Lona Cocina Tequileria

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524 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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us at Lona for your Thanksgiving favorites with a Mexican twist! Lona will be offering a four course menu for $55 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Offerings include zucchini flower empanadas, turkey enchiladas and of course, pumpkin pie for dessert!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Lona! Our four course tasting menu ($55 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity,) includes holiday favorites like tamales, lechon and brisket mazatleco. Cheers!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Feliz Navidad from our family to yours! Lona will be serving a four course menu for $55 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Leave the cooking to us and enjoy!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Start 2020 with a blank canvas at Lona! Serving a five course tasting menu for $79 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, guests will enjoy a complimentary Lona Margarita, Champagne toast, party favors and live entertainment all night. Seating times are: 6:00PM and 9:00PM. Cheers to 2020!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 524 People Are Saying
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M
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the grilled octopus for a starter, and it was very good. We had a variety of taco’s and shared chicken, beef and pork. The tacos were small taco’s street style with avacado and red pepper garnish. The tacos were fine, just average I would say. The drinks were fine. The chips and salsa fresh and good. The service was also just average, nothing extraordinary. The octopus made the review 4 stars otherwise I would have rated a 3

r
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drunken grouper, cilantro salad and lobster quesadilla .... creative and fabulous!

JM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The food and service is amazing. This is our second time coming here. The location is beautiful right in front of the beach and everything. If you are looking for a great place to eat by the beach, Mexican food, and wonderful service then this is the place.

BS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good not great. Cuc was VERY average. Grouper was very good. Price is reasonable although service is slow and erratic.

JR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

But only if you get rid of the rude girls at the hostess station!!

h
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

First time to Lona. We had an excellent server in Richard R and were well taken care of. Richard made excellent recommendations and really listened and seemed to care about our experience. We ordered Lobster tacos and carne asada. The food tasted great but presentation was sorely lacking. The plates could come out looking so much more pleasing to the eye. Also, the iced tea was marginal and could be brewed much fresher and with more thought. We were sat outside and under a speaker. I guess management thinks louder is better. We were struggling to talk and listen to each other. Overall this was a good experience but could be better!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and management. Food was also outstanding as well as the drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Billed as a “Chopped salad” was bland and nothing close to a chopped salad.
When shared our feelings with the waiter.
His reply was “ it has chopped items in it”
Staff in general was beachy layback.
Will not be returning

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dishes. The unlimited brunch was fabulous! Can’t wait to go back

TP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had a 7:45 dinner reservation and were seated right away. However, we sat for 20 minutes before a waitress came and took our drink orders. When our drinks came we placed our food order (appetizers and main course). The main course showed up 30 minutes later but no appetizers! We refused the entrees and asked for our appetizers. They finally came a half hour later. By the time dinner was actually served again it was close to 10:00! They blamed the boat show! I live in NY, the restaurants are always crazy on a Saturday night, yet they manage to serve on time.

D
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Food was so-so. Service was extremely slow. Server was over sat. Apparently the internet was out, no credit card processing, order input. Restaurants was unapologetic.

L
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Appetizers were great, main plates were just ok (my salmon mole entree was served lukewarm). Long wait between apps & entrees. Really surprised that this didn’t live up to the Trip Advisor rating of #4 in Ft. Lauderdale. Will use more discretion when using Trip Advisor in the future.

MC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Gernie was wonderful!!!

MS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place for fish tacos and hot chile margaritas. Ambiance, music and service by Gernie superb!

c
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tried this for the first time to celebrate my beau's birthday on a Saturday night. I forgot how busy Las Olas Blvd can be so was relieved that this is north of that, and as an added bonus: the Westin provides parking ($5 with validation)!

The patio has an ocean view and good sized bar. Service was efficient and the food was really good. We had the ceviche (extra spicy jalapenos! yum!) and guac for appetizers, along with a basket or two (they are tasty...) of chips. Fish tacos were delicious, the fajitas looked amazing and the birthday boy's tacos al pastor were quickly devoured. We appreciate that our server subbed out the tortillas for lettuce wraps, too.

With two libations each and all of that food it tallied up to about $70/pp - very reasonable for the view, service and stress-free parking!

CH
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claudia our server was amazing - we wanted for nothing the entire evening. All of the service staff were friendly, and attentive. Any request was not an issue. One friend has a severe food allergy and they handled it perfectly. We will definitely be back and would recommend the restaurant to others.

