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“Our FAVORITE St. Augustine restaurant!”

The Back 40 Urban Cafe
Ranked #8 of 583 Restaurants in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Soups, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Our FAVORITE St. Augustine restaurant!”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We share our home in St. Augustine with our 95 year old Step-Dad who loves to eat out, and we do almost every night! The three of us have been to just about every restaurant in the area, and The Back 40 Urban Cafe is by far our favorite! We are there at least once a week, sometimes even more because the atmosphere is cozy, the service is great, the portions are generous, the prices are beyond fair and the food is absolutely delicious!!! The menu is hard to describe because every selection is so unique, not the standard boring choices you find most other places. There is something for everyone whether you are vegetarian or not, and whatever you decide to eat you will feel like you have had an extremely healthy meal. They use lots of wonderful spices, ripe avocado, crisp vegetables, black beans, brown rice, fresh fish and shrimp just to name a few of our favorites, but there is much more. Because there are so many different selections on the menu we never get tired of eating at The Back 40 Urban Cafe! Give it a try, and we bet you become a 'regular' too!

  • Visited October 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Simply the best!”
Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to St. Augustine for vacation for many years but this was our first visit to the Back 40 cafe. Sande ordered the Chicken w/black Beans and rice Burrito and I had the Island Bowl. The burrito almost covered the plate and the island bowl (black beans and rice with avocado and veggies) was big enough for 3. Both were delicious. The service was excellent

We will be back!

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3 Thank Ron C
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Georgia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A Local Jem”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

What a nice change of pace for a town full of treats. Defiantly off the beaten path but well worth the effort. The food was prepared wonderfully. The service was good with no issues. If you like different and good food you will want to check this place out.

  • Visited October 2012
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St. Augustine, Florida
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Adorable little restaurant”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

They converted an old house and set up rooms with table settings. Each room had its own look. Food was great especially the salads and service was good. Expect big portions.

Visited August 2012
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Topeka, Kansas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Amazingly delicious food here!”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

The Back 40 is basically just a small house converted into a restaurant, but wow, do not miss it!! I ordered the coconut shrimp salad, and it was to die for, especially the dressing that came with it!! Everyone at our table loved their food and the service was good also. Wish we had a place in our hometown as delicious!

Visited September 2012
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