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Zona Fresca

1635 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-2528
954 566 1777
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Ranked #15 of 1,112 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
30 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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461 reviews 461 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
304 helpful votes 304 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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Miami, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We recently had carry out from Zona. It's absolutely yummy!!! The charbroiled chicken burritos with pinto beans is to die for! The chips and salsa are fresh and tasty. Leftovers the next day were still excellent for lunch. Portions are large. Reasonably priced. Gotta get a Zona in the Grove!!!

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I could have eaten only chips and salsa, they were that good. We also sample the guacamole and salsa bar, also good. The staff was pleasant and service was quick.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Imagine if Chipotle had a larger menu including tacos of fish, grilled chicken, steak as well as a salsa bar. That would be Zona Fresca. For a quick meal that doesn't break the bank you'll like the freshness and tastiness of the food here. It's a straightforward restaurant but with honest food and much tastier then many of the classic... More

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