Llama Restaurant

4.8
605 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Peruvian
We are a restaurant on Anastasia Island, Saint Augustine Introducing Contemporary New Peruvian Cuisine, South American beer and wine, exotic mimosas and exceptional service.


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*Please note: The tolerance time for arrival is 15 minutes. To modify your reservation, please call us in advance.
*We require a 1 day in advance notice for "Regions" I and "Cities" Tasting Menus and 2 days in advance for "Regions II"
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RV
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

OMG! This was some of the finest, most innovative food I have ever had! Knowing nothing about Peruvian food and no more than this restaurants great reputation, I set out for an eating adventure and it truly delivered. The food was excellent from the appetizers to the desserts. I ate practically nothing I recognized but loved it all for its great taste and beautiful plating. It is obvious that the chef—and he is a chef, not a cook—loves serving his patrons the best. The service was excellent and menu items were explained in detail and suggestions were spot on. While it’s pricey, I thought it was well worth it. This is the kind of food you find in NYC, Chicago, or San Francisco. Who would have thought little old St Augustine would be blessed with such a fine din8ng experience. Go here if you’re up for a truly excellent meal full of dishes you never knew existed!

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for our anniversary dinner, it absolutely did not disappoint!! Will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience, small but bright gem in a old world town.

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D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We were very excited to find that there was a Peruvian restaurant so close to home. We were deeply disappointed in the lack of Peruvian flavor imparted in the dishes. Fish, plaintains and yucca were overcooked and dry, Lomo Saltado was drenched in what would closely resemble teriyaki sauce . Beautiful plating , Unfortunate all of the effort went to that and not to the flavor of the food .

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l
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Best, most exciting meal ever!!! Don't miss the octopus. I didn't even think I liked octopus until I tasted Llama's. Everything was an experience not to be missed.

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CH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal prep and presentation, matches the flavor. Small setting Maybe 12-14 tables, reservations a must and not same day, usually 4 days out, I think they set twice a night. Very well done inside, but if there is a loud party, it can effect others. Do not be those loud people who feel you are the only ones in the place. we loved the team of chef to servers, take a chance on the menu, you will love it.

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DF
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic, fresh and worth the trip. Service was professional and friendly and even included shots of fresh cranberry prosecco on the house.

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was creative and delicious. Although initially disappointed that my first choice entree wasn't available, plan B (fish served with a delectable passion-fruit sauce) was beautifully presented and so tasty that I was happy about the re-set. Attentive service, a wonderful mimosa appertif, new taste sensations. We loved it and will return!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food, best I have had in Florida!

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was amazing, presentation was creative and beautiful. This was our second visit, we will be back.

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l
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The noise level, with a full house, was almost unbearable, horrible, unsettling. I wish something can be done about that. Everything else was excellent.

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SA
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Poor service. Our meal was very slow and waitress was inattentive.

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a
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is small and intimate - I suggest you make a reservation in advance. The food & flavors are BIG, worth the price. Wow, don't leave w/o trying the ceviche - we had as an appetizer. We were a party of three and every entrée was better than the one before. Also, they have a good wine list. I will definitely return on my next trip to St. Augustine.

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AO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service, excellent and interesting dishes, in a small quiet and pleasant restaurant.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice freshly prepared food with exotic menu. A new experience and a fun night

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KC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiance and I met up with one of my childhood friends, who had never tried the Llama before. Both of us are tried and true Llama patrons and are absolutely in love with this restaurant and had to share. The compliments never ended. We all loved the quaint space of the restaurant and the cute llama 'Easter eggs' all throughout. The drinks and food were excellent. We are going to order the pitcher of the Chicha to share instead of just having one glass. I had the Zeta Capchi. Chef Marcel and his colleagues have made mushrooms and greens an elegant and elevated dish. We are definitely going to return; to reorder our favorites and to try whatever new items the Llama has to offer!

