Llama Restaurant

4.9
1130 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.9
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MaxP
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best spot for Peruvian food in the entire country. If you can go, GO

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!

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Jacob
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to get away from the packed downtown area and enjoy a quaint space with extremely quality food. You can taste the culinary teams passion with every bite! Will be back.

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vipFLBilly
Atlantic City
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely The Best in STA!
We had visited Llama in the past and were so impressed, that we wanted to try the Chef's Tasting Menu on this occasion since it was our anniversary. WOW!

We were told to set aside at least 3 hours, and it was absolutely the best dinner experience we have had in a very, very long time. We were never waiting, it was just fun and a true tasting experience. The Chef takes great pride in explaining each dish, and each was a work of art and food mastery. This guy needs to be nominated for a James Beard award, and I am going to look into that. Everything was truly amazing, and the way everything was presented was exceptional.

This is not your typical pretentious establishment, but the food and service far exceeded any we have visited. The waiter/sommelier was friendly and knowledgeable. The wines were perfectly paired with our 13 courses. Yes, 13 courses! They have a 7 course as well, but the 13 was an experience and trip to Peru!

Yes, the meal costs more than your typical 3-4 course meal, but what would you expect? It was so well worth it! We went in at 5 and left at 9, and loved it! A True Gem in STA!

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JacobF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time my fiancée and I visited St. Augustine, we didn’t get the chance to eat at Llama. So when our friend invited us to his wedding, which was in the same area, we knew we had to come a day early and have dinner here. I had never had Peruvian cuisine before this and wow, have I been missing out. The ceviche was delectable—I particularly liked the pieces of sweet potato and giant corn. My fiancé got the Mas y Terra as her entree and, I am not exaggerating when I say this, it was one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten. Make sure to ask for a side of their rocoto pepper hot sauce! The desserts were equally impressive and visually stunning. We particularly enjoyed the Queso Helado. This place is an absolute treat and I’d recommend it to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

CV
CamillaVeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Llama is my favorite restaurant for a special date night! Everythingis amazing, food, service and Playlist make the experience oe to never forget :)

AF
AlexF
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Likely one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my lifetime. Authentic, exquisite, unforgettable. I look forward to trying more in the near future.

DG
vipDebG
Charlotte
43 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!
Undoubtedly, one of the best restaurants I have been to. Food, presentation, service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were not disappointed! Everything about this adorable restaurant was 💯💯. Honestly from the minute we stepped in the door, the service was impeccable, timely not hovering (which I hate) the food was a roll eyes heavenly. Keep up the good work we will be back (from CT) BTW the MAR Y TIERRA
Was Spectacular and I believe it's my favorite😋

JB
JBL2213
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived an hour late for our reservation due to a traffic stoppage.

WORTH THE WAIT.

This is Michelin-level food and presentation; it is obvious that great, great thought went into every choice. This is South American cuisine done at an exceptionally high level, the kind of restaurant where a tiny bowl of eucalyptus leaves is lit next to an entree to provide smoky ambiance; where a custard is topped with a delicate tower of spun sugar; where I had to stop the waiter from taking away a bowl of ceviche because the last acidic, spicy spoonful HAD to be eaten.

Five Big Stars.

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LAURAP
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing the whole experience from beginning to end. The service was far better then some 5 star restaurants. It had an at home feeling with class. Even the other customers were friendly and kind

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NikkiF
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Llama was wonderful. I loved the choreography of the two main servers. (The best restaurants work like this.) The decor was cool, and the food was awesome. If you like mushrooms, try the mushroom ceviche. Do make reservations—they have limited table space. Not to be missed.

LG
vipLuckyGirl55
Toledo
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky to snag a reservation at this 28-seat restaurant. The food and service were both remarkable. I even got my husband to give the beef heart appetizer a try. He loved it and is still talking about it. His surf and turf entree, and my fish entree, were both terrific. The helado for dessert was OUT OF THIS WORLD good...best ice cream we have ever had. Overall, hats off to Llama!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very authentic feel, great food; small portions though ... drinks are great !

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MaxH
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an unbelievable restaurant! Cannot recommend it more. It is a small place however, so reservations are best.

