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Lona Cocina Tequileria, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.4
4.4
2839 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Celebrated chef Pablo Salas brings Lona Cocina Tequileria to Fort Lauderdale Beach. Lona, offers an eclectic, modern twist on traditional Mexican cooking in a chic, yet funky environment. A diverse menu includes ceviches, crab-infused guacamole, tostadas, tacos, meats from the grill and shareable sides at an affordable price. The outdoor patio and bar offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean and beach serving a special menu of snacks, small plates and tacos as well as a selection of agave-centric craft cocktails, freshly-made margaritas, house-made sangrias, Micheladas (perfect for the beachfront vibe) and, for true tequila worshipers, agave flights. Private and semi-private dining options are available for groups of 10 to 200 guests.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 79 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Regional Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–1:00 am Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–1:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (954) 245-3069
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Pablo Salas
  • Catering
    Private dining available for special occasions from 10 to 200 guests. We have 4 unique spaces to select from for your next celebration.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Lona Cocina Tequileria can accommodate all of your special event needs. Private and semi-private dining available for 10 to 200 guests. We have 5 unique spaces to select from for your next celebration.
  • Private party contact
    Leticia Canossa, Private Dining Sales Manager: (954) 245-3064
  • Neighborhood
    Central Beach
  • Cross street
    Beach Boulevard
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Entrance. Diners receive validation from 7 am-3 pm is $8, and the price for the night is $10 for 3 hours. Sunday is $10 for 3 hours.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    $49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy chef attended action stations and bottomless brunch cocktails for $49 per person including unlimited margaritas, mimosas, and bloody marys.
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What 2,839 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Lively

2,840 Reviews
  1. Trina

    Fort Lauderdale

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for brunch. It was really good. I’ve been there a few times for brunch. Always a good time and great experience.

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  2. Hayley

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vibes, food, and drinks! Dessert/waffle station was top tier.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    So fun. Chicken quesadilla was the best we ordered 2 more after we ate the first 2

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  4. Matt

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were put at a table on a beautiful terrace. The problem was it was next to where everyone goes to smoke. Being in that corner, we were frequently forgotten about. We did not get a 2nd water refill until right before our bill. As we weren't drinking other beverages, it seemed we were less important customers. The food was fantastic which made it even more disappointing of an experience.

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  5. JamieB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Really disappointed with the carna asada tacos super greasy and the meat seemed like it was out of a crockpot. The bacon guacamole was amazing thought.

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  6. DeniseB

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lot of fun. Great service. Food was really good we got the lobster quesadilla and there was so much lobster in it. Overlooks the water which is so nice. Valet Parking next door at the Westin. Definitely recommend.

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  7. MarioL

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service!! I do wish the quesadilla portion was a little bigger, as it looked small compared to the tacos.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and atmosphere were great. We weren’t crazy about the enchiladas, but our server comp’d us which made up for the experience. We returned for breakfast and were much happier with the Tinta experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the food and service were outstanding. We will return🥰

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and staff! Would return and eat everything on the menu, best margaritas ever!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were staying in Ft Lauderdale for just a few days so we wanted very excellent dining experiences. Lona Cocina Taqueria did not disappoint. The food was so delicious and we had a wonderful table at the street/ beach view. We have added this restaurant to our go to restaurant when we visit along with Shooters. Thank you so much!

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  12. ChrisB

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and music. Went a little before 6 and had great service. Cocktails were 50% off from 4-8 that was great. Had the lobster quesadilla and Mahi mahi tacos. Both were great.

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  13. JohnE3

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great hang right on the water. Service was on point and you gotta get the Guacamole infused with BACON!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taco Tuesday is a fabulous value here. Great tacos / wonderful toppings & fabulous margaritas! I would say the best value on beach!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view and drinks were amazing. Food was solid and a fair price.

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  16. CS23

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We have come here in the past, the lobster quesadillas were wonderful but the tacos were cold and the service was terrible . Irs too bad because we usually have a great experience

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  17. AndrewC

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food seemed over priced for something that lacked flavour and was drowning in sauce.

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  18. SarahB

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My parents are in their 80’s and we love the food but the restaurant is always too loud. It’s such a bummer because we love it there! I know it’s part of the charm, just hard to hear. Otherwise it’s awesome!

