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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
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a Saturday afternoon with family. The service and food was absolutely fabulous. Highly recommended if you are looking for a quiet lunch or dinner.

Thank Shanna P
Plant City, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Best beef chimi ever ! The seasoning of the beef made this the best chimi I have ever had !!! Salsa was amazing

Thank theonecom
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Authentic Mexican food... everything was really fresh. Staff was really friendly. Service was amazing! The tamales reminded me the year I lived in Mexico and the tacos were VERY good.... A great place to go to!!!! Thanks for everything!!!!

Thank alexawu
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Absolutely perfectly (traditionally prepared - not "tex mex') food that is beautifully presented and delicious. Very attentive staff. Casual atmosphere. Favorite Mexican food in North Florida.

Thank shahnemann
Saint Augustine, Florida
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Located about five or six miles south of downtown on Hwy 1, La Cocina is always a consistently outstanding stop for a casual and affordable meal! Great staff, authentic food and a cozy family-feel atmosphere. Perhaps one of St. Augustine's most underrated hideaways ... I highly recommend it for quality food & attentive service!

Thank Augustine D
Saint Augustine, FL
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We went twice in one week. Pleasant place with very good food. Excellent chili relleno. Cold beer. Worth trying. Don't let the gaudy building scare you away

Thank StAugustineTraveler
Palm Coast, Florida
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

There are TWO La Cocina restaurants in St. Augustine - ONE on US1 and the OTHER in a hotel on Beach Blvd. This review is for the restaurant on US1. We've been to this place a number of times and it has always been excellent. This time I had the Carne Asada and my partner had the Chicken Milainase. My... More 

Brooksville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Best Mexican food we have eaten since we moved to Florida! To bad it's 3 hours from our home or we would be eating their all the time. And I know Mexican food, my grand parents were mexican!

Thank Debbie C
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Been coming here for years, and it's definitely one of the best Mexican places in St Augustine. Not the fanciest place in town, but definitely legit Mexican food.

Thank Mike M

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, 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: 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?