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226 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-2724
+1 904-819-0390
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a small, hole in the wall restaurant across from our hotel. The margarita was ok. I was disappointed in the Carne Asada, I've had much better at other Mexican restaurants. The rice wasn't cooked that well. My friend had the fish and shrimp and he liked his food much more.

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Thank Sherry W
Saint Augustine, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family loves this place. It always feels like home. You have to try the Texas Rice, it's not on the menu but it's a great meal to share with shrimp, steak, chicken with bell peppers and onions over yellow rice smothered in queso. Ask for extra tortillas or eat with chips! Yum!

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Thank AlitaR-K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looks a bit like a hole in the wall, but they consistently have delicious affordable food. I eat there whenever I can ! Delicioso!

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Thank Joa H
Williamson, New York
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was a short walk from our motel and served authentic Mexican food. We had chicken fajitas which had sides of rice and beans. The servings were generous and delicious.

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Thank J W
Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was quite and clean. Waiters where friendly. Food came quickly!. All you need to have an excellent dining experience.

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Thank Enigma_CPL
Saint Augustine, Florida
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

everything on the menu is good...........only restaurant i have ever been to where the food delivered actually looks like the picture representing it lol. i recommend the carnitas.............the taco salads are an amazing deal......large portions.......great mexican beers as well as american standards........excellent service.........quick service.......friendly staff

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Thank sgbuddha1951
toronto
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

i found the service really good..very nice staff, an the food was good..very reasonable prices......good eating...recommend for a quick easy meal..

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Thank Johnny N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Food was really good and prices were excellent. Service was really good and fast. We had lunch specials... we were very happy with all of the choices they offered. Food was really good.

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Thank Gina A
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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160 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The food is average, at best. The service is poor and very unattentive. I have been to El Potros in Jacksonville and Savannah. They were all much better than this location. Poor service and dirty restaurant in St. Augustine. Don't go.

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Thank ArtieQL
Ellsworth, Maine
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This restaurant was across from the Country Inn and came highly recommended by staff. Very tasty food, good quantities. Reasonable prices including the beer. Service was friendly and good. Looks like a lot of locals eat here-a few large groups so a little rowdy. Open late which can come in handy after a long day of touring.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-2724
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-819-0390
Description
Causal Mexican Dining

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?