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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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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
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Reviewer
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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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Espoo, Finland
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134 reviews 134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We read the review and especially took a ride out to the restaurant. We were a little surprised to see the "fast food" nature of the place. Do not let that discourage you. The food is great. You can choose different sauces to the food like fresh Pico de Gallo or Salsa (the salsa was probably the best I have... More

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Columbia, MD
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Zona Fresca lived up to expectations. Lightening fast service, fresh and tasty food (we had the grilled chicken and the cactus salads), and inexpensive (less for a domestic beer than most places charge for a large coke - $2). What could be better if you are looking for a quick bite to eat?

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Martigny, Switzerland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Discovered Zona Fresca thanks to the man who manages our rental. Amazingly fresh, cooked to order, tasty Mexican food. We love it! We order take out, and enjoy it at home. However there is a nice terrace at the restaurant, and they have beer and margaritas. Great find!

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