Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.5
967 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
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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  • Taco Tuesday

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 6:00 PM - 11:15 PM, Mon - Sat 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 11:15 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 967 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless brunch was so good! Ambience was perfect. Loved everything about it!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lona’s brunch is a great experience. Energetic wait staff and a vibrant, beachy environment, along with bottomless drinks. Food is pretty decent for a buffet, but nothing particularly memorable.

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Anna
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Seated outside and music was great along with ambiance
Service was terrible I had to ask the receptionist for a waiter after 20mins of waiting for one
Food took extremely long to receive each dish we waited 45mins for if not more
Food was served cold
Dirty dishes were not taken away as new dishes came to table
Had to ask receptionist to find our waitress so we could pay our bill and leave
It seemed like our waitress was working tables inside and not supposed to be working outside

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AshleyM
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an AMAZING time at dinner. Diego took such good care of us. The service was great, and his recommendations were even better. We are still raving about the lobster quesadillas and shrimp tacos. The drinks were so fresh and we are so happy we made a reservation here to celebrate my sisters bachelorette. We just may have to go back before we leave back to New York!

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JPCyorktownvirginia12345
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food. Service ok. Very loud music though - hard to talk with people at same table.

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Dick
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Although the food was good, I thought it was lacking in flavor. I had two different dishes that I thought were bland and I had to ask for salt to try and add some flavor. The other diner with me also agreed with this. You would expect more flavor from a Mexican restaurant. Although we love this place for breakfast, lunch has been less impressive.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster quesadilla is beyond 5 stars! Salsa has a smoky chipotle flavor to it and the traditional guac was fabulous! Outdoor seating made for great people watching too.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 3 tables and our waitress rocked it! Drinks were good, food was good, loved our waitress

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Excited for some good Mexican food our last night in Ft. Lauderdale. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. Been to four other restaurants before this one and Lona Cocina was the worst experience of all.

Party of 3 - Server delivered 2 of 3 drinks and walked away. Waited for a long time and had to flag her down and ask if she forgot my margarita and she said yes.

Also asked her to turn on outdoor heater as it was breezy and chilly. She had to ask her manager. She never did after half hour waiting. Husband had to seek out manager and ask. Manager not friendly. Acted like he was annoyed of this request. He just walked over to heater and turned it on without saying a word. Then other guests had their heaters turned on so it certainly wasn't an obscure request. It was chilly.

Food came and daughter and I split steak fajitas. Doesnt come with cheese. I asked for shredded cheese. She said it has to go to restaurant whatever that meant. We found out later that meant you get charged $2 for shredded cheese after spending over $120 on food and drink. Husband asked me which fajitas are better - Lona or Chili's. Chili's fajitas are better.

Husband got chicken enchiladas and hardly any chicken wrapped in enchiladas for the price you pay. It was all corn tortilla and smothered in sauce.

Nice part about Lona Cocina is the ambience and view. We sat outside and looked at the ocean and restaurant decorated nicely.

We were disappointed to say the least and rarely feel the need to write a negative review.

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AishaJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday dinner and it was good. Personally, there’s not a lot of side options and the one thing I did want on the appetizer was to try the chicken wings and we where told that they where out of them. I ordered the crab enchiladas and omg they where so good. My fiancé food was cold so they had to remake it but overall it was good. I would come back. Thank you!

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vipDanA
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything great - great Location and excellent food and service. The one thing missing was that as often is the case with Mexican restaurants food was brought much too quickly well before the first course was he even half finished

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Maria
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s birthday and we loved our decision to celebrate it here at Lona. The food and drinks were phenomenal. I now have a favorite drink and recommend it; it is the Spicy Avocado! Our family hasn’t gathered for dinner outside our home in a long time and Lona was a great start! Will be back soon!

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Minderson
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Is amazing!! We went for Easter Sunday dinner. We will def go back!

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MicheleC
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was very good, an excellent selection to choose from. Our server Nelson really made our visit special. He made us feel welcome and was very efficient.

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RajivT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch sitting outside across the street from the beach. Friendly service, delicious food with many unique menu options.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

9:45 am reservation and we were served at 11:15. Order was wrong and had to wait another 20 minutes for the correct order. Coffee cold waiting 20 minutes for milk and sugar. An hour and a half to be served breakfast is unacceptable. Granted the restaurant was full but we should of been credited.
The evening prior we were over charged $60 on our bill.
Very nice atmosphere but service not good!

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vipNick
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was pretty great. Our server, Richard, knew the menu inside and out and made some great suggestions on cocktails and entrees. Maybe the best guacamole I’ve ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. Great food and ambiance. Prices are reasonable. Kids loved the brisket.

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vipRegionalVisitor
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had read of this vibrant and bustling new Mexican bistro in Ft. Lauderdale Magazine and wanted to give it a try ourselves while on Spring Break with the family. It was immensely family friendly, with fabulous and inventive dishes plus a view that couldn’t be beat. We also appreciated the discounted valet parking at the Westin! It was a terrific experience all around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience3

Bad hostess and food average

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not my fav, not sure what all the rage is about!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the food, outdoor beach side views, & ambiance! Will def be back to try other amazing dishes!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid spot at a top notch location. The food is better than average for being right on the strip, which saying something for this area. Very good cocktails, guacamole and both our entrees as well. The tables on the outdoor patio are extremely dark though. So I literally couldn't even see my plate, or the food on it,, and I have excellent vision, so it was a little odd.

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VanessaC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good location right on the beach. Food was just okay this time, had been here a few times in the past couple of years and had much better food/service. Our table was gross and sticky, our server forgot about us for quite some time. We spent a good amount of time waiting for drinks and check at the end

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This was one of the worst experiences I have had on vacation. The reviews made it sound good but it was not what we expected. I would have a hard time recommending this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I had visited the restaurant with my friend and husband. We ordered Appetizers and main dishes. My shrimp tacos were horrible. My husband’s grouper was horrible.
And the guacamole was tasteless. I couldn’t believe how many people were in the restaurant and how many were waiting online to get in. I will never eat here again. The only pleasant experience was our waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All three of us LOVED what we ate. Amazing place with a nice view of the beach and great food!

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vipJohnB
New England
22 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely loved it, and look forward to going again!

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ToniC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! The food was fresh and delicious as were the drinks! We'll definitely be going back again!
Our server Claudia was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had Sunday brunch on the patio and it was delicious! Will definitely come back!

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FrePe25
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

perfect restaurant , delicius food, nice location, everything ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent with the waiter Nelson.. He’s so helpful. Food was really good. Margaritas were so so delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster quesadilla is chefs kiss

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, service and food was fabulous

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vipJG01
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was bland and pretty disappointing. tortilla chips and salsa were excellent but that was it. really too bad because the location is excellent

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vipSydyY
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Zsane was fantastic! Really enjoyed our food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was not good and food was just ok. Plenty of better places to go.

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Ncbuckeye
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve visited Ft. Lauderdale ~15 nights in the last year and have had dinner at Lona Cocina at least 8 times! Don’t ask what’s good on the menu...we’ve tried them all and each one is delicious...what are you in the mood for? The Lobster Quesadilla is not overly huge, but is really rich and plenty of lobster. The carnitas (classic Mexican tacos), are best ordered under the fajita section (hope you’re hungry or you’ll take home lunch with this substantial dish). The salmon served on sweet potatoes with a very different and light mole sauce is not overwhelming to the fish. Everything is good...you can’t go wrong...unless you don’t go to Lona’s!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The Spicy Avocado margarita was superb!

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 967 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.

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