Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.5
838 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
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Your health and safety is our top priority. We may be dining at a distance but our commitment to quality food and hospitality remains the same! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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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Offers

  • Taco Tuesday

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Mon - Sat 11:30 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 838 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the restaurant, the service was 10/10 and the food was delicious! Definitely will be returning, mimosas were the best.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded a day ago

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Lona. Our team looks forward to having you join us again sometime!

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vipMitchO
Miami
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was very good overall. Service was very good. Table cracks had chips and food in it- not clean! Parking is valet only which I do not like during COVID but they were quick to bring our vehicle back to us. They were practicing good social distancing measures. Overall a good experience and beautiful views.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, location and atmosphere were perfect. Not my first time and definitely won’t be my last time. Get the queso fundido

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 2 hours ago

This review made our day! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipPatmdd
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Horrible! Dirty ,bad food, can't wait to see what goes into this space next!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing and service was fast, but we felt rushed. Our food came quickly and our waitress asked if we wanted dessert and we said no thank you. She promptly brought us our check even though we planned on staying for a few more drinks. It was a bummer considering they weren’t too crowded. Carne asada tacos were unreal though!!

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MattS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Recommend guacamole and flight of tacos

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vipEJMV
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff recognized that I was particularly nervous about dining out and were incredible. They provided our party (with two toddlers) a great table tucked around the corner with so much space around us, that I instantly felt more relaxed. We enjoyed the most delicious brunch with excellent drinks and can't wait to go back. The food is amazing, the drinks are fantastic and the staff are the warmest and attentive people, that also recognize when you're still working on something (if you are slow, because of toddlers!)! Can not wait to go back! Thank you.

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HaydenT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and drinks! I'll definitely be back.

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vipKWHS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

no social distancing, mask wearing was limited to staff. Food had little desirable flavor. The only redeeming was the wait staff and manager were very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation and had eaten here for breakfast but heard dinner was a must. We had the cerviche to start and not disappointed! The lobster quesadillas were very good too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience! Food and atmosphere combined make it our favorite spot in Fort Lauderdale.

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ScottW
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it had great service.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you for the 5-stars! Hope to see you again soon!

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ChaquitaBrown
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch here was really good. The waitress Skeeter was outstanding, she was very attentive and just went above and beyond. The other chefs at the manned stations were soo helpful and would gladly go above and beyond to make your day. the chef brought out whipped cream to our table after my daughter asked for some at the waffle station. Just outstanding!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thanks Chaquita for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience and our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.

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vipExcellent
Miami
178 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Mediocre food. Service was very pleasant. Drinks watered down with a huge amount of ice. There are better choices. This feels like a tourist trap.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! The food was incredible, the vibe was perfect, and it was just an awesome experience from beginning to end. We ended up being about 20 minutes late for our reservation because we got hung up at the airport, but they had no problem with that and seated us when we arrived! Highly recommend this place when you’re at Ft Lauderdale beach!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

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

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vipKimS
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Loved restaurant. Service was a little slow at times

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you for your feedback Kim. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Lona and we apologize for any delay in service. We hope to see you again soon!

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kristals
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Nice venue, great location, reasonable prices. Food is good, not great. Service was lackluster at best. While some drinks were amazing, the spicy avocado cocktail was god awful. The manager was very very attentive and personable (much more than the server). Overall its nice if you are staying around the area but there are much better food options in both directions of A1A.

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vipChris
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here with friends and had a great evening! Service was excellent and the food was delicious. The management was present and friendly and made sure all of their guests were enjoying themselves.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you so much for writing this wonderful review Chris! Our team looks forward to having you join us again sometime!

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vipRichardS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fine experience... busy time of year and all felt rushed... but the location, atmosphere, and food makes this an obvious choice if in area..

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. Cannot recommend enough!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Lona. Our team looks forward to having you join us again sometime!

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Emsm
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was just ok. Very loud and hard to hear anything. The added a 18% “service charge” to our bill and the waitress told us that was not a tip, it was an extra charge for the holidays. It was not mentioned anywhere beforehand that we would get charged extra. Felt as though the restaurant was trying to trick us and just take more money. Very disappointing

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vipKevinH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Early dinner for New Years Eve. Service and ambience were very good. The food was good but my expectations were higher based on the reviews i had read

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had superb service during the earlier hours of New Years Eve. They made us comfortable with our social distancing concerns and went out of their way to make us have a great outing and meal.
We are especially thankful to the manager Wayne and our waitress Claudia.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you for the review. We are so happy to hear that Wayne and Claudia took great care of you. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipMatt
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Pretty good. experience. Went for $5 tacos and $5 margaritas and was told they don’t do the $5 tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome!!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

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

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SuzanneS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice ambiance, but all of the dishes ordered were heavy on the salt.

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TimJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service - cordial and attentive and prompt. The tuna tostada appetizer is a must!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you for joining us. If you liked the Tuna Tostada, you must try the Lobster Quesadilla next time you are in! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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SarangN
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best Mexican food we ever ate! Cannot wait to go back again.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

This review made our day! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas family get together.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you for the 5-stars!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena la comida y la atención ni se diga

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

Gracias por su comentario! Nos alegra saber que disfrutaron de la comida y servicio de Lona. Esperamos verlos de nuevo por aqui!

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vipLovetoeat
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was innovative & delicious and our server Anna was so exceptional that we had to came back another dinner with friends.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Lona. We look forward to having you join us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All enjoyed their meals. Service was excellent and waiter made sure to check on us before the $5 margaritas on Tuesday expired at 7. Setting on the beach on ground floor of Westin very nice. Good energy and music and decent outdoor bar area.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on December 24, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you again soon!

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Foodies101
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location. Good food. I eat here often. Lunch and dinner selection is good. It’s a different type of Mexican food than usual.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thanks for your review! We love to hear from our raving fans! See you again soon.

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vipkennethk
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The server was very busy. I think they need more servers and busboys. He was very nice and knowledgeable. He tried very hard to please us. The guacamole and the empanada appetizer was very good. But the entrees disappoint. The Tampiquena was overcooked and lacked flavor. The fish was good, but the vegatable was overly spicy. The place was loud and chaotic. It was OK

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vipStevenD
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here twice in the months that we have been down here, the food is absolutely fantastic.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on December 23, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Lona, come back and see us soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place such good food

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on December 23, 2020

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

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vipIlissaS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this great review Ilissa! Looking forward to having you in again soon!

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vipAlan
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time in a week returning to Lona Cocina Tequileria. Sometimes the second visit is not a s good as the first. This was not the case for this restaurant. We had asked for the same server, Bianka K, who once again was fantastic. The highlight of the meal for me was the Drunken Grouper that was pan seared and came with a spicy cilantro salad, Mexican glaze and a cauliflower purée. We mixed together, the flavor sensations was an explosion of happiness to my palate. We also had the churros for desert that had the precise crunch on the outside and softness in the inside, heaven!

I love finding good and memorable restaurants and this one is now permanently in my book.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on December 23, 2020

Your review made our day! We are thrilled that your 2nd visit was as good as your first. Bianka and our Chef Jorge will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.

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vipGabc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3