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Zona Fresca

1635 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-2528
954 566 1777
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Ranked #17 of 1,101 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you want FRESH, this is it. Good food, friendly service and fair prices. Order up front and take your tray to your table. Simple and delicious. Park on the side street if lot is full - it is worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The food and atmosphere was spot on. We asked a local on our way into the restaurant and he gave us a rave review. The customer service was excellent and the food came out quickly. Definitely a new favorite when visiting.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I love the salsa bar. It is always fresh and clean. The employees are always wonderful. Great menu to choose from. I love the healthy options and they are reasonably priced. Sorry nothing to comment on dislikes.

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Miami
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I can't vouch for the entire menu, because I always order the same thing: the chicken burrito. It is delicious, and in the humble opinion of this former Arizonan, hands-down the closest thing to real Mexican in the region. These guys, unlike their competitors, know that lettuce is NOT a burrito ingredient. Only gripe: Pepsi products. Otherwise, perfection.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I go to Ft Lauderdale every other month for business. I always eat here. The fish tacos are excellent. It is just down the street from the gym I use and it is a great after work out meal. When i was stationed in San Diego years ago, fish tacos were first becoming the rage. This place has mastered them... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

First time I have tried this place and it will be my last. I ordered a beef soft shell taco. I got cut up pieces of steak that had no flour. There was no cheese, tomato, lettuce, no seasoning. It just had these pieces of cut of tough steak.Not sure how they could call it a taco.

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Terra S, Guest Relations Manager at Zona Fresca, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We will take another look at how our steak tacos are coming out; our steak tacos are one of the most popular items on our menu and we don't want to take the chance of any compromises in the quality of our food! Because we focus on the simplicity of good ingredients, we take our... More

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Absolutely excellent and fresh food. Love the burritos. The endless freshly made chips. The pico de gallo and various other sauces. Lovely outside seating. It may strike you as fast food but it is anything but, just great food handed out in a great fast system. Tostada, a salad in a flour hard cased tortilla is my wifes fav. The... More

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Bovina Center, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I'm sorry to be the only dissenter here. There are a lot of true things about the reviews: fresh is right and the people serving are truly lovely. We even got comped my chili rellenos because they forgot them when we ordered. But. If you think of it as a step up from Mcdonald's then yes, it's ok. My soup... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

As a native Texan transplanted into South Florida, I'm always looking for my Tex-Mex fix. This place is as close as you can get! Fresh food, staff is really nice. Like the outdoor seating--in a quiet part of the shopping center. Guacamole is amaze balls! This is one of the regular places we love to go to.

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Wilton manors
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Best Mexican fast food. Love this place. Food is always fresh and, most of the time, served quickly. Keep an eye on the trays as they call out you number. A few times now someone has picked up my order.

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