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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 - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Colombian, Latin American
  • Executive Chef: David Peraza
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, 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
  • Catering: Delivery available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sawmill
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Gonza Tacos y Tequila
Come experience Raleigh