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La Cocina International Restaurant, St. Augustine Beach, FL
La Cocina International Restaurant, St. Augustine Beach, FL
La Cocina International Restaurant, St. Augustine Beach, FL
La Cocina International Restaurant, St. Augustine Beach, FL
La Cocina International Restaurant, St. Augustine Beach, FL

La Cocina International Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1746 Reviews
$30 and under
International
Family owned operated by Norberto Jaramillo and his wife Cristina Santana
La Cocina International Restaurant offers intimate Fine Dining with a Latin Flair in a Casual Atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Contemporary Latin, Continental
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Tue–Sun 8:00 am–10:15 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (904) 461-8288
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Norberto Jaramillo
  • Catering
    We thank you for considering La Cocina International Restaurant to hold this important day in your life. With our quality of service and excellent cuisine, we assure you that this day will be unforgettable.<br />Our dining room can hold up to 60 guests for all your specials occasions such as weddings, rehearsals, anniversaries, graduations, holiday parties, and more...
  • Private party facilities
    Our dining room can hold up to 60 guests for all your specials occasions such as weddings, rehearsals, anniversaries, graduations, holiday parties, and more...
  • Private party contact
    Norberto Jaramillo: (904) 461-8288
  • Neighborhood
    Saint Augustine Beach
  • Cross street
    Beach Blvd
  • Parking details
    Complimentary hotel parking
  • Public transit
    Old Town Trolley Tours at Castillo Real Hotel stop
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,746 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Augustine

    Best Overall

  • St. Augustine

    Best Food

  • St. Augustine

    Best Service

  • St. Augustine

    Best Value

  • St. Augustine

    Good for business meals

  • St. Augustine

    Great for fine wines

  • St. Augustine

    Romantic

  • St. Augustine

    Good for special occasions

1,746 Reviews
  1. AngelaM

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although it is expensive, the food is consistently well prepared, presented, delicious and has favorable service.

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  2. Martin

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Entrées were amazing. Wine was excellent. Service was very good. If I had one complaint, it would be that the chairs we sat in were rather uncomfortable and dated, the noise level was very high while we were there. Regardless of those small complaints the food quality and taste is what it’s all about and Chef Norberto does an amazing job!

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  3. DianeB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant for special occasions! Great food and professional and friendly wait staff!

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  4. EdwardH

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was well prepared but could have been a little more flavorful. Had the tortellini and it was tasty but could have been better. Just needed something. Service was excellent. Would go back but would try something different. Lamb chops looked good.

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  5. JustinC

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Acceptable food. Acceptable service. Insanely noisy given the prices. Definitely not recommended in a city with as many options as St Augustine

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  6. DianneP

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten at La Covina Restaurant numerous times over the years. We have never been disappointed. My husband and I both ordered rack of lamb.It’s always delicious. Our friends both ordered Salmon and were very pleased. We ordered different wines and each person was happy with their wine. Service was good as usual. The atmosphere is cozy and intimate. There was a table that was noisy and after they left it was lovely.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu selections, food preparation, and service staff with a very well thought out wine list. We've eaten here a dozen times and have never been disappointed.

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  8. Grace

    Treasure Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely place! The food was excellent and the service was top notch. Definitely will come back when visiting St. Augustine.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall the restaurant is pretty nice, I like the food is fresh and has good taste. The noise is a little high but is not the restaurant's problem

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and great service. We will be back soon

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  11. lzcl

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed the food. The half-rack of lamb was excellent, the tortellini good but not great. The carpaccio was superb. Our waitress, Katerina, was very professional, watching the pace of dinner without being obtrusive. We will dine there again.

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  12. ChrisLatham

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the rack of Lamb, and the lamb was phenomenal, but the whipped potatoes were inedible because of the over salting. The potatoes should have never left the kitchen on 2/16 without being tasted first. The Pear Salad was also phenomenal. Our server did not introduce herself, so we asked what her name was. Gina was okay, but waited 10+ minutes for wine. Her heart wasn’t in it, but you never know what someone has going on in their lives. Their wine list is nice.

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  13. luisg

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been there several times and have always enjoyed the food and service, we will continue to go in the future.

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  14. ScottM

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food presentation and quality was fantastic. Good intimate setting.

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  15. DeliaM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu was excellent, nice size portions and service was excellent.

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  16. Maryann

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Server friendly attentive. Heard us mention it was my birthday and brought cake with candle. Filet mignon tender. Sauce was delicious. Pear salad very good.

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  17. RachaelR

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Cocina was so, so good! Gina, our server, was phenomenal! Very attentive, knowledgeable of not only the food but also helped with wine choices (my husband loved her suggestion). Food was delicious, the pork belly was amazing! Husbands filet was cooked to perfection, everything we had was seriously so good! My only complaint would be the noise level. There were 2 separate large groups and the restaurant is smaller than expected so it was very loud. Overall the experience was good. We will definitely be back when we come back to the area for vacation.

