About Michael's tasting room

Chef Michael Lugo was married in St.Augustine in 2002 and fell on love with the city. The city reminded him of Puerto Rico where he was born, and he knew this was the place to fulfill his childhood culinary dream . He and his wife moved to St.Augustine, planting their roots in the community, and in 2006 open the doors of Michael's Tasting Room.

Michael's Tasting Room is located on the scenic Calle Cuna, in the heart of Historic Downtown St.Augustine. The building began as the Buchanti House that dates back to 1764, and was made famous by the Whitney Family of Marine Land, who refurbished the historic home for the city's 400th anniversary. The building later spent time as Wheeler's Christmas store until Chef Michael and his wife Stephanie converted the structure into a restaurant in 2006.

Michael's Tasting Room's menu changes seasonally, created by focusing on Spanish and Puerto Rican Inspired Cuisine with a twist from influences from the finest local ingredients. The restaurants casually elegant approach brings together friendly hospitality with a dedicated focus on impeccable guest service.

Michael's Tasting Room is a member of the St.Augustine Independent Restaurant Association, recognized for their commitment to maintaining the highest standards for hospitality and culinary excellence with a community conscious.