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Saigon Pho Bistro is Serving Up Delicious Vietnamese Food in St Augustine FL

Do you love Vietnamese food? The Locals’ Guide does for sure. St. Augustine has a brand-new restaurant in town serving up delicious Vietnamese food at a great price point. The owners are friendly, wonderful people who want to please you with their delicious authentic Vietnamese cuisine. If you like something a certain way, just ask!

They have classic appetizers such as eggrolls, vegetarian spring rolls, tofu spring rolls and shrimp spring rolls for $3.99. Their entrées include salads, such as chicken papaya salad or shrimp papaya salad for $6.59.

 

They serve up authentic  Vietnamese Pho soups. They are prepared with vermicelli noodles, mint, basil, cilantro, bean sprouts, green onion and a side of Asian sauces. You can choose beef, chicken, shrimp, tofu, or tripe for $6.99 – $7.99 – It’s a huge meal. It’s served with fresh herbs, sauce, and peppers, so you can flavor it to your liking. We had the beef noodle. We added some Thai basil and hot pepper to it and it was fantastic.

Speaking of fantastic, I had their famous dry noodle bowl. Mine came with beef, lettuce, shredded carrots and rice noodles with a delicious fish sauce on the side. I was in heaven. I love the clean flavors of this dish. This is a “local’  favorite and my favorite too. I can’t wait to have this again. $7.99

They also serve up fried or white rice plates served with chicken, pork, beef, fish, or shrimp. We saw a few of them come from the kitchen and they look delicious. $6.99- $7.99

Another local favorite is their  Vietnamese “Banh Mi” Subs. They come in grilled chicken, grilled pork, grilled beef or of Vietnamese Cha Sub. They come with cucumber, carrot cilantro, green onion, crushed peanut, may have an pepper. $5.99

The prices on beer and wine are fantastic too. $2.75 for domestic and $2.95 for imports. Daft beer is a mere $1.95!

Not only do they serve up authentic Vietnamese food,  they also serve some American food  including breakfast served all day. You can choose from French toast, pancakes, bagel and cream cheese, egg and bacon muffin, breakfast burritos, omelets and a variety of other choices priced in the range of $3.99 to $7.99.

If you are looking to grab an American-style lunch or dinner you can choose from one of their delicious salads, hamburgers and cheeseburgers and Atlantic fish wrap, a northern shrimp wrap or a California pork wrap. All priced between $6.00 – $7.00

The bistro is casual and inviting and the owners are so friendly and nice. It seems to be a locals favorite already by the amount of takeout orders being picked up the day I was having dinner. So go check them out and tell them  “The Locals’ Guide” sent you.

They are closed on Sunday.

Monday they are open from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Tuesday through Saturday. They are open 10:30 AM until 8 PM

Saigon Pho Bistro

1935 A1A South – Anastasia Square, on the island at the 312 intersection in the same Plaza as the World Gym. They are at the end on the right.

St Augustine, FL

904-377-8899

South Beach Grill- Beautiful Beachfront Views

GOT KIDS?

We’ve got a place for you, the South Beach Grill is located at Crescent Beach out on the island. It is one of the few true beachfront restaurants in Saint Augustine – A two-story building overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking views of the dunes, sea oats and the surf. It has a spot for your kids to play in the sand with pails and shovels, while you dine overlooking the water .

Kid friendly and “St Augustine local” approved.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner – the food here is consistently good. Read More→

The Best Cuban Sandwich I’ve Ever Had on the Oldest Street in Saint Augustine

Even when it rains, St. Augustine is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever laid eyes on. I was meeting a business associate for a quick lunch downtown and she suggested we eat at La Herencia Café. It is located on historic, picturesque Aviles Street. This street is a photographer’s dream! It’s dotted with eateries and shops and has wrought-iron tables lining the sidewalks that  just beg you to sit down, relax and be transported to another world.

 

We were in the middle of  a  sun shower, so we chose the window seat inside with a view of this magnificent street. What are you having I asked my friend?  “The Cuban with rice and beans,” she said. “I’m having it with potato salad,” I said. And so two locals are sitting in the window at La Herencia Café awaiting the best Cuban sandwich in St. Augustine. This sandwich is incredible and huge. We each ended up taking half of it home for another meal. The beans and rice here are phenomenal and the potato salad has just the right Cuban kick. The owner roasts the pork for this sandwich daily.  It is seasoned to perfection and simply mouthwatering. Even the bread for this Cuban is specifically made for it. I was told it is a Miami style sandwich.

I have never had breakfast here but  I have heard from other locals that it is so delicious that they were featured in a PBS special. I can’t wait to have an opportunity to try this specific dish that PBS raved about –  The Guajiro Omelet. This breakfast dish is a combination of an omelet cooked to perfection sitting on top of toasted Cuban bread, topped with black beans, pork, salsa and cheese. No wonder this dish made television.

Guajiro-featured on PBS “Breakfast Special”

 

Whether you’re stopping in for coffee and dessert, a delicious hot breakfast to start your day or the “locals favorite” Cuban sandwich, you won’t be disappointed. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

“Know What The Locals Know”

4 Aviles Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
ph: 904-829-9487