Llama Restaurant

4.9
1151 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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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and incredible place to celebrate a birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ experience all the way around. I made the reservation leading up to a vacation. Glad I did, the entire evening ended up being booked even though it was a Monday night.

We were seated immediately and the server took care of us promptly, never leaving us wondering when he would come back but also not hovering. Service was super professional and enhanced the experience.

We both ordered the Mar y Tierra which is a surf and turf featuring hanger steak and shrimp. Presentation was top notch and flavor was even better. For dessert we had the Queso Helado, basically a Peruvian ice cream. Coffee came in the form of a French press and was excellent.

As a side note. I’d noted on the reservation that this was our anniversary dinner. It was acknowledged by our server and we were even given a small, delicious treat. Very thoughtful.

Can’t wait to come back here again. It was an experience worth repeating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. From the service to the food and every detail in between. I took a friend here who was in visiting from another state and he was blown away by everything. We loved our meals and appetizers. We will definitely be back to do the chefs tasting menu.

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MarkG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Customer Service and Fantastic Dinner. Always enjoy dining at the Llama!

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vipArnaldoL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative cuisine, a great representation of Peru's finest.

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LGFoodQ
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I are fans of Peruvian Cuisine, so we decided to try this restaurant as soon as we learned about it. Don't let first impressions fool you. It’s a small place, with minimum social distancing, but we never felt uncomfortable. And the food was absolutely outstanding!!

I started with a Cusqueña, my favorite Peruvian beer, served extra cold along with a frozen mug. First in a long time that I've got a frozen mug in a restaurant!

For appetizers we had the Pulpo, and Causa Trio. All the appetizers were made with fresh ingredients and perfectly paired with some sauces that were delicious. Fantastic! The shrimp causa was the best!

For the main course, my wife had the Arroz con Pollo (which was a Cornish hen served over a bed of perfectly cooked rice). She found it delicious but didn’t like having to debone the Cornish hen. I had the Mar y Tierra, made with good-sized fresh shrimp (at least 5) along with 4 tender pieces of filet over a bed of tagliatelle. Absolutely fantastic!!

To close, we had the Passion Fruit Tres Leches. It not only has possibly the most original and beautiful presentation I've ever seen for a tres leches, but it also was very very good.

All in all, a great experience and fantastic service by Rodek. Definitely will return on our next trip to St. Augustine. Enjoy!

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TessB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Saint Augustine. Upscale, fantastic all-around experience. Never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience! The service was top notch and the food was amazing. We had the ceviche Lima as well as the anticuchos as appetizers and both were phenomenal, we especially loved the sauce that accompanied the anticuchos. My wife and I tried the Paiche and Mar Y Tierra as entrees and both were equally great. The Paiche was new and adventurous to both of us, but was a great dish with all of its flavors. The surf and turf was also amazing, the steak cooked perfectly. We’d read a lot of really good reviews, but our experienced every one of them! Looking forward to dining here again sometime!

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ChuckB
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The service was top notch! Our water glasses never got halfway empty before the server was atop of it.

The server explained the foods in great detailed of the seasons and flavor. Suggested an amazing wine with dinner

We were not rushed. We dined for two hours with no issues but left with much praise of service, creative menu and good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MaxP
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDeanG
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing flavors. As good as some of the much more expensive Peruvian Ceviche establishments in Miami. If you are in the mood for something other than the same ole same ole give it a try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!

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Jacob
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
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 on April 4, 2021
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.

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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 :)

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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.

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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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DebD
New England
6 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😋

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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.

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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
9 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.

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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

Amazing ceviche!!!

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Llama Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1151 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.