Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.2
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577 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Celebrated chef Pablo Salas brings Lona Cocina Tequileria to Fort Lauderdale Beach. Lona, offers eclectic, soulful Mexican cooking in a chic, yet funky environment. Our diverse menu includes ceviches, crab infused guacamole, tostadas, tacos, meats from the grill and modern 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 available for groups of 10 to 200 guests.
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Specials

Chelas Y Micheladas

Toast to Thursday with $2 select Mexican beers and Micheladas!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 4, 2019

Ends: June 5, 2118

Availability: Thu 3:00PM-7:00PM

Ladies Night

Ladies receive $5 select Drinks and Bar Bites while enjoying our breathtaking views!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 4, 2019

Ends: June 5, 2118

Availability: Wed 3:00PM-7:00PM

Taco Tuesday

Enjoy $5 Tacos and Margaritas, made-to-order on our Oceanfront Patio!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 4, 2019

Ends: June 5, 2118

Availability: Tue 3:00PM-7:00PM

What 577 People Are Saying
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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food. Bad management. Server was trying her best with no help from manager or support staff.

MC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good guacamole! Fish tacos were excellent. Sangria even better. Great location.

HK
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there to see a friend who I havent seen in awhile. Food was great. Service (our server was Ray/Rae-not sure how to spell it). She was beyond attentive. I had the enchiladas and my friend had tacos. Good value and great ambiance. Would go back again when in FTL.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

WAY too NOISY

OT
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Entire dining area empty but hostess made us wait outside. It was cold and windy until she could figure out what empty area to seat us in. Waiter was attentive until he got another table and then we got no service or attention to refills. Guacamole appetizer was outstanding. Shrimp fajitas had 20+shrimp but hardly ANYTHING ELSE. Lobster quesadilla was not very good. Would not go back

WW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert M was very professional and a great person. We recommend Lona Covina to all Great experience.

JE
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good, they were busy, not as attentive as they should have at dinner time, dinner was very good, dessert was ok, had the chocolate cake. Had breakfast the next morning, it was excellent. Had a table outside, waiter was great. The weather was perfect.

KC
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and margaritas were delicious and we had an ocean front table which was great! Service was a little slow on the drinks but a little too quick on the food which left us off balance at times. However the vibe and location are great and we would definitely go back!

JS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was really poor. I mean really. Food was a 6 out of 10. Disappointed - we were hoping for authentic food and an upscale atmosphere - and found neither here.

CC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and margaritas

OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous outdoor seating area, delicious food!

OT
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lona Cocina provided an enjoyable dinner with an ocean view from the outdoor seating area. The Lona Margarita was a solid drink, ingredients tasted fresh (not a standard margarita mix). We enjoyed the Queso Fundido, Baja Fish Tacos, Chicken Enchiladas, and Tres Leches dessert. Server was attentive and kept our drinks full.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Forced unlimited brunch was unexpected, thought it was optional.

Y
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was ok in every way. Nothing special but nothing bad, probably not worth the money though.

BB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bar and drinks are very good, great selection. Food is tasty, menu had a lot of options. The ambience and environment are fun, although it is a noisy place.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation spot! Best Mexican food and service and great location

KM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice indoor and outdoor seating. Service was a little slow, but food was amazing.

MP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was really wonderful! Beautiful view of the ocean.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The staff at night seemed ambivalent. Perhaps they were distracted by the entirely too loud, club-like thumping music that prevented any sort of conversation. Plan on shouting at your table mates if you want to communicate with them.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food4service5ambience4

The music was so loud that you couldn’t even speak to the person next to you without shouting. They need to decide if they are a restaurant or a dance club. It ruined the experience for us. But our waiter was outstanding.

f
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

very loud & crowded, poor service & food not worth the price...when i asked why the crab tostado didn't come out, the waitress said she swore she put it in & then came back saying they ran out (it was 6:30!). end of story- no alternate suggestion or apology. took forever to get check.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

New Years fixed menu was not good fois especially for the price!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Year dinner. It was great value fortge money. 4 course menue, and a Margarita for $79 + tax and 18% gratitude per person. All dishes were really good, and our waiter Ricardo D (?) was great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Poor service and overpriced New Years meal which they then decided to add an 18% service charge into without telling us just for the DJ which was ridiculous. We had read the advertisement for the dinner, called the restaurant ahead of time and asked again when we got to the restaurant and nobody mentioned the service charge. They also included chips as one of the “courses” in the 5 course menu. Very deceptive all around.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

2020 New Years Eve was a terrible experience: service unbelievably dissapointing (slow, arrogant, ignorant), food was so so, value for money ratio terrible, music loud and nothing close to 2020 NYE festivity nor Mexican music, atmosphere poor.

Obligatory service charge is a joke. When we asked if its obligatory, the answer was yes or you talk to manager. NY Eve is exactly the night, when i want to spend time, effort on such non sense. How about putting maximum effort of service, food, atmosphere, and collecting all the possible tips?

Very unfortunate choice for us..

J
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since new years eve was on the day they normally offered taco tuesday, we weren't able to take advantage of that special. Ate appetizers as our meal, and they were great.

OT
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun menu and great service! All of the employees seem to enjoy working there! Over a week ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at Lona’s: thought it was all spectacular!

RB
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

If this is one of the best restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale, that says a lot more about the other restaurants than about this one. It is the height of mediocrity. It is crowded outside and very noisy, and sitting inside meant sitting in a small, undecorated room where the sound bounced off the walls like crazy. Ah yes, the food. Not genuine Mexican, for sure, more like genuine fake Mexican interpreted by someone who has no idea of what genuine Mexican is. But pricy nonetheless. And, as a parting shot, the "chopped salad" was definitely not chopped. The service was smiley but not particularly efficient. If you are visiting in Ft. Lauderdale and want great food, you are visiting the wrong city. Head south to Miami!

A
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great from food to service! Would definitely come again!

LB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Best thing we had was the margaritas. Food and service were not good. We were so surprised after reading all the good reviews.

F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Food and drink took too long to get. Sat inside and noticed dust all over the wire mesh and the air vent on ceiling was disgusting. Interior needs help.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Fantastic margaritas. Super good food

SD
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was really slow but food was good. Liked steak quesadillas the best

NW
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! It was a rare cold day in Ft. Lauderdale, so the queso fundido was PERFECT. Service good, and food definitely a cut above the majority of the fare available along the beach
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K
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food. Very noisy made it difficult to have a conversation. Good service

SM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience to dine at Lona. We always sit outside, and the food is consistently delicious with attentive service. Thank you Lona!

SO
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and drinks!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ❤️❤️

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EW
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal. Our waiter, Richard R, was very knowledgeable and attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

n
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great - margaritas to die for....Sunday brunch all day until 3 was an option as well but it was a buffet.....

Menu options were great - right on the beach at the Westin.

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