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Zona Fresca

1635 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-2528
954 566 1777
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Ranked #21 of 1,111 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
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Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Try the shims buritos! This place is VERY clean and staff very nice. We were lost as this was our experience. They made suggestions and is was great. We returned many times as we were happy. Packing may be difficults somes times.

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Staten Island, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I am not a fan of super spicy food, but in choosing Southwestern/Mex food for lunch, I was looking for a little bit more flavor. I ordered Shrimp Tacos and they were okay. All they had on them was onions and cilantro - I was looking for a little more... queso? lettuce? olives? They did have a salsa bar so... More

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Toronto, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Regular visitor for my lunch with my family, best fish taco to die for, best black beans and cilantro rice, year after year....busy friendly reasonably priced at $2.95 for a fish taco, great salsa bar (complementary). Thanks guys

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32 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Honestly in south Florida you really have to look for good authentic Mexican food that hasn't been tainted by other Latin flavors, as it's such a melting pot down here. it's pure. If you can't find one of those holes in the wall the machaca burrito here is pretty darn good.

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Oklahoma City, OK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The service was great and the food was prepared quickly. My wife tried the guacamole and it looked like a very fine paste. She made the comment that it looked and tasted store bought vs. freshly made. The traditional burrito and gringo-style soft taco were good. They were both made with the charbroiled chicken and the taste of the charbroiled... More

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Saint Paul
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place is sort of like Chipotle only with fresher ingredients and a nice salsa bar. We'll definitely stop back in next time were in town.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A locally owned chain of Mexican Style places. Truly the freshest you will find anywhere except the farm. Motivated people with a smile and an appreciation for their customers. They have a lifetime Zona Fresca Enthusiast

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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471 reviews 471 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We wanted to grab a quick lunch and stopped by Zona Fresca for a quick bite of Mexican. This is one of those great travel surprises that "wows" and impresses you. The place looks like any average fast food joint. Typical parking lot, counter, large menu over the registers. I was expecting good food, but certainly not great food. We... More

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Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

So sad to have left South Florida along with a few of it's gems that I've always enjoyed going to. Zona is a fast casual restaurant, offering very fresh food choices and quick friendly service. Love love love their Fish Tacos Grilled, and ask for a side of their Lemony Dressing. It's addicting! Their salad with the cojita cheese sprinkled... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I went with the other recommendations and had a fine experience. I went with my 3 children and wife. Everyone thought their food was good. Kids meals were priced right and the quantity of all meals was plenty enough. We spent less than $40 for 5 folks. If you are on a budget, you should really consider eating here at... More

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