About La Cocina International Restaurant

La Cocina International Restaurant offers intimate Fine Dining with a Latin Flair in a Casual Atmosphere.

530 A1A beach Blvd
St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
International, Global, International, Continental

Hours of Operation:
BREAKFAST: Monday - Friday 8:00am -10:30am, Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 11:00am
LUNCH: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am-2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 2:30pm
DINNER: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Beach Blvd

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 461-8288

Website:
http://www.lacocinarestaurants.com/

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.
Our dining room can hold up to 60 guests for all your specials occasions such as weddings, rehearsals, anniversaries, graduations, holiday parties, and more...

Parking Details:
Complimentary hotel parking

Public Transit:
Old Town Trolley Tours at Castillo Real Hotel stop

Executive Chef:
Chef/Owner: Norberto Jaramillo

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our dining room can hold up to 60 guests for all your specials occasions such as weddings, rehearsals, anniversaries, graduations, holiday parties, and more...

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Details
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:30PM

La Cocina International Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (18)
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Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Romantic (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Business Meals (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

I have been to La Cocina many times and have always had a positive experience!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

We have eaten here before when we stayed in hotel where it is located. Food is fresh and we'll prepared and presented. They always have specials in addition to regular menu. I had salmon which was encrusted with nuts. A different way to prepare salmon. Delicious. My husband had another fish dish which he liked as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 5 days ago

We had our book club holiday party at La Cocina for lunch. The lobster bisque with some added sherry was divine. The lunch menu is very different from the dinner menu but a nice variety. Nice wine list. We go back every year!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 7 days ago

When it comes to "fine dining" in Saint Augustine, there is few and far between. On "the island" portion of St Augustine there isn't even a competition - La Cocina is hands down the absolute best there is for fine dining. Little pricey? Yep. Worth every penny? Absolutely. That Sea Bass is flipping ridiculous, the filet and salmon are excellent, and the nightly chef's special is always tempting. Nightly soup du jour along with a lobster bisque choice ... always excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Restaurant continues to be one of our favorites. Superb food at a reasonable price. We were seated near a loud table but that is not the norm.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Spending time with family and reconnecting with my wife

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

One of our favorites. Food is always outstanding, exceeded only by the wonderful waitstaff.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was wonderful -- helpful and friendly. The food and wine were special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Second time dining at this restaurant. Just as good as the first visit. I look forward to our third visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food and service! The rack of lamb was cooked perfectly, and the Mahi special was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was great from the beginning with a little less attention towards the end, but that’s just being extra picky.
It was great service and the chef and cooks worked hard at making everything just right with extra touches on plate presentation!
Great job everyone!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had an excellent dinner on Thanksgiving 2017. And a great table by the window.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The chef here is an artist! Amazing cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Do enjoy the lobster bisque on your visit.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Two large parties generated so much noise we couldn't hear ourselves at our own table for 2. La Cochina needs to install a soft surface to absorb sound & establish a private space for large parties. The noise simply overpowered. This was not the first time. It was not pleasant, & we won't return unless they make changes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

My friends and I love to go to La Cocina and always have a fabulous time. Victor is our favorite waiter and is extremely attentive and accommodating. On this visit we had the Filet which was fantastic. The trio of creme brulee for dessert was absolutely delicious. We will go back as often as we can!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely superb food and presentation. Kudos to Noberto and his fine team.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

LaCocina once again went above and beyond. So happy that they are now having Brunch. The food was amazing as always and the service impeccable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was the first Sunday that they offered their brunch. It was excellent, great variety and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

La Cocina is near the beach and inside the Castillo Real hotel, making it very convenient if you are staying in the hotel. The atmosphere is nice. I don't think they have a full bar but they do have beer and a nice wine selection. I had the half lamb rack which was good, and my wife had a salad with some chicken added to it. The food presentation is very nice. We would probably not go back as it seemed a bit pricey compared to what food options are available in St. Augustine.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nothing wrong with the experience. Food was OK, just not memorable, and not worth a second visit, in my opinion.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

La Cocina International Restaurant in Saint Augustine Beach, FL at the Castillo Real Hotel (not affiliated) is an absolute neighborhood gem. It features an outstanding creative cuisine by extraordinarily wonderful chefs, a marvelous wine selection, and friendly, attentive, and multilingual service staff. The dress is casual to business casual and generally caters to an adult crowd, and to many local residents. I come here often for dinner and occasionally, after church on Sunday. This is one of the best restaurants in the area for fine dining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Good was so salty will not come back Had friends in from
Out of town so disappointed

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Absolutely fabulous!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food and wine! A little noisy but service and food made up for it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The lobster bisque was very rich. The raspberry vinaigrette in the pear salad was a bit too sweet. The rack of lamb was delicious. Victor is a great waiter and tried to please us to the best of his ability. The decor is very nice and the ambiance was very acceptable.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fabulous! Sea bass brie lobster bisque fantastic! What a great place!

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

It was amazing. We picked a place somewhat blindly... I looked at trip advisor and simply picked the first one on the list.
La Cocina did not disappoint in fact we were super impressed. My 12 year old is a very picky eater.... not only did she pick one of the night's specials but she actually ate it all and experimented with some new flavors.
The staff was very friendly (though they forgot my wine and I had to ask again) they were engaging and very attentive.
It was a very nice experience. The prices were higher than i expected for a restaurant in St. Augustine but it was very well worth it!

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Meal was a good value, however a few more choices under $30.00 price point would be nice. Noise level could be improved with padding on the heavy chair to avoid scrapping on the tile floor. I and my partner, Patrick, have enjoyed this fine restaurant since it opened.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

My aunt had been to the restaurant with my uncle, years ago. She remembered how good it was so we went after an exhibit at the Litner Museum. Just as she remembered, the food was delicious and beautifully presented and the service was perfect!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This continues to be one of my favorite St Augustine food spots. The food is consistently fantastic and never disappoints.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 29, 2017

From the smallest detail to the food, service and attention it was all great. I'm pleased i picked this place for my boyfriends birthday. Our server Victor was very attentive & chef/owner Humberto came to our table to make sure everything was good and that were happy with everything. We will be back next time we come to St. Augustine.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is the most consistent food in St Augustine. I go a lot.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on September 4, 2017

La Cocina is consistently wonderful!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Awesome tasting seafood priced mid to $20's to mid $30's. I tried the Bouillabaisse which is a tomato fennel broth over fettuccine loaded with shrimp, mussels, clams, grouper & calamari. I will be back!

Tags: Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Seafood paella lacks flavor. Asked for lamb chops to be cooked medium came backmedium rare, no flavor. Employees did not appear to be happy to work there.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was our anniversary and we celebrated with our dear friends. Victor our waiter was fantastic, personable and very attentive. We all agreed the food was delicious. The lobster bisque, paella, salmon, and gambas and grits were superb. All came temperature hot and all the food was served at the same time. La Cocina didn't rush us.
It was a relaxing evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food was prefect for the occasion the filet was out of this world the chicken was well cooked. Presentations were classy and modern. The waitress was friendly took care of our needs asked us over and over if we need anything. The espresso creme was soooo good we went back the next morning for breakfast. Very consistent on making some tasty perfectly made food

Tags: Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Wonderful place for fabulous food and and incredible service! Attentiveness to a perfection!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We had a wonderful time! The chef and wait staff were fabulous!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We had a lovely dinner with outstanding service, delicious appetizers and entrees and a very pleasant setting to enjoy this for any occasion.
The friendly and very pleasant staff makes it memorable..

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