Llama Restaurant

4.9
496 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"
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Peruvian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5.00pm - 9.00pm
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Phone number
(904) 819-1760
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Marcel Vizcarra
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Catering
Yes
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
EXTRA PARKING BEHIND THE BUILDING
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely time at Llama. It’s our favorite place for a nice evening out. Wonderful service and exceptional food.

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KK
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Llama Restaurant takes great care of all details from the moment you arrive, educating you about the influences on its Peruvian fare and the history behind them if you like. The food was thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented. It is a small venue so best for smaller groups!

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OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server - knows his menu and great suggestions . Food was wonderful. This was my second visit. Will be back

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LU
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic presentation, incredible flavours! Can’t wait to be back!

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JT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in town! We went here for our anniversary and it made our night! Thanks Llama for your amazing food/service!

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AT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very small and quiet space with delicious, beautifully plated dishes.

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DM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and interesting food prepared in an upscale manner.

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CM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely wonderful food. I wish I lived in St. Augustine; I would go every week.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Everything was spot on: immediately greeted and seated, impeccable wait staff, outstanding food presentation, perfect timing between courses, intimate + both casual and elegant And the taste? OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD. We'll be back. Loved it.

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MM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Other reviews saying this is world class cuisine are true. Authentic Peruvian cuisine, each course bursting with flavors, presentation unique, service first class, small and intimate. We will be back many times.

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KM
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in the US. Fabulous food, fresh, inventive and perfectly prepared. Have been there many times since they opened. Highly recommend.

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L
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The octopus appetizer was superb! We both had soup’s. Each was a delight.

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RB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere and food very good. Service was excellent.

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YV
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best restaurant I have ever been to in my life. My fiance is a chef and he said that this is the best place he has ever experienced with the most authentic, fresh ingredients. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone I speak to. The ambiance is so intimate and comforting. The food is on a different level. I can not put in to words how tasteful this cuisine is. It is beyond perfection. I left wanting more and plan to return to try the other dishes on the menu. I look forward to my next experience when I go back. If I could give Llama more than 5 stars I would... because that restaurant is far beyond that.

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DP
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent like always! Our favorite restaurant in town

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AB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent meal from start to finish. Peruvian cuisine with complete flavor profiles. Must have reservations to enjoy as the interior is small. Beautiful presentations of dishes. Ambiance delightful. Don’t miss this experience. The best meal I had in St. Augustine and one of the more creative plates I’ve ever eaten. Even the fried plantains were delicious, and they were the most basic part of my meal. I would go back. Price not too bad either for the food!

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K
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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JJ
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a unusual restaurant, in a good way. if you like eclectic food, or something you not had before, then you should try Llama. Lots of different flavors, and great presentation.

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BO
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Love Llama, but the hangar steak was a bit tough and their menu has changed taking off a couple of items I enjoyed

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LE
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing care and detail in every dish- every story. The flavors and textures were incredible. The service was kind tender sentimental and informative. The atmosphere was warm personal and seasonally romantic. Enjoyed each dish immensely and intend on returning to experience more!

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V
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a wonderful gem of a restaurant, the food is exquisite, can’t wait to return.

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a
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Peruvian cuisine - don't know if Llama is the best restaurant in St. Augustine, as many have it, but it is top notch. Our state (Ohio) has nothing like Llama - wish we did.

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food has great flavors and has artistic presentation. The place is pretty small and a good place to relax and talk over a meal. It is a bit pricy but the food is high quality. Service was also very good.

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D
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, a wonderful experience. You are a culinary jewel on the St. Augustine food scene. Looking forward to my next visit!

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OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Very different cuisine. Highly recommend

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LM
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Llama is a must if you are looking for a world class culinary experience. My husband and I travel all over the world and enjoy seeking out exceptional restaurants. Llama is the best restaurant we have ever experienced in the US. We tried nearly all the appetizers. The only one we would not recommend was the Pacu Ribs, although those were good, just not worth the cost for what we got. We each had an entree; the Paiche was a beautiful presentation, packed with wonderful flavors, and the fish was cooked to melt in your mouth perfection. The Zeta Capchi was a rich delectable mushroom based stew packed with goodies. We each had a dessert, which we never do, but the options were so different that we had to try. Hands down the best was the Black Cacao custard with spun sugar on top. Pure decadence. The wine list is excellent and had some wonderful selections at reasonable prices. Don’t expect large servings. Servings are what we call “European”, which to us means reasonable. The quality of presentation and tastes are imaginative and wonderful. The service is first class and it is clear that the staff are proud of what they offer. This is a small restaurant and reservations are a must if you want to ensure your place at the table.

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MG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met my high expectations -- based on public sky-high reviews and cost. I was a bit surprised that the Open Table reservation system railroaded us into a 5 PM table for four (or 8:30 PM) due to unavailability. I would say that up until 6:30 PM there was certainly availability at the restaurant.

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JH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! The Llama is definitely a keeper!

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NM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only complaint is that because of no liquor license they couldn’t serve Pisco Sours

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RH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Amazing atmosphere! Comfortable but honestly wish there was a booth. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. Perfect for date nights and any special occasion. Every dish was rich with flavor and exceeded my expectations.

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l
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Radek was a great server. Everything was exceptional

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance, excellent service, creative and authentic presentation of food. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Be sure to make reservations, the restaurant is small.

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RW
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we have dined at this gem in St Augustine . The service was friendly and excellent. The cuisine was fabulous. Need I say more.

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NF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with my husband! Great food and excellent service.

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PS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food. Interesting menu. Very flavorful.

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K
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience at dinner the other night. They had their tree was decorated for fall. As well as a new menu was out. Awesome food as well. Very fun night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went to have a nice dinner out. Our server, Radek, was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the menu, gave us great suggestions and even paired some great wines for us. The food was all spectacular and the dessert was was out of this world. We will definitely be back!

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PC
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and the service was outstanding. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary. Intimate setting and a flavorful meal!

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HW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant specializing in authentic South American cuisine. Atmosphere is comforting and relaxing, the service is exceptional - kudos to the manager and the servers, and the food is absolutely delicious. We enjoyed our experience here so much, that we changed our return plans from a cruise vacation to include a stop in St Augustine, FL just so that we could experience dinner at Llama Restaurant again !!

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