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  18. Shirley

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have always enjoyed our meals at La Cocina. The ones last night were no exception. We shared the Bake Brie appetizer and it was plenty for us and excellent. My husband had the filet mignon and it was cooked medium rare as he requested. It and my salmon were delicious. We were seated at a table where we never sat before. The restaurant was very busy, but we did not remember it being so noisy.

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  19. Barry

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    First time there was a great experience, from food to service. This time not so pleasant. Had to ask multiple times for the waitress to come to our table due to needing beverages, and other items. (Like our order...) Food was decent, but still not on par with the first time.

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  20. SPHH

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hidden restaurant! Our first time there we loved it.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service overall great experience we will be back. Thank you.

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  22. Ducks

    Jacksonville

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our starters and entrees were excellent. The server was very helpful and friendly. ONLY problem was the very unpleasant woman who angrily told us to go out to the lobby (we were 10 mins early). We have no explanation, we had just walked in and had our heads bitten off. Very strange. Otherwise, the meal was very good and we would return.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was outstanding. Food was average. Noise level was ridiculously loud.

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  24. CherylM

    Jacksonville

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Katarina was our waitress. She was very attentive, professional and helpful when asking for recommendations. We started with the Spanish Octopus which was outstanding. Next we had the Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio which was good. The beef was cut thin as expected but with very little taste. The accompanying vegetables were tasty. For dinner my husband had the Chilean Seabass- delicious. I had the Gambas which was also delicious but I expected the shrimp to be larger. Overall we were very happy with our experience and will be back. Thank you Katarina!

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  25. Sass

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our meal. Best place we’ve found in our 2 years in St A. Our server, Katerina, was wonderful. Food and service were great.

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  26. LawrenceE

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Good service. Acceptable atmosphere.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and beautiful presentation. An excellent place for a special dinner.

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  28. JamesT

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, appropriate portions, excellent service, plenty of space between tables created a comfortable, uncluttered feeling.

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  29. Zfar

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff and service were excellent. Lobster bisque was very good. Salmon cooked well, but she didn't care for the glaze seasoning and the same for asparagus. The cauliflower steak she really liked. Short ribs were tender and very flavorful, but the jasmine rice was a little bland. Overall, we enjoyed our experience and will definitely return

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  30. LauraK

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such wonderful service and food. The staff members are all friendly and gracious. Even the cooks sang Happy Birthday to me.

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  31. BlueBeast

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and the server was very nice. We had a lovely time here and would definitely return. My only complaint was that we had to wait I little while past our reservation time.

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  32. BiancaD

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tortallini was delicious The sea bass was very good the accompanying quinoa was a little mushy but seasoned deliously.

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  33. Michele

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dining experience. My food had an Asian flavoring with shrimp and it was delicious. we shared a beet and pear salad that we both loved. Yummy warm bread - and some herb butter and a great dessert made it a overall excellent meal!.

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  34. EricT

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant experience. Food was very good and the service was great.

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  35. WendelO

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This food is varied with distinctive flavor. Each course, there were four, was it’s own unique experience. The service was beyond helpful without intrusion. I felt comfortable while being also respected as a valued patron. There is nothing in the method nor the commodity that can be improved. Pure delight.

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  36. Libby

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this little gem. Family run, great food and close to home. Everything is good.

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  37. CJVa

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it, we take our friends there when they visit...

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was for my parents anniversary. They love this place. Nice surprise with a little dessert for their occasion. Food is very good.

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  39. janetw

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely one of the best meals I have had anywhere in the world. Beautifully presented and delicious Our waitress was delightful and very knowledgeable

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  40. Kathy

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional! Terrific service, outstanding food!

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FAQs

La Cocina International Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 461-8288.

La Cocina International Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1746 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Cocina International Restaurant

530 A1A beach Blvd, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Beach Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Saint Augustine Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Tue–Sun 8:00 am–10:15 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Contemporary Latin, Continental
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary hotel parking
  • Public transit
    Old Town Trolley Tours at Castillo Real Hotel stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Norberto Jaramillo
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (904) 461-8288
  • Catering
    We thank you for considering La Cocina International Restaurant to hold this important day in your life. With our quality of service and excellent cuisine, we assure you that this day will be unforgettable.<br />Our dining room can hold up to 60 guests for all your specials occasions such as weddings, rehearsals, anniversaries, graduations, holiday parties, and more...
  • Private party facilities
    Our dining room can hold up to 60 guests for all your specials occasions such as weddings, rehearsals, anniversaries, graduations, holiday parties, and more...
  • Private party contact
    Norberto Jaramillo: (904) 461-8288
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