Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.5
485 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Celebrated chef Pablo Salas brings Lona Cocina Tequileria to Fort Lauderdale Beach. Lona, offers eclectic, soulful Mexican cooking in a chic, yet funky environment. Our diverse menu includes ceviches, crab infused guacamole, tostadas, tacos, meats from the grill and modern 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 available for groups of 10 to 200 guests.
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Specials

Chelas Y Micheladas

Toast to Thursday with $2 select Mexican beers and Micheladas!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 4, 2019

Ends: June 5, 2118

Availability: Thu 3:00PM-7:00PM

Ladies Night

Ladies receive $5 select Drinks and Bar Bites while enjoying our breathtaking views!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 4, 2019

Ends: June 5, 2118

Availability: Wed 3:00PM-7:00PM

Taco Tuesday

Enjoy $5 Tacos and Margaritas, made-to-order on our Oceanfront Patio!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 4, 2019

Ends: June 5, 2118

Availability: Tue 3:00PM-7:00PM

What 485 People Are Saying
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SM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service by Krystal! You won’t be disappointed. A little pricey but def worth it. Sit outside and enjoy the view, dress is casual.

OT
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh guacamole!!!!! Our server Flor was great!

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 10 was there rob celebrate a graduation. Everything was perfect from the platter of delicious tacos to start to the dessert. It was a great evening with delicious food!!

E
New England
39 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I visited for the Crave Fort Lauderdale promotion. Excellent, interesting options for each course. Nice setting at the beach, with good drinks and food and service. A winner!

M
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazingly good, the service attentive, and the space is attractive. Prices were very reasonable and portion sizes reflected value for the price. The only thing I might change is lowering the level of the ambient music. I would rush back!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La mejor comida que eh probado en florida

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m
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Dinner was very good, service qas fine and sitting next to the beach was great!

My only complaint is that even We has told we had a reservation, it was marked as no show and now I need to contact customer support in order to advise we were dining there yesterday night.

OT
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish tacos were really good.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, like being in Mexico, taste of very authentic Mexican food, managers Kira and Kheyla always very friendly, excellent service, our waiter Diego phenomenal, recommended! I heard that behind this kitchen is a chef of Mexican nationality! well done!

d
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall not bad but the restaurant should make it clear that only the buffet is available to after 2pm..

O
London
93 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The chef and food here is excellent, especially on the beach where so often the quality of food suffers thinking the views will be enough. This defies that by being very good. The service by Journey our waitperson was excellent. The only thing I find strange each time we go is how little effort they put into helping direct people to where they need to go. They have a very nice entrance off the beach that many people use and it just empties you into a dining area with no sign, no host, nothing. I spent half the night directing lost people about where to go. I don’t know how hard a sign would be, but that is a small thing. Great food, good location.

LP
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Fourth visit here. Like it very much the first three times but this time we made the mistake eating outside. The music was so loud we couldn't talk and it took over an hour to get out entree. The menu had changed and not for the better. On the up side, the Margaritas were good.

EU
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. The steak fajitas are great. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We definitely enjoyed our dinner!

EM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Nice place and great Margaritas, but the food was not typical Mexican. I ordered the Carnitas tacos that cannot be compared to the original Mexican ones.

AC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Best grilled octopus I’ve ever had. Guacamole was excellent. Great ambiance.

KG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The view was fabulous, the staff was friendly, and the food was good.

SM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal. Service was exemplary. Beautiful setting dining outside overlooking the ocean. Will definitely return.

BN
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great drinks and excellent service .

M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Brunch Place on the beach! Great buffet layout along with a nice ambiance

SN
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unlimited Brunch was great all the food, desserts, and drinks were on point. And our waiter robert m was THE BEST. I shall definitely return.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service with a spectacular view of the ocean.

OT
Orlando
83 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fish Tacos were amazing. The location is great. It’s pretty loud but the ambience is great.

JC
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No complaints!! Food was great and so was the presentation

NI
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

This was my 3rd time visiting Lona Cocina. The first 2 times were magical. This time was horrible. They changed the menu and removed all the good stuff. We went for the barbacoa tacos which were removed and everything on the menu was the same as every other taco place in for lauderdale but more expensive. I brought my mom here for her birthday and she had the lobster tacos which were dry and the lobster was dry too. Not good at all. I had the cabbage because I wanted to try something different and new and it said it came with a cauliflower pure which was missing. Then were the cocktails... the purpose for ordering a mix drink is so that you do not taste the alcohol. Our drinks were so strong they were undrinkable. No one wanted to drink their drink. It unfortunate when you are paying such high prices for a tasty cocktail. The Bar staff needs some cocktail mixing training. Lona is an upscale restaurant, not a Bar on Himmarshee.

C
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Richard L. is the greatest!

J
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Was not the best Mexican food was right on beach very convenient. Los Olas Blvd couple other Mexican places I would like to try. Overall was okay!

LZ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. Their take on Fajitas and Corn Tortillas was excellent. Guacamole was fresh and perfect. Drinks and services was slow, but waitress was super nice.

MH
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The place is very fun and loved the margaritas.... but I think this place is way over priced of what you are getting .

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent! Great flavor and variety. Our server (Richard R.) was obnoxious and definitely made us want to leave sooner than later, but other than that, we had a nice meal.

GF
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Perfect view, nice atmosphere and the food wasn't bad. The service, as with many of these beachfront restaurants, has a lot of room for improvement but it didn't ruin our overall experience.

AF
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the food and music, it was busy so service was slower but overall very good 👍

B
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best Mexican food on the beach....by a tidal wave. We find ourselves here for dinner at least every two weeks. Delicious!!

OT
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice spot right across from the beach , ate on the outdoor seating for dinner . Our server Krystal was great ! Food came out fast , got the tacos and fajitas , both were fresh and hot !

KW
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, spectacular view, wonderful service from Sky. Only negative was very loud music, which made dinner conversation difficult. Manager was very accommodating in turning down volume, but it was still more like a loud bar vibe. Love this place, but would appreciate a quieter area for dining.

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat inside for a fine dining experience. If you want the bar scene, they can accommodate you outside. The food is all the same but the experiences are totally different. Highly recommend the lobster tacos! Heaping portion of lobster. Yum! Sauces and salsas were excellent with everything our group of 7 had.

JM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Lona for my sisters birthday this past Sunday, and was blown away by the service in this restaurant. Our server Nelson treated us like family and was always coming by to make sure we were good. On a side note I told him it was my sisters birthday so he brought out a cake and sang for her. I thought it was going to be your run of the mill restaurant birthday song>>> wrong! Nelson had a voice that sounds like a mixture of Fergie & Jesus (in a good way) he busted out with an opera rendition of happy birthday that had the entire restaurant clapping. Needless to say I will be visiting Lona Cocina in the near future!

D
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent view and nice options in the breakfast buffet.

MG
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The Food is good. However Happy Hour times are not labeled on the online menu, but they are on the physical menus. Had I know I would have set my reservation for earlier.

N
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night by the beach! The food and drinks were delicious! Claudia, our server, was fantastic! We really enjoyed eating in the private tequila room then drinking at the bar outside to end the evening. We'll be back again for sure!

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my boyfriends birthday and the food was delicious! We had the bacon and chicharrón guacamole for starter as well as the mushroom empanadas which were amazing! We loved the drinks (strong) and the entrees were delicious as well.

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