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La Cocina International Restaurant

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530 A1a Beach Blvd, In the lobby of the Castillo Real Hotel, Saint Augustine Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32080-7933
+1 904-461-8288
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Spanish, Contemporary, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
530 A1a Beach Blvd, In the lobby of the Castillo Real Hotel, Saint Augustine Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32080-7933
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My spouse and myself went to eat here to celebrate our wedding anniversary and thought it would be a splurge for the day. Service was a bit slow and the restaurant wasn't very busy. I had the Lobster bisque which was very good but my...More

Thank Dawn22704
norberto j, Owner at La Cocina International Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mrs. Dawn, We do apologize for your unsatisfactory evening with us. This is definitely not the norm for us here at La Cocina but we highly appreciate your feedback. We would like to know if you let your server know about the hairs found...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Wife and I had a fabulous breakfast today. The Eggs Benedict with home fries and sausage was excellent. My wife had the French toast. Four nice pieces with strawberries and whip cream and cake with bacon. Very tasty. The only negative comment was the...More

Thank StAugDave
norberto j, Owner at La Cocina International Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We will be here waiting for you to come back! Thank you for the wonderful review

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wedding reception at La Cocina proved to be above and beyond our expectations. Chef Norberto and his staff provided exceptional cousine and service. Fabulous memory for our guests and as well as for us. Every large and small detail was attended to with excellence. If...More

Thank Bob L
norberto j, Owner at La Cocina International Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mr. Lane, it truly was a pleasure to serve you and your wonderful family. It was an honor to be a part of your special day. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and we hope to see you and Mrs. Lane back soon....More

Reviewed April 9, 2018

We started with the octopus and the mussels. Both were excellent, we had the gambas for an entree, and the shrimp were huge and excellent. The chef made us a gluten free sauce with bernaise sauce with crab meat. We would definitely go again!

Thank Susan J
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Food was well prepared, service was great, and ambiance was good. One can understand the high ratings after dining here. Budget for about $45-$50 per person.

Thank Eric D
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

The meal was fine. The service was mediocre. And the ambiance was meh. Very average restaurant and certainly not worth the price. I booked this based on its #1 rating on TripAdvisor and it definitely did not live up to expectations. If you go into...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

La Cocina was a little awkward to get to from downtown St. A and it's appearance from outside is not the best but it certainly is one of the top restaurants in the area. We saw the good reviews on TA and suggested this to...More

Thank Grey C
Reviewed March 10, 2018

We are visiting the area from St. Petersburg. I did extensive research on both St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach restaurants before deciding upon this place. Unfortunately, from all the reviews, it appears that a good majority of restaurants in town are overpriced, food not...More

Thank William W
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We have been dining at La Cocina whenever we want to celebrate an occasion or just want an excellent meal and have always been happy with the food, service and presentation.

Thank Pat D
Reviewed March 3, 2018

The food was amazing. From the small pates of seafood ceviche and grilled octopus, to the ostrich with mushrooms and bacon-wrapped shrimp over grits, the food was great and the presentation gorgeous. Our server Victor was equally 5-star. I will definitely come back to this...More

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March 28, 2018|
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Response from Frank A | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website and Email them.
Deb A
February 17, 2018|
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Response from Chuck G | Reviewed this property |
If you’re looking for a Bar on St. Augustine Beach, Sunset Grille is a good bar. If you travel into downtown, you will find a couple of great spots like Casa Maya on Hypolita. The restaurant is very good, but the bartender... More
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November 14, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$23 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 A1a Beach Blvd, In the lobby of the Castillo Real Hotel, Saint Augustine Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32080-7933
    (Beach Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine  >  Saint Augustine Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-461-8288
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La Cocina International Restaurant offers intimate Fine Dining with a Latin Flair in a Casual Atmosphere
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