La Cocina International Restaurant

4.7
1300 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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we offer a five course dining experience for valentines day dinner , 100 per guest plus tax and service inclusive of soft drinks and bubbles, wine pairing available 40.00 deposit required

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JanetteO
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dining experience at La Cocina was truly outstanding. The service was very professional, friendly and thoughtful. The food was definitely outstanding as well. I recommend this restaurant highly.

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JACQUELINEB
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing as always! Los amamos mucho!

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DouglasH
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delightful restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The dining room was pleasant and the staff very friendly. Great service and the food was excellent. Looking forward to another visit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food . Outstanding service . Love it

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and presentation, pleasant servers, nice atmosphere.

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BethD4356
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, they have a pretty good wine list. I had the ravioli and my husband had the salmon.
The ravioli was fresh made and in a delicious mushroom sauce. The salmon was crusted in sesame and served over a bed of sauted baby boy choy in a miso broth. Neither of us shared, it was that good.
Service was spot on. Friendly and professional. We will be back before we leave St. Augustine Beach.

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NataliM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, great presentation, very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from the moment you walk in. Service was perfect and so friendly. Excellent food options which were well prepared. A lovely find here at the beach.

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MarieH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited La Cocina for our anniversary and it was definitely one of the best meals during our stay in St. Augustine. The staff was very attentive, polite, and they even brought out a very special surprise for the two of us. Everything on the menu looked delicious, it made choosing difficult. All that we ordered tasted fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As our first date night as new parents, this was the perfect night! From the spectacular services to the even more jaw dropping delicious food, we couldn’t have been more pleased. Will definitely be returning!

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DeronB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Only thing I would say is the music choice they had playing was a bit odd for the environment. Pop 80’s just didn’t seem to fit. Lighting could be a bit dimmer too other than that it’s a stellar restaurant!!

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Yaritza
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fui a este restaurante a celebrar el cumpleanos de mi esposo, y verdaderamente que viajariamos las horas necesarias para ir nuevamente aunque sea para comer aqui. El staff super amable, atento y diligente. El dueno fue a nuestra mesa, muy humilde el, y nos saludo y se aseguro que todo estuviera en orden. Los precios estan muy buenos y la comida es fresca, buena cantidad y de un restaurante de altura. Mi esposo y yo no tomamos alcohol y nuestra mesera tuvo la cortesia de hacer un ajuste para nosotros ofreciendonos un jugo con unas frutas frescas, sin duda hicieron mas de lo que esperabamos. Incluso tuvieron la cortesia de darnos el postre por la casa, como un detalle a mi esposo en su cumpleanos. Dios bendiga el dueno, familia y staff, sin duda volveremos y lo recomendaremos.

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TraB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The escargot were drowned. The asparagus was way too old to cook and serve. The fingerlings were pre cooked and old. The bisque was good. The grouper was good. The service was really fantastic. The small kitchen makes them work too hard.

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SamO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best gourmet food there is in st. Augustine….. nothing comes close !

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vipAlyssaG
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely staff, excellent service. Food was good- not mind blowing. Sat near the front near the kitchen so it was a little bit more noisy than I would have liked during a Saturday evening dinner.

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RetoR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice restaurant in a nice hotel. Trying to be european, italian, from decor standpoint. Food was creative, had very well tasting cevice! Short ribs were good, very tender, sides rather common. Hope food changes seasonally, I don’t know since we are traveling thru.

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vipLidiaLipstick
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. The service was impecable, the food delicious.

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CJVa
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to St.Augustine for 10 years, and this is the best place to eat. Period.

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vipWanderingFoodie
Jacksonville
136 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in town for NYE festivities and luckily stumbled on this hidden gem. Great meal, great wine at fair price, and great service. Started with a salad that was split but still enough for two. Entrees ordered were lamb chops and short rib ravioli. OMG the ravioli. The pineapple crepe was a nice unusual finish with a perfectly paired Riesling. Finally our primary server ( didn’t get name unfortunately but you can find her at a local gym crushing a workout probably) was so attentive and gracious. We even got a charcuterie board to go and feasted the next night during the fireworks! We will definitely come back!

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ContessaMama
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant and the food is outstanding

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AmyK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here many times over the years. Consistently great food!

