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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Wake Forest
Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Wake Forest

Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Wake Forest Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://gonzatacosytequila.com
  • Phone: (919) 205-2500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Colombian, Latin American
  • Executive Chef: David Perez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Wake Forest
A Raleigh favorite opens a new location. Come experience the best Colombo-Mexican restaurant now with a location in Wake Forest!

Hand Crafted Latin Cocktails
Extensive List of Tequilas & Regional Spirits
Carefully Selected List of Latin Wines & Latin Beers

Voted Best Latin Restaurant in the Triangle by Wake County Living Magazine!

Won the Indy Award for Best Mexican / Latin American in the Triangle!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I've dined at Gonza 5-6 times at various times of the day/evening and the service and food are always terrific. This is NOT a junky taco/Mexican joint with mexican hats/blankets on the walls. The decor is fabulous--from the glistening stars over the hostess stand to the nacho libre masks at the communal table and the swinging mannequins over the bar, you'll enjoy the ambience. All the servers are well trained, friendly, professional and clearly enjoy taking care of you throughout your meal. And then, there's the food. I haven't been through the entire menu, but I have sampled from every area and the food is fresh, flavorful and delicious."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Lunch menu was not as extensive as dinner. They don't have salads??? Or at least I didn't see any. Food is good though:)"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "A regular spot for dinner; always great. Now we can say the same for lunch. We'll be back."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Went for Anniversary so had a very early dinner (3:45pm) in order to make it to later plans. Didn't realize they weren't serving dinner yet until we were seated with lunch menus. When I commented that we had hoped for an early dinner not so much lunch, our server went to the kitchen and requested dinner plates for us and came back with a "no problem at all, they are special making them for you. Now that is good customer service! We were able to enjoy our favorite plate El Plantano which was out of this world good . Awesome restaurant. Food is divine, and servers are above grade."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This is now our 4th visit. The food is still very good. The Tequila is excellent. I was a little disappointed with the service but it was still good. The atmosphere was great and the noise level this time was a little to loud for me but that was because of a party table right next to us. The food and drink still makes it a great place to visit and the floor manager acknowledge our problem with the service. As I said all in all it was great and we'll be back."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great food and service.. Alittle too noisy in the dining area outside dining very nice"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had a reservation and when we arrived they put us on the patio, in the sun, on a hot and humid day. We were told they only had this one accommodation. We decided we would leave and go elsewhere, but then the manager came and within a few minutes we were moved into the a/c restaurant and had a marvelous meal. The table behind us remained empty the whole time we were there. We enjoyed the food and will give the restaurant another try at some point. The noise level was quite high though, so was hard to hear and have a conversation."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My wife and I had another great meal at Gonzo's last night. She had the Carne Tacos and I had the Chille Relleno with Chicken Tienga. Both were excellent. Our waitress, Amanda, was new to us, but extremely efficient and constantly checked to be sure we had all we needed it when we needed it. This is just a great place to dine and is one of our very favorite restaurants in the Raleigh triangle area."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "If your just looking for a burrito and refried beans this probably isn't your place. But if you're looking for really, really good Mexican food at a reasonable price, and great service, this is the place for you. If you are going on Friday or Saturday, it's best to make a reservation because the place gets really busy."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "From the time you walk in and get your bobble head "pager" you know this is not your typical "Mexican" restaurant. The decor is eclectic and the noise level is loud, so don't come for a quiet evening....but for a good time! The food is amazing, not your typical....and the drinks??? Yeah just make sure you have a dd. Overall a great place to hang out with friends!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "And a touch of Colombian cuisine that is hard to find elswhere."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Food portions seemed a little small. Had carnitas and corn tortillas were not normal size, were mini's. Kid menu needs to be expanded and portions a little bigger. Taco did not fill my 4 year old son and had to order another. Glad to see we weren't charged for another kids meal and only partial charge incurred. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Every time I eat there the food is amazing! LOVE Gonzas!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "VERY disappointed in the Cinco De Mayo Menu. Had guests in from N.J. Bragged apparently too much about having good food. Did eat here B4. Food was not good....Sorry. The limited Tacos menu? Tacos...Soggy and not very tasty. Wasn't expected to be using Paper and Plastic products to be drinking and eating for the price we paid. Invited my locale friends to join us. All have been there before. They all felt the same way. DRINKS?? Ordered Top shelf Pitcher of Margaritas!!! Do you REALLY want to pay 55.00 FOR PITCHER TO drink from A plastic CUP???? NO!! Guess if we all were intoxicated enough..dinner would have been good! "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "While it is a nice enough suburban Mexican place with good outdoor space and the food quality and presentation is good, there was a couple of things that just were off. My $12 relleno dinner seemed like a good deal, except there was so little chicken on it that it qualified more as a big appetizer and I was hungry when I was done. I would have preferred it be a $18 dish with twice the meat. They weren't overly busy, especially for a Friday night, yet we were served by no less than 4 people and our main waitress disappeared for lengths of time, including when we were waiting for drinks we had ordered and when my friend needed the tortillas for his fajitas that didn't come until I was literally done with my above mentioned small meal. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great food and service. The servings could be larger esp the salad."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Overpriced, limited menu choices, random servers, will not go again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time at Gonza Tacos and Tequilas! We did not have to wait with our Open Table reservations...were seated immediately and enjoyed a fabulous meal. I'd highly recommend the jalopeno pepper appetizer...also fish tacos and the coconut flan for dessert...yum. We will go again soon!