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AR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurant in St Augustine. Very intimate. Service is really terrific. But it’s all about the food and it is authentic and delicious. The Arapima, a fresh water fish from the Amazon River, baked wrapped in plantain leaves is perhaps the best fish dish I’ve ever had. Deserts are amazing. Hard to get reservations.

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JB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire staff is lovely and attentive. The food was superb including the best ceviche I have ever had. Small and intimate surroundings which is my preference.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite its excellent reputation Llama far exceeded expectations. The service was as if the Vizcarra family invited us as guests to their home. From appetizer through desert each course was delivered with uniquely polished presentation, and from first to last bite one tries to slow down time to savor the refined depth of flavor and exquisite complexity of the experience. We shared Ceviche Lima for the appetizer, entries Mar Y Tierra & Parihuela, desserts Algarrobina custard and Andean chocolate mousse. We've been to several five star restaurants with excellent quality food, but this one deserves an extra star.

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A
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner celebration. The food was excellent.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was absolutely amazing. Don’t know expect a cheap dinner, but it will be well worth it. We did 2 appetizers, 3 entrees, and 2 desserts and we were not disappointed in a thing. If you can swing reservations be sure to visit.

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MO
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, the best food I had in a long time. Outstanding customer service and the place was perfect for my date.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines celebration with my wife and daughter. I have been here a couple times before in the experience is always great

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food that you didn’t even know you wanted to try. Waiter was very accommodating and friendly, and the ambience was peaceful. I would recommend it to anyone

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PI
Jacksonville
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and outstanding service as usual!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a foodie that has traveled the world, including Peru, this is hands down my favorite restaurant! The lomo is just simply amazing!

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S
Jacksonville
71 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful first experience dining at Llama! The servers were friendly and helpful with advice on what to order since it was our first time. Even the wine recommendation was spot on and the wines by the bottle were mostly very reasonable.
Every course was tasty and beautifully prepared!

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D
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was excellent !! There are no words to describe the fabulous desserts. They were delicious works of art created by a chef that loves what they do. The only downside to this establishment is the restrooms are outside and around the building. After all, it is Florida and it does rain frequently. I will most definitely return and encourage others to stop by.

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak, short ribs, fish and shellfish, all living together in harmony. Tasty cocktails, cookies, sabor y delicioso.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heerlijk eten, goede ambiance en gemotiveerd personeel.

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j
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully creative Peruvian cuisine and a delightful staff!

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JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lives up to expectations and more. Always a special treat when we are in town.

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KB
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow, what amazing food! I've had Peruvian food a few places (sadly, not Peru) and this one is by far the best. The ceviche is amazing. Seafood stew was wonderful and quite filling. Could not finish the dessert and I'm still sad about that. Small restaurant to reservations in advance are a must.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent.
Service too! We will be back

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food. We have been several times and the food and service are always great. They are not as flexible or accommodating as I would like. We knew the table of people next to us but they would not allow up to combine the two tables together. We also asked if we could swap rice for veggies and was told no. So, we asked if they could just leave off the rice and they said no. Lot's of no's! But if you are willing to play by their rules, you'll enjoy the food.

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D
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cute restaurant and different. The menu is very limited. One chicken dish. The service was excellent. If you want try something different then this is it.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Being from Chicago I am used to excellent meals. Tonight is right up there as one on the best!!?

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C
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best authentic Peruvian food outside of Peru. Exceptional service.

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j
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our cocktails were amazing . The fish grilled in a plantain leaf was flavorful and was accompanied by a tasty cilantro avocado dipping sauce. The seafood stew was hearty with some kick to it. Came with a very spicy salsa.
The ceviche was really good .

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SR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a good time and enjoyed our meal. The reason I didn’t give excellent ratings for everything is because I asked for the rest of my meal to take with me and they gave me someone else’s meal to take home. I didn’t expect that given the prices, the excellent food and their attention to detail, and didn’t realize it until I got home.

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