La Cocina International Restaurant

4.6
656 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
La Cocina International Restaurant offers intimate Fine Dining with a Latin Flair in a Casual Atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International, Global, International, Continental
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Hours of operation
BREAKFAST: Monday - Friday 8:00am -10:30am, Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 11:00am
LUNCH: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am-2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 2:30pm
DINNER: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(904) 461-8288
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Chef/Owner: Norberto Jaramillo
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Catering
We thank you for considering La Cocina International Restaurant to hold this important day in your life. With our quality of service and excellent cuisine, we assure you that this day will be unforgettable.
Our dining room can hold up to 60 guests for all your specials occasions such as weddings, rehearsals, anniversaries, graduations, holiday parties, and more...
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beach Blvd
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Parking details
Complimentary hotel parking
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Public transit
Old Town Trolley Tours at Castillo Real Hotel stop
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Special events & promotions
Our dining room can hold up to 60 guests for all your specials occasions such as weddings, rehearsals, anniversaries, graduations, holiday parties, and more...
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 656 People Are Saying
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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant with a limited menu but good choices. They serve only wine and beer and the wine list is small and expensive. Service and decor is professional and top of the local competition. Big city prices in a beach town, so be prepared when you see the prices.

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a
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Wonderful decor. Great starters and desserts. Mahi special was bland. Paella was disappointing.

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SB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting in their outdoor dining area with the waterfall, the excellent food and the outstanding service, it is a pleasure to dine at LaCocina and recommend it to friends. It is one of if not the finest restaurants in St Augustine.

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DF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came here on a recommendation from Paula from St. Sebastian Winery, whose friend Jorge works here. The restaurant was close to where we were staying (a definite plus) and away from the hub-bub of historic St. Augustine. I had the seafood crepes and my wife had the chicken tacos. I paired my mine with the Albarino from Spain. I think the food was fine, but perhaps a little under-seasoned, e.g. mine could have used a touch more garlic.

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JM
Jacksonville
41 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second visit and everything was as good as the first time. Our dinner companions felt the same about the experience.

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B
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Jorge is great.

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LM
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An impeccable meal. We did dinner tapas style. Started with Lobster Bisque and salads, followed by the Mussels and the Octopus, finishing with the Crab, all from the appetizer menu. Everything was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Our waitress was sweet and attentive. The piece of our meal was slow, but we prefer that to having our food rushed out before you have a chance to finish each course. We would most definitely come back.

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F
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at La Cocina. Their food doesn’t disappoint!

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e
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything from the ease of reserving a table,seating, service and most important the food(yum) was excellent. i will certainly return again.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Great find very tasty overall
Hidden gem

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

The prices charged were a little more than what the prices were on the website menu.
The sea bass we ordered was very good as was the salad and Lobster bisque.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food & service was amazing!! Will definitely be back!

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DE
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food, wine and ambiance were excellent. Waitress apparently was new and not quite the same caliber as the food.

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

Great food and great service. Escargot were amazing and my steak nice and rare.

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T
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in St Augustine,very elegant with N excellent wine list

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was exceptional! Service was terrific. All food served hot and with attention to taste and detail.

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FC
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of the best dining experiences in St Augustine

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KB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We were there for frank sinatra show. The entertainment was so fun. The food was a prefixed meal. And not that good. Pumpkin gnocchi was like a ball of paste. Halibut a bit fishy risotto cake underneath another ball of mush paste. Dessert was delicious. Wine with each course not bad. I have been to this restaurant several times and usually have a good meal. Was very disappointed considering it was $120 a person.

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K
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Cocina is one of my favorites in St. Augustine. The service, food and ambiance is wonderful. I had the Octopus Salad and Bouillabaisse, which were both delicious. An all time favorite!!!

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g
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

thoroughly enjoyed my experience. cannot believe i've lived in st. augustine and never went before. this will not be my last time.

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O
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants in St Augustine, if not the best! I eat there once every week! It is a joy!

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second dining experience and we were not disappointed.

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PC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, usually one or 2 things aren't up to par, but here, EVERYTHING WAS!

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A
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, food delicious as usual. I appreciate that most of the options are gluten free. Our server was very attentive and very knowledgeable about the cuisine and the area. She was very professional and made our dining experience great.

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m
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Special of the day was a 38.00 ref snapper which was like rubber. When told 5hey said that's the way it's cooked with the skin in..really??.. Laughed when I asked them for at least a desert.or a cup if coffee.Bill was over a 100.00 for 2.not a way to handle this problem.

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K
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. One of our very favorite Saint Augustine restaurants. We are never disappointed. Thanks to Norberto for his attention to detail and his constant striving to make dining a very special experience at LaCocina. Also a big thanks to George, our very favorite server. He’s the best!

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W
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Restaurant was very noisy...hard to have conversation due to several large tables close by and very loud. Service was slow. Food arrivals were slow. Food was excellent, however very pricey for St Augustine beach. Entree was $48 for sea bass....and service charge of 20% was added to the bill.....

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Lobster tail over cooked and tough. Lobster bisque very good

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PD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional as always. The food is always fresh and presented beautifully. My go to restaurant for whenever I want a truly good meal.

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j
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

the salmon was excellent. service very good however the view of the pool was a negative. so was the lack of alcohol. only wine and beer. they should move to a better location. would get more customers. we are unlikely to return to this location. hope they move

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K
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner, service and ambiance. Octopus Salad was delicious, along with the Shrimp and Grits. Always love this restaurant and will return!

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R
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The first time in St. Augustine and I couldn't have chosen a better restaurant to kick-off a mini vacation with a friend. Sarah was our waitress and her charisma kept the mood going. The food and wine suggestion were perfect!

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EF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! I had the scallop-encrusted salmon with lemon basil sauce— it was divine! Cooked to perfection. Moscato was the best I’ve had. Server was lovely. Anastasia Beach is a 3 min walk from the restaurant— an absolute must-see! Worth the drive and price!

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RA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

We loved the food and service... the location is a drawback... the view is the pool of the hotel and not something we enjoyed during our dinner.

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CL
Jacksonville
34 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is without argument one of the best "fine dining" establishments in St John's county and it's easily the best place on the island for fine dining. Wine list is ok, noise can be an issue as it's very open, but the food cannot be topped. Matched maybe (Collage, Preserved) but not topped.

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

Norberto,the Food and service are unique.,I love to Go there is Make us Happy!,GRACIAS!!

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AP
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service by Sarah. Very good presentation. Tables well set with proper silverware and impeccable table cloths. The best Lobster bisque I've ever had. Excellent Rack of Lamb and salads.

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c
Jacksonville
114 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant for fine dining on Beach A1A. The cuisine is continental with a very nice wine selection, and complemented with attentive, friendly service. I come here frequently.

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Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ever since it opened, La Cocina has been our first choice for all special events, holidays, birthdays, etc ... as well as our favorite "let's go out for lunch/dinner" choice! We have never been disappointed ... if you have not experienced a visit here, we urge you to do so!

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