Lona Cocina Tequileria
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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Sun 6:00 PM - 11:15 PM, Mon - Sat 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 11:15 PMEnjoy $5 Tacos and Margaritas, made-to-order on our Oceanfront Patio!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
butter-poached Maine lobster / flour tortilla / chipotle aioli / red onion / cilantro
Baja Fish Tacos
beer-battered mahi mahi / refried beans / crema fresca / pico de gallo / chipotle aioli / sweet peppers
roasted sweet peppers / blistered cherry tomatoes / bacon / guacamole / pico de gallo / crema / fresh corn or flour tortillas
Unfortunately, food and wine were not as expected. Cheap but expensive wine. Food was overcooked and flavorless. Very loud music made it hard to have a conversation. The staff was nice but overloaded.
Highly recommend. Octopus appetizer is amazing. Will be back
Love this place! One of my favorite placing to eat.
The ambience and place is beautiful. The drinks are delicious and crafty. But despite the friendly and overly enthusiastic waiter we had, he missed some points. It was a hot day and our water wasn't refilled until I asked and it was empty. When it was refilled ot was only me not my mother. You always acknowledge all guests. Also, we were eating tapas style and even after I asked for 2 small plates, no one came to give it to us. I literally felt like I was eating like an animal dripping everywhere.
Other than that waiter was very friendly, smiles. Food was good even though it was overpriced.
Excellent atmosphere and food. First timer, will go again next time in town. Had the carne asada tacos and the mahi tacos. Both excellent. Mahi preferred. Only weird thing was our salsa was hot when it came to the table. I don’t mind room temp salsa but this was steaming. Odd.
The service was great. The hostess stand doesn’t necessarily have it figured out. You can tell they are continually stressed by people arriving for their reservations because things haven’t been timed appropriately.
Food was horrible. I can easily say the worst Mexican food experience we ever had. I was very disappointed. Everything was super greasy and had stranger smell and taste. We left hungry. Margaritas were poorly made, the jalapeño seeds were left inside my cup which made it hard to drink. The only nice thing is the view and outdoor seating
love the view, food was excellent, the music and the ambiance.
Hi, this is a great location with a beautiful view overlooking the beach and there is great people watching. We have eaten there 3 times. I would go back because of the cool setting. The fish tacos were probably better than the tacos al pastor. The margaritas are really strong there. It's a fun place to go. Make a reservation for sure.
Mother's Day Brunch was great. Outdoor seating is beautiful getting to view the beach. The food was great especially the tacos al pastor that you can add anything you like to. The bottomless mimosas, blood marys and margaritas were a hit for our group. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.
It was a nice brunch for Mother’s Day but we needed more options and better drinks. I wanted premium liquor...as I should on Mother’s Day and each drink was $18 on top of my flat $45 brunch, I had 2 patron margaritas . It wasn’t worth all that. I don’t think I’ll return. I’m Mexican and always try to seek out authentic food and drinks. This was close but so touristy and basic. I don’t like being limited. Desserts were very good!
Was really looking forward to the food, based on online reviews. Sadly, it didn’t deliver. I love a good taco, the ones I ordered came with a blob of of what looked like fake guacamole I could have done without. The salsa that came with the chips lacked heat and cilantro, it was pretty tasteless and gave me an idea of the quality of the food that was to come. The rice and beans I ordered as sides reminded me of something I’d get in a school cafeteria. The view and ambience were great, I’d go back for a drink and the guacamole (the appetizer guacamole was delicious) but that’s about it.
We had a great time the staff was very attentive . We were a party of 14 and they were on top of everything.
Food was fantastic. Unfortunately, the restaurant had no knowledge of my reservation, so we ended up having to seat 4 of us at a table that was designed for 2
Third time in the place but I didn’t like the skirt and manager didn’t acknowledge my complaint.
I realize Lona is billed as a nicer restaurant but $60 for a pitcher of margaritas and $13 for a shot of Fireball is excessive. And 3 menu items we ordered were out of stock. That should not happen here.
Setting was nice but the food was mediocre. The fajitas had some weird seasoning on it. The sangria was really heavy and sweet..yuk. The guacamole lacked flavor. The salmon was decent a 7 out of 10. Would not go back:
Staff was not properly wearing masks. Food was adequate but not great. Drinks were the best part of our visit. Didn’t feel like it’s worth the ratings it has received.
Food was amazing! Everything we had was delicious. I enjoyed my Mahi Tacos, as well as the shrimp tacos, but the lobster quesadilla and crab enchiladas were to die for. Great server, super helpful recommendations, kept the drinks flowing. My only complaint was the noise level. Between the music, which was way too loud and the echo in the room we were seated in we could barely hold a conversation with 4 people.
A nice experience but did not anticipate it to be a huge bar eatery. Menu was good nothing unusual or overly creative. Pricing is fair .
Food was delicious, everything that we eat. Tequila was unexpectedly expensive.
Great grilled octopus!
Very pretty view lovely waitress food was good octopus with black beans was weird
Good overall experience. Chicken and veal picatta was not quite what we expected. eggplant parm was excellent. Service was great!
I would definitely visit again, my only recommendation is to wash the cushions on the chairs. Very dirty.
Great selection of food, everything we tried at the brunch was delicious.
This place was amazing! We did the brunch and wasn't sure what to expect, but the food was just SO GOOD! And the bottomless drinks were ON POINT! I am really picky with my drinks and didn't have high expectations with the bottomless margaritas, but they were so good and strong, lol. The only downside is that your reservation is only for two hours and time flew by!
Had such a wonderful experience here! Our server Ray was amazing and she was so friendly and made our dinner really special. The managers, food, drinks, service, and ocean view were all 5 stars! Highly recommend!!!!
Excellent spot for guacamole, chips, salsa and a few margaritas. Great outdoor space overlooking the beach & Atlantic. Very hard to get dinner reservations but I wouldn’t advise stressing over it. Food is mediocre at best. But GREAT ambiance, margaritas & guacamole!
Food below average... was surprised given other reviews. Restaurant did not appear very clean. El Vez a block away 10x better. Was hoping this would be great. We were disappointed.
Great location and food. Queso with wild mushroom was amazing.
Drinks were probably the best thing we had. Ordered four dishes to split between the two of us. The carnitas tacos were cold and fatty. Queso was weird and the worst we ever had. Couldn’t find the lobster in the quesadilla. Everything was eh. Server was friendly but spread very thin, unable to give great service. We would not return.
It was fine, queso was a big thick barely spreadable cheese, carne tacos were greasy with a dollop of avocado, free chips and salsa were the best part. Oh yeah, the margaritas were I sane, triple the tequila from the way we felt!! So it was overall 50/50
Food and service were amazing, especially with being so busy. I will definitely return for the lobster quesadilla and the yummy drinks!!
Perfect spot for dinner while on vacation!Loved the food!
The atmosphere and the food were both memorable. I had the carnitas fajitas and my wife had the chicken fajitas. Both were outstanding.
Great food and service. Really loud music.
Creative menu nicely presented. The music is too loud competing with traffic noise making outdoor dining a bit of shouting contest. Never the less, it's worth it enjoy good food and the ocean view. The parking arrangement is also most convenient and easy.
Mediocre food and crowded
Lona Cocina Tequileria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 245-3069.
Lona Cocina Tequileria is rated 4.5 stars by 1069 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.