Lona Cocina Tequileria

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566 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 566 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous outdoor seating area, delicious food!

OT
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lona Cocina provided an enjoyable dinner with an ocean view from the outdoor seating area. The Lona Margarita was a solid drink, ingredients tasted fresh (not a standard margarita mix). We enjoyed the Queso Fundido, Baja Fish Tacos, Chicken Enchiladas, and Tres Leches dessert. Server was attentive and kept our drinks full.

Y
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was ok in every way. Nothing special but nothing bad, probably not worth the money though.

BB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bar and drinks are very good, great selection. Food is tasty, menu had a lot of options. The ambience and environment are fun, although it is a noisy place.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation spot! Best Mexican food and service and great location

KM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice indoor and outdoor seating. Service was a little slow, but food was amazing.

MP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was really wonderful! Beautiful view of the ocean.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The staff at night seemed ambivalent. Perhaps they were distracted by the entirely too loud, club-like thumping music that prevented any sort of conversation. Plan on shouting at your table mates if you want to communicate with them.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food4service5ambience4

The music was so loud that you couldn’t even speak to the person next to you without shouting. They need to decide if they are a restaurant or a dance club. It ruined the experience for us. But our waiter was outstanding.

f
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

very loud & crowded, poor service & food not worth the price...when i asked why the crab tostado didn't come out, the waitress said she swore she put it in & then came back saying they ran out (it was 6:30!). end of story- no alternate suggestion or apology. took forever to get check.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

New Years fixed menu was not good fois especially for the price!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Year dinner. It was great value fortge money. 4 course menue, and a Margarita for $79 + tax and 18% gratitude per person. All dishes were really good, and our waiter Ricardo D (?) was great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Poor service and overpriced New Years meal which they then decided to add an 18% service charge into without telling us just for the DJ which was ridiculous. We had read the advertisement for the dinner, called the restaurant ahead of time and asked again when we got to the restaurant and nobody mentioned the service charge. They also included chips as one of the “courses” in the 5 course menu. Very deceptive all around.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

2020 New Years Eve was a terrible experience: service unbelievably dissapointing (slow, arrogant, ignorant), food was so so, value for money ratio terrible, music loud and nothing close to 2020 NYE festivity nor Mexican music, atmosphere poor.

Obligatory service charge is a joke. When we asked if its obligatory, the answer was yes or you talk to manager. NY Eve is exactly the night, when i want to spend time, effort on such non sense. How about putting maximum effort of service, food, atmosphere, and collecting all the possible tips?

Very unfortunate choice for us..

J
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since new years eve was on the day they normally offered taco tuesday, we weren't able to take advantage of that special. Ate appetizers as our meal, and they were great.

OT
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun menu and great service! All of the employees seem to enjoy working there! Over a week ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at Lona’s: thought it was all spectacular!

RB
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

If this is one of the best restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale, that says a lot more about the other restaurants than about this one. It is the height of mediocrity. It is crowded outside and very noisy, and sitting inside meant sitting in a small, undecorated room where the sound bounced off the walls like crazy. Ah yes, the food. Not genuine Mexican, for sure, more like genuine fake Mexican interpreted by someone who has no idea of what genuine Mexican is. But pricy nonetheless. And, as a parting shot, the "chopped salad" was definitely not chopped. The service was smiley but not particularly efficient. If you are visiting in Ft. Lauderdale and want great food, you are visiting the wrong city. Head south to Miami!

A
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great from food to service! Would definitely come again!

LB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Best thing we had was the margaritas. Food and service were not good. We were so surprised after reading all the good reviews.

F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Food and drink took too long to get. Sat inside and noticed dust all over the wire mesh and the air vent on ceiling was disgusting. Interior needs help.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Fantastic margaritas. Super good food

SD
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was really slow but food was good. Liked steak quesadillas the best

NW
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! It was a rare cold day in Ft. Lauderdale, so the queso fundido was PERFECT. Service good, and food definitely a cut above the majority of the fare available along the beach
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K
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food. Very noisy made it difficult to have a conversation. Good service

SM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience to dine at Lona. We always sit outside, and the food is consistently delicious with attentive service. Thank you Lona!

SO
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and drinks!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ❤️❤️

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EW
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal. Our waiter, Richard R, was very knowledgeable and attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

n
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great - margaritas to die for....Sunday brunch all day until 3 was an option as well but it was a buffet.....

Menu options were great - right on the beach at the Westin.

TG
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good evening out location. Beach view is big plus. Interior bar is ok. Can get a bit loud with music being pumped in.

F
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Not good value for money. Probably the worst value for money for fajitas I’ve ever had . Gross pieces of chicken, salsa out dated. The service was efficient and friendly even if we could not hear anything because of the noise level similar to a night club... not going back there for sure. The restaurant is in the Westin hotel premises and It is surprising that this chain accepts such a low food quality.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here whenever we are in Ft Lauderdale, and it’s always excellent in every way. Great standards and some adventurous twists on traditional Mexican. Beautiful spot and friendly efficient staff!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Outstanding view of the beach.

TQ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I never imagined having a bad experience at this location but was utterly and sincerely beyond disappointed. I arranged this reservation to entertain and celebrate with a high value customer - something I noted within my open table reservation but was never mentioned at the restaurant. Issues were many:
* Restaurant advertises having an exclusive tequila list and of the many listed the top 5 on the menu were UNAVAILABLE. We were visited by the Manager and the GM who were very apologetic and admitted this was unacceptable.
* It literally took 65 minutes from the time we sat until we received TWO drinks from the "top shelf" higher priced tequilas listed on the menu. We arrived at 6:30PM and at 7:35PM we finally received two glasses of the most expensive Tequila they had in the restaurant.
* First round of appetizers took approximately 50 minutes to bring to the table
* Overall time to bring anything -- drinks...food...took much too long
* No overview of the menu was provided by our server
* Despite my speaking with the manager and giving him an opportunity to "make things right" no action was taken to ensure every guest at our table was delivered an exceptional service to turn the miserable experience around.
* It was so loud it was impossible to hear anyone at our table that was not sitting immediately next to you.

MG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night,

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Terrible service. Very unprofessional. Waitress took order then 40 mins later came back and said she had thrown it away. We reorderd and she came bk and said she was just kidding.....what??!!! Manager never came to check on us. Very LOUD party in restaurant. It took forever to get our food!!! I would never go back to this restaurant!!!!

CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and margaritas!

OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful ocean front dining. Delicious food. Would highly recommend the lobster quesadilla and queso.

RV
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I would like to review the food at Lona, BUT IT NEVER ARRIVED. We ordered wine, and it was delivered to the table. But after our food order was taken, we didn't see our waiter again. Guests who arrived after us ordered from our server and received their food. After 40 minutes, I stood up, stopped our server, and asked about the food. He said he'd go check on it, but never reported back about what was happening. After another ten minutes, we stood up and stormed out. The manager chased after us asking what's wrong and how could she make it right, but it was too late. We had eaten at Lona twice before on a previous trip and enjoyed it. This was a really weird and disappointing experience.

w
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was great and food was top notch. We will be back in a few days to try something new.

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