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vipAmbiaP
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal this evening at the Llama. I ordered the Paiche which was an amazing fish dish. It included a sauce and several small sides which were all delicious dipped in the sauce. It was served on a stone which was also very interesting. My husband ordered the surf and turf equivalent which was hangar steak and shrimp on pasta. It was also delicious, and just enough food to feel satisfied.
We will absolutely return and highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cornish hen was good but on the dry side. It was saved by the great sauce.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were superb. I will definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great service, charming ambiance. Wish we were local to visit every week!

CB
vipChristineB
Jacksonville
30 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd Annual Birthday dinner for my husband. He adores the ceviche there. Scallop appetizer was THE BEST. Both dinners were delicious. Service is always excellent. Quiet little gem of a restaurant.

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vipROSIE
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our very first time enjoying Peruvian cuisine. We simply loved it. Llama made us feel very welcome. Would highly recommend!

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vipKennethH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Loved the beef hearts. Nice ambience.

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vipFoodWineChickie
Charlotte
138 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and our waiter was super. Had a couple of ceviche and the octopus to start and the surf and turf and 'risotto' for entrees. All very tasty.

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FiorellaZ
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! We ordered Anticucho, Arroz con pollo & Tierra y Mar wow! Will be back soon. Service was awesome

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ParkerG
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the better meals I’ve had in a while. Maybe even one of the better experience I’ve had. Super fresh and clean dishes. Great atmosphere and overall vibe. A small location with its own authentic and local feel. Would visit this restaurant multiple times over and can’t wait to come back to St Augustine to try it again! Plates were both visually pleasing while be complex and simple at the same time. If you are looking for an experience this is the place to go!

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vipFLBilly
Atlantic City
43 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried this based on recent news, and I wish I would have tried it much much sooner! Absolutely amazing little neighborhood place, and the staff was as great as the food. Totally interesting options and all with the uniqueness of Peru itself. The ceviche was absolutely wonderful, fresh and authentic! I had the quinotto which changed my opinion of quinoa! Basically risotto made with quinoa with shrimp, mussels and prawns. It was wonderful and one of my new favorites!

The place is small but quaint. The crowd was all respectful of wearing masks until at table, and this made us happy. The staff is exceptional and attentive.

Can’t wait to go back again, very soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ceviche!!!

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vipMrsCloudy
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! We got the octopus to start and then surf & turf and squash stew for entrees. It was all to die for. The service was phenomenal. Lovely little spot and can’t wait to be back in town so we can dine again. Make sure you leave room for dessert!

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CarolW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a small restaurant with incredible food and great service. They have several unusual mimosa's and some different takes on ceviche. We had 2 of the ceviche dishes and both were delicious as was my cucumber and mint mimosa. We chose the fish wrapped in plantain leaves for dinner and couldn't have been happier. I definitely recommend having reservations though as the restaurant was filled and they had to turn away numerous people while were there (a Tuesday night).

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Mactakesgreenville
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ! Will visit st. Augustine Again just to go back to llama restaurant

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AHayden
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Llama is my absolute favorite restaurant!! Everything is top-notch every time I dine here. The mango ceviche, locro, chicha, and algarrobina custard are must haves! In addition to the food, the atmosphere and service are wonderful. We had a last-minute addition to our party and they were extremely accommodating and worked with us to adjust the space. For my birthday, they brought out a chocolate mousse with a llama-shaped cookie. The table devoured it in seconds it was so good.

If you've been wanting to try something new in town or are visiting the area, be sure to check out Llama. You won't regret it!!

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GladysF
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I have gone to this restaurant I get a great meal. The food, service, ambiance and drinks are all first class.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, best restaurant , great presentation in all the dishes , amazing food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a great and creative meal. Love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best spots in Saint Augustine. Definitely try a ceviche! The mimosas are wonderfully extra in the best way, especially the Flower Bomb. I’ve dined here 3 times within the past twelve months and have yet to have a less than stellar dish. Highly recommend.

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StAuggieLocal
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Llama is our favorite St. Augustine restaurant, if you only have one night in town this is the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brought my husband on a date and he didn’t know what to expect ..he doesn’t embrace new and different . He was so impressed and now is telling all his friends who appreciate excellent food and great experiences . :)

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Llama Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1130 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.