Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.4
1269 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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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
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1269 people are saying
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LindsayC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
1 review
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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DuaneR
Orlando
6 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

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SofiaC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

When we first arrived and were seated at our table we were not greeted by a waitress/waiter. After 15 minutes of waiting I went over to the hostest stand and requested a manager be sent to our table. The manager was very nice and sincerly apologized. We thought the tone for the rest for the night was going to be unpleasent but the manager and our waitor ensured that we enjoyed our dining experience. The food was phenomenal! We ordered the lobster quesadillas and the steak fajitas. The manager also provided us with an order of the pork belly tacos which were absolutely delicious. We plan on returning in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

First time in Ft Lauderdale and this restaurant was on all the recommendations. Food was not to our taste and cocktails were worse in my opinion. Service was not that good either, with my experience in the restaurant industry being over 4 years. I loved the beachside venue however, very beautiful. I recommend this restaurant if you value ambience over food.

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Giselle
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! Pleasantly surprised as we just noticed it when we walked by. SO MUCH FOOD too! Definitely worth it ! Not to mention the best mango margarita I’ve ever had!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thanks for the review Giselle! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Lona. Our Margaritas are fantastic, next time you must also try our Paloma Brava cocktail! We look forward to having you join us again soon.

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vipDavinaB
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing and service was great! Javier did an amazing job and was kind and attentive. He did a great job helping me decide what to order and also making sure to check in. I order fajitas and lobster quesadilla and both were delicious. Also mango margaritas are so good! Definitely will come back and enjoyed the experience.

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AugustoM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great cruising friendly services great ambiance very good place

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you so much for the review!

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MarkT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was flavorless, unremarkable and uninspired. A completely forgettable meal and experience. And still made worse by the ongoing cluster at the valet. Won’t be back

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was not

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SMGlenview
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Things seemed off, got appetizers and main entree delivered at the same time, no silverware provided asked 2 times and finally came after food was sitting on table of 10 mins, we were just looking at our food. Drinks were not good, atmosphere was great the only saving grace. Food was hit or miss, some dish’s good other no good. We came from Chicago hoping for good foid and cocktails. I recommend this place for snacks and beer.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Nelson!!

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vipDelicious
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our 2nd visit. Parking at Weston with valet and restaueant validation $5. Nice view of beach. Prices reasonable, food fun and ok.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thanks for your review!

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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 1269 OpenTable diners.

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