Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.4
767 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
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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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Taco Tuesday

Starting Sep 1, 2020 · Sun - Sat 11:15 AM - 6:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Enjoy $5 Tacos and Margaritas, made-to-order on our Oceanfront Patio!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 767 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DesireeC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would definitely be back! It was nice eating out on the deck and listening to the music.

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EveB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

It’s a very nice place with cute seating. It was just super windy that night so that was annoying for outside seats.

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vipKandaceM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

authentic, gourmet Mexican food and wonderful coctails and super friendly service. Our favorite spot every time we go to Fort Lauderdale! family friendly too-teens love it as much as adults!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place, good music and food. Service was excellent...

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YeseniaS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We went to celebrate a friends birthday which I specified and they sat us all the way in the corner were the food comes out. The food and drinks was okay nothing special. However our server was great she was the best part of the restaurant.

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PaayalP
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of drinks and food and good customer service. Location was right across from the beach. Light, airy and tables were appropriately socially distanced for a safe worry free experience.

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viptinas
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent. I love this restaurant. A must try is the lobster quesadilla.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Lona. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the Lobster Quesadilla. I hope you also gave the Tuna Tostada a try! Please come back and dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant! The food is incredible. The restaurant is beautiful and has a lot of room outside for safe distancing. Crystal, our server was wonderful!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 7 days ago

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Lona with Krystal ! Make sure to visit us on Tuesdays for $5 Tacos and Margaritas!

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IvetteG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food and service. Went to celebrate my birthday and will definitely be back

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks Ivette, for taking the time to review Lona! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. Our team looks forward to having you join us again soon!

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ChristianF
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The waitress was taking long to come to my table I had to wait like maybe 10-15 minutes to order a drink

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vipHoffy
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and beach front experience.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for your review! We look forward to having you join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall not bad, but I don’t think I would come back. Out of all the dishes we had, the only tasty dish was lobster quesadilla, really really good. Everything else was very blah. Guac and fish tacos were seriously lacking flavor. Tres leches was nice though.
Music was obnoxiously loud. The outside patio is nice, but the music level was making it hard to enjoy.
Service was blah, no personality from the wait staff whatsoever. After we ordered dessert, our waiter brought out dessert spoons (which were filthy btw) and never even cleaned our table. I mean we still had chips on the table. The most interaction we had with our server was when he was asking us to leave a positive review and make sure to mention his name (I’m not gonna mention his name in this review for his benefit).
Overall not worth coming back.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate at Lona on Halloween night. We were late for our reservation but they were still very accommodating. Our waitress was very attentive. The drinks were very good even though they messed up our order, it was corrected quickly. Food was excellent.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thanks for the review Amanda! Make sure to stop by for Sunday Brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good. Great ambiance.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thanks for the 5-stars review! We hope to see you again soon!

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MarkC
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and view! The service was top notch as well!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thanks for the review Mark! We are so glad you enjoyed everything. We look forward to having you join us again soon.

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july
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Outside seating over looking A1A. Nice view looking at the beach. Margaritas were just ok nothing great. Food choices ok. Chips good salsa could have had more taste. Pork Carnitas fajitas were noting great. Some fat mixed in. Shrimp tacos were the same nothing great. No spicy beef choices and hot sauce was more like asian style Would not go back

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vipAndeC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for joining us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and amazing authentic food. Loved the tuna tostada appetizer, the lobster quesadilla and the grouper with puréed cauliflower and cilantro.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Lona. Next time you are in definitely give the Salmon Mole a try! We hope to see you in again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s was ok but I was a little bit disappointed. They did not have ( at least today ) menu . It was a buffet and it’s was expensive for what it was .

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KevinT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice treat right in the Westin Hotel. Nice atmosphere inside. Steak fajitas were awesome. Server worked hard. Would definitely go back. Thanks!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on October 27, 2020

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Lona. The Steak Fajitas are definitely awesome, next time you must try the Steak Tampiqueña! We look forward to having you join us again soon.

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JenniferP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would have rated this experience higher but there was a terrible storm that rolled in and the patio got soaked. It was really loud and everyone got soaked. The restaurant didn’t seem to be prepared to move patrons inside for shelter.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taco Tuesday

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thanks for the review! Make sure to stop by for Sunday Brunch!

