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La Cocina International Restaurant, St. Augustine Beach, FL

La Cocina International Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1775 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Come join us at La Cocina International, owned by Chef Norberto Jaramillo & his Wife Christina, where we celebrate our Colombian roots with World Cuisine infused with Latin American flavors. Located in St Augustine Beach, our cozy dining space is the ideal spot for creating lasting memories with your loved ones. Explore our menu and experience a delightful evening in St Augustine just minutes away from the heart of St Augustine!

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Latin American, Breakfast
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Veteran, Women
  • 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.
  • 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 1,775 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Augustine

    Best Overall

  • St. Augustine

    Best Food

  • St. Augustine

    Best Service

  • St. Augustine

    Best Value

  • St. Augustine

    Great for fine wines

  • St. Augustine

    Romantic

1,775 Reviews
  1. Hobbs2

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great jewel give it a try you won’t be disappointed

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  2. John

    Jacksonville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a birthday and had the Chilian sea Bass. It was perfectly cooked and delicious. This restaurant has maintained its quality over the years.

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  3. TomS

    Key West

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small charming restaurant with attentive service & fine dining prepared & presented food.

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  4. Jose

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the food delicious. When I want to have a great time and good food I my wife and I book a reservation at La Cocina International Restaurant, thanks for your service and the great time and food also.

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  5. ShannonM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I went to La Cocina to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant itself was tucked away inside a hotel and was very nice. The food was excellent. It was quiet for the most part but towards the end of our dining experience a louder group of people came in to eat and that’s why I rated the noise level as moderate. The restaurant’s back windows overlook the hotel’s pool which affects the ambiance a bit. It would be nice if curtains or privacy doors/windows were installed so you don’t have to watch hotel guests playing in the pool while you eat at a fancy restaurant. Other than that, everything was fantastic and our service was excellent. We would highly recommend!

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  6. KBuett

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    People very pleasant. Food delish. Loved the beef carpaccio and tortellini. Very nice date nite

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  7. Dinner

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best kept secret for a great romantic restaurant! We never have had a bad meal.

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  8. AndyT

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, not noisy and service was very good. Would definitely go back

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  9. Will

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best find on St. Augustine beach. It was so fabulous we went back again our last night of the week. The entire staff is amazing. The chef is five star. The menu was unique and interesting and each meal the four of us had both nights was superb. The ingredients were fresh and the combinations were excellent. I cannot say enough about this place and our experience there. Excellent wines also. We can’t wait to come back during our next visit.

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  10. GlenS

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful meal. Everything was delicious. What a hidden gem!!

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  11. NorthernPeach

    New York City

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Food was very good. We had the lamb and the tortellini and the pork belly appetizer. All very tasty.

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  12. KimK

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time trying this restaurant with another couple. My filet mignon was the best I have ever had, the cream sauce and potatoes were exquisite. My wife had the tortellini which had the freshest shrimp. Other couple had Sorba Noodles (also fresh shrimp, came out warm but could have have been hotter upon serving) and the glazed salmon which was outstanding. All of us said we would return to this restaurant again.

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  13. MyValentine

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food here is delicious!! The starters our table had the pear salad, ceviche, pork belly, and beef Capacio. For entrées we had the beef short ribs, the salmon and two of us had the shrimp. On previous visits, we’ve had the beef tenderloin, Periperi chicken, and chili and Seabass. Have been to this restaurant several times and the food is consistently delicious. Did not have the lobster bisque this time, but it is also wonderful. Highly recommend!!

    1 person found this helpful

  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a very interesting atmosphere while dinning.

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  15. JanetL

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobster bisque was fantastic. I had the short ribs, which lacked Korean flavor, but was really tender. More like a pot roast. My husband had the rack of lamb. It was the only thing we had that wasn’t hot enough. It was not particularly tender, but the seasoning was very good. The crème brulee had a very odd, soupy texture. We wouldn’t choose that again.

