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The Back 40 Urban Cafe

40 S Dixie Hwy, St. Augustine, FL 32084-0313
+1 904-824-0227
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wet burrito” (145 reviews)
“jerk chicken” (137 reviews)
“tacos” (116 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, American, Soups, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
40 S Dixie Hwy, St. Augustine, FL 32084-0313
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Over and over again, I've heard people describe that a restaurant feels like home. I've traveled and lived all over the U.S. and never had that experience until visiting The Back 40 Urban Cafe. My family travels to St. Augustine every winter and we absolutely...More

Thank MidwesternGal30
Reviewed 2 days ago

We love the Back 40 on S Dixie Hwy. And now they have another location in St Augustine at Treasure Beach. You have gotta try the "Wet Burrito" or the Pork Tacos. YUM

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you blink you will miss it! The food was incredible! My only regreat is we live 3,000 miles away.

Thank Lknetz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is excellent and the cheesecake OMG. The place is small, but It worth. The salad is huge. Good stuff for the kids.

Thank Andreina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a St. Augustine gem that offers a a wide variety of food options with hints of southern, Caribbean, and dare I say vegetarian. influence. The service is professional and very friendly (I think one was named Julie). This is on par with food...More

Thank christine s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only problem we have with Back 40 is the fact that we can only get here once a year. Service was great. We split the jerk chicken nachos.....delicious. Very reasonable prices. We look forward to another visit.

Thank dbscpa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking up to Back 40, it looks similar to an art gallery and not a phenomenal restaurant amongst the neighborhood. We did not know what to expect before we entered. Once we entered, we did not want to leave!!! The layout is very intimate, we...More

Thank Freddy_G_2025
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a little gem. The flavorful dishes are truly creative. I had the curry chicken wrap which held a jalapeño sauce, cashews, and coconut.....amazing! The wrap was huge. My sister had the island bowl, perfect flavors. My husband had the Cuban sandwich....perfection! Service...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was great. Not your typical restaurant in regards to food flavoring. I ordered a chicken pot pie and I could certainly taste a variety of herbs and spices not generally found in the common pie. Is was good but it was different. You...More

Thank Maria R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Feels like we were eating in an old house that had all the furniture removed and tables, chairs and booths installed. Clean, comfortable and cozy inside, with seating outdoors in the back. Friendly owners and staff, Caribbean and Jamaican influence in their menu, vegetarian, gluten...More

Thank Bob C
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3 June 2016|
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Response from Jon C | Reviewed this property |
Ask the servers. Usually they have no issues modifying your order to be gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 S Dixie Hwy, St. Augustine, FL 32084-0313
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-0227
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