About La Cocina International Restaurant
La Cocina International Restaurant offers Intimate Fine Dining with a Latin Flair with a Casual Atmosphere.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 8:00am -10:30am; Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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We, Thank you for choosing la Cocina Restaurant to hold an important day of your live, With our quality in service and excellent cuisine we assure you that this day will be unforgettable our dining can hold up to 60 guest For all your specials occasions such as Weddings, Rehearsal, Anniversaries, Graduations, Holiday Parties, and more.
Julio Banda and Marcel Vizcarra
Beer, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine
La Cocina International Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This was our first time dining at La Coc ...
This was our first time dining at La Cocina. I chose the restaurant based on the pages and pages of great reviews over a nice long timeline. The food was very good and the service was exceptional. Our waitress was very attentive but not obtrusive. I would have rated the food as exceptional but I ordered a pastry encrusted baked brie appetizer and although tasty, the brie was not warm or even close to being melted inside. That being said, it did not put a damper on lunch.There were 3 of us and we all ordered something different. The soup of the day, cream of beef with gorgonzola was delicious. We all enjoyed our entrees. We also ordered a nice bottle of Rose`champagne that was moderately priced and delicious! We did not mention that we were celebrating my birthday but the waitress overheard us talking about it. At the end of our meal, we all declined dessert because we were over-satiated! 5 minutes later the waitress arrived back at our table with a beautiful decorated serving of a death-by-chocolate style mousse cake, a gift from the management. There were carved strawberry flowers and the chef had eloquently piped 'Happy Birthday' above the cake in red strawberry reduction gel. It was such a nice gesture and says a lot about the manager of La Cocina.
One member of our group ordered filet mi ...
One member of our group ordered filet mignon. It was so tough he had to send it back. He could not even cut it with a steak knife. Fortunately, they replaced it with a much better steak. It made for an awkward dinner, however, as we had all finished by the time the replacement arrived.
We have been coming here for years and i ...
We have been coming here for years and it never disappoints. The meals are excellent and so is their service. We like the variety of dishes they serve and we like how you never feel rushed. Very nice and we highly recommend it.
You will be hard pressed to find a bette ...
You will be hard pressed to find a better restaurant for food quality and presentation. The chef and/or chefs take pride in their work both from a taste and presentation aspect. Eating a nice dinner inside a hotel does not seem romantic but once you enter the restaurant you can tell by the crowd and the clientele that you have found a gem. You will pay for this fine food but for special occasions you cannot beat the experience. I highly recommend your last night of vacation or a romantic evening with your significant other at this place!!
When first arrived there was large group ...
When first arrived there was large group that was quite noisy, but noise level was great after that. Pretty inside. I had the ribeye and it was excellent. We had some local wine and it was also excellent. Overall a perfect spot to our anniversary!
There were 2 couples celebrating wedding ...
There were 2 couples celebrating wedding anniversaries. We were given a lovely table with a pool view. Our server was Casha (from Poland). She was an excellent server. The restaurant was very accommodating with our dining requests. The food was excellent. It was a very memorable night.
We were at Crescent Beach heading back t ...
We were at Crescent Beach heading back towards Jacksonville & wanted to stop somewhere on way for a casual lunch. Searched open table, found La Cocina and made reservation. First pleasant surprise was it was located in a very nice and new hotel. Second surprise was the lovely dining room with gorgeous spanish style decor, beautiful. Staff delightful, prompt and attentive, extremely pleasant. Biggest surprise of all was the food. Lobster bisque among the best I've ever tasted & we often visit Forbes 4 and 5 star restaurants; bisque was superb with lots of lobster and generous for "cup." I also had a Thai chicken salad that was awesome with subtle flavors, huge freshly cooked piece of chicken brest, and a wonderful huge salad. Wife had chilled zucchini soup that was great and a chicken salad served in a piece of hollowed out pineapple all wonderful. This turned out to be a terrific lunch. Can't wait to return for dinner; looked at dinner menu that looks great and very reasonable. Called our sons who often visit the area to tell them our find. From our perspective this was an awesome find. Dfeinitely will return
I had the lamb, it was absolutely wonder ...
