Lona Cocina Tequileria

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505 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Celebrated chef Pablo Salas brings Lona Cocina Tequileria to Fort Lauderdale Beach. Lona, offers eclectic, soulful Mexican cooking in a chic, yet funky environment. Our diverse menu includes ceviches, crab infused guacamole, tostadas, tacos, meats from the grill and modern 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 available for groups of 10 to 200 guests.
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Specials

Chelas Y Micheladas

Toast to Thursday with $2 select Mexican beers and Micheladas!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 4, 2019

Ends: June 5, 2118

Availability: Thu 3:00PM-7:00PM

Ladies Night

Ladies receive $5 select Drinks and Bar Bites while enjoying our breathtaking views!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 4, 2019

Ends: June 5, 2118

Availability: Wed 3:00PM-7:00PM

Taco Tuesday

Enjoy $5 Tacos and Margaritas, made-to-order on our Oceanfront Patio!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 4, 2019

Ends: June 5, 2118

Availability: Tue 3:00PM-7:00PM

What 505 People Are Saying
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PC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing experience, Our server Flor and Chef Simon made were outstanding. Looking forward to going back.

v
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and environment! Will definitely be coming back!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome venue and food !! Energetic vibrant vibe oceanfront dining tasty Mexican cuisine

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding. Great place, next to the beach and good Latin music

MT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!

JF
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Tuesday. Even though it was a more quiet day to have lunch, it was delightful. Excellent, top notch tequila mixologist recommended cocktails and Mexican fare! Casual, upscale environment! Really nice.

WW
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We reserved this as a special birthday treat. Unfortunately the reviews led us to believe it was upscale dining; it’s not. It’s good bar food dining, not fine dining. Located in the Westin hotel, it’s a great place to people watch. The food was good and service was on resort time....very relaxed to say the least. Oh and the special occasion, neither the host nor the waiter even acknowledged the note on our reservation. However by the end of dinner, we were ready for a quiet drink elsewhere.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

2nd baby celebration for a friend

BK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views of the beach, outdoor seating was amazing. The brunch was a great deal - unlimited cocktails and the food was so good! The staff is very attentive and extremely friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was nice! The food was great and the beach front view was fantastic.

M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it, love the food, the salmon was delicious my favourite dish! The girl who attend us was very kind, pattient and the service spectacular.

E
New England
42 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my second visit to Lona, and both have been very good. Was there for the "crave restaurant month" and their menu choices all were excellent. Richard was our server and he was great.

MB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although we chose to do the Crave Experience but were told it wasn’t available on Saturdays, the total experience was so great, we forgave the Crave mix-up.

Valet parking was quick, hostess was welcoming and seated us promptly.

Our inside table was great, EXCEPT there was a private party in the room right next to our table with an infant baby crying all night, that sucked!

Our server, Richard R. made the night. He was EXCEPTIONAL. He explained everything and was so proud of their menu & beverages that we couldn’t wait to try everything.

And we didn’t have to wait at all, everything came out so quickly. WOW!

Beautiful decor, great music playing and a great crowd of diners.

Can’t wait to go again. Looking forward to cooler temps to sit outside at bar and enjoy the party atmosphere.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible experience . They forgot to put my order in apparently. Couldn’t even order with the waiter because he was no where to be found . Had to give the order to the manager . One order of three tacos. The waiter came back after disappearing for 45min saying the kitchen was working on it . Absolutely unacceptable. Didn’t apologize or offer anything in return .

Will NOT be returning .

GC
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

JB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with a great view and wonderful service.

MB
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are locals to the area, but this was our first time at Lona. What a great experience! Creative dishes!
First, the margaritas were excellent. We also tried the Chipolte Mango Mezcalito, which is smooth, refreshing, and again, creative! The food was amazing - the BACON we were expecting something Mexican inspired, but they are worth trying! We had planned to have the pork carnitas, but we couldn't eat another bite! I cannot wait to go back!

F
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice looking restaurant . WE ate inside in the area next to the bar. A party of about 12 or so we in the same area and it was extremely loud. When arrived we tried to sit in the back area but for some reason the hostess wasn't interested in accommodating even though she knew how loud it was. Service was very good, grilled octopus has sent back because it was cold. The rest the food was adequate. Appetizer were good.
Nothing exceptional.

NS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Service was outstanding. View of Atlantic from table tops it off.

PW
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food is excellent. Lobster quesadillas in particular were exceptional.

Service was hit or miss. Waitress did an excellent job explaining the offerings and specials. After that service disappeared. A long time to get water. Once entrees were delivered, a long time until we saw a server again,

We would have had an after dinner drink, but had already waited too long so went elsewhere.

Fun sitting on the patio and watching the street scene.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service by Krystal! You won’t be disappointed. A little pricey but def worth it. Sit outside and enjoy the view, dress is casual.

OT
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh guacamole!!!!! Our server Flor was great!

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 10 was there rob celebrate a graduation. Everything was perfect from the platter of delicious tacos to start to the dessert. It was a great evening with delicious food!!

E
New England
42 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I visited for the Crave Fort Lauderdale promotion. Excellent, interesting options for each course. Nice setting at the beach, with good drinks and food and service. A winner!

M
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazingly good, the service attentive, and the space is attractive. Prices were very reasonable and portion sizes reflected value for the price. The only thing I might change is lowering the level of the ambient music. I would rush back!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La mejor comida que eh probado en florida

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m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Dinner was very good, service qas fine and sitting next to the beach was great!

My only complaint is that even We has told we had a reservation, it was marked as no show and now I need to contact customer support in order to advise we were dining there yesterday night.

OT
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish tacos were really good.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, like being in Mexico, taste of very authentic Mexican food, managers Kira and Kheyla always very friendly, excellent service, our waiter Diego phenomenal, recommended! I heard that behind this kitchen is a chef of Mexican nationality! well done!

d
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall not bad but the restaurant should make it clear that only the buffet is available to after 2pm..

O
London
95 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The chef and food here is excellent, especially on the beach where so often the quality of food suffers thinking the views will be enough. This defies that by being very good. The service by Journey our waitperson was excellent. The only thing I find strange each time we go is how little effort they put into helping direct people to where they need to go. They have a very nice entrance off the beach that many people use and it just empties you into a dining area with no sign, no host, nothing. I spent half the night directing lost people about where to go. I don’t know how hard a sign would be, but that is a small thing. Great food, good location.

LP
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Fourth visit here. Like it very much the first three times but this time we made the mistake eating outside. The music was so loud we couldn't talk and it took over an hour to get out entree. The menu had changed and not for the better. On the up side, the Margaritas were good.

EU
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. The steak fajitas are great. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We definitely enjoyed our dinner!

EM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Nice place and great Margaritas, but the food was not typical Mexican. I ordered the Carnitas tacos that cannot be compared to the original Mexican ones.

AC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Best grilled octopus I’ve ever had. Guacamole was excellent. Great ambiance.

KG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The view was fabulous, the staff was friendly, and the food was good.

SM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal. Service was exemplary. Beautiful setting dining outside overlooking the ocean. Will definitely return.

BN
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great drinks and excellent service .

M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Brunch Place on the beach! Great buffet layout along with a nice ambiance

SN
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unlimited Brunch was great all the food, desserts, and drinks were on point. And our waiter robert m was THE BEST. I shall definitely return.

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