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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
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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Palm Coast, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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130 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 reviews
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 

Thank StAuggieBeachBum
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Very good Mexican food in a nice restaurant. Beer and wine only here so Marguritas are made with wine. Good service and reasonable prices!

Thank line10
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved this restaurant. This was the most authentic and delicious Mexican food we have ever had. We had the molcajete and the chicken chimichanga. It was a quiet and comfortable environment decorated wall to wall with paintings and murals. We moved here from Charleston, SC and have been looking for comparable restaurants that meet our standards. (Yes we are... More 

Thank Katherine A
Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

My family and I have eaten at La Cocina for many years, as we are locals who live nearby the restaurant, and we have never once had a bad experience. Or even a "so-so" experience! The food and service is excellent; I would not have expected something so high-class and welcoming near the suburbs, but it absolutely does not disappoint... More 

Thank vi0let23

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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
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?