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FatSkinnyGirl
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food is just ok, would not go back. Great ambiance and the waiter was friendly.

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vipjuanf
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great mexican music, the staff is super friendly. Tres leches is a no miss option for dessert.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on October 19, 2020

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Lona. The Tres Leches is fantastic, next time you must try our amazing Churros! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipMaria
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails. Nice view of the beach. Good service. Will be back.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thanks so much for your review, looking forward to having you in again soon!

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ricardog
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing food, ambiance and location. Highly recommend it

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you very much for the review Ricardo! We look forward to having you join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food
Great ambiance
Better company

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thanks for the review! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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DanielaLoreto
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really good will come back for sure recommended

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thanks for your review Daniela! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience! All of the margaritas were so fresh and yummy, the lobster quesadilla and shrimp tacos were amazing, and Flo (our waitress) was so helpful and sweet. Would definitely come back

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for joining us. We are so glad to hear that Flo took good care of you and you enjoyed the Lobster Quesadilla and Shrimp Tacos. I hope you also gave the Tuna Tostada a try! Please come back and dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and atmosphere, right on the beach! Creative twist on Mexican fare, with delicious results. Great drink menu...especially if you like margaritas. A little pricey, but hey, it’s prime real estate! Service was lovely and attentive.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on October 13, 2020

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Lona! Make sure to stop by for Sunday Brunch!

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SpecOps
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my wife and I were very happy with everything across the board. They really did a great job. The attention was second to none; everyone was kind and attentive, even the other staff members who were not attending to us would ask if we needed or wanted anything. Food was good, freshly cooked, hot and best of all came out fairly quick. Place has great outdoor seating with ocean view. It was pretty busy overall and yet the noise level was not bad. Overall, I would go back anytime and I highly recommend it.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AllanH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, everyone was so friendly and helpful, our server was wonderful. Our friends from out of town loved the location, the view and the food.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on October 6, 2020

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Lona! Make sure to visit us on Tuesday (3pm-5pm) for $5 Tacos and Margaritas!

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FernandoF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. The service and the food were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome brunch! Dessert, omelet and Mexican dishes were awesome. Had a duet of Three Little Birds with Simpson at the omelet station while he made my yummy omelet.

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ScotP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch with my wife and cousin. We went for lunch (1pm) on a Saturday. Jorge, our waiter was phenomenal. Great guy, very nice. Food was terrific. Had the Lobster quesadillas, and shrimp tacos. Terrific. Drinks were tasty, and the view wonderful. Dessert was great also According to my wife and cousin who indulged in two house favorites(excuse me for forgetting the names, i was enjoying several sambucas and espresso for my dessert). Anyways, we would go back again, I can’t say anything bad about the place. CHEERS🥂

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to forget about this pandemic time we are going thru, have a great time, the best food, the best drinks, and the best service in Fort Lauderdale, then I would recommend you to come check Lona Cocina Tequileria out. Since the minute you get there until you leave, you feel at home.

Flor, our waitress, did an amazing job, she was courteous, friendly and always making sure everything was fine. The whole team did a great job! Definitely coming back and trust me, you won't be let down. Plus the beautiful ocean is just steps away and makes the view priceless.

Me and friend had ceviche and queso fundido with tortillas as appetizers...Yummy!!! For drinks, me and my friend had La Tamarita...tamarind never tasted so good . For lunch, my friend had the Tacos al Pastor and I had Shrimp tacos with plantains with Mexican cheese and crema...with jabanero sauce on the side. The best!

Thank you, Flor and Lona Cocina Tequileria for an amazing service. God bless!

PS: Thank you for the Tres Leches!

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vipratlas
Miami
403 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lona Cocina was a fun place for dinner. Our server Rick was excellent. The chicken enchiladas were good as were the fish tacos. Good safety protocols. A fun place to dine overlooking the beach and ocean.

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vipShellyS38
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Guacamole was tasteless not freshly made. Great drinks. Nice beachside ambiance with good service. Best dish was the lobster quesadilla.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing!!! We didn’t get the ambiance the pictures displayed because it was raining and crazy dark because it’s turtle season!