Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.5
915 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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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 915 people are saying
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vipDelicious
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Creative twist on Mexican favorites. Best guacamole I ever had. Worth the seemingly hefty price tag. The shrimp tacos had a real flavorful kick, the lobster quesadilla was full of lobster pieces but needed to be kicked up a notch with their jalapeno sauce. Service wS on point. Place was cute with on site valet parking at hotel $5 with validation. Beautiful view of the ocean and beach....and highway..

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 20 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Lona. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and view. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipChristineG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 20 hours ago

We are so glad you enjoyed the food and ambiance, come back and see us soon!

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vipavidtraveler
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed the restaurant. Why is it though that when a customer requests a table with a view they are led to a table where the service bar is - basically the worst table? Insisted on being moved and was accommodated.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

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LauraT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Booked an outdoor table and was shunted off to an indoor side room with an aggressively bright tv screen next to a large noisy group. Hostess was rude when shown the reservation which clearly indicates an outdoor table. Had to ask for cutlery, was given a basket of broken chips from the bottom of the bin and water was not refilled. Were out of brisket even though it was only 7pm. Valet parking only option.

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VickiG
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The lobster risotto was amazing ... plenty for 2 of us.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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

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vipRobbieB
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Pleasantly surprised. Went on Sunday and did not know it was buffet option for brunch. Food was really good and festive atmosphere. Servers were upbeat and positive. Authentic Latin dishes like Picadillo and a taco bar. I want to go back and order from the regular menu. Definitely would recommend giving it a try

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, really nice place away from the Main Street. Cozy and nice

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view and atmosphere is amazing! The food and drinks were excellent as well! Highly recommend.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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

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vipPaulP
New England
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great fajitas.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have the lobster quesadilla and a lump crab guacamole, both were outstanding!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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

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Linda
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and I really like it. It was for dinner and everything was great, I bet during the day it will look even nicer since it's by the Beach ( beach is across the street) Overall very satisfied.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us Linda! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipDrTiffany
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We frequent Lona for brunch at least twice a month. However, this was the 1st time since the pandemic started that we have been very uncomfortable about the number of people dining (on the inside). I was wondering if there was something I missed, but I guess not. But, Simpson is ALWAYS the best! He makes the best skillets/omelettes ever and with so much love and care :}

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vipBobby
Grand Rapids
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch is WORTH a TRIP

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the review Bobby! Make sure to visit us on Tuesdays for $5 Tacos and Margaritas!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and delicious food every time! We will be back when we visit FL again!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipBill
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was okay everyone was nice probably won’t be back not for us but I’m not saying it was bad

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great. My only con was after being seated it took a while before someone came to take our order (for all the tables in the back actually)and it was dark in the back area where seating is provided inside. Another thing that could improve was the menu. It’s printed on paper and cut off on the sides so it’s a little difficult to read.

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PaulinaS
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ambience is great. Good food. Definitely will recommend and definitely coming back.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, Paulina, for your review. Our team looks forward to having you join us again sometime!

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Pais
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner on a Friday night. Exceptional overall experience!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Lona, we love receiving feedback from our guests. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you again soon.

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JenniferL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good! Took a little long to get a drink but other than that the service was very good!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on February 22, 2021

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

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TomB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was very good but the service rather slow. Seated inside because of the rain. Nice ambience.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on February 22, 2021

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

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GregM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional except for the valet driver strong arming me for more money.

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scottg
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great location.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your review, looking forward to having you in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Restaurant was very busy. Server paid very little attention to us. Had to get assistance from other staff. Had eaten there before and this was not the case.

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vipBeachgurl
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were very pleased with our experience. After a long day traveling it was the perfect place to begin our Florida vacation. Great drinks, great food, great service!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the glowing review of Lona. We hope to see you again soon!

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JohnB
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and you must try the ceviche.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks John for taking the time to review Lona! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the Ceviche. Next time you should try the Tuna Tostada! We look forward to having you join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The crab guac was excellent! The rest of the food: queso fundido, carne asada tacos, and tacos al carbon were decent... nothing too great. The service was absolutely terrible. We had to flag our waitress down for napkins, silverware, and a water re-fill. She didn’t check on us once throughout the whole meal. The ambiance was great and fun, but wouldn’t recommend due to the terrible service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant couldn’t find our reservation when we checked in. I showed them my opentable confirmation on my phone and they seated us based on that, which I appreciated. The service is fast and friendly. The vibe is energetic, like a Latin dance club, but not obnoxious enough that you can’t have a conversation with the person next to you. The food was tasty enough, but I was surprised at how greasy everything was - the empanadas, the carne asada tacos, and the tacos al pastor. We also got the esquites which were very tasty. Overall a decent meal, but I’ve certainly had better. It’s a fun spot with a great view.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Lobster quesadillas where amazing!!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Lona. The Lobster Quesadillas are fantastic, next time you must try the Baja Fish Tacos! We look forward to having you join us again soon.

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vipJeffS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was underwhelming. El Vez just down the street is much better. Service was friendly but slow. Waitstaff seemed to have too many tables. Music was way too loud to hear your own party.

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EdGen
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect! Great service, food and a great bottle of wine!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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

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JimmyJames
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Drink was good and strong. Lobster quesadilla delicious. Chicken wings were mostly bone.

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CaraF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The view was spectacular, the food and cocktails were outstanding, the atmosphere was fun and the service was great when they were at your table. As long as you aren’t in a rush to get anywhere after you eat, this place is a must! Just slow to get your order, receive check-ins, drinks and check, but we didn’t mind because everyone was so nice and everything else really was fantastic! We will 100% be back!

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thanks so much for your review, looking forward to having you in again soon!

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MarcZ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was warm & very attentive to the patrons. Crystal our waitress gave wonderful suggestions on the menu. Upbeat & outstanding personality. Made the evening flow & toped it off by giving a valentine rose to my wife. Behind the scene they have an ace making everyone in the restaurant look great. Vassety may be the hardest working support staff I have every viewed. She took great pride in her work & was the total team player on every level of the restaurant operation. Food was outstanding but the personal took the restaurant to a new level. Continued success.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Marc, this review made our day! We will make sure that Krystal and Vassety read what you wrote. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tacos of my entire life! Such authentic food and such an incredible atmosphere. Wonderful drinks! Perfect for a date night or with some friends. Very busy and popular. Wonderful view right on the water and fantastic music! It must visit! The queso was outstanding

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback! This review made our day! Our team looks forward to having you join us again sometime!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Some of the best service I’ve ever had in a restaurant. The food was pretty good but the service really set this place apart from other restaurants.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you very much for the review! Here at Lona, hospitality is our number one priority. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ana our server was on point! First time visiting Lona and won’t be the last!! Needles to say we had a great experience

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, I will pass them along to Anna! We hope to see you again soon.

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FOODMD
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ocean views while sitting outside. Food is excellent and a great value.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded on February 22, 2021

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

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KimberlyB
New York Area
1 review