Lona Cocina Tequileria
The outdoor patio and bar will 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.
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Great location & ambiance.
Service was terrible- had to ask waiter to come to the table; did not guide us on food. Had to wait endlessly for the check. Food was fine but we didn't really order what we wanted (2 people got huge pieces of meat which should have been shared, and then no veggies or sides). Totally disappointing.
Make a reservation or get there early as it’s a very popular place and fills up quickly. We sat outside at a hightop table with a great view of the ocean. I loved my chicken fajitas. Chicken charbroiled with right amount of seasoning and texture. Delicious whole grilled onion and peppers accompanied it with ample amount of flour wraps. My wife enjoyed the black salt on her margarita. Great food and ambiance as well as great service.
Interesting, excellent food and cocktails. However, service impaired by waiters being assigned to both gigantic and small parties. As a party of two, service suffered due to nearby large party tables overwhelming waitstaff. New, friendly manager stepped into to rectify, but it was too late.
Will recommend, but hope management can solve this service issue.
Lona Cocina has a nice layout with indoor and outdoor seating. The food was pretty good but I did think some of the items were over priced. They bring out chips and salsa which is nice. The restaurant was pretty noisy and our server was hardly ever around. I also felt like it could’ve been cleaner and the first table we were seated at was very shake-y.
Lona was great! The food was outstanding, probably the best mexican food I've had in a long time! The service was a bit slow, we were tucked away in a corner and it looked like we were forgotten about but the server reacted quickly but then forgot about us after our meal. They were busy, but not that crazy busy. But I would still go again because the food was so amazing!
A bit expensive.
Overall this is a great restaurant and would surely be a regular if I lived In Fort Lauderdale, only issue for me was the overall noise level was higher than I like.
Waiter seemed overwhelmed. Slow service and decent Mexican. Place has a good vibe but needs to tighten up
Had brunch with the bottomless drinks, what a great deal. Food was great and service was even better. Can’t wait to sit with Jose again. Thanks for a great afternoon.
It was my nieces 21st bday and she loved her experience
Excellent service. We dined here on a weeknight and it was not crowded. The food didn't measure up to what we expected from other reviews.
We had such a great meal here we had to come back again before we left FL! The guacamole is the best, and on Tuesdays they have $5 margarita's and $5 tacos! We loved it, so did the kids. We sat outside and the decor and wait staff were top notch, would highly recommend!
Robert R. was an amazing waiter that took great care of us and the food was amazing!
Neo-Mexican or Mexican fusion is OK when an improvement or an interesting twist on the original but Lona is neither. The Cuitlacoche tacos seemed to have Paris mushrooms with nary a trade of cuitlacoche and the sauces hid rather than highlighted the earthiness of cuitlacoche. The Tacos al Pastor were a disgrace. Beef rather than lambo, not roasted, with a sour sauce neither tasty nor resembling the original and served with green sauce. Really? The rice was tasteless and sour.
We went here a year ago after opening and returned because of the beach views and the food. The noise level was a bit much. We actually left hurriedly right after eating because you couldn't hear the person directly across from you.
Very nice brunch and very good service! Our waiter was very personal and made sure we had everything we need. The variety of food was great and it tasted amazing!
Thank you for making my birthday brunch so special!
The DJ was very good too!
Had an overall great Experience at Lona, will definitely go back again!
Our server was spot on with everything we ordered. Krystal Johnson was our server and her timing was perfect and knew the timing for all we needed. The food was excellent, reasonable and the ambiance was fun with the DJ playing on the weekend. Great location and fun people watching if you get a spot closer to street. Thanks for a great everything!!
Terrible service. Made a reservation and waited 20 minutes for someone to come to the table. I ordered a margarita which took another 20 minutes. Tortillas came out wrong. The server asked me 3 times if I wanted complimentary chips and salsa and I said yes. I never got them. After an hour of no service I got up and said forget it and when I went to leave a mgr talked to me and said please stay I will take very good care of you. He made the experience great after that. The atmosphere on the beach view was gorgeous. If not for the mgr fixing things I would never return. I had the octopus for dinner and it was very good.