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Ganza has THE best Mexican food in the area, and Wake Forest is so lucky to have them. We visit Ganza at least three times a month, and never tire of the delicious cuisine or the fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I had heard wonderful things about the food at Gonza Taco y Tequila in Raleigh. The food at the Wake Forest location was wonderful. I was there for lunch and ordered the Carne Asada Tacos - outstanding! I do have to say that there was no visible sign for the restaurant over it's main door. I first walked into The Village Grille and then walked into the outdoor seating area of Gonza's thinking that was the front door. Overall a great lunch and I will be trying it again for dinner!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I read a few online reviews that complained about the portions being too small. I thought the portions were perfect. I left satisfied but not stuff (the way I feel after most Americanized Mexican restaurants. Everything tasted fresh and was well presented. The staff was friendly and helpful. We expect to return soon and often."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Blend of Columbian and Mexican foods. Great place for date night or with the kids. We will go back for sure!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our group of 6 had a great time, food and service was great! Our server Cole was great!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food at Gonzo's is authentic Columbian/South American/Spanish. WONDERFUL Only big drawback is that it is VERY loud in the dining area. The height of the ceiling is no doubt to blame, however the volume of the background music did not help. You literally have to yell for the person sitting 2 seats from you to hear you."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Never a bad meal and the wait staff is extra friendly and knowledgeable. Tequila is top notch and I love their Passionfruit Margarita! The Mexican Flag is a family favorite and you can't go wrong! Everything is so fresh and good that it's hard to choose something new each time because you always want to re-live that last experience!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "My favorite thing about Gonza's is that everything is freshly made, and you can tell. The chips and salsa were delicious, and every one of our meals was excellently prepared. Tacos come in a variety of interesting combinations and the chile rellenos had a great smoky flavor. And if you like tequila, you will be amazed at the drink menu. The margaritas are authentic - not the super sweet watered down variety. With a unique atmosphere and great food, it is a fun dining experience. The best part is that the most expensive meal on the menu is only $13!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We had a reservation & were seated promptly. The decor is modern, and the menu is not like all the other Mexican restaurants you' ve visited. I had the scallop tacos, and they were excellent. I had the option of a side salad instead of rice or beans, & it was also very good and not " typical". My son had steak fajitas & loved them. The salsas were fresh and delicious. Service was very good. There was a delay with our order for some reason, but both the waiter and the manager came to our table to apologize and make sure we were taken care of. I am not a tequila drinker, but there is a whole menu just for that as well. I would definitely recommend this place, & I am looking forward to going back for the Al Pastor tacos soon."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I must be honest, we were totally bummed when Los Palmas closed .So I was determined NOT to like who ever came into their place. But then we read Gonza's website and their style/ menu /reviews lured us in. So back we went I have to say, the food was STUNNING. The prices EXCELLENT. And the service exceptional. The new decor is beautiful. I got the el Plantano. So tender, the steak cut with a fork and it sat on a bed of delicious plantain. I would have preferred side rice to the beans, but still delicious. So I hold my head down with sadness that Los Palmos is gone, but smile underneath because I think we have a new favourite. We will most definitely be back. PS:They set the bar very high 4 Birthday Songs! Awesome performance!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Love Love Love Gonza's! The food is delicious, the atmosphere is fun and energetic and Gonza himself is a true gem."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Food and drinks (spicy mojito) are incredible. Kid friendly atmosphere, but limited kids menu (2 options). (Green rice and spicy beans weren't a hit with my girls who usually love rice and beans) Really more for adults."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Fantastic! I had the scallop tacos. I did not like the refried beans--I think they had nutmeg in them--but the rest of the food made up for it for me. The price point listed online is inaccurate--it said $12 to $30. It was very inexpensive. I think everything on the menu was only $12 or $13 dollars. I guess the $30 is for if you drink tequila with dinner. Not a big wine selection, but the wine I had was very good. Highly recommended!!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I've been looking got a great Mexican restaurant that is close to north raleigh and I've found it! Great food, great service!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We liked it so much the first time we just had to come back to try some different items. We didn't do flights this time but instead just had some very good reposado tequilas, Cabo Wabo and Don Julio. We started with the Ceviche (wonderful), my wife had the Chilaquiles Verdes and I had the Mexican Flag (both excellent. We finished with the flans; mine was chocolate and hers was coconut. We did share a little, we liked them both. Will definitely be back again and again."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "This restaurant had great service and great food. The wait staff is always filling up your glass with water/soda when your glass is empty and they are friendly. The fish tacos are outstanding and the Plantain Dinner is a must. This is a kid friendly place and good place for friends to get together and meet. The only down side I had was the the music was loud so I found it difficult to hear my friends at times."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We really enjoyed out experience at Gonza. The food was great, but the service was even better. Our server was on top of things for our slightly large group and was ready to go with great recommendations to order."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We finally made it for dinner. I now understand what the commotion was all about. The food is excellent, the service was great and the Tequila - of my the Tequila. My wife and I started the evening with Tequila Flights; she had the vertical and I had the horizontal. I think I found my personal favorite( Cabo Wabo) for now at least. I had the Tortilla soup and the Tinga Chili Relleno and my wife had the El Plantano. All of the food was very flavorful. We had the Talenga de Plantano for desert. We left pleasantly stuffed. I have even made reservations for our next visit."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "At last a great Mexican restaurant in the area A must"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We love this restaurant . It is a Mexican-Cuban menu so different from your typical Mexican. The waiters are very attentive and keep your chips flowing and your table clean. The food is excellent my favorite is Pollo with their black beans. Be sure to book a table because it is usually packed."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Everybody has their favorite Mexican restaurant. After 11 months of looking and trying, we have found ours. Food and service are exemplary. It's best to get a reservation (open table) as this place fills up quickly."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Everything was fresh. But I thought it was expensive for what you received. They skimped on the steak but gave lots of beans and rice. We have other Mexican Restaurants in Wake Forest that I would frequent before going back."
    Dined on 1/9/2014