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Lona Cocina Tequileria, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.4
4.4
2809 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 99 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Regional Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–1:00 am Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–1:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (954) 245-3069
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Pablo Salas
  • Catering
    Private dining available for special occasions from 10 to 200 guests. We have 4 unique spaces to select from for your next celebration.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Lona Cocina Tequileria can accommodate all of your special event needs. Private and semi-private dining available for 10 to 200 guests. We have 5 unique spaces to select from for your next celebration.
  • Private party contact
    Leticia Canossa, Private Dining Sales Manager: (954) 245-3064
  • Neighborhood
    Central Beach
  • Cross street
    Beach Boulevard
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Entrance. Diners receive validation from 7 am-3 pm is $8, and the price for the night is $10 for 3 hours. Sunday is $10 for 3 hours.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    $49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy chef attended action stations and bottomless brunch cocktails for $49 per person including unlimited margaritas, mimosas, and bloody marys.
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What 2,809 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Lively

2,809 Reviews
  1. KristinS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location above anything else! fajitas are a huge entree - it was great to share!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was extremely poor. After being seated it took about 20 minutes for someone to come take our drink order. After we were able to place our drink order it took about another 20 minutes to even get them. My wine was served in a plastic cup, which was unappealing and the soda was served directly in a can. The table also had water and we were never asked if we wanted a refill. I had the enchiladas poblanos. I will say they were filled with a lot of chicken, but the plate was drowned in mole sauce. The sauce was sub par at best, the cinnamon flavor was do dominant and overpowering that I couldn’t be bothered to eat them. I should have read the reviews ahead of time because after looking at them it seems that these are common complaints about the service, or lack there of.

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  3. CAftlauderdale

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Ordered a Patron margarita on the rocks with salt—I was servedit in a plastic Patron bottle with a straw—not how I imagined to enjoy my $$$ margarita! Bar could do better.

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  4. Olaf

    Fort Lauderdale

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best Mexican food in the area. High end but casual at the same time. Highly recommended

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  5. RayR

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were very busy but had the staff to keep up. I had the best beef fajitas I’ve ever tasted. Prices were reasonable.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place, great food, good vibes, great ocean views

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  7. excellent

    Chicago

    260 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    260 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is always one of our best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale when we visit every February. The best meals seem to be the lobster enchilada and the shrimp and crab meal.

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  8. NewYork

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a kids menu. Food was good. Drinks overpriced and small, but fine.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect food. We tried lobster quesadilla…. Was the best

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  10. mytable42

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful night, food as always was terrific, and the service was great! Lona’s has become a weekly spot for us!

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  11. ConnieD

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed celebrating Valentines Day while vacationing in Ft Lauderdale. The food was excellent and a great price point.

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  12. JulienJ

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, service was exceptional and the view and accessibility was top tier

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  13. JoanB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the fish tacos …..very good empanadas. Enjoyed our drinks 😎

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  14. stcfoodies

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The music was obnoxious. It was a Sunday brunch and the music was so loud we had to sit inside on a beautiful day. Then they turned the music up inside you could barely have a conversation at the table. I would not go back to this restaurant and would not recommend it. The tacos were descent but unfortunately the atmosphere over rules in this scenario.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were at brunch to celebrate my friend's birthday, at the host Gabriela, Yoli and Karen were very friendly, they made sure the table was ready, the food and drinks were very good, our server Carlos was excellent, always attentive and very friendly…nachos and salsa that will never be missing, thank you very much for your attention, we had a great time, highly recommended.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Last year when we were here food was over the top we had cheese enchiladas which came with rice and beans this year they said kitchen would not make cheese enchiladas so I got chicken / it was the worst bland airport type food and completely inedible sent back they refunded me did not come with any sides just 3 bland tortilla wrapped around meager shredded plain chicken with awful sauce never coming here again also queso fundido was bland and doughy

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  17. LCasullo

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is nice and service is great. Guac was delicious, everything else was just okay.

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  18. ZackA

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess Angelans and Francesca were very helpful and friendly.. the best

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  19. Bill

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I would not waste my time and money on Lona Cocina again. Yes, the terrace seating has nice views of the ocean. But the food was generally unimpressive. Service was sluggish, high topped stools all had bird droppings on them. And there was a sticky residue on our tabletop. I asked for a napkin 3 times and it was never brought to me. I will not be back….and I live in Fort Lauderdale and there are many good or great restaurants that are far better choices than this.

