Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.4
786 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
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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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Taco Tuesday

Starting Sep 1, 2020 · Sun - Sat 11:15 AM - 6:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Enjoy $5 Tacos and Margaritas, made-to-order on our Oceanfront Patio!

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
What 786 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service

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ltcsmw
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service by Rachel. Great cocktails, loved the spicy avocado margarita.

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SusanD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I met friends from up north for an early dinner here the other night and had the most amazing time. The ambiance was incredible - we had the best table on the outdoor patio with a view of the ocean and the rising full moon - and the food was fabulous. We had the best fajitas we've ever had and the margaritas were good too! And our service was excellent - our waiter, Richard F. (I think!) was friendly and attentive and let us linger for over 2 hours. This is a "must do" for anyone visiting Ft. Lauderdale looking for a high quality oceanfront dining experience.

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vipgreat
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely LOVED it! Mexican shredded salad was the best I’ve had in a long time. Great atmosphere and service!

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vipPaulK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanks to Claudia for taking such good care of us. The queso with chorizo was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Been here before, food has certainly declined, greasy, poor flavor. Ceviche was watery and lacked seafood, mostly veg. Flan was curdled

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We came in town for the weekend and ate dinner both nights we enjoyed it so much the first nite !

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RonR
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. We’d request her again. Management was also very professional. We thought the drinks were overpriced. $10 for a virgin cran/orange with soda is unreasonable. $18 for an old fashioned also unreasonable. We felt the bar took advantage of us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and Claudia was a great server! Can’t wait to come back.

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vipcarah
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and drinks! Wait staff was a bit slow but overall experience was awesome

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our cocktails and cuisine, we apologize for any delay in service. We hope to see you again soon!

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MimiG
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ladies night drinks, guacamole and lobster quesadilla was great!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Our server, Rachel haloed us make great decisions and we can’t wait to go back. Definitely try the lobster quesadilla!

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TaraB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We very much enjyed our dining experience. My crab enchiladas were super delicious! The shrimp tacos were also yummy! The wait staff is friendly and efficient. The lively music and atmosphere made it a lot of fun, too.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us Tara. We are so pleased to hear that you liked the Crab Enchiladas and the Shrimp Tacos, next time you must try our Lobster Quesadilla! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Drinks were strong and tasty. Food was delivered extremely quickly. Noise level was a little high from the road next to it. Overall I would recommend.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the review. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipJoanM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service was great and the food was noteworthy. I really enjoyed my shrimp tacos and the lobster quesadilla was good as well. My friends don ordered a pulled pork quesadilla which he barely ate. We took it home and ate it later. My only complaint it fir the money there was only two pieces in the dish. While the lobster quesadilla had 4 pieces. Again, overall a positive experience from our group.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the feedback, I will certainly pass it along to our Management Team. We hope to see you again soon.

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Ace1336
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great, very fresh and flavorful. Presentation was delightful and portion was sufficient with price and quality. Service was friendly and welcoming, very vibrant ambience.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! Make sure to stop by for Sunday Brunch!

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DesireeC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would definitely be back! It was nice eating out on the deck and listening to the music.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for the review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipRicardo
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review Ricardo. Our team looks forward to having you join us again sometime!

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vipBethF
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio over the ocean. Food was delicious. Service impeccable. Everything about it was outstanding.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 4 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed everything, come back and see us soon!

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EveB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

It’s a very nice place with cute seating. It was just super windy that night so that was annoying for outside seats.

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vipKandaceM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

authentic, gourmet Mexican food and wonderful coctails and super friendly service. Our favorite spot every time we go to Fort Lauderdale! family friendly too-teens love it as much as adults!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us. Make sure to visit us on Tuesdays for $5 Tacos and Margaritas!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place, good music and food. Service was excellent...

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our cocktails, cuisine and service. We hope to see you again soon!

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YeseniaS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We went to celebrate a friends birthday which I specified and they sat us all the way in the corner were the food comes out. The food and drinks was okay nothing special. However our server was great she was the best part of the restaurant.

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PaayalP
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of drinks and food and good customer service. Location was right across from the beach. Light, airy and tables were appropriately socially distanced for a safe worry free experience.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed everything, we hope to see you again soon!

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viptinas
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent. I love this restaurant. A must try is the lobster quesadilla.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Lona. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the Lobster Quesadilla. I hope you also gave the Tuna Tostada a try! Please come back and dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant! The food is incredible. The restaurant is beautiful and has a lot of room outside for safe distancing. Crystal, our server was wonderful!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 16, 2020

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

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IvetteG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food and service. Went to celebrate my birthday and will definitely be back

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thanks Ivette, for taking the time to review Lona! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. Our team looks forward to having you join us again soon!

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ChristianF
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The waitress was taking long to come to my table I had to wait like maybe 10-15 minutes to order a drink

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vipHoffy
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and beach front experience.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thanks for your review! We look forward to having you join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall not bad, but I don’t think I would come back. Out of all the dishes we had, the only tasty dish was lobster quesadilla, really really good. Everything else was very blah. Guac and fish tacos were seriously lacking flavor. Tres leches was nice though.
Music was obnoxiously loud. The outside patio is nice, but the music level was making it hard to enjoy.
Service was blah, no personality from the wait staff whatsoever. After we ordered dessert, our waiter brought out dessert spoons (which were filthy btw) and never even cleaned our table. I mean we still had chips on the table. The most interaction we had with our server was when he was asking us to leave a positive review and make sure to mention his name (I’m not gonna mention his name in this review for his benefit).
Overall not worth coming back.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate at Lona on Halloween night. We were late for our reservation but they were still very accommodating. Our waitress was very attentive. The drinks were very good even though they messed up our order, it was corrected quickly. Food was excellent.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thanks for the review Amanda! Make sure to stop by for Sunday Brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good. Great ambiance.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thanks for the 5-stars review! We hope to see you again soon!

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MarkC
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and view! The service was top notch as well!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thanks for the review Mark! We are so glad you enjoyed everything. We look forward to having you join us again soon.

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july
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Outside seating over looking A1A. Nice view looking at the beach. Margaritas were just ok nothing great. Food choices ok. Chips good salsa could have had more taste. Pork Carnitas fajitas were noting great. Some fat mixed in. Shrimp tacos were the same nothing great. No spicy beef choices and hot sauce was more like asian style Would not go back

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vipAndeC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for joining us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and amazing authentic food. Loved the tuna tostada appetizer, the lobster quesadilla and the grouper with puréed cauliflower and cilantro.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review Lona. Next time you are in definitely give the Salmon Mole a try! We hope to see you in again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s was ok but I was a little bit disappointed. They did not have ( at least today ) menu . It was a buffet and it’s was expensive for what it was .

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KevinT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice treat right in the Westin Hotel. Nice atmosphere inside. Steak fajitas were awesome. Server worked hard. Would definitely go back. Thanks!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on October 27, 2020

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Lona. The Steak Fajitas are definitely awesome, next time you must try the Steak Tampiqueña! We look forward to having you join us again soon.

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JenniferP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4