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The Back 40 Urban Cafe

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40 S Dixie Hwy, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-0313
+1 904-824-0227
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Orange Park, Florida
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the cuban sandwich and pasta salad...delicious...the others I was with got the tacos and loved it. The restaurant is very quaint, including outdoor eating space. The employees were very friendly as well.

Thank Adrienne F
New Jersey
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I always make it a point to stop off for lunch while driving through Florida every year. The great food and great service are a compliment to st. Augustine. The experience is well worth a brief Excursion off I-95.

Thank NewJerseyTripper
Palm Coast, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a jerk chicken wet burrito, it was VERY good and......HUGE!!! Jerk had great flavor and the salsa was pretty darn good, a little sweet but really good! We will come back again!!

Thank cmeflygtp
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Every year we come to saint augustine we go there. All the food is delicious and made from scratch. Staff is all very friendly and I have never had even close to a bad experience. We live in Pennsylvania and all year that is all I talk about until we go to saint augustine. By far one of the best... More 

Thank Patrick B
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was very homey and the service very attentive. The flavors were a mixed of caribbean, with mexican I want to say?? I tried the special which were mango pork tacos, which were delicious. The appetizers need so jazzing up, but overall it was a good eat. Would visit again.

Thank Tatiana C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The back 40 is a amazing treasury they have amazing food that is always fresh. Not the Biggest menu but the food is amazing. The meals are only about $10 and HUGE!!

Thank Paxton M
Minerva, Ohio
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little restaurant! Awesome food, monstrous wet burrito! Tremendous jerk chicken press! Great staff! Went back several times!

Thank Rich B
Cairo, Egypt
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for the place's reviews. Really nice and different. Has a diner feel which is amazing. Had the shrimp and chicken tacos which were really good then had an amazing and surely one of the biggest burritos Ive had or even seen in my life but it was so yummy!!

Thank Monica E
Saint Augustine, Florida
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After driving past this little place for several years the wife and I thought it was time to pay it a visit. Just one block west of US Hwy1 South on S.Dixie hwy sits a little house converted to a restaurant;The back 40 Urbane Cafe. We were greated quickly at the door and sat in the front section. This spot... More 

Thank Nerium A
Management response:

Thanks for visiting us Nerium. As the new owners since 09/01/2016, we have had a lot of things to do on our "to do" list. Just this past Wednesday, 10/12/2016, cleaning the ceiling fans was on my list to do and accomplished. You must have visited a few days prior to this. Thank you for wanting to return to visit... More 

St. Augustine, FL
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place. They use the freshest ingredients ever, the price is right, and the service is outstanding. It's one of the few places you can have a really healthy meal that is also delicious. They don't have a huge menu, but everything they have is well done. Same with the wine list: it's not large, but the wines... More 

Thank Piacere_9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $12
Mexican, American, Soups, Jamaican, Caribbean, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 S Dixie Hwy, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-0313
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-0227

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?