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vipCltDiner
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasantly surprised after assuming this was a hotel restaurant after arriving. Every aspect of our dining experience was outstanding. Excellent service and the crab stuffed grouper was crazy good

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randythomas
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Filet, Crab Stuffed Flounder and Fruit with Chantilly Cream were all fabulous!

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Smelly
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an elegant restaurant with delicious, lovingly prepared food and friendly, courteous service. I look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed dinner. You would never have expected it as the restaurant is tucked inside an old hotel with no signage. Our meal was delicious. I had the salmon and my husband the fillet which melted in your mouth it was so tender. The waiter suggest the best wine. He also helped celebrate our anniversary with a special desert. We will be Bach.

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DianeV
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and service in town. Easy access; amazing service! The food has never failed to be delicious. An A+++.

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing. Beautifully presented and every bite is perfect!
Staff is so friendly and attentive.

I am so very happy we decided selected La Cocina for my husband's birthday
"special" dinner. We will definitely be back!!!

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CandLFoodies
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't Miss This Gem
Just a 15 minute drive from the historic district, this is a wonderful dining experience. The wait staff are very gracious. The portions very generous, and the flavors just divine. She had the Spanish octopus starter and it was out of this world, and the portion enough for dinner! Her crab stuffed grouper was also divine, but the best part was the green chili mashed potatoes...wow were they good. He had the beef carpaccio and it was meltingly tender, as was the buttery filet. There are lots of restaurants in St. Augustine and you have many choices. If you want to dine at one of the best, don't miss this. You won't be disappointed, and there is no issue with parking!!!! Now that's a real plus.

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NicoleM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal, I had a fantastic time. I ordered the fillet my aunt the grouper. All meals were lovely on presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Exceptional food, great service. Went for first date and my girlfriend loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food very inconsistent. Carpaccio and ceviche too much/strong vinegar/lemon sauce. Overpowered potentially good dish. Duck was tough and little flavour. The octopus was great. Service was great.

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DaveU
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Location is not good. It's located inside a random hotel far from the historic district. Food was so so and took forever to come out. The mussels were great but the filet was not seasoned and over cooked. The chicken tasted like Indian food. It was all over the place. Won't be back.

La Cocina International Restaurant
Responded on December 13, 2021

could you please describe what is random we apologize for your steak , if noted we would have made another one right then, and our chicken dish has a curry sauce , so that might just be the flavor we were hoping for. we also we do not intent or feature being in the historic district, our menu is international and has different techniques, and cuisines to allow a wider variety, we again apologize for not reaching your expectations, and hope we might see you again , and win your hearts.

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Lane
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipMitosM
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

It was my birthday dinner and we wanted to go to a special place. La Cocina is consistently good. Thursdays have free corkage, which allowed us to bring our favorite bottle of Cabernet. I had lamb chops and my husband had the filet mignon and it was excellent. Unfortunately, there were 3 groups that were so loud that it made the evening unpleasant. I don’t know what the restaurant can do about it otherwise I would have given them an outstanding rating.

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KennethI
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant with excellent food of high quality, prepared with care, beautifully presented and elegantly served. The wine offerings are well selected and the desserts a scrumptious way to top off a meal. The cappuccino machine was not in service but otherwise perfect. The staff are warm and friendly and never make you feel rushed or unattended. The crown jewlel od Saint Augustine Beach.

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vipLocalAnon
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, I chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel and I was tired of driving into St. Augustine and dealing with the parking. I’m so glad we ended up here. The meal was truly amazing. We started with the sweet plantain carpaccio, which sounded interesting and different and did not disappoint. What a fabulous combination of tastes. I had lamb chops, my husband had duck, and both were cooked to perfection. Topped off the meal with two excellent desserts. I wish we lived locally; this would be one of my go-to places. Highly recommended!

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karen
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food and service. Noise level extremely high.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service, menu selections and ambiance were excellent. The food was delicious. My salmon was a little over cooked and bok choy a little too charred but overall it was an enjoyable dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving 2021. Sufficient and overall great variety of options for a four course dinner. Fixed dessert.

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SharonJ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at La Cocina! We had the Penna pasta, Grouper, and Filet entrees - all delicious! Wonderful service.

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 1300 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.