Very nice place and great food. The spot is perfect and service very kind
The best Mexican resturant anywhere. Food was outstanding. Service outstanding. Our server Claudia friendly and helpful. Outdoor seating great,beautiful view of the ocean.
Enjoyed the ambiance and service Overall nice dining experience
Service and food was great
DJ was too Loud. Everything else was top notch!
Claudia was awesome! We had a great experience!
Went with new friends to try and have a nice dinner. Food was ok. Service was great. Richard r was just perfect. The music was so loud u couldn't hear yourself think. We couldn't even talk it was stupid. My first choice was the new restaurant at the W should have gone there. Anyway would not go back to pricey music just awful and atmosphere ok.
Innovative and eclectic nouveau Mexican cuisine. Superb service, reasonably priced. Terrific setting custom made for people watching. Right on the beach.
Claudia was the best! She had great recommendations. We had such a good experience we came back again two nights later. Romel was our server that night, and he was so helpful and attentive to our bride to be guest of honor. Our glasses were kept full, and we all left with smiles and happy bellies. My only complaint was I had the rice and beans side instead of the corn side the second night, and it wasn’t nearly as tasty. Thanks!
Service was absolutely horrible. Our waitress spent more time sitting at the bar with a customer than waiting on her tables. We ran out of water and waited 45 minutes then finally went to her; sitting at the bar. It was highly frustrating and I would never recommend anyone to the restaurant.
Great service with exceptional food!
Second visit, both times sat outside. Amazing views! The lump crab guacamole out of this world!!!! And steak fajitas!!!! Hotel parking super convenient! Will keep going back.
Jose and Cassandra continue to be my two favorite people here. They have both waited on us a couple times. Great service will continue to bring us back.
Went for the brunch buffet. Skeeter was our server. She was excellent! Very friendly and our bottomless margaritas never went dry. Only complaint was some of the food could have been hotter, esp the waffles.
La Lona Cocina has become our new spot for my family and I. I can't believe that I hadn't visited until 1/5/19. Jeff, the assistant manager was truely concern with how our experience was. We have already recommended La Lona Cocina to our co-workers and our friends. We will be taking our relatives when they visit from Northeast.
I would have given the restaurant a much higher rating, except the service was abysmal. Our server would breeze by and then disappear - literally, as she was absent from all the other tables in her section - for anywhere from 15 minutes to a half hour. Our drink orders remained unfilled, our food was lukewarm when it arrived, it took a full 20 minutes to get our check after she asked if we were finished.
Have been to Lona many times...but this night was an off night across the board--service and quality. I'd give them another chance but this one was disappointing.
Poor service, bland food, we hoped and expected so much more than we received. Very disappointed.
Food was good. Chips and salsa were outstanding. Service was poor. Took over two hours for dinner and we didn’t even get dessert. Never tried to refill our drinks. Very very understaffed.
I arrived 30 minutes prior to my reservation specifically for an outside hightop and waited for my guests to arrive. I sat at the inside bar and waited for approximately 15 minutes before a bartender would acknowledge my presence. We advised the hostess of our presence at the reservation time. She personally cleared the hightop closest to us and disappeared never deploying the setups. We waited and waited for approximately 10 minutes only to have another hostess sit another party at the only available hightop that was supposed to be our table. Upon complaining they all looked like deer caught in the headlights. The floor manager apologized and said she doesn’t have anymore hightop but can sit us far away in normal table which wasn’t what we were really considering but accepted. She had the original hostess sit us and then she and staff once again disappeared. We waiting almost 10 minutes and no wait staff acknowledged our presence. We opted to leave, obtained the floor managers name and was quickly but politely intercepted by the waitress for our table as we were exiting. She was very nice and attempted to be accommodating especially after we explained our horrible experience. Regrettably the damage was done and we went the Mexican restaurant located next door at the W and had a wonderful experience. I would not recommend anyone consider this restaurant until and unless they can get their service in gear because it’s the worst I’ve experienced and at restaurant in a longtime. Simply unacceptable.