There are few things on this earth more satisfying than a Cuban sandwich. Oozy cheese. Layers of meat. Something pickled and mustardy tasting. But that’s just one of the delicious offerings at St Augustine, tucked away in historic downtown, which serves up insanely delicious Spanish and Cuban food from black bean soup to their famous 1905 salad. Head there for lunch and get a pitcher of Sangri to go with. That’s an order.
Welcome to St Augustine, where the seafood is fresh and the BBQ is smokey. And sure, it’s known for these two stars of its cuisine, which are mighty delicious. But, naturally, the nation’s oldest city lends itself to an incredibly diverse food scene, and there’s a whole load more on offer once you scratch the surface.
The touristy spots are great, but look beyond them and you’ll find fantastic Peruvian fine dining, sidewalk burrito shacks, bar food and live music and more. St Augustine’s favorite datil pepper shines from many of the city’s dishes, so get ready for a hit of spice. From hidden gems to notorious spots, here are its best restaurants right now.