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The Back 40 Urban Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS
$5.0
Chips and Salsa
our homemade salsa with a mound of fresh tortilla chips
$7.0
Black Bean Hummus
served with toasted Naan bread, carrots and celery
$7.0
Beer Cheese Queso Dip
cup of our queso served with a mound of our fresh tortilla chips
$12.0
Jerk Chicken Nachos
corn tortilla chips piled with jerk chicken, melted cheddar jack cheese, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, pickled jalapenos, sour cream, green onions, fresh cilantro and served with salsa
$9.0
Chili and Chips
a bowl of our 3-bean vegetarian chili, topped with cheddar jack cheese, sour cream, and green onions, served with fresh corn tortilla chips, shredded lettuce and pickled jalapenos
Cup $5.0
Bowl $8.0
New Orleans Style Gumbo
shrimp, chicken and andouille sausage gumbo
Cup $4.0
Bowl $7.0
Chili
our homemade 3-bean vegetarian chili
Cup $4.0
Bowl $7.0
Soup of the Day
SALADS
Homemade Dressings: Southwest Ranch Dressing, Buttermilk Coconut Curry, Spicy Thai Peanut, Caesar, Creamy Jalapeno Vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese, Thousand Island. Also available: Annie's Goddess® Dressing or Oil and Vinegar
$13.0
Shrimp Curry
Cajun grilled shrimp over chopped romaine, shredded red cabbage and carrots, diced tomatoes, marinated cucumbers, toasted coconut, roasted cashews, and croutons, topped with green onions and cilantro and served with our buttermilk coconut curry dressing
$11.0
Farmhouse Chicken
grilled chicken over chopped romaine, shredded cheddar jack cheese, bacon, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes and marinated cucumbers, topped with green onions and cilantro and served with our southwest ranch dressing
$10.0
Southwest Caesar
chopped romaine tossed with Caesar dressing and diced tomatoes, topped with fresh avocado, parmesan cheese, green onions, cilantro and crispy fried tortilla strips
$10.0
Sante Fe Chicken
Cajun grilled chicken over chopped romaine, shredded red cabbage and carrots, diced tomatoes, marinated cucumbers, black bean and corn, shredded cheddar jack cheese, crispy tortilla strips, topped with green onions and cilantro and served with our southwest ranch dressing
$10.0
Thai Chicken & Peanut
grilled chicken over chopped romaine, shredded red cabbage and carrots, diced tomatoes, marinated cucumbers, mandarin oranges, roasted peanuts, and topped with crispy rice noodles, green onions and cilantro and served with our spicy Thai peanut dressing
$10.0
Chili Salad
our 3-bean vegetarian chili over chopped romaine, shredded red cabbage and carrots, diced tomatoes, marinated cucumbers, shredded cheddar jack cheese, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, green onions and served with tortilla chips and our homemade southwest ranch dressing
$5.0
Side Salad or Side Caesar Salad
SANDWICHES
served with one of the following sides: Chips and Salsa, Black Beans and Rice Zesty, Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Island Slaw
$13.0
Sriracha Avocado Club
hickory smoked turkey breast, fresh avocado, bacon, lettuce, swiss cheese, and tomato, topped with our sriracha aioli on a fresh pressed hoagie
$13.0
Shrimp Po'boy
Cajun seasoned shrimp on a bed of cabbage, with swiss cheese and tomato, topped with our own po'boy sriracha sauce on a fresh toasted hoagie
$11.0
Turkey and Bacon Melt
hickory smoked turkey, bacon and swiss cheese topped with our own sriracha aioli sauce on grilled rye
$11.0
Cuban
Smoked ham and roasted pork shoulder with swiss cheese, pickles, mayo and mustard on a pressed hoagie. Our best-selling sandwich and a St. Augustine Favorite!
