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La Cocina Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3290 US Highway 1 S, Ste D, St. Augustine, FL 32086-6413
+1 904-794-1610
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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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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Venice, Florida
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

A lovely, cozy restaurant with vibrant paintings and decor. The food is authentic Mexican, fresh, well prepared, with eye-appealing presentation and attentive service. We had chile rellenos and chicken enchiladas, both excellent. It wasn't until several days after visiting the restaurant that I realized I had left my leather gloves there. I called and Norberto was gracious enough to mail... More 

Thank Travelingduo222
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Read all the reviews, and went based on recommendation of friend so we were expecting something special. But walked away unimpressed based on our idea of good Mexican food. Salsa too watery, and they do not do frozen margaritas?, so the margarita over ice delivered seamed on tequila. re-fried beans not warm enough, we got carniitas which i am used... More 

Thank Mike P
NE Florida
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127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I was spending a relaxing day in St. Augustine and was in the mood for some Mexican food. I did some quick research the day before and decided on La Cocina. The service was very good. I received my food rather quickly and the presentation was very nice. I was quite impressed with the flavor and quality of the food.... More 

Thank hanahwy
Richmond, Kentucky, United States
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159 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We had been looking for a Mexican Restaurant for our usual January trip to the area and we think we've found it. They seem to have a little bit different take on most dishes. The salsa was a hit with everyone but me, I found it too oniony. The cheese dip was good but a lot thinner than most other... More 

Thank Charles C
Palm Coast, Florida
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here for years and have ALWAYS had a great meal and outstanding service. The Owners are very involved in the day to day operations and they take pride in their work!

Thank 04HarleyDrummer
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We were thirsty for a margarita only to find out they only have beer and wine. My husband enjoyed a Pacifico and I tried the sangria which was very good. They really don't have combination plates and are rather inflexible relative to mixing meats such as chicken, beef and carnitas tostada. My husband enjoyed the three carnitas tostadas. I had... More 

Thank Mary C
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great place to go for excellent authentic Mexican cuisine, coupled with very friendly service. Sadly, the margaritas, although relatively cheap, were below standard.

Thank mgriding
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Authentic and Very good food . Nice atmosphere attentive wait staff. Will come back and recommend to everyone I know

Thank Rebecca H
Saco, Maine
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We were in the mood for Mexican food and were driving along Rt 1 and noticed La Cocina. What a great find!!! Excellent food and service. We had the fish tacos and chimichanga which were both freshly prepared and tasted great. The decor is fun and all the staff were just great! Thanks so much for a great meal.

Thank Nancy S
Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 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

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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, St. Augustine, FL 32086-6413
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. 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?