We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Disappointing” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Zona Fresca

Zona Fresca
1635 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-2528
954 566 1777
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #13 of 1,126 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

After all the great reviews we decided to go. What a disappointment. We ordered two of the two taco combos, one fish, one steak, and a chile rellano. The good news first. The rellano was mild but tasty, although there was hardly any cheese, and what was there was watery in consistency.

The steak tacos were horrible. The steak was like eating pieces of pencil erasers! The black beans were ok and the salsa fresca so mild it was boring. The much touted fish tacos were drowned in some sort of sour cream lime sauce that was overpowering. All in all the music was good, but not good enough for us to venture back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

215 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    133
    66
    11
    3
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best fish tacos you'll ever eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

....That's what I say every time we go and I order the two taco combo plate with fish tacos. They are just SO GOOD. Good sized pieces of fish fried in a super tasty batter, topped with the shredded cabbage, a little bit of chopped tomatoes/salsa fresca, and the mayo sauce can't be beat. I don't know what's in the sauce but it's awesome. The portions are filling and the prices are very reasonable. Also, the salsa bar is awesome. Good selection of both hot and mild salsas made fresh on site, along with hot peppers and limes. And for drinks, I'm an iced tea person, and Zona carries the yummy China Mist passion fruit unsweetened tea. Bottom line is I love everything about Zona Fresca, and even after we moved to Virginia for 8 years me and my boyfriend never stopped reminiscing about Zona here and there. So when we moved back to FL a couple of months ago we couldn't wait to come back. It's always a treat to come here. Can't recommend this place enough!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fresh and healthy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Stopped over in Ft LauderDale on our drive back from Miami to Atl. Came here on tripadvisor reviews. Didn't fail the ratings at all. Good healthy food. It was good value for money, as we got the shrimp and the veggie burritos with lots of additional stuff in it. Loved the salsa bar especially the pico-de-galo was tasty. Much better and healthier alternative to McDonalds or BK. The fact that this place was busy on a weekday afternoon with non office crowd, speaks volumes about its popularity..

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vail, Colorado
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Best tex-mex in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I love Zona Fresca - it's so much better than any other Tex-Mex. The portions are large, its good value and the quality of the food
is fantastic- The Garden salad is my favorite on the menu, the dressing is light, there is fresh corn and grilled chicken - it makes for a perfect lunch. the Staff is also very friendly and kind.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fort Lauderdale
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great quick Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

One of our favorite places to go for a quick bite. Food is always good! Beer always cold and the service and staff wonderful.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Zona Fresca also viewed

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Been to Zona Fresca? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Zona Fresca, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.