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Lona Cocina Tequileria, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Lona Cocina Tequileria

4.5
4.5
2173 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
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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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 57 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Regional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–1:00 am Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–6:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 6:00 pm–1:00 am Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (954) 245-3069

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Pablo Salas

  • Catering

    Private dining available for special occasions from 10 to 200 guests. We have 4 unique spaces to select from for your next celebration.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Lona Cocina Tequileria can accommodate all of your special event needs. Private and semi-private dining available for 10 to 200 guests. We have 5 unique spaces to select from for your next celebration.

  • Private party contact

    Leticia Canossa, Private Dining Sales Manager: (954) 245-3064

  • Neighborhood

    Central Beach

  • Cross street

    Beach Boulevard

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Entrance, Diners receive validation from 7 am-3 pm is $6, and the price for the night is $8 for 3 hours. Sunday is$8 for 3 hours.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Wine Not?

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Mondays | 6pm–Close Get ready for the week ahead and indulge with 50% off select bottles of wine.

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What 2,173 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Mexican

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Late Night Find

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Great ambiance, food and service was just “okay”.
  2. AZ

    AnthonyZ

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about Lona. Margaritas were tasty, the lobster quesadilla was great, and the bacon guac hit the spot. Good service, too. Hotel guests get a couple free drinks and a dessert with the resort fee - not too bad!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sunday brunch is the best!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wayne Whitmore (manager) makes the place! His attention to detail is off the charts! We go there because of him.
  5. AM

    AneM

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was very spicy and not tasty. Very small portions The service was bad. It looks they were in a rush for you to leave…. Unfortunately, not going back
  6. TR

    TonyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Food was very good. Great atmosphere in a lovely location by the beach.
  7. MC

    MichaelC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely fun brunch. Issac’s service was amazing. Chef Simpson’s omelette was delicious. The mariachi music was a great surprise. Highly recommended and I would definitely return.
  8. BR

    BorisR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Some of the dishes we tried were on spicier side. I did not mind and enjoyed it, but for my wife some of it was too much. Like octopus app for example. Check with your waiter before ordering if you’re not sure.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great spot! We tried the bacon guac, enchiladas and steak.. all amazing!
  10. RB

    RodneyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. I could not taste the tequila or mezcal in my drinks. Too much fruit juice or grapefruit soda. That was a let down because the liquor choices were great.
  11. LD

    LilianaD

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service. Vass was outstanding and always asking if we need anything. The taste amazing love the lobster quesadilla. Love Lona !!!! 🎊🎊🍾🎉
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were fantastic. Our server was also nice and attentive. Both the fajitas and lobster quesadilla were amazing. I will definitely be back.
  13. TH

    TimH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went yesterday for lunch and wow!!! Despite the weather, the location was still extremely beautiful. Food & service was the best, especially the lobster quesadilla!!! Thank you Jade for getting us a lovely table outdoors
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a wonderful meal! We started with chips & guacamole, and then ordered various tacos & margaritas. Everything was fresh & delicious!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went as first time our daughter’s birthday. The food is excellent as well as the service and atmosphere . The beach view is so relaxing but the drinks are the house best item. Definitely a place that calls you to go back.
  16. M

    Mark

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Last night in Florida and heard about Lona and decided to check it out. Great Views .... Great Food !! We had the Shrimp Guac as an appetizer and were blown away... the Lobster Quesidilla was incredible!! The service from Javier was outstanding ... top shelf!! Check this place out.....
  17. JB

    JackieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Sunday brunch. Well worth the cost! Food was delicious and service was great. The manager came and checked on each table, always nice to see. They had a mariachi band that provided a fun ambience. And with the views of the ocean, I felt like I was on vacation in my hometown.
  18. S

    Scubaduba

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Excellent ambiance, right across the street from Fort Lauderdale's beautiful beach. The food was mostly good, the price was very expensive the food was $70 for 4 appetizers (no alcohol).
  19. T

    Tanya

    West Palm Beach

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Yummy lunch experience at Lona with my girlfriend before enjoying the Spa at the Westin Hotel. We shared the crab guacamole which was delicious. I had the Mexican Salad w/ grilled chicken and it was absolutely fresh and delicious! Kudos on the kitchen for serving a great salad with one of the best dressings ever!! My gf had the pozole soup which was fantastic!! The server was awesome with a great personality. Thank you Lona for a lovely experience. I left feeling very delighted. Cheers! Tanya
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an awesome Brunch at Lona, Nicholas was amazing!! Made our experience even better.. Definitely will be going back..
  21. BH

    BiancaH

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, decent service, great ambiance!
  22. r

    renatad

    Fort Lauderdale

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Beautiful beach view from outside.
  23. M

    Margo

    New York Area

    242 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    242 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great! Crab enchiladas, Chicken quesadilla and shrimp tacos Are all amazing as well as a service and the atmosphere in addition they giving free chips and salsa which is delicious
  24. GB

    GeneB

    Atlanta

    146 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We LOVE this place for breakfast when it operates as Tinta. One dinner we had at Lona was stellar. This lunch was not good and was hopefully a fluke. The Al carbon burrito was mostly rice with some mashed pintos and minced thinly sliced fatty meat. The fried fish tacos, reportedly mahi, were moderately fishy and not fresh tasting. We’ll be back, but for breakfast likely. Service was slow compared to usual.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, drinks were incredible.
  26. MM

    MikeM

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Claudia our waitress was just amazing!!!!!! Definitely sit in her section!!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was very energetic, friendly, and made some great recommendations. The food not only looked aesthetically pleasing but tasted even better. Definitely recommend
  28. CF

    CraigF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and atmosphere was great!! Our server Richard was great helped us understand the food and with our dinner selections. He made the evening very enjoyable!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Pros: the beach was right across the street, beautiful and the Server was honest Cons: the food was not good, The mediocre shrimp ceviche was not up to par… they had to make the chicken quesadilla twice bc the chicken was cold. We had to return the tuna tartare, the tuna was just not right and the large chip that it came on was also stale. The Fish tacos were just okay. Also ordered a side of Mexican rice which was terrible and had to return it and even the server said that it was not good. I wish I had better news about this place, as it was a wasted of time and a Birthday occasion. Even the server stated “ The food is usually not this bad”
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always. Great experience. They make you feel like family. Brunch on sundays is great. Great view
  31. OE

    OliviaE

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eli is the best server ever. I came here 2 months ago and coincidentally had him as a server again. He remembered me and it warmed my heart!!!! Seriously, he is the best and so personable. Kheayla is also a sweetheart. I recommend coming for sunday brunch buffet. You will not be disappointed!!!
  32. JM

    JakeM

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh good, friendly service and fun atmosphere!
  33. M

    Moonlight

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere very pleasant waiter excellent food
  34. KS

    KierS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lona was the best Mexican food I have ever had. The chips and salsa were outstanding and even though the guac is expensive you get a huge portion. I had the chicken quesadilla and my boyfriend had the lobster enchiladas and those were both absolutely outstanding. The service was quick and friendly. The restaurant itself was absolutely stunning. Everything was clean and my boyfriend and I enjoyed an amazing first night of our vacation thanks to Lona!
  35. TC

    TCB54

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    The Lobster quesadilla is THE. ONLY.THING. ANYONE.SHOULD. EAT.HERE! The shrimp tacos were passable as well. The fish tacos were not edible. To their credit, they took them off the menu but man…terrible.
  36. MD

    MubinaD

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and delicious dinner! Loved the outdoor patio looking at the beach/ocean!
  37. CM

    CeciliaM

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We went for brunch. $49 for a fajita buffet. If you’re into that, then it’s for you. Otherwise not worth it. Drinks are okay. Location makes up for it. You can valet park at the hotel for $8.50.
  38. S

    Soli

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great! Service was ok.
  39. MN

    MarieN

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Great Location and the food is really good.
  40. O

    Ocean

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Hector was a phenomenal waiter so friendly and attentive. Food came out super fast but was just okay nothing spectacular tacos were blah but the drinks made up for it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 2173 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 57 times today
Google Map for Lona Cocina Tequileria

321 N. Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Beach Boulevard

  • Neighborhood

    Central Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–1:00 am Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–6:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 6:00 pm–1:00 am Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates, Regional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Entrance, Diners receive validation from 7 am-3 pm is $6, and the price for the night is $8 for 3 hours. Sunday is$8 for 3 hours.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pablo Salas

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (954) 245-3069

  • Catering

    Private dining available for special occasions from 10 to 200 guests. We have 4 unique spaces to select from for your next celebration.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Lona Cocina Tequileria can accommodate all of your special event needs. Private and semi-private dining available for 10 to 200 guests. We have 5 unique spaces to select from for your next celebration.

  • Private party contact

    Leticia Canossa, Private Dining Sales Manager: (954) 245-3064

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