Authentic Mexican Cuisine with a Modern Twist
tuna tartar dish

A Fort Lauderdale Favorite

Experience Chef Pablo Salas’ contemporary take on traditional Mexican fare at Lona Cocina & Tequileria. From the original Ahi Tuna Tostada to our more recent creation, the Lobster Quesadilla, each dish is designed to bring the vibrant flavors of Mexico to the American food scene. Take in the stunning ocean views as you indulge in delectable cuisine, creative craft cocktails, and friendly, quality service—only at Fort Lauderdale’s favorite beachfront destination.

Awards & Accolades

Diners' Choice Award Tinta the Winner

Diners' Choice Award

Tinta Winner


Diner's Choice Award Recipient

South Florida Luxury

Battle of the Chefs Winner

Traveler's Choice

2021 Travelers’ Choice award 


Miami New Times

Best of Miami 2021 - Best Restaurant

in Fort Lauderdale

Florida Trend

2018 Best New Restaurant

in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Magazine

The Best of Fort Lauderdale 2020 Winner

Miami New Times

Best of Miami 2018 - Best Restaurant

in Fort Lauderdale

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  • Excellent Service!!!

    ...Excellent food with excellent service. Definitely coming back to try everything on the menu...
    - 570suzieg stars testimonials 570suzieg
  • Best Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale!

    The Best Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Hands Down! The food is delicious and very authentic! The cocktails are unique and refreshing, service is on point and very genuine. Plus the atmosphere and vibe is so much fun. Do yourself a favor and check out Lona!!
    - Frank N stars testimonials Frank N
  • Taco Tuesday

    I would absolutely recommend this restaurant any time you’re in Fort Lauderdale.
    - Luis S. stars testimonials Luis S.
  • Great Service!

    Amazing service and great view! We had breakfast at Lona during our stay, and it was the best moment of our day!
    - ezgibenli stars testimonials ezgibenli
  • Great View, Delicious Food

    All of their meals taste fresh and delicious. I am trying new things and enjoying them all. It's my first time to eat fish tacos, and they are really good and fresh here….
    - SisRobin stars testimonials SisRobin
  • Amazing

    Best Mexican food I have ever had hands down, and I am from New York where there is a great Mexican scene…
    - jacoblL8435VC stars testimonials jacoblL8435VC
  • Must visit

    ...The drinks are refreshing, the food is delicious, and the view is priceless. But the most outstanding part of this restaurant is the staff...
    - teresawO5619XZ stars testimonials teresawO5619XZ
  • Amazing experience

    ...We had an amazing experience. I am definitely adding the Lona restaurant to my monthly visits to South Florida. If you are in the area, make sure to go to this restaurant ...
    - swR5074CC stars testimonials swR5074CC
  • Great Food and Margaritas

    Great ambience. Food was excellent. Large and inventive margarita list. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable.
    - Karpy3 stars testimonials Karpy3
2 hands cheers-ing tequila shots topped with limes over the table full of dishes
lona specials estrellatacos
People toasting with fruity cocktails
3 tacos
a couple of glasses with liquid in them
Table with different salsas
Overhead view of several platters
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Hours of Operation

  • SUN-WED 
  • Bottomless Brunch
    SUN 11:30AM-3PM
  • Tinta Breakfast 
    MON-SUN 7AM–11AM