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Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.4
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727 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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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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Taco Tuesday

Starting Sep 1, 2020 · Sun - Sat 11:15 AM - 6:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:00 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
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 727 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food looked more exciting on the website and this app than in person. Although a lovely location, I had higher expectations of the food based on the description than what was actually served. The prices were high based on the quality of taste, and serving size.

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vipRosevonyA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Crystal was such an accommodating waitress. She made it a great night. The food was good (we had the Grouper and Shrimp Tacos). But the food was not notable enough for us to ever visit again. Do go for a good outdoor dining experience.

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YvetteT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First, we got there and they gave our reserved table to the people that came in right before us, while we were standing there in line. Second, we asked out the dine out Ft Lauderdale deals and the menu was not the same as the one posted on the website. The waitress was very efficient. She kept taking our drinks away and bringing a new one before we had finished the one in front of us. Finally, I asked for a to go box for my delicious empanada and it was never brought to me. On the bright side, the guacamole was delicious and so were the drinks. Everyone enjoyed their entrees and the view is amazing. It would’ve been a perfect night except for those few things that I mentioned at the beginning.

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EmilyH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think our waiters was named Richard R and he was great! We loved the shrimp tacos and the lobster quesadilla! The queso with chorizo was also amazing! I highly recommend.

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vipfood
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting the area for a couple of days and were in the mood for Mexican food - walked over to Lona and we were blown away! Absolutely enjoyed the vibe and food!! Best part, everything was pandemic friendly! Staff wore masks and they had paperless menus! Our waitress Brittany was so sweet and fun! We took her up on her dessert recommendation (tres leches) and we weren't disappointed! If we're back in the area, we're coming here for a meal again!

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ArgeliaMartinez
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience3

there was no MExico Independence day celebration nor special, for a Mexican restaurant that was somehow expected, but we had a good time

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AsthaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was very filling.
Love the ambience

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vipFigue
Tallahassee
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good, food was average at best. Portion were small for the price.

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yolie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Flavorful food, strong drinks and perfections desserts. What more could you ask for?!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good, but the plate presentation did not invite to eat! Service was very good! Bianca was diligent when we returned a plate since the chicharrón wasn’t good.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guys rock ...!

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HonestJax
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate twice while staying at the hotel. Crystal was our waitress and was absolutely incredible. Great food, great atmosphere good drinks and even better service.

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vipAndrea
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Dined there three times over the weekend. Food was really good. But couldn’t understand why the food took so long every time. The worst was Weekend Brunch that was supposed to start at 11:30. We sat down at 11:15 and didn’t get to brunch being served till noon. I understand restaurants run behind but we sat for 15 min before a server even came over for water etc. Communication is all we’re asking for. Then when food was ready, everyone jumped in line so took a bit as well.

Beautiful place and scenery but felt they were short staffed all weekend unfortunately. Would def recommend assuming quicker service.

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amandas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent customer service. Dishes were savory.

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vipLeeS38
Miami
81 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first restaurant experience since the Pandemic. We wanted to eat outside for safety reasons. We lucked out. We had a great table. So much Latin and Mexican ambience. I started out with a Lona margarita which was great..We loved the cerviche and the Tuna tostada appetizers and shared an excellent shrimp tacos. So delicious. We had a great server. We would come back next time we were in Ft. Lauderdale. The tables were spaced and we felt safe...

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VladimirV
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place has an awesome ocean view, delicious cuisine, especially the ribs. Moreover, you don't have to wait for a long time to get your food ready. We waited no more than 10 mins.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service Jorge was the best, a real asset to the business. Great food too

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Fort Lauderdale! Service is amazing and food is great every time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing!! Queso is amazing! Lobster quesadillas is amazing!! We will definitely be going back.

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vipHeleneW
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great experience!! Excellent service, above and beyond! Brunch food was pretty good for brunch. I prefer their dinner food. But a very organized and impressive brunch style following current guidelines impeccably. Can’t wait to go back.

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DanR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambience and delicious food! The guaca with chicharrón and bacon is a must have!

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MHerrera
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice.

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vipJoaquinP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was just ok, overpriced for what you get, the service was good and the view is worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a birthday celebration and it was awesome. From the time we checked in! Table was right in front of the ocean, food was amazing and very sweet my boyfriend got a complimentary cake so we could sing him happy birthday! In spite of Covid19, they made his birthday a very memorable event!

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CeeCee
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Lona is always great. They now have staff serving the buffet, everyone wearing masks and regular cleaning of the dining area can be seen.

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ErikE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch menu included taco station with all the fixings. Also had an omelette and waffle station. Guacamole was really good and also included you helpings to ceviche.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and great service. The food is also delicious and very well presented. Ended up going back for take out guac a few days after our reservation.

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AubreyB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Was not impressed with the service, took 20 mins before our waiter came to our table, then he would be gone for a while at a time while leaving us with nothing to drink. Food was great, but the noise level is ridiculous due to dirt bikes, four wheelers and other cars with loud mufflers constantly riding by revving their engines.

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AleanaB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Super spicy food. No body let you know in advance, even on the Menu don't sign the hot food

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente experiencia. La mejor en mucho tiempo.

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AlexaG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of 6 of us went here for dinner and absolutely loved the food, drinks and ambiance. Our waiter Diego took amazing care of us!

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LeaP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster quesadilla was outstanding! A glass of wine, side salad and the quesadilla was a little pricey for one person BUT it was well worth it!

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AntoniaXxo
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovvveeee this restaurant best tacos I come every month

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Everything was fresh and tasty. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lona is one of our favorite spots to visit when we are in Ft Lauderdale. The ambience and ocean views are spectacular and service is amazing. The food...well let's say some trips we make 2 visits juat so we can taste new options, it is so tasty and flavorable.

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vipClaudiaH
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was not great. Nothing worth coming back for. On top of that the restaurant kept reminding us that they close at a certain time. I have never been rushed out of a place, very distasteful.

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vipVail77
Los Angeles
316 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went a couple of nights while in town. The food was mediocre, service was spotty, although Claudia was a star at her craft.

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Mayra
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! You can see the beach, it’s so relaxing! Food is awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

So it’s COVID and I understand restaurants have different policies. While the food servers wore gloves, it was a bit alarming that the waiters/waitresses and manager who would bring utensils and our drinks didn’t wear gloves or sanitize in between tables. My concern is that Mexican food (e.g., tortilla chips) have dishes which are finger foods. During Covid, I would not dine there again.

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LoLo
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went on Taco Tuesday for $5 tacos & $5 margaritas. Tacos were yummy, margaritas not so much.

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Lona Cocina Tequileria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 245-3069.

Lona Cocina Tequileria is rated 4.4 stars by 727 OpenTable diners.

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