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The Back 40 Urban Cafe

40 S Dixie Hwy, St. Augustine, FL 32084-0313
+1 904-824-0227
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wet burrito” (156 reviews)
“tacos” (111 reviews)
“island bowl” (46 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Soups, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
40 S Dixie Hwy, St. Augustine, FL 32084-0313
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My mom heard about The Back 40, so we decided to stop in for lunch. You would never know it was there, but definitely a hidden gem! A fun mix of food, my kids loved their food and the art on the wall! We will...More

Thank RandiGirl
Paul M, Owner at The Back 40 Urban Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for finding us and thanks for the review!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took a trip to St. Augustine and my best friend was with us. The problem is she is a vegetarian. It’s always an issue finding a restaurant that makes her veggie-loving self happy along with being filling enough for my meat-atarian...More

Thank Marlissa H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here and would highly recommend it. The jerk chicken nachos were tasty and it was a large portion suitable for two. The buffalo chicken tacos were also very nice. The selection of beers was also decent! Lovely waitress to top things...More

Thank 19AP88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food. 4 of us ordered several things to share and all of it was phenomenal. The coconut curry dressing on the shrimp salad was one of the best things I have ever had!

Thank Jessie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Family feel to the place The Back 40 Urban Café. the whole family mine was with us. It was a friendly experience. Yummy Food , Friendly Hosts Great Atmosphere . We will be Back. Thank you

Thank Martin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we visit St. Augustine, the Back 40 is a must. We had the Thai salad and jerk chicken tacos with the pasta salad. Portions were huge. The ingredients were fresh. We really enjoyed our lunch. We look forward to another visit.

Thank dbscpa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was hidden away, but I’m so glad we found it. The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. I got the wet burrito and my husband got the jerk chicken tacos. Also, the salsa is amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Thank Christa0811
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never had food that even compares to this. It was like a gourmet cafe in a major city!! We stopped while traveling bc of the reviews. Wow. When we entered, we knew it was different bc we were told to seat ourselves anywhere....More

Thank TheBrandTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a place to visit. Went during happy hour and got $3 tacos. So delicious, great flavor. The wait staff is super friendly too. Totally worth the trip and affordable.

Thank Jessica V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and quaint relaxing atmosphere. Wet burrito is delicious and gigantic. Will definitely bring friends here when in town.

Thank pat715dal
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June 3, 2016|
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Response from Jon C | Reviewed this property |
Ask the servers. Usually they have no issues modifying your order to be gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $13
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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, St. Augustine, FL 32084-0313
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-0227
  • E-mail
The Back 40 is an hold house built in 1897. It is been a local St. Augustine favorite for years. We have a very unique offering, specializing in Tex-Mex, Caribbean, and Vegetarian offerings. We have a great patio area that is fully shaded year round and is pet friendly. We have some of the friendliest staff in Saint Augustine and very talented cooks in the kitchen. All food is made from fresh products that are delivered daily. You can tailor your meal to meet your needs. We make all of our own sauces, dressings and salsa. We do not deep fry any product except for our fresh tortilla chips. You will find our portions a great value for the price. Come experience the best St. Augustine has to offer.
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