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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
+1 904-794-1610
12:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was off on our recent visit and it was not crazy busy at the time. While disappointed with the service, the food remains awesome and we highly recommend the tacos, fajitas, quesadillas and flautas.

Thank NJNanWeiner
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here today with my husband on his lunch break. They had fun and vibrant decor. Looks like it might have been an old, but large house. The food came out quickly, had a beautiful presentation, and tasted phenomenal. My husband had tacos, and I had a killer chimichanga. Price for two meals and two sodas was $25, so it's... More 

Thank StAuggieBeachBum
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very good Mexican food in a nice restaurant. Beer and wine only here so Marguritas are made with wine. Good service and reasonable prices!

Thank line10
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved this restaurant. This was the most authentic and delicious Mexican food we have ever had. We had the molcajete and the chicken chimichanga. It was a quiet and comfortable environment decorated wall to wall with paintings and murals. We moved here from Charleston, SC and have been looking for comparable restaurants that meet our standards. (Yes we are... More 

Thank Katherine A
Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

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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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 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 16 September 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
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 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!!!!

1 Thank alexawu
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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

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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, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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: +1 904-794-1610

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?