I had the lamb, it was absolutely wonderful. There were people there in blazers, and some in tank tops. You can dress it up or down and still enjoy the luxury of a small intimate elegant venue. Its located in a beautiful hotel near the beach.
I looked at images and reviews online, i ...
I looked at images and reviews online, it was better than I hoped it would be. Will rank it as one of my best dining experiences from start to finish. Never rushed food was superb and our service was top notch. Going again soon.
A disappointing visit. I thought the fo ...
A disappointing visit. I thought the food was just OK, nothing more. The wines we had were not good! Our waiter was exceptional, very congenial and friendly. He was the bright spot there. The ambiance seemed a bit dark and maybe a bit dated. My Caesar salad was not cool and crisp but was warmer than it should be. My appetizer, the cerviche was mediocre. My entree, Paella, was non-distinctive. I wouldn't go back or recommend it. Thank you.
My husband and I dine here often when st ...
My husband and I dine here often when staying in St Augustine. We are always delighted with the food and service that we receive here. Along with great flavor, the presentation is always great. The red sangria is amazing. It has a touch of cinnamon that gives it a unique flavor. Once again, we were very happy with our meal.
La Cocina far exceeded our expectations. ...
La Cocina far exceeded our expectations. Very knowledgeable, professional staff, very good wine selection, and extraordinary food. Fresh and well-prepared, with a presentation that you would expect to find in New York.
La Cocina is our go to restaurant for fi ...
La Cocina is our go to restaurant for fine dining on the island.... Food is outstanding, service is excellent... Can be a bit noisy at times... Dinner can be a bit pricey but lunch and breakfast are quite reasonable..... Never had a bad meal or experience in five years.
For Father's Day ( or actually the nigh ...
For Father's Day ( or actually the night before ).
Excellent food, preparation , and presentation .
The head chef was open for questions , especially about the special "monster fish".
We were there for a family occasion but I've also been there for a romantic night with my wife .
I see why it is ranked number one in Saint Augustine Beach .
We were traveling and searched the web f ...
We were traveling and searched the web for recommendations. The La Cocina International Restaurant was awesome. We liked it so much we stopped for breakfast the next morning. It is a place we will return when in the area. Our waiter Javier provided exceptional service and his knowledge of the food perpetration was amazing. He added to an already perfect evening. We had the Escargot as an appetizer and Frutos dl Mar and Shrimp Crusted Snapper as our entrees. The seafood was so fresh and perfectly cooked. In fact I have almost stopped ordering lobster as usually chewy and/or over cooked. This one was perfect. They had Peruvian black potatoes as a side for one of the nightly specials and we were able to substitute the mashed potatoes that came with our entrees for the black potatoes. I never want regular potatoes again.
Romantic Setting - Excellent Food
La Cocina is a small, intimate restaurant that was perfect for our anniversary dinner. The ceviche was 2nd only to that we've had in Peru. It was outstanding. My husband had the osso bucco and it was also delicious! The service was pleasant and very on top of things. I'd recommend this spot for sure!
Our favorite place in St. Augustine for every meal
Delicious food, great presentation, fresh ingredients, variety of items on menu, nice ambience, consistent with every meal. We have never had a negative experience at La Cocina, it's our go to restaurant when we have friends in town and when we're by ourselves. We tend to do breakfast and lunch more often than dinner, but they're all incredible. Lobster Bisque is great and their soup of the day is always delicious too. We enjoyed Thanksgiving at La Cocina this year and would enjoy other holiday meals with family here. In fact, my brother had his rehearsal dinner here.
Everything was delicious from appetizer ...
Everything was delicious from appetizer to dessert. The ceviche was refreshing and the portion was generous. The lobster was perfectly prepared for my Frutos Del Mar and the butter sauce was flavorful without being overpowering. Beautiful presentation of the pineapple dessert. Highly recommend and would definitely go back the next time we visit St. Augustine.
We had a lovely dinner, we both ordered the same meal. My wife and I asked for our meat to be medium. She prefers it more rare and hers came med well and mine was medium. We were no heart broken but noticed that if you want the 5 star reputation besides the care that was given which we thought was 100% , so the food needs to be 100% out the door! I expected to spend $100.00 so it was fine other than the minor glitch. Thank you
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