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About La Cocina International Restaurant
La Cocina International Restaurant offers Intimate Fine Dining with a Latin Flair with a Casual Atmosphere.
St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080
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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
My wife and I have been here many times but generally with a party of six or more. Tonight was a 'date night' with just the two of us. The reservation was honored promptly and we ordered a bottle of wine from their list. Our selected appetizers were served at the appropriate time and followed with entrees pleasantly spaced to allow conversation and a relaxed feeling. AS ALWAYS, the presentation was superb and the meals were delicious. The dining room was not overcrowded and the noise level certainly acceptable. Our server was pleasant, sharp, and professional. What is there not to like about such a great experience?
We had high expectations for one of the best rated restaurants in St. Augustine. We had a hard time getting reservations because of its popularity.The wine list is good-we had the pinot noir; the baked brie was excellent, the portobello carpaccio was also very goodThe tilefish special was reported overcooked, the ribeye steaks were sent back for reheating-arrived very rare. The paella was delicious, but small for that dish, with shrimp at 30-40 size, not meeting expectations. Prices for entries were not as high as expected, so the value was good for the quality. Service was excellent.
Service was slow. Seated for 15 min before we could persuade anyone to take our order.
Lobster bisque was good, also Filet Mignon, but ribeye was a bit tough. Mains took a long time to arrive - 60 min from ordering, so don't come here if you are short on time.
The internationally inspired menu at La Cochina means there is something for everyone, though it is certainly not a steak house. My husband enjoyed his rack of lamb and I loved my flounder , topped with shrimp and a fabulous sauce. When we are in St Augustine again, we will return !
Was a pleasant experience, lovely little tucked away gem in the heart of a beach-going surfer district. Nicely decorated with innovative curtains strategically placed between wall tables to create intimacy and quiet. We were disheartened to learn that the oft-raved about, recommended lobster ravioli was not available, but lobster bisque was excellent. Uncertainty about explanation about the availability of lobster was questionable. On a somewhat sour note, the waiter, as pleasant as he was was of very little help when choosing a wine. Red or White is not quite the level of advice one would expect at such a mid-upscale restaurant, and finally we had to get up from the table once, or ask another server to fetch our waiter for service and check. Still overall a cosy spot which we we try again when the lobsters warm up.
I enjoyed this restaurant, however, was a bit disappointed in their service and it was not our waiter, as I believe he was wonderful, however, we could see that he was dealing with many tables and some rather large parties. In addition, I found it rather warm and couldn't wait to leave to feel cool.
We've eaten here many times and are usually quite pleased, but this time something was really off with the service. An entree did not come out timely (it took a full fifteen extra minutes after the rest of us were served) and our server was unconcerned. Drinks went unrefilled and plates were not cleared. In fact, our server completely disappeared at one point and we had to ask another server to help us, at which point that server offered us a slice of cake as an apology. On a $250 tab. Too many other dining choices in St. Augustine to put up with this. We probably won't be back.
What a find! Located at the beach in a motel . I must say this is certainly not a typical beach hotel dining room. This is gourmet food beautifully presented and served. The service was outstanding and the menu prices reasonable. I look forward to returning if and or when I am in the area.
Have enjoyed the experience many times and the food, service and ambiance are always beyond our expectations. The staff is on top of everything to the point of bringing a special dessert for the special occasion. For those of you whom write about the decor I would hope you would have better sense. The theme is early Med., hense the metal etc. One of the best restaurants in St. Augustine.
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