Set to a backdrop of ocean breezes, Coquina at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island offers diners’ access to an innovative, oceanfront restaurant with a culinary presentation focused on seafood and coastal dishes inspired by the island’s Eight Flags heritage.
Gorgeously casual, this al-fresco restaurant delights the senses with dinner served beneath lit palapas overlooking the resort’s dune-lined beaches. Coquina’s menu embraces the dynamic flavors inspired by the island’s time as a Spanish territory including ceviche made from freshly-caught fish and shareable tapas. A full-bar overlooking the ocean features signature cocktails and flavorful sangrias.
Average food, slow service
All I can really say about this place is that it's just average. Not what you'd expect from a Ritz Carlton. Nobody really complained too bad (we had a big group), but nobody wanted to go back. Nachos were the best option for us.
5 star service 3 star food
Grabbed a bite here on a Saturday evening since we just wanted casual dining. The nachos ($19) were served in a deep bowl filled with crisp chips smothered with queso, pico and jalapeños. They came with 3 side dip bowls that contained 1 tablespoon of sour cream , salsa and guacamole. Totally disappointed at the meager servings. The appetizer itself tasted good.
The burger ($24) had aoli, slaw and pepper jack cheese. It was a solid burger. The sweet potato fries were sub-par in flavor and lukewarm. Would not recommend them.
Overall, we enjoyed sitting outside and the service was great but it wasn’t worth the $54 we spent on the meal and tip.
Service is good, the food is disappointing
The staff is nice, the surroundings ok, but the food fell short. We got the grilled octopus appetizer. Isually, grilled octopus is served hot, at least in all other places we ate it. This time it was served cold, on a bed of…COLD matched potatoes! It was odd, not good, and left on the plate.
The ceviche is far from up to par, it is mooch, and not really tasty.
My son had the pork tacos (3 per serving) and enjoyed them (he is 14).
My husband had tacos (pork, shrimp, and catch of the day), he agreed that the pork is the best, and shrimp second.
The guacamole is decent, but not homemade.
We feel that the food was too expensive (ritz prices) and the quality was closer to cheap off the road restaurants.
one meal sent back do NOT order the ceviche it tastes like canned seafood bits in water and they just dump it into a dish. one of our diners got serious intestinal issues from his dinner. its expensive and not at all the dining quality expected at a ritz carlton. stay away from this one, no matter how nice the view.
Outdoor dining at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island. This restaurant offers great views of the ocean and sea breeze. Fun and tasty adult beverages and local craft beers are available. The menu is typical lunch fare but have some delicious vegetarian options. The black bean and cilantro rice bowl was a hearty meal with fresh ingredients and a nice flavor.