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La Cocina Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3290 US Highway 1 S, Ste D, Saint Augustine, FL 32086-6413
+1 904-794-1610
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Read all the reviews, and went based on recommendation of friend so we were expecting something special. But walked away unimpressed based on our idea of good Mexican food. Salsa too watery, and they do not do frozen margaritas?, so the margarita over ice delivered seamed on tequila. re-fried beans not warm enough, we got carniitas which i am used... More 

Thank Mike P
NE Florida
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117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was spending a relaxing day in St. Augustine and was in the mood for some Mexican food. I did some quick research the day before and decided on La Cocina. The service was very good. I received my food rather quickly and the presentation was very nice. I was quite impressed with the flavor and quality of the food.... More 

Thank hanahwy
Richmond, Kentucky, United States
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159 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been looking for a Mexican Restaurant for our usual January trip to the area and we think we've found it. They seem to have a little bit different take on most dishes. The salsa was a hit with everyone but me, I found it too oniony. The cheese dip was good but a lot thinner than most other... More 

Thank Charles C
Palm Coast, Florida
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here for years and have ALWAYS had a great meal and outstanding service. The Owners are very involved in the day to day operations and they take pride in their work!

Thank 04HarleyDrummer
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We were thirsty for a margarita only to find out they only have beer and wine. My husband enjoyed a Pacifico and I tried the sangria which was very good. They really don't have combination plates and are rather inflexible relative to mixing meats such as chicken, beef and carnitas tostada. My husband enjoyed the three carnitas tostadas. I had... More 

Thank Mary C
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Great place to go for excellent authentic Mexican cuisine, coupled with very friendly service. Sadly, the margaritas, although relatively cheap, were below standard.

Thank mgriding
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Authentic and Very good food . Nice atmosphere attentive wait staff. Will come back and recommend to everyone I know

Thank Rebecca H
Saco, Maine
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

We were in the mood for Mexican food and were driving along Rt 1 and noticed La Cocina. What a great find!!! Excellent food and service. We had the fish tacos and chimichanga which were both freshly prepared and tasted great. The decor is fun and all the staff were just great! Thanks so much for a great meal.

Thank Nancy S
Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Service was off on our recent visit and it was not crazy busy at the time. While disappointed with the service, the food remains awesome and we highly recommend the tacos, fajitas, quesadillas and flautas.

Thank NJNanWeiner
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Went here today with my husband on his lunch break. They had fun and vibrant decor. Looks like it might have been an old, but large house. The food came out quickly, had a beautiful presentation, and tasted phenomenal. My husband had tacos, and I had a killer chimichanga. Price for two meals and two sodas was $25, so it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3290 US Highway 1 S, Ste D, Saint Augustine, FL 32086-6413
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-794-1610

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?