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The Back 40 Urban Cafe

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40 South Dixie Highway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-0227
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friends and I took a day trip to St. Augustine and ended up here for dinner. It was homey and the service was great. Our waitress was really friendly and our food tasted great. My friends got the wet burrito and a salad and they seemed to really enjoy it. For myself, I ordered mojo pork tacos with pasta... More 

Thank Adrianna E
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Freshly made tacos, Yum. Tried the chicken, mojo pork, Mahi and Shrimp tacos, pork was the best. We went during taco happy hour, highly recommended. Service was excellent, very friendly staff. Quaint old house atmosphere. Menu is a little narrower than expected but everything was very fresh and tasty.

Thank Tr1n1man
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This adorable house turned restaurant sure is off the beaten path, but what a find! One of the best meals I had during my trip to Saint Augustine. Our sever Kim was not only sweet but very informative. She made us feel welcomed and answered any and all questions we had, as well as recommending some yummy choices. Most notably... More 

Thank Susan M
Lawrence, Kansas
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This off-the-beaten-path restaurant is in a small house with a nice outdoor eating space out back. It doesn't look like much when viewed from the front, but inside you'll find many small, rooms with tables & chairs. The food was delicious, and they happily make adjustments for you on your order. I had a blackened fish burrito and it was... More 

Thank flav07
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Thanks for visiting and reviewing the Back 40 Urban Cafe. We appreciate you for stopping into our little gem! More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to The Back 40 Urban Cafe a number of times when visiting St. Augustine and it never disappoints. The menu is unique and has something for everyone.

Thank SmithMatt08
Management response:

We appreciate you stopping into the Back 40 Urban Cafe, and taking the time to rate us. Your reviews encourage us to do even better the next time! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, drinks and service. Cozy converted house in St Augustine serving Caribbean cuisine. Eat here!

Thank Timothy C
Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It really is a hidden gem. Always has been perfect but I've never eaten inside. My last experience with Nikki as our server was outstanding. What a treat all around

Thank LoxCarrey
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for an out of the way place in St Augustine. This was incredible. The tacos were so delicious. The Cuban sandwich was delightful as well. We will surely go back. A great find indeed.

Thank Bill A
Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3pm-6pm daily (even weekends) they have some great specials on tacos and beer. Several tacos are $2 each and are on point. We had 1 of each taco (5 in total), a kids pizza, a couple beers and walked out under $30. The food was very good and they had a lot of good food that we will certainly try... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passed this place several dozen times. By the outside looks of the place I was hesitant to try it. But I knew it had to have something, because the lot was always full. We walked in and I fell in love with the coziness. Then it only got better. There's several rooms all with a few tables in each. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Mexican, American, Soups, Caribbean, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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 South Dixie Highway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-0227

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