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  20. Gramsplus

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not as good as last year- really disappointed

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  21. excellent

    Chicago

    260 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    260 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dinner spot, and we return here with some frequency, the crab and lobster and guacamole dishes, or as outstanding as ever

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  22. DiscerningPalate

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Lona’s taco Tuesday; Angie and Shae make a great taco team!!

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  23. BrandonH

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic Mexican restaurant. Had some great specialty dishes. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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  24. KimP

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great Our server was overbearing and anxious to take our orders. It was not busy

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great delicious food. Excellent service. Good value for money. Likely one of the best restaurants on the beachfront I’ve had.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lively atmosphere. Great Mariachi band! Food on buffet was delicious.

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  27. DebbieK

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time at Lona Cocina, and it won't be my last. I had the carna asada tacos - so tender and full of flavor. I love that they bake the cheese into the taco. There was a generous amount of meat in there too. My husband had the chicken quesadilla, which was also very flavorful. My margarita was one of the best I've had in the area. Our server (wish I could remember her name!) was so friendly and attentive.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Salsa was just OK. Got to have awesome salsa at a good Mexican restaurant.

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  29. StephenR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Ambience excellent. Beautiful to sit outside. Parking at the hotel was a bit challenging, however.

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  30. JoeJ

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best restaurants on the beach! Great high-end Mexican food and decent prices

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  31. LinaR

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect! Everything was excellent! We had a great time.

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  32. JudyH

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was friendly and helpful, Our food was ok at best but the Guacamole

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  33. mytable42

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place!! Friendly, helpful service and delicious food at reasonable prices. The atmosphere and the music were perfect, and the Patron flight was a great way to start the evening. We will definitely be back soon!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Una muy bonita experiencia, todo el personal súper amigable y la comida riquísima, buen Olán para ir con amigos

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  35. Liv2dine

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was decent but the waiter was extremely arrogant!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We Love The Breakfast and Dinner same week..!! Consistent and Great Value…!! Thank You and We Will be Back xo

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  37. Monique

    Austin

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We stayed in Ft. Lauderdale for 10 days and ate here twice. Once we sat outside and the other time inside when it was colder. Both options provide a nice ambiance. Our first server and accompaning support were terrific. The second server made several mistakes but the support staff made up the difference. The queso fundido with chorizo serves up a cheesy gooey goodness. The salsa for the chips isn't typical in taste nor viscosity; not my favorite so I asked for a haberno which is extremely spicy. The skirt steak was the star although the side of fries aren't anything special. So we ordered the plantains which are a delicious balance of light sweetness, crunch, and a dusting of a cojita-type cheese. Nice Malbec option. Dinner for 2 between $80-$95.

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  38. SteveJ

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the quality of the taco bar on Taco Tuesday.?The servers are very friendly with all customers and make the dinner experience very enjoyable

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  39. ArneVee

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service is nonchalant and seem bored. Beer was cold, came out rather slowly. Food was also cold and came out WAY too fast! It was obviously pre-cooked, reheated and did not rise to the level of mediocrity. They served a "tortilla soup" with EVERYTHING already in it and thick enough to stand a knife in. My enchiladas had the same wads of chicken that comprised the soup. Large and somewhat edible. Even the 5 dollar each small sides of refried and rice were poor. Well it's connected to the Westin here. I guess if this were your first "Mexican" food...Never mind, It would stick suck!

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  40. Dinner

    Sacramento

    424 reviews

    5.0

    424 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool views and the food was really good. Would love to come back.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 2809 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 99 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lona Cocina Tequileria

321 N. Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Beach Boulevard
  • Neighborhood
    Central Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–1:00 am Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–1:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Regional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Entrance. Diners receive validation from 7 am-3 pm is $8, and the price for the night is $10 for 3 hours. Sunday is $10 for 3 hours.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Pablo Salas
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (954) 245-3069
  • Catering
    Private dining available for special occasions from 10 to 200 guests. We have 4 unique spaces to select from for your next celebration.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Lona Cocina Tequileria can accommodate all of your special event needs. Private and semi-private dining available for 10 to 200 guests. We have 5 unique spaces to select from for your next celebration.
  • Private party contact
    Leticia Canossa, Private Dining Sales Manager: (954) 245-3064
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