just another mexican restaurant

Great for business lunch because they use all the nice touches at both meals: like tiny flags, radishes hand cut into flowers, fresh garnishes accompany every carefully plated dish!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Debbie W
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We recently went with family for dinner and were excited as it is a top restaurant on the beach. We made reservations, arrived on time, and despite the restaurant being pretty empty, we waited for seating. Unfortunately we waited a good 10 minutes before our waiter even came over to offer us the wine/drink menu and another 10 before he... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great for business lunch because they use all the nice touches at both meals: like tiny flags, radishes hand cut into flowers, fresh garnishes accompany every carefully plated dish!

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You must have the snapper veracruz so good. It's a charming atmosphere with good service. Both locations, on the beach and on US1, are the same with good food and service

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Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife and I were excited to have breakfast here given the reviews. Perhaps we should have gone for dinner instead because the service, pace of meal and hollandaise left much to be desired. La Cocina was visibly understaffed - it took the server 15 minutes to greet us after being sat. After we gave her our order she forgot... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Every meal we ate was above excellent. The food presentations were beautiful. We stayed at Castillo Real for a week and ate here several times. The staff was friendly and service was perfect. The chefs take pride in every meal they turn out! I highly recommend the filet! It melts in your mouth! The seafood crepes do not disappoint either!

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Paterson, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

What an amazing place to eat. I've tried so many different plates and I can't say I've ever been disappointed. Love the lobster bisque, after eating a small portion I felt that I should have had the larger portion as my meal. The staff is so friendly and the atmosphere great for the four of us I'll be back soon

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St.Augustine
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133 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Had lunch here with three women (one my wife). Each of us had something different. Chicken salad in a pineapple, hamburger, Greek salad and I can't remember what else. All were excellent and we all enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Limited menu, but something for everyone.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

In a nutshell, the food was great and the service left a little to be desired but I suspect we just chose the wrong day of the week. I happened to notice another review on a Sunday night where the reviewer was turned away because the restaurant wasn't staffed to handle a party of seven, Interestingly, we were also there... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was there on Sunday July the 12th around 1pm with my family visiting from Spain. We went there because it is supposed the best restaurant in Saint Augustine Beach. We were 7 in our party so when we asked for a table they told they have a limited staff and they can't attend us, so we left. I guess... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

High quality food, beautiful presentation, good portion sizes, and pretty reasonable prices for all that. Lobster bisque is cheesy, thick, and de-licious! Waldorf Chicken was flavorful and had lots of chicken in it and was so pretty! Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 530 A1A Beach Blvd., Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32086
    (Beach Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine  >  Saint Augustine Beach
  • Phone Number: 19044618288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

La Cocina International Restaurant offers Intimate Fine Dining with a Latin Flair with a Casual Atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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