Adam John Dennis/ Kitchen Manager


Adam John Dennis was born in Florida in 1984 and moved to New Jersey at a young age. He worked five years as contractor for the military on Fort DIX/McGuire as a cook supervisor serving 3000 soldiers a shift. Adam returned to Florida five years ago where he met his girlfriend of now four years, Meredith. Adam worked one year at Thai Malaysian Cuisine and then worked four years at Seagrove Village Market Café. He has two kids and two step kids. Adam loves food and loves using his skills in the kitchen to make people happy.

   Since 2009, La Cocina has served traditional Tex-Mex fare with a coastal twist in a fun, festive atmosphere. We prepare all of our dishes from scratch using the freshest ingredients available.

La Cocina is nestled between Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, in Seacrest Beach.

   Menu highlights include Tacos de Camerones with grilled shrimp, shredded lettuce, habeñero pickled onions, and feta cheese; the Pollo Fundido with shredded chicken, cheese, sour cream (chimichanga style) topped with cheese; the Lobster Quesadilla with lobster, crab, shrimp, and cheese topped with chipotle aioli and fruit salsa.

   Our full bar and friendly staff offers some of the best drinks along 30A, including house-made mojitos, sangria, and a selection of fresh squeezed lime margaritas.

     We’re always voted as one of South Walton‘s hot spots for Mexican cuisine. The proof is in the tacos.

Meet The Team

Sarah Hampton /  General Manager


Sarah and her husband Will moved to the gulf coast from Memphis in January of 2016. She has been in the restaurant industry for twenty years, spending the last eleven years at Brookhaven Pub & Grill (La Cocina’s sister restaurant in Memphis) as a server, bartender and most recently as the general manager.


Leaving the restaurant she has called home for so long was not an easy decision, but Sarah knew she couldn’t pass on the opportunity to be the GM at such a successful restaurant on 30A and to work with the great staff at La Cocina. With her extensive experience serving great food and drinks in a fun and inviting atmosphere, Sarah feels right at home at La Cocina.


Sarah is a native of Munford, TN and a graduate of the University of Memphis. In her time away from the restaurant, she loves to travel, cook and spend time with their two dogs, Mia and Lola.

Open 7 Days a Week

Lunch 11am - 3pm | Dinner 5pm - 9pm

We operate on beach time and do not accept reservations.

Tables are seated on a first come, first served basis.

10343 E County Highway 30A

Seacrest Beach, Florida 32461

(850) 231-4021 | e-mail