Llama Restaurant

4.9
1323 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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BonC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good and so was the service. The dining area was small and crowded , so louder than we like.
The decor was not as elegant as you would expect with $30 to $45 entrees and $14 for a glass of wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small and quaint environment. Attentive and courteous staff. Wine, app, dinner, desert and coffee all fabulous.

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Angeli
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Llama! I picked this place to take my husband for his birthday dinner. We had the Tallarines Verdes with pork belly and steak and it was amazing. Great atmosphere and great service. Be sure to make your reservation!

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SManBeyond
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve eaten at in Florida. Exceptional food and great cozy ambiance.

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EnidV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. Food is always excellent, unique in presentation, delicious and sizable portions afforded.

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CoreyM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Beautiful presentation, delightful service, and every item we ordered was seasoned and flavored to perfection. Would (and will!) recommend Llama to everyone!

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JeremyW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you looking for authentic quality food this is a great place to go.

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vipRobertB
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Llama was such a good choice for dinner. We are not from St. Augustine and had lots of options to go through. We made the right choice. The food was excellent - we both had the rack of lamb. The wine was a 93 rated Wine Spectator Red from Spain that does not have a wide circulation and it was extremely well priced in the $40's. The aspect that made the dinner unique was the enthusiasm of the wait staff. They were just great -- you could see they liked their jobs and wanted to make it an enjoyable evening for the customers. We loved this restaurant -- would highly recommend it!!!!

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Aaaa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience started a little bit bumpy when we had to switch tables due to a reservation mixed up and it took a little bit for us to anyone to take our drink order . However I still had to give it five stars because the staff was extremely apologetic and once our service we Began it was phenomenal till the minute we walked out the door. The ambience is adorable and while the restaurant is quite the noise is not overpowering despite its small size. The food is impeccable creative and delicious he will not be disappointed.

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Flower1012
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. There were two waiters on the floor who worked very well together. The food was excellent! It is a small place so you do need reservations.

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vipNanaJan
Orlando
53 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a retirement for our cousin . Did not recognize anything on menu but asked recommendations and wasn’t disappointed. First course for appetizers was yuca with an incredible sauce. One person had quinotto which was incredible( she had it with seafood) . The second had chefs special. I had rack of lamb and our last person had the pasta dish which was so amazing. Will definitely be back. Forgot to mention the unbelievable desserts. Highly recommend you make reservations for this gem.

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vipBonnieG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was authentic Peruvian, delicious, and satisfying. The service was excellent as well. It should be included in every visit to St. Augustine.

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Honeycake
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service, ambience, and food were all top shelf. It was a bit noisy because the place was full but we didn’t mind. We enjoyed everything but the check at the end of the night, ouch. About $100 per person with wine.

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TeresaV
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience in every way. Highly recommend this gem

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JohnP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

F’n awesome

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Foodie
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing!!! We had the pulpo for appetizer and mar y Tierra for dinner and the everything was excellent! Also, I highly recommend the alfajores for desert.

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JaxDalziel
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Drinks were good.

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Alicia
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner in a quaint setting.

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ajagfan
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. It was nice to try new flavors. Food presentation was top notch. Enjoyed the palate cleanser between our appetizer and entrees. We had the Ceviche Lima appetizer and my wife enjoyed the Lamb entree while I had the Paiche. We finished up with the custard with spun sugar on top. YUM!!!
The service was exceptional!

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vipRobertL
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food w great presentation and fantastic wait staff

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience was incredible. The salmon ceviche, octopus, chef special spinach pork belly pasta, and dulce cookies were wonderful. Incredible tastes and so different than what I’ve ever had before. Great experience!

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vipSuzyed
Jacksonville
91 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wine, outstanding food! I had the cerviche Lima, which is my favorite app! I had the lamb dish and it was tender and delish! The roasted potatoes on the side were yummy! Hubby had the fish special and he said it was the best fish he ever had especially with the provided sauce!
We shared the dessert with the spun sugar and of course it was lovely!

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MarianneP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best restaurant in the St Augustine area! Small intimate and a whole lotta love put into those dishes.

A must do.

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IdelisW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was the best meal I’ve had in St. Augustine. However the ambiance was a bit lacking. The meal though was exceptional.

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vipJimmyd
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Interesting food. Great service. Room is small and very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try if you are in St. Augustine. This place is leagues beyond any other culinary experience in 100 square miles

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent! The best restaurant and experience in St Augustine.

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DawnM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Llama Restaurant is one of our top 5 in Saint Augustine. The food is excellent and creative. Service is outstanding and the dining room is full of character. If you would like a real treat this is the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food-unique tastes-great service-intimate atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
26 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

It was our first time dining at llamas and it was for my wife’s birthday. We did not like our table situation but because the restaurant is very small we made it work. By the end of dinner we actually liked our table location because it was in the middle of all the action.
Ceviche appetizer was outstanding. Octopus was served cold and we prefer a warm octopus entrée so it was not our favorite but still good. Beef hearts were tasty but we both agreed we would not order them again. We also had a delicious bottle of red wine that they decanted for us.
We had the surf and turf entrée and it was amazing. Highly recommend. We also ordered the Arapaima fish entree. Exquisite!
They brought out a birthday dessert for my wife it was delicious and we also ordered the deconstructed crème brûlée. Wow is all I can say.

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BrianK
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal and service! Our new favorite restaurant in St Augustine! Each dish was beautifully presented and superbly executed. We are deeply blessed to have such a creative chef in our beloved city!!

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Lana
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small intimate dining room and highly knowledgeable staff. Small menu, but everything ordered was excellent.

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JosephM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Living in the Miami area; we have dined at a few Peruvian restaurants, but Llama in St Augustine was still it's own unique Peruvian cuisine experience.

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Steve
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food experience. Very nice small place. Chef is genius.

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dwrld
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy there attentive staff! So gracious and welcoming. The food is always primo! They took great care in educating us on our food selection to ensure we had the best dining experience possible. You will never go wrong dining at this establishment. Reservations are a must walk-ins are almost a myth due to rare cancellations of reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Wonderful! Phenomenal meal

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Ally
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Intimate atmosphere and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! WOW! WOW! This wasn’t a meal, it was an intimate experience. We were treated like a familiar friend even though we had never been there. George was fabulous at educating us & answering our many questions about the culinary offerings. Food was indescribably phenomenal! I was transported to Peru. I cannot recommend the Llama Restaurant enough! Thank you for everything. We will be back again & again! Well done! 👍

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DaniandPaul
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 5th anniversary and once again Llama did not disappoint in the least! It’s our tradition to have dinner here, 5 years of delightful cuisine that never ceases to amaze. Chef Marcel and his team are so attentive to detail, we never felt rushed despite it being a very busy evening. From anticuchos and mango ceviche, to lomo saltado and desserts, the tastes were divine! We’ll continue the tradition and look forward to our next reservation!!

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vipAlbertT
Baton Rouge
60 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an eating experience. Our first time eating Puruvian food. What a pleasant surprise. The octopus was grand. The salmon was grand. The lamb was perfect. The barramundi was perfect. The Black tears Malbec was a perfect match. Our service and wait attention was great.
We shall return when in the area. Thanks for a great meal.

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Llama Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1323 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.