MF
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Third time here for dinner and the food, ambiance and service are very good. Food is fresh, not cookie-cutter like many Mexican restaurants. Margaritas are very good and made with fresh ingredients - no pre-made sour mix. It was very windy so we ate inside but we especially like to eat outside with the ocean views.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blue crab guacamole was excellent with lots of crab. Drunken grouper was very good. The Star was the lobster quesadilla. It was excellent and very filling. Big enough for 2. Rob (Philly) was a terrific waiter with great suggestions, attentive and on top of matters. I will go back

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Krystal was an amazing server, the fajitas were delicious! !! Margaritas were great too!

PC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience, Our server Flor and Chef Simon made were outstanding. Looking forward to going back.

v
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and environment! Will definitely be coming back!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome venue and food !! Energetic vibrant vibe oceanfront dining tasty Mexican cuisine

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Great place, next to the beach and good Latin music

MT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

JF
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Tuesday. Even though it was a more quiet day to have lunch, it was delightful. Excellent, top notch tequila mixologist recommended cocktails and Mexican fare! Casual, upscale environment! Really nice.

WW
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We reserved this as a special birthday treat. Unfortunately the reviews led us to believe it was upscale dining; it’s not. It’s good bar food dining, not fine dining. Located in the Westin hotel, it’s a great place to people watch. The food was good and service was on resort time....very relaxed to say the least. Oh and the special occasion, neither the host nor the waiter even acknowledged the note on our reservation. However by the end of dinner, we were ready for a quiet drink elsewhere.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

2nd baby celebration for a friend

BK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful views of the beach, outdoor seating was amazing. The brunch was a great deal - unlimited cocktails and the food was so good! The staff is very attentive and extremely friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was nice! The food was great and the beach front view was fantastic.

M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it, love the food, the salmon was delicious my favourite dish! The girl who attend us was very kind, pattient and the service spectacular.

E
New England
42 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my second visit to Lona, and both have been very good. Was there for the "crave restaurant month" and their menu choices all were excellent. Richard was our server and he was great.

MB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we chose to do the Crave Experience but were told it wasn’t available on Saturdays, the total experience was so great, we forgave the Crave mix-up.

Valet parking was quick, hostess was welcoming and seated us promptly.

Our inside table was great, EXCEPT there was a private party in the room right next to our table with an infant baby crying all night, that sucked!

Our server, Richard R. made the night. He was EXCEPTIONAL. He explained everything and was so proud of their menu & beverages that we couldn’t wait to try everything.

And we didn’t have to wait at all, everything came out so quickly. WOW!

Beautiful decor, great music playing and a great crowd of diners.

Can’t wait to go again. Looking forward to cooler temps to sit outside at bar and enjoy the party atmosphere.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience . They forgot to put my order in apparently. Couldn’t even order with the waiter because he was no where to be found . Had to give the order to the manager . One order of three tacos. The waiter came back after disappearing for 45min saying the kitchen was working on it . Absolutely unacceptable. Didn’t apologize or offer anything in return .

Will NOT be returning .

GC
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

JB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with a great view and wonderful service.

MB
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals to the area, but this was our first time at Lona. What a great experience! Creative dishes!
First, the margaritas were excellent. We also tried the Chipolte Mango Mezcalito, which is smooth, refreshing, and again, creative! The food was amazing - the BACON we were expecting something Mexican inspired, but they are worth trying! We had planned to have the pork carnitas, but we couldn't eat another bite! I cannot wait to go back!

F
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice looking restaurant . WE ate inside in the area next to the bar. A party of about 12 or so we in the same area and it was extremely loud. When arrived we tried to sit in the back area but for some reason the hostess wasn't interested in accommodating even though she knew how loud it was. Service was very good, grilled octopus has sent back because it was cold. The rest the food was adequate. Appetizer were good.
Nothing exceptional.

NS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Service was outstanding. View of Atlantic from table tops it off.

PW
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food is excellent. Lobster quesadillas in particular were exceptional.

Service was hit or miss. Waitress did an excellent job explaining the offerings and specials. After that service disappeared. A long time to get water. Once entrees were delivered, a long time until we saw a server again,

We would have had an after dinner drink, but had already waited too long so went elsewhere.

Fun sitting on the patio and watching the street scene.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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