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  16. DavidO

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely experience, excellent service, friendly, prompt (but without hurrying us), and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and beautifully presented!! A most pleasant evening. Our favourite restaurant in St Augustine.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice restaurant inside hotel. Interesting menu, well executed, excellent service. Quite refreshing compared to seafood shacks usually found along shoreline. Recommended.

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  18. janetw

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best restaurants in the area. Delicious food, first class service I. Delightful surroundings

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were Awesome! Would highly recommend. 😊

    1 person found this helpful

  20. ScottD

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found this restaurant several years ago and has never disappointed us. Great service provided by friendly professionals. Excellent menu selections. And we don’t have to cross the bridge.

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  21. LawrenceF

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu is limited. Waitstaff couldn't remember to wait on us. My steak was supposed to be Medium Well (warm pink center) came out BLOOD red. Friend asked for desert and she forgot to bring it. Just seemed there was too little of a waitstaff for the amount of people and tables seated. Nice person, just seemed overwhelmed. Definitely very pricing for the quantity of food.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food. Have been a regular since the restaurant opened. The lamb, sea bass , bisque and pear salad are always deliciously!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    6pm reservation with my husband and daughter on Tuesday. Nice fine dining ambiance and attentive staff. I had the Chilean bass, daughter had salmon and husband had the lamb meal. We had a bottle of wonderful Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand called Yealand. Great wine that was so refreshing and great finish of taste. All meals were beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. My daughter and I shared the vanilla kiss cake that was very light but scrumptious. The portions were good and our plates were completely finished because they were very tasty. I highly recommend this restaurant and it is off the beaten busy path of St. Augustine. You can even go for a walk on the beach if wish by walking to beach access close by. You won’t regret it!!!

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  24. Kasparitis

    Jacksonville

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place never disappoints. So wish they had a full bar. Other than that, great people and dining.

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  25. RHONDAF

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service our server was excellent! The ceviche was excellent and fresh, lobster bisque was delicious and the hot homemade bread and butter was amazing! My beet salad 🥗 was also great, just a little heavy on the dressing…Overall excellent and will come again to try other dishes, Ty

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  26. GeorgeD

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    one very loud table ruined it for many/ this is a great restaurant

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went with reservations on a Saturday night. The service and food was outstanding. He started with the lobster bisque and I went with the pear salad. We were both pleased with our choices and shared them with each other. My husband had the filet mignon in a mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, and carrots. I had the New Zealand lamb chops. Both dinners were excellent. Cooked as we ordered, seasoned by the skilled chef and served by our attentive server. We will return again.

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  28. ValerieB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely wonderful evening enjoying perfectly prepared food. We will definitely be back again.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fine. Service was slow. Seemed as though understaffed. Wine was not well chilled.

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  30. AngelaM

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    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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  31. Martin

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    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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  32. DianeB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    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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  33. KathyS

    Jacksonville

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recently we dined at La Cocina for "date night" and had the pleasure of having Jorge as our waiter. On Thursday the restaurant allows you to bring a "special" bottle of wine with no corkage fee. We brought one of our recent California Cab from our trip to Napa. Our appetizers consisted of a cup of lobster bisque and ceviche (shrimp and salmon tossed with red onions, peppers, cilantro, fresh garlic, ginger avocado puree and toasted ciabatta). Our entrees were Peri Peri chicken (organic skin on chicken breast, over cilantro cream, roasted potatoes and carrots) and filet mignon (8 oz. filet grilled to perfection, with wild mushroom cream sauce, carrots and mashed potatoes). For dessert we split chocolate marquise and coffee. Note: The restaurant provides a 3.5% discount off the total sale amount for paying with cash.

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  34. EdwardH

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    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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  35. JustinC

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    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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  36. DianneP

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 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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  38. Grace

    Treasure Coast

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 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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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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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  40. 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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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 1775 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 7 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
    Global, International, Latin American, Breakfast
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Veteran, Women
  • 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.
  • 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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