$11.0
Jerk Chicken Press
jerk chicken with swiss cheese, roasted red peppers, shredded lettuce, and marinated cucumbers, on a pressed hoagie
$11.0
Classic Reuben
corned beef seasoned and cooked in house, served with sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and thousand island dressing on grilled rye
$11.0
California Reuben
hickory smoked turkey breast with our island coleslaw, swiss cheese and thousand island dressing on grilled rye
WRAPS
served with one of the following sides: Chips and Salsa, Black Beans and Rice, Zesty Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Island Slaw
$13.0
Fiesta Mahi Wrap
grilled Mahi with Cajun seasoning, black bean and roasted corn salsa, shredded lettuce, and shredded cheddar jack cheese with our southwest ranch dressing, wrapped in a flour tortilla
$10.0
Chicken Curry Wrap
sliced grilled chicken, romaine, shredded red cabbage and carrots, tomatoes, marinated cucumbers, toasted coconut, and roasted cashews tossed in our buttermilk coconut curry dressing and wrapped in a spinach tortilla
$10.0
Jerk Chicken Caesar Wrap
jerk chicken, romaine, tomatoes and parmesan cheese tossed in our Caesar dressing and wrapped in a sundried tomato tortilla
$9.0
Veggie Wrap
lettuce, tomato, avocado, marinated cucumbers, and jalapeno vinaigrette in a spinach tortilla
OUR FAMOUS TACOS
Two tacos served in flour tortillas (corn tortillas upon request) served with one of the following sides: Chips and Salsa, Black Beans and Rice, Zesty Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Island Slaw. All single tacos are $5 each except during 3:00-6:00 Happy Hour
$10.0
Buffalo Chicken
our fresh grilled chicken tossed in our buffalo sauce, shredded cheddar jack cheese, pico de gallo, lettuce and blue cheese crumbles with a drizzle more of our buffalo sauce
$10.0
Jerk Chicken
our chicken marinated in our Caribbean jerk sauce, grilled to perfection, lettuce, shredded cheddar jack cheese, southwest ranch dressing, house salsa and fresh cilantro
$10.0
Avocado and Roasted Red Pepper
fresh avocado, roasted red peppers, lettuce, shredded cheddar jack, southwest ranch dressing, house salsa and fresh cilantro
$13.0
Steak Tacos
tender steak tips marinated in chimichurri sauce, shredded cheddar jack cheese, pico de gallo, lettuce, queso fresco and topped with our very own crème
$13.0
Mojo Pork Tacos
our pork marinated in mojo sauce and slow roasted, lettuce, shredded cheddar jack cheese, southwest ranch dressing, house salsa and fresh cilantro
$13.0
Chimichurri Pork Tacos
our pork slow roasted and cooked in house, shredded cheddar jack cheese, fresh chimichurri sauce, pickled onions, queso fresco and topped with our very own crème
$13.0
Shrimp Tacos
large Cajun grilled shrimp, lettuce, shredded cheddar jack cheese, southwest ranch dressing, house salsa and fresh cilantro
$13.0
Dynamite Shrimp Tacos
our large shrimp covered in our cabbage and dynamite sauce mix, shredded cheddar jack cheese, and diced tomatoes
$13.0
Mahi Tacos
Cajun grilled Mahi, lettuce, shredded cheddar jack cheese, southwest ranch sauce, house salsa and fresh cilantro
QUESADILLAS
$13.0
Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp
grilled shrimp cooked with lime juice, roasted red peppers, black beans, shredded cheddar jack cheese, and drizzled with our delicious sweet chili lime sauce, grilled in a flour tortilla and served with sour cream, salsa, lettuce and pickled jalapenos
$13.0
BBQ Chicken Quesadilla
fresh grilled chicken tossed in smoky BBQ sauce, Applewood bacon, shredded cheddar jack cheese, pico de gallo, grilled in a flour tortilla and served with sour cream, salsa, lettuce and pickled jalapenos
$13.0
Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Quesadilla
jerk chicken, fresh pineapple and shredded cheddar jack cheese grilled in a flour tortilla and served with sour cream, salsa, lettuce and pickled jalapenos
$13.0
Mojo Steak Quesadilla
mojo marinated steak, shredded cheddar jack cheese, black beans and roasted corn salsa, grilled in a flour tortilla and served with a side of sour cream, salsa, lettuce and pickled jalapenos
SIGNATURE ITEMS
$9.0
Island Bowl
A large serving of black beans and brown rice topped with shredded cheddar jack cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, pickled jalapenos, fresh green onions and cilantro, served with house salsa. Add jerk chicken, chicken, mojo pork, chimichurri steak tips, grilled Mahi, Cajun Mahi, shrimp or Cajun shrimp - $4
$10.0
Wet Burrito
Black beans, brown rice, roasted red peppers, shredded cheddar jack cheese, tomatoes and lettuce all wrapped in a flour tortilla, smothered in mild red chili sauce, then topped with more cheese and baked to perfection, and served with sour cream, pickled jalapenos, green onions, lettuce and fresh cilantro. Add jerk chicken, chicken, mojo pork, chimichurri steak tips, grilled Mahi, Cajun Mahi, shrimp or Cajun shrimp - $4
$9.0
Chili Mac Bowl
our 3-bean vegetarian chili over rotini pasta, topped with melted cheddar jack cheese, sour cream, pickled jalapenos and fresh green onions
$10.0
Upside Down Chicken Pot Pie
a traditional pot pie filling with grilled chicken served over a fresh baked puff pastry
$11.0
Back 40 Burger
our delicious meatloaf topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, and BBQ sauce with your choice of lettuce, tomato and pickles on a toasted hoagie served with one of the following sides: Chips and Salsa, Black Beans and Rice, Zesty Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Island Slaw
KIDS ITEMS
$6; All kids items are served with your choice of a small side, including a house salad, beans and rice, potato salad mandarin orange slices
Two Grilled Chicken Tacos
with shredded cheddar jack cheese
Cheese Quesadilla
Chicken and Rice in a Bowl
with shredded cheddar jack cheese
Texas Toast Grilled Cheese and Bacon
Two Grilled Burger Sliders
with cheddar cheese and pickles
Cheese Pizza on Naan Bread
DESSERTS
$5.0
Homemade Key Lime Pie
$5.0
Assorted Cheesecakes
$6.0
Mud Pie
warm chocolate chip brownie with a choice of vanilla or coffee ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle topped with toasted walnuts
2 Scoops $5.0
Vanilla or Coffee Ice Cream
add chocolate drizzle or whipped cream
BEVERAGES
$2.50
Freshly Brewed Iced Tea
sweet or unsweet
Fountainhead Craft Sodas
cola, cola zero, lemon-lime and orange cream
Pennsylvania Dutch Birch Beer
Lemonade
sales benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Coffee
Assorted Hot Teas
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican, American, Soups, Contemporary, Healthy
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
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This is the perfect place for a quiet lunch away from all the hustle and bustle of St Augustine. They have wonderful lunch items, especially known for their tacos. Small place, but cozy and warm. I had the jerked chicken taco and black beans and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank christine102262
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome meal, Back 40 never disappoints! I’m gluten free (Celiac Disease) and they always take great care of me!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dowdiek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really need to eat here. It is very close to St. Augustine historic area. The parking is easy and in the back of the restaurant. The food is FANTASTIC. Everything is super fresh. We were there for the happy hour. The prices on the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 367marcik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, friendly staff, large portions of good food, outdoor seating, menu is extensive, kids menu available, daily specials

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Robert A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reminded us of a local restaurant in Bar Harbor Maine. Fabulous wet burrito and quesadilla..,, great lunch or quick dinner

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank collegeboundtenn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, good food, will certainly come back. We ordered the jerk chicken with the rice and beans side, very mexican.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank J3533SWguillermom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch I ordered the California Ruben with the Caribbean slaw and my husband got the pot pie. Not much meat on my Ruben and it was nothing special did not care for the dry Caribbean slaw. My husband pot pie was very plentiful...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 9NancyL9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a super cute little place off the beaten track. We sat outside underneath strings of white lights. They run a very affordable happy hour from 3-6pm, even on the Saturday we visited, $2 beers, $1 off wine, and $3 single tacos. All of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank exploremorefamily
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

This is the most nondescript restaurant and without TripAdvisor, I would have never found this restaurant. Had the curry wrap, it was delicious, but the pasta salad was a little bland.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 957kandim
Reviewed January 13, 2019

My husband and I had one of the best meals. I had the Wet Burrito. It was huge and delicious, filled with all veggies and cooked to perfection. My husband had the Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp Quesadilla and they were the best he's ever had....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rlbzb
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Yes, they serve both wine and beer.
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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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