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La Cocina Mexican Restaurant

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3290 Us Highway 1 S, Ste D, Saint Augustine, FL 32086-6465
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open 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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Belle, West Virginia
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Parking is extremely limited. The decor was nothing fancy inside and the staff were not the most talkative I have been around. Was surprised that chips/salsa was not complimentary as is in every Mexican restaurant I have ever visited. So we ordered some as an appetizer. Had to wait a really long time before getting food, which was also odd.... More 

Thank WilliamRM74
Saint Augustine, Florida
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149 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a local this is one place we visit at least once or twice a month. The food and is authentic and oh so good. The decor is a nice touch as well. If you are looking for some real Mexican food this is a must try.

Thank Sandra H
Saint Augustine, Florida
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307 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately another disappointing Mexican restaurant as I continue to search for a great one here in Saint Augustine. Unlike it's fine dining sister restaurant in St Augustine Beach this place didn't live up to anything. Service was at best inattentive and the food was lacking. I got a chicken burrito and that was pretty much all that was in the... More 

Thank cwbunger32
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Cocina is a must stop for us whenever we visit family in St. Augustine. Tucked behind the indigo and coral exterior are intimate and colorful rooms. Some ideal for a date, others for a private party or family. Unusual and varied choices are featured on the menu. My daughter swears by the Ceviche, my mother by the crab filled... More 

Thank Holly B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Love this authentic Mexican Restaurant, quaint atmosphere, very accommodating staff - sat us in a closed section without question because we asked to sit there. However great the service was, the chef makes AWESOME food. Flavor profile is excellent. Loved the shrimp and crab stuffed avocado and the appetizer nachos of chicken and beef that my friend had were amazing!... More 

Thank Sheila L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

The Best Ceviche in Town....service was out of this world n the margarita ...D Bomb...A Must See n Eat..if you go to St Augustine stop there first...

Thank Ceci P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Great food! Excellent service! Good location. Great desert, Close to everything, good parking. Must to go and have a wonderful time.

Thank Maimy C
Saint Augustine, Florida
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

My wife and I visited on Cinco de Mayo based on a recommendation from a co-worker of my wife. We made reservations and glad that we did. I was packed and there were lots of people waiting for a table. My wife had the shrimp fajitas which were delicious. I had the chicken chimicanga which was a little dry... it... More 

Thank tmmsshep
Athens, Georgia
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I had a recommendation for this place from the place where we are staying. She said it was her favorite Mexican place in St. Augustine. Then I read the reviews on TripAdvisor, which were very mixed. Some agreed with her and said they loved it. Others said that the food was rather bland for Mexican. I have to agree with... More 

Thank Foodie123109
Gainesville, United States
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The best Mexican food in Florida, cozy atmosphere. I visit this place frequently on trips to St. Augustine and it never disappoints. Professional service and excellent food. It's wonderful!

Thank Lindsay S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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 32086-6465
  • 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?