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Gonza Tacos y Tequila

Gonza Tacos y Tequila Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://gonzatacosytequila.com
  • Phone: (919) 846-5478
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Miguel Cuevas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, 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
Come experience the best Mexican restaurant in Raleigh.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Every time we go to Tacos and Tequila we have a great time. This time there were 10 of us and we had a great time. The food was great and it came out all together. The wait staff was wonderful too! This is why Tacos and Tequila always my favorite restaurant in Raleigh!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is my Girlfriend and I's favorite restaurant in Raleigh. Never disappoints"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "One of the best places to eat in Raleigh, with consistently great food. Don't miss the mole' sauce!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I have probably eaten here 15 times in the past 2 years! consistently fun and delicious."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I love the sangria and margaritas. The queso is fantastic as are the authentic chips and salsa. I have tried every kind of taco on the menu and never been disappointed. My husband always gets the Mexican Flag because it is his absolute favorite thing!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was great and we love the atmosphere. Always a great experience! Love it!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "As always it was a great meal. We got there early and they allowed us to sit at the bar and enjoy a drink. Gonza's is the perfect play for a night out with friends!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Always great. Reasonable for great food with super flavor."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "food was ok, service was ok, service was a little slow, food not what we expected with all the hype. probably won't go back. pass on the margaritas. salad was good. very noisy. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great food as always and wonderful service! Always a favorite!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "There was a lot of "hype" about this restaurant so I was really looking forward to it. But it is just really Okay Mexican food. The outdoor seating is great though."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "My wife and I have tried numerous times to get in here for dinner but it is tough given how popular it is and now I see why!! Incredible place from the atmosphere to the food - The mole sauce was decadent! We can't wait to return!!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "THIS WAS MY FIRST VISIT AND I WENT WITH PALS WHO KNEW THE MENU SO THEY GUIDED ME TO THE VERY TASTIEST TREATS AND IT WA SO GOOD!!! I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE SPICY GUACAMOLA!!!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed and have eaten here numerous times. The service and the food have always been top notch. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This restaurant has some of the best authentic Mexican cuisine in Raleigh! Great service and customer service-oriented management! Highly recommended! Try the CHILES ENDIABLADOS appetizer (stuffed bacon-wrapped chiles!)."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We started off with chips and salsa which we enjoyed b/c the chips were fresh and not over salted. The salsa super chunky with just the right amount of 'heat'. For our entree's, we had the chicken, chicken tinga and pork tacos which looked small when they arrived but were packed with meat and well spiced. Dessert was the "money bag" which was just ok. The drinks and chips came fast and were refreshed in a timely manner. It seemed to take a while for the entree's and dessert to come from the kitchen. When we arrived at 6pm, the place was about 1/2 full so the noise level was reasonable but as they got busier it became hard to hear across the table. All in all - we liked the food and would return."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "First time and did not disappoint. Food was fresh and delicious. Staff was extremely accommodating and friendly. Highly recommend. Fun atmosphere"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "There were 9 of us at our table. Our servers were knowledgeable and efficient. The food was most enjoyable and we will definitely return. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great they took reservations. Food is tasty and not very expensive. Drinks were tasty and the mimosa was the best."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Had some fantastic fish tacos, always packed, great food!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I love their shrimp tacos. I crave them and no other place has shrimp tacos as good as Gonzas!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We finally got around to trying Gonza after several friends raved about the food. They'd built it up pretty high, so it didn't quite meet those high expectations, but it was still very good. My husband got the Mexican Flag and I got tacos. We thoroughly enjoyed both. The margaritas are also good. We'd go back again."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We love the place. Great food. Great service. Gonza is awesome Carne and platanos are great picks"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Everything is delicious, you will not be disappointed. I have yet to have a bad experience and have frequented there for some time now. The service is always great as well."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Our first time there, at the recommendation of daughters. There was an interesting mix of people - young to old. We went for a small family celebration and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Service was excellent - very attentive but not in the way. We had several special requests for food and billing and were accommodated with no problem. The evening special was a shrimp and scallop tostado - outstanding! We will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The Raleigh location is smaller in the best kind of way -- intimate tables, lots of atmosphere, and a buzz on weekend nights. But we had a large party -- 24 people -- celebrating a birthday. This was the birthday girl's favorite restaurant, but I was nervous about fitting everyone in. Luckily the staff made it work, and we enjoyed three tables in the outdoor seating area. We had GREAT food, wonderful service, and a perfect celebration setting for the birthday. Of course, the food was the best part. Their specials, their house favorites, their flavors -- it's unique but still that great Mexican flavor you're craving. I'd recommend Tacos y Tequila to anyone around Raleigh, visiting Raleigh -- whatever it is, you have to try this place!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Super fun place for groups. Just make reservation weeks in advance!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Gonzas is clean, comfortable and attractive with a casual vibe. They have a knowledgeable and friendly staff and a good bar. The food is wonderful and reasonably priced. They're almost always packed, so it's usually noisy. There's frequently a wait, but it's worth it. We've been many times and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great place....great food, good vibe, and fun night out with ether family, friends, or date night! One of our favorites!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food is flavorful and the staff are friendly and helpful. The restaurant can get quite busy, but the service and food remain stellar."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Relaxing and fun. Check out the Mexican mojitos!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The owner and his staff are great. They welcome you like it's their home and the food is excellent."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We absolutely love Gonzas! It was such a beautiful day that we dined al fresco. They have ample outdoor seating and fun stuff for the kids. My daughter loved playing with the big bubble wands and sitting in the hammock swing. The food was excellent, it came out perfectly. We had the Mahi Mahi, Chicken tacos and kids chicken quesadilla. The servers are extra friendly and Gonza himself came to say hello. The queso and mohitos were wonderful too."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We've eaten A LOT of mexican food but this was completely different. Gonza was some of the tastiest mexican we've ever had. The dishes were creative and flavorful and it all worked together in terms of textures and flavors. I'd love to go againa dn again to try everything they've got!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "FUN night, in FESTIVE setting and FANTASTIC authentic latin food, along with super FRIENDLY service!!! LOVE this place!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have been twice & both times it was wonderful. Make a reservation or get there early. The word is out that the food is great! The specials were yummy but straight from the menu was also very good. Friendly staff too! Two thumbs up!!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food is excellent and the service is great. I enjoy their drinks as well especially the Spicy Mojito. I've had the ceviche, chile relleno, Arro 'E Coco Con Pecao', and tacos. My favorite is the chile relleno - you have to try it!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I go e very Sunday! We can't get enough tacos!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We had a small birthday gathering. We did not mention it to the staff so there was no singing... Which was great. We had 8 and there was enough room for all of us. Price was reasonable for everyone and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "First time to Gonzas and not my last- Enjoyed the chicken Quesadillas but not the meat in the pinto beans. They replaced with veggie ones to go. We had to shout because the music was too loud. I even complained about it in the bathroom because it was WICKED loud in there. The decor is very festive and fun. Service was very good! On a whole I would recommend it and I want to try the one in Wake Forest."
    Dined on 2/28/2014