Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.4
1407 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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  • 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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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1407 people are saying
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AnthonyL
1 review
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar for lunch, Jared and Marco were AMAZING!! Frank and Kheyla were very friendly

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DiegoB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best place to have breakfast, the service is on TOP!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Fort Lauderdale! Cannot beat the prices, quality of food, great level of service and awesome tequila selection!

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lona is the perfect place to enjoy excellent food, good service and great atmosphere. Staff is super friendly and the view of the ocean is breathtaking. I'll definitely recommend it 👍

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vipIncognito
Las Vegas
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant with wonderful staff and service. All around a great experience!

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vipSaral
Fort Lauderdale
135 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The quesadilla was excellent as was the chicken enchiladas! Great service and atmosphere! My first visit but will definitely be back for dinner! Spectacular view as well!

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eileent
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. There was one waitress serving most if not all of the outside dining area. She managed to make the rounds, check on all her customers frequently, and offered the best service! The food - I had the fish tacos — was delicious, brought out to use within a reasonable time after we ordered and my Pasión Picante margarita was perfect. Finally, our table faced the ocean. The weather ans the view were gorgeous! I can’t wait to come back with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and margaritas

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StephenF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beem here twice in a week. It was good enough we chose to eat Thanksgiving there. Brittany was a superb waitress and food was excellent.

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Danielle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service was terrible & food was not good. The location did have a nice view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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JoseAlejandrohernandez
Fort Lauderdale
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around !!! For sure be back with a group of friends !!! New terrace is perfect for drinks (;

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vipBlondie
Fort Lauderdale
89 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

We expected great things from Lona but it did not deliver. Octopus taco was a pile of mush, guacamole was insipid, no sizzle on the fajitas platter. Fish taco we sent back as the actual taco (tacos?) were indiscernible under the pile of lettuce and squirt sauces.
Just another Mexican restaurant.

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Luther
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for their Sunday brunch and it was wonderful! Great selection of dishes including salmon mole, a spicy chicken with creamy sauce, sliced pork, and I think there was goat! There was an omelet station a taco station and a waffle station. I had guacamole but didn’t try the ceviche. And of course, there were the bottomless mimosas (or margaritas)! Everything I tried was so good. And service was great too! Our server kept the mimosas topped off and checked on us all the time. Great experience, great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Jorge was great! Greeted our table and provided his recommendations. Manager Miguel was also very attentive along with our server Sol. Great food and drinks!

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denisec
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good location. Even though it was windy you didn’t feel it as they had outdoor covering to block it. Great location and view

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun experience ! Always have a great time at Lona! Delicious food, fun cocktails and awesome service!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

One of our meals came out cold at first, our server was fantastic....other than that, great place for food and drinks.

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Dawn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard did a great job recommending menu items and drinks based on our taste preferences. Guacamole was very good as were the braised beef tacos, lobster risotto dish, and shrimp tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jared the bartender was the best!!!! Great drinks flowing the whole date& the food was amazing!!!! Lobster quesadilla was such a great pick!!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super de bon restaurant et ambiance super. Suive les protocoles sanitaire

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vipCordeliaA
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food not the best

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We have been here previously. The food, drinks and service were not comparable to previous visits. There's a ton of restaurants around and we will not be back to Lona again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flo was an incredible server. She took care of anything we needed. Would definitely highly recommend this restaurant. The margaritas were fantastic.

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Goodservice
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was fabulous. Our waiter Flo was amazing. She made sure we were getting the best service possible. The food was great. We did suggest that they address the music they play. It is a lively spot and of Mexican /Latin food/ they should play updated and hipper music. Other than that - I loved it!

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nancye
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food is mediocre. The music is blasting. Better for someone comi
My off the beach to eat at. Not a destination restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Fort Lauderdale! The food is not the only thing bringing me back! Service , atmosphere and views also make this restaurant awesome!

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great location and set up. Really good margaritas. My skirt steak was amazing and big. My wife’s fish tacos were huge but really spicy which was not mentioned on the menu. Waiter was good and really new the menu.

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Hoznfranz
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Tried the spicy avocado marg and house marg. Both delicious. Baja fish tacos and brisket quesadilla were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were great!! The tortillas soup was enough for dinner.

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MadisonD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food and drinks were delicious! The service was not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The waiter kept messing up our order. They also ran out of what I ordered and the food the waiter suggested was trash. He gave us the wrong drink than what we ordered. Once we asked him why the drink is so strong because it didn’t taste like what we ordered, he said “all the drinks are strong” and kept it moving. Not once did he apologize to us for his mistakes. When we got our check and noticed that we got the wrong drink we ended up ordering the drink we wanted in the first place because we really wanted to try it and he said he would comp it as a favor. A FAVORRR???!! It’s not a favor when you messed up the order in the first place. We feel like he was trying hard to give us a high check so that his tip would be higher so we ended up giving him a low tip than what he would’ve gotten if he had given us good service and listened to our concerns.

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Dave
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Average food. Bland. Watered down margaritas. Great setting. Tacocraft is 10x better…

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. Here at Lona, our menu has been created by Toluca native, Chef Pablo Salas. We strive for traditional Mexican cuisine with a twist and we apologize if that is not the experience you had. We hope you will join us again for a better experience.

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vipLady
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Unfortunately there were some loud tables by us

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 9, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

$37 per person for a bland buffet did not seem worth it. When we went back for more food, our table was cleared completely. I won’t be back.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thank you for letting us know know about this. Your feedback helps us get better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly and accurately.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great unlimited Sunday brunch for $47pp! Beautiful views and good music.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thank you for the glowing review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your brunch at Lona and that our ambience made your experience exceptional. We hope to see you again soon!

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JenM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Lona Cocina Tequileria, ate here the first night we arrived and went back a second time because we liked it so much the first time. Both the lobster and brisket quesadillas were amazing. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us at Lona! The quesadillas are definitely some of our most popular dishes, so we are glad they continue to live up to expectations.

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Daytondeb
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Went here as it was highly rated on Trip Advisor. It was way too noisy with loud DJ--making it difficult to carry on a conversation. Food was just OK--I don't even remember what we ordered at this point. But the server never checked back to see if we were OK nor if we wanted another drink. Check also took a LONG time to receive. Overall we were disappointed and cancelled a second reservation for the following weekend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service! Flo was an excellent server. We will be back!

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adamj
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic start to our vacation. Great ambience, beautiful weather to be able to sit outside. Food was excellent. A little twist on traditional Mexican but everything was amazing.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you for the review Adam. We are so glad you enjoyed everything, we hope to see you again before you leave town!

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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 1407 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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