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Zona Fresca

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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1635 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-2528
+1 954-566-1777
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
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Deerfield, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 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.

Thank Judy H
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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 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 

Thank fellowtraveller2000
Bovina Center, New York
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91 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 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 

Thank Victoria C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 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.

Thank SummertimeMiami
Wilton manors
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank bobmhurl
Espoo, Finland
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311 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 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 

Thank Joachim73
Columbia, MD
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 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?

Thank Halori
Martigny, Switzerland
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169 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 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!

Thank Hambagahle
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

Chow this because of the reviews on TA. Have to say we weren't disappointed. It's more a fast food place than a restaurant but the food is lovely. It's cheap, good quality and plenty of veggie options. So good we went back next night.

Thank CelticFire
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

I love eating Mexican food here. I fell like I am in Downtown Mexico City with the grill food and the way they make it is so perfectly like D.F. I try to eat here at least once a week!

Thank barmerinc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1635 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305-2528
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-566-1777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?