Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.3
1279 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
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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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

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Ring in the New Year at Lona with featured menu items, including a Mexican Carpaccio and Arroz Cremoso con Langosta! All guests will receive a complimentary Champagne toast and party favors at midnight. Cheers to 2021!

What 1279 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Extremely loud, mainly customers but hard to hear my wife sitting across from me. Lump crab guacamole and lobster quesadilla were very good. Fish tacos had to be eaten with a fork because they were so full… not the greatest.

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KenP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The salsa and guacamole was average not much flavor. They had no happy hour and my fajitas did not come with any rice sour cream cheese or lettuce and the tortillas were gross and small

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vipnicolas
Miami
125 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch option, excellent service and really nice waiters. Overall great experience for a Sunday morning

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Danielle
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Good vibes, great service and food! Highly recommend the brunch buffet which includes bottomless mimosas or margaritas!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Great food and drinks. I made reservations for 6 of us and requested inside because we are local and sitting outside in the humidity is not enjoyable this time of year. Our table wasn’t ready when we arrived so we waited about 10-15 min and then were seated in a room that looked like it was meant for overflow or people who didn’t have reservations so let’s just put them here. There was approximately 7 tables In the room and two of the tables had large parties, 8+ people. The two groups were so loud we could not have a conversation at our table. Plus there was music playing and a tv playing. I had brought my group here for their first time and I was so disappointed. Even our waitress said wow it’s loud in here, if you want Tylenol I have some.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always.

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Alberto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great. One thing I would like to see if customers able to pay by phone outside instead of providing their credit card. Coming from someone who got their credit card info stolen from a restaurant. Also, online menu please.

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LMili
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, food was awesome, not overpriced. Service was great, music was perfect! Will definitely be back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed sitting on the patio, crab guac was incredible, drinks were alright, shrimp tacos were way too spicy for me, service was good. Overall enjoyed having dinner here!

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect location for beach gazing. Food and drinks were very delicious .
Will go back

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LindsayC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It should stated somewhere that Sunday is buffet only. We came all that way for a specific dish, and we both dislike buffets.

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DaniaC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It took about 10-15 mis for the waitress to assist our table. She came after we requested food and drinks twice from the hostess

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TOMT
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

NOT SURE I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU OR NOT. VALET SERVICE WAS OVERPRICED; 7.50 UP TO 3 HRS AND THEN IT'S $18 OR $19! ARE YOU SERIOUS?

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sasascience
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great meal overall an excellent service. I didn’t like the chips and salsa, which is usually something I adore. Shrimp tacos and lobster quesadilla were good. The mango margarita was SO sweet I had to dilute it. Overall really enjoyed our time.

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REW3
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had the lobster quesadilla. It was the best quesadilla I’ve ever had anywhere. Moreover, it’s a big portion and can be shared by two people.

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vipBlondee
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first time here and I loved it. The waitress was awesome, very attentive and at the same time gave my friend and I time to talk and catch-up. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was chic and inviting.

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RichardT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. Also the location is beautiful.

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MattD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience from top to bottom. The drinks were amazing as was the octopus tostado and the brisket quesadilla! I loved this place and the vibes and it’s right across from the beach! I enjoyed myself so much!

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WalkiriaC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was no good at all, super greasy, like fast food restaurant

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Dzinpltn
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal
Yelp reviews were spot on
The lobster quesadilla was amazing and so were the ribs
Tried also the crab guacamole and it was really tasty too
Definitely will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere!! We will definitely visit again when we return to Fort Lauderdale!!

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KatieR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was awesome! But the food was WAY too much money for the taste and type of food. $18 for 2 tacos…with no sides. Welcome to Fort Lauderdale!

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luckyme365
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful staff.

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vipKristiD
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Great drinks, Great atmosphere but food and service was just ok. This is better for a casual setting or lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing stuff would highly recommend it

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GiovannaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I can’t say enough about the food. I don’t generally care for Mexican food but the octopus tostada and lobster quesadilla were delicious. Also enjoyed a nice glass of white sangria. Our server was very efficient - almost a little too efficient hovering over the table but overall it was an amazing dining experience

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Tiffani
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good food, great service. Our waiter was very nice and help when deciding what to eat !

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LukaA
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very disappointed with the quality of food. Lacked favour you’ll expect from Mexican dishes. Presentation was very poor and it was particularly disappointing as it is attached to the Westin Hotel so you maybe expecting good quality but you won’t get it here. Not worth the money or your time

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Foodie2014
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Fajitas were good
Lobster Quesadillas were delicious too
Downside they need a real Mixologist at the bar all of the drinks wer ordered had issues or flaws they were not good who messes up a Mojito or a Frozen Margarita?

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AaronF
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great view of the ocean!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thanks Aaron for taking the time to review Lona! We look forward to having you join us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fajitas and the crab enchiladas were amazing! Great friendly service

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Jetsetter86
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very attentive and helpful. Parking was very easy, the valet was super nice and professional. Food and drinks were great! Can’t beat the view of the beach across the street. Overall great experience, can’t wait to be back.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this very detailed review. We are so glad you enjoyed everything, we hope to see you again soon!

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TiffanyT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was not authentic and not very tasteful. Its only for the view and a drink with chip and salsa. Overpriced, wont be going back

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vipDuaneR
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Mexican food, sitting right across from the Atlantic. Surprised how good the Margarita was. Music added to the atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback Duane. We love to hear from our raving fans and we hope to see you again soon.

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RjRR4
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to go. Santiago our server was excellent. Gave us great recommendations on what to order.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on August 25, 2021

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Lona with Santiago! Make sure to visit us on Tuesdays for $5 Tacos and Margaritas!

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Matt
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Lona is in a wonderful location. However, $17 for three tacos is silly. If you go up the street to Bodega, you will find better tacos for a better price. The chips were stale and the water is rarely refilled. The main course was good, just not very abundant.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Flor was amazing! She was attentive and polite. The food was amazingly delicious, and the experience was fantastic! Definitely worth the visit!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. We love to hear from our raving fans and we hope to see you again soon.

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GeeChild
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Food was soggy
No water refill
Waitress had attitude
Got snappy with me
I ate at tito in morning and food was not good soggy as well
Then i eat in evening same issues never again i ate lobster Quesadilla

FAQs

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

Lona Cocina Tequileria is rated 4.3 stars by 1279 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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