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“A nice surprise”

La Cocina Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #115 of 579 Restaurants in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bermuda Run, NC
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A nice surprise”
Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I ate at La Cocina today and compared to the not so good Mexican that we usually find in the Palm Beach-St Augustine area it was wonderful. From the margarita to the entrees the food was excellent. One thing that sets La Cocina apart from other Mexican restaurants is the presentation of the food. Looks exquisite, taste matches. We had the chicken fajita wrap and the chicken quesadilla. Bill with margarita was $25 for two. Decor is nice and service attentive.

Thank Charles H
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  • English first
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English first
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice surprise!”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We wanted Mexican food as we were returning to our hotel after looking at new homes and drove by and saw the sign, but we kept driving down the road. After about 3 miles and seeing no other options we turned around and went back. The lunch hour had just started so no one was there yet. We were graciously greeted and seated. The menu is somewhat limited compared to most Mexican restaurants, but we found some choices we liked and ordered. When it arrived we were so pleasantly surprised and happy! The food was presented nicely and tasted great! The service was very good and friendly! We really enjoyed our experience and will return when we are in the area again!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank moose58colorado
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Authentic and cute decor”
Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Very colorful decor greets you along with the small, gracious staff. The place have a warm, family-owned feel to it. The menu was very diverse. The food was good, but because of the small staff service was a bit slow and some of the food was just warm, not hot. Small place would make for a nice date night. The portions are large, and you could certainly share if not overly hungry. The nicest Mexican place that I have been to so far in St. Aug.

Thank juzmy2centz
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st augustine fl
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Mexican Food”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a very colorful little restaurant for Mexican Food. The decor is very nice, the service is very good, and the food is excellent. We will definitely visit again.

Visited June 2012
Thank Mary V
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Fredonia, New York
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Try the Steak Salad”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The best Mexican food I have ever had - the steak salad? The steak is tender, perfectly seasoned, the produce is fresh and the overall effect is AWESOME! I don't know what the negative reviews are about - I have been all over the world and believe me...I know food...it's terrific and a lovely place to dine. Enjoy! Just be careful of the parking - make sure you park in their lot, not the storage place's spots.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank NRF2442
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