Llama Restaurant

4.9
1017 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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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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vipBilly
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While containing some interesting flavors for an American palate, they are so well balanced that I cannot see how anyone could complain. Personally, their food simply makes me very happy.

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DavidB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A spectacular evening. Peter was an excellent server. Food was on point as expected. Will def go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have waited for 2 years to eat here. Did not disappoint!

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MarianneP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal and service we enjoyed on our 12 day trip to the area!!!

Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is authentic and absolutely perfect. Llama truly is a very special experience.

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JoeW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Wonderful flavors. Adventurous new foods to try, like giant corn. Four of us each got a different entree and sampled each others for the full experience. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The octopus carpaccio and ceviche were both so simple and elegant. They highlighted the ingredients in the best possible way. We will return to Llama when back in SA!

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Heynawi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect culinary experience! Thank you!

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CaitlinF
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Service was top-notch. Very small and cozy atmosphere and the food simply incredible.

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BobS
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in NE Florida! Never disappoints.

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MariaJ
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must place to go in St. Augustine. Never been disappointed every time I go. Always good food and good service.

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vipRusty
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exceptional, the Chef and owner is truly an artist. He prepared a gluten free mealincluding incredible deserts for my fiance. We were amazed to find such a great cullinary experience in St Augustine. We will be back many times and will be happy to share our experience with all. Thank you Llama for a great evening.

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LizaL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! We were celebrating a special occasion, and the staff contributed to it. Its a small restaurant w/ 8 tables (considering covid restrictions). Our waiter was wearing his mask 100% of the time and we really appreciated it. The service was fast and warm, the wine selection was very good, the food was great and came out fast. The desserts were to die for!!!! Overall a great experience. I highly recommend!

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vipNatalie
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time we go it’s spectacular.

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RocioC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My boyfriend and I made the reservation based on the really good reviews we read also I’m from Peru and wanted to have Peruvian food for my birthday. We ordered 2 appetizers : the ceviche only fish and the anticucho. The ceviche was just perfect the anticucho have a smoke taste very good and the meat was tender. For our main dishes we ordered the paiche - excellent choice - but unfortunately the lomo saltado was terrible, the meat was not a filet or tenderloin the meat was hard and chewy not tender at all and the taste was very acidic seems that they use too much vinegar for the sauce. We had the alfajores for dessert and those were ok. The service was fair the place is cleaned and neat. I wish I was not disappointed but I am the Lomo satado is one of the Peruvian cuisine signature dishes and I expected so much better from a fine cuisine establishment as this one. We might give it another try when we return to at Augustine

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vipalisak
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is such an adorable, totally out of this world restaurant. Book in advance as its very small and cozy. Quality of food and presentation is superb!

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APow
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience for our anniversary dinner. Loved to experience Peruvian food! Great suggestions made and would definitely go back!

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KellyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Informative, friendly waiter. Food was presented/plated with individual focus and detail. Definitely recommend dining at Llama.

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vipCindyS
Jacksonville
30 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! The food and presentations are phenomenal

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PhilipC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The meal was excellent, the staff was very attentive and helpful. The inside decor leaves something to be desired. My main concern was the bathroom which is located in back of the building. It was raining and we got wet using it. Reservation system was a little off.

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EMonzonAguirre
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great ambiance and excellent knowledge service team. Food was amazing

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StephanieC
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was one of the highlights of our weekend getaway to St Augustine! We would love to go back during the week and arrange for a multi-course tasting menu. I had the Paiche and my husband had the pork belly.....both delicious and worth every penny! The only negative thing is the noise level....maybe some more fabrics to help deaden the sound in there would help. Even on a Sunday night, it was very busy and walk-in traffic was turned away. Plan in advance if you want to go to Llama.

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vipALLIE3
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fantastic dining experience in very unassuming place. The service was exceptional and food was full of rich flavor and presented perfectly.

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GaryV
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant !!
Great service and the food was amazing !!

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vipSandiW
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Llama is one of our favorites! If you're looking for a really unique experience, this place is it. It's got a great small / cozy ambience and the staff is so friendly. And, the food is AMAZING - a surprising flare that's unusual from typical American restaurants but makes you crave more. The ceviche Lima is so fresh, light yet with a punch of flavor and the mar y tierra (beef & shrimp) has a smokey cream sauce that is out of this world delicious. We took my visiting parents who are often hard to please there and they loved it as well. A must do in St Augustine.

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LisaC
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Private feeling with nice music anf great food. Food presentation was great

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Ferrari
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were visiting St.Augustine, and looking for restaurants to eat while we were there, found Llama, and it’s wonderful reviews online, and decided to make a reservation. Due to COVID-19 restrictions they have limited seating so, our reservation made 2 days in advance was at 5:15PM, and I couldn’t be more happy that even though it was early we went to eat there. The restaurant is small and quaint, with typical Peruvian decorations, the service is marvelous, the food is DE-LI-CIOUS , and the presentation is absolutely beautiful. I haven’t had a meal like the one I had at Llama, in a long while, and will be thinking about it for a while. I visit El Peru 20 years ago and was delighted with their food well, This restaurant brought good memories and didn’t disappoint. Don’t hesitate to go there if you are in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation in St. Augustine for a few days and researched this spot. It lived up to the hype. Very cozy atmosphere no more than 8-10 tables inside. Staff was very friendly and taking all necessary precautions. Ceviche tradicional appetizer was delicious. I had the mar y tierra and my boyfriend had the paiche. Both were amazing portions and so well made. We will definitely revisit every time we are in town.

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MariaFL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! Can’t wait to dine there again!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent as always! Come here every time in town! Can’t wait to return again!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had an amazing time introducing some friends to Llama for the first time. Everything is always on point! The Anticuchos and the Lomo Saltado always have me wanting to go back for more. Can’t wait to go back again!

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SamM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. fish wrapped in banana leaf and grilled was best cooked fish I have eaten out. The passion fruit dipping sauce was amazing. they have light meals and some that are definitely more filling. we enjoyed ceviche as well and saved room for desserts which were made on premises, including ice cream!

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RebeccaS
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food – and amazing service. A very quaint restaurant that you have to try when you’re in Saint Augustine. The Ceviches are amazing, as well as the entrées and desserts-extremely unique and intricate presentation but yet amazing flavor and taste. If we’re ever up in Saint Augustine we will definitely be back!

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vipBradleyB
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second visit and was again impressed. Inventive and flavorful dishes. A hidden gem of north Florida dining.

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DavidC
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal Peruvian inspired food. Perfect for a nice date night.

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HollyR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here for our anniversary dinner. Absolutely impeccable food and service. This will be a memory we will cherish for a lifetime.

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OlgaS
Montana
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real food from chef . Out of historical center , but worth to go

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vipAmandaH
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder service and hospitality! Awesome food!

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GatorGal
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a truly outstanding dinner at Llama. Peruvian food is so delicious! We had two different kinds of ceviche (acid-"cooked" fish salads) to start and the best surf-and-turf we've ever eaten: perfectly cooked shrimp and fabulous marinated hanger steak (lomo saltado) with roasted onions and tomatoes in a scrumptious sauce over wide ribbon pasta, exactly al dente. Our server was personable, good at explaining the dishes, and completely familiar with the wine list: found the absolutely right wine to accompany my husband's entree. Tables were set far enough apart for social distancing, and we felt quite safe and very happy!

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Llama Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1017 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.