Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.5
1069 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Your health and safety is our top priority. We may be dining at a distance but our commitment to quality food and hospitality remains the same! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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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Offers

  • Taco Tuesday

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 6:00 PM - 11:15 PM, Mon - Sat 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 11:15 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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1069 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKaren
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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.

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rdiaz25
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Octopus appetizer is amazing. Will be back

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KylieB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! One of my favorite placing to eat.

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Jules
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

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vipCandaceR
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

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

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KristaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the view, food was excellent, the music and the ambiance.

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JohnD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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Heather
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

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.

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DesireeT
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time the staff was very attentive . We were a party of 14 and they were on top of everything.

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JoeD
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Third time in the place but I didn’t like the skirt and manager didn’t acknowledge my complaint.

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vipMichael
New England
35 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipMarinaB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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:

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TH59
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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StrawberryBeth
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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Palais
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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 .

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NataliiaA
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, everything that we eat. Tequila was unexpectedly expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great grilled octopus!

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CarolR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pretty view lovely waitress food was good octopus with black beans was weird

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vipDotS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good overall experience. Chicken and veal picatta was not quite what we expected. eggplant parm was excellent. Service was great!

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JoyY
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would definitely visit again, my only recommendation is to wash the cushions on the chairs. Very dirty.

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vipMicheleC
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great selection of food, everything we tried at the brunch was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!

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Fds1103
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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.

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PM25
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and food. Queso with wild mushroom was amazing.

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EG189
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

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.

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vipRichard
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

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vipKfoodie
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and service were amazing, especially with being so busy. I will definitely return for the lobster quesadilla and the yummy drinks!!

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AurelaK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for dinner while on vacation!Loved the food!

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ChuckF
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and the food were both memorable. I had the carnitas fajitas and my wife had the chicken fajitas. Both were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and service. Really loud music.

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ThomasB
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipThomasG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Mediocre food and crowded

FAQs

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.

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