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  19. JavierD

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was perfect. Was here on business and scheduled a reservation after work. We basically walked in and were immediately sat. Food was great, low music but loud enough to enjoy the beach front vibe. Just what I was looking for.

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  20. MikeM

    Fort Lauderdale

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    based on a recommendation, we decided to drive to beach and try Lona at 4:00. The traffic during peak season is really crowded so alot more time when booking. we had a seat on deck overlooking the water, the noise was energetic especially being at the beach outside and full of tourist. The guacomole was excellent, and overall the food was excellent. The service was ok, we noticed based on the time we came that the lunch crowd was leaving and the dinner crowd was not quite there so tables around us were dirty for a while. But overall , excellent food, great VIEWS!

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  21. MuminE

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch on Sundays. Will definitely visit every time I’m in the area.

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  22. garyb

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and had a good variety for the brunch. DJ with the bit on the noisy side.

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  23. StaceyU

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our brunch!!!!! Very fun vibe and great food!

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  24. CarPar

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious. Food was great. Service was great. A mix up with my meal the first time I went second time was right

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  25. Alleybj

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and margaritas. Ask for Nelson. He’s great.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. The service is always good and food is nice.

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  27. KristinS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location above anything else! fajitas are a huge entree - it was great to share!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was extremely poor. After being seated it took about 20 minutes for someone to come take our drink order. After we were able to place our drink order it took about another 20 minutes to even get them. My wine was served in a plastic cup, which was unappealing and the soda was served directly in a can. The table also had water and we were never asked if we wanted a refill. I had the enchiladas poblanos. I will say they were filled with a lot of chicken, but the plate was drowned in mole sauce. The sauce was sub par at best, the cinnamon flavor was do dominant and overpowering that I couldn’t be bothered to eat them. I should have read the reviews ahead of time because after looking at them it seems that these are common complaints about the service, or lack there of.

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  29. BonnieLiz

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great setting, but had to repeatedly ask for water & food entrees are very limited.

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  30. CAftlauderdale

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Ordered a Patron margarita on the rocks with salt—I was servedit in a plastic Patron bottle with a straw—not how I imagined to enjoy my $$$ margarita! Bar could do better.

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  31. Olaf

    Fort Lauderdale

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best Mexican food in the area. High end but casual at the same time. Highly recommended

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  32. RayR

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were very busy but had the staff to keep up. I had the best beef fajitas I’ve ever tasted. Prices were reasonable.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place, great food, good vibes, great ocean views

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  34. excellent

    Chicago

    260 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    260 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is always one of our best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale when we visit every February. The best meals seem to be the lobster enchilada and the shrimp and crab meal.

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  35. NewYork

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a kids menu. Food was good. Drinks overpriced and small, but fine.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect food. We tried lobster quesadilla…. Was the best

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  37. mytable42

    New York City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful night, food as always was terrific, and the service was great! Lona’s has become a weekly spot for us!

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  38. ConnieD

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed celebrating Valentines Day while vacationing in Ft Lauderdale. The food was excellent and a great price point.

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  39. JulienJ

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, service was exceptional and the view and accessibility was top tier

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  40. JoanB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the fish tacos …..very good empanadas. Enjoyed our drinks 😎

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lona Cocina Tequileria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 245-3069.

Lona Cocina Tequileria is rated 4.4 stars by 2839 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 79 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lona Cocina Tequileria

321 N. Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Beach Boulevard
  • Neighborhood
    Central Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–1:00 am Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–1:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Regional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Entrance. Diners receive validation from 7 am-3 pm is $8, and the price for the night is $10 for 3 hours. Sunday is $10 for 3 hours.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Pablo Salas
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (954) 245-3069
  • Catering
    Private dining available for special occasions from 10 to 200 guests. We have 4 unique spaces to select from for your next celebration.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Lona Cocina Tequileria can accommodate all of your special event needs. Private and semi-private dining available for 10 to 200 guests. We have 5 unique spaces to select from for your next celebration.
  • Private party contact
    Leticia Canossa, Private Dining Sales Manager: (954) 245-3064
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