Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.5
904 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 904 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Linda
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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vipDrTiffany
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch is WORTH a TRIP

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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

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vipBill
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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Pais
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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 6 days ago
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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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

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GregM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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scottg
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great location.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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!

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JohnB
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and you must try the ceviche.

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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!!

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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!

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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!

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

Valentine’s Day

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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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.

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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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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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KimberlyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my favorite meal on our vacation. Had a great mojito and amazing mole salmon. Ambiance was great. We all enjoyed it!

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Mitch
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great, music was great, drinks were good, and most important the service and food were outstanding!

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manuelm
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a wonderful experience, the service was excellent.
The drinks were great.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Manuel for the kind words, we love hearing from our guests. Hope to see you in again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipEmma
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our reservation wasn’t in their system. They were not too happy. The service was just ok.

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Tony521
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location, delicious food and excellent service. We discovered Lona one Sunday for brunch and always visit when we are in the area. The food has never disappointed and neither has the service. The oceanfront views are breathtaking. The ambiance overall is very inviting. Pricing is competitive compared to the area.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Tony for taking the time to review Lona. We are so happy to hear that you enjoy our food and service. We look forward to see you again soon!

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AnthonyZ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. Food was great. Service was great. Setting was great. Will be returning again soon.

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ElleM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The server was very friendly and welcoming. The bar was backed up a bit but it was a busy time to be there. I'd recommend for the outdoor seating and fun atmosphere.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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

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BanJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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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lauren1971
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for drinks and appetizers overlooking the beach Outdoor! Outdoor seating way to go as it is too noisy inside.

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vipPhilD
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Above average experience

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
97 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to just sit at the bar instead of waiting for a table. Good choice as James (working the bar) did a terrific job w prompt service and a professional demeanor. The food was cooked to perfection and served very timely. We definitely recommend the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort to stay and the Lora to eat/drink while here.

Lona Cocina Tequileria
Responded 3 days ago

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

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FAQs

Lona Cocina Tequileria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 245-3069.

Lona Cocina Tequileria is rated 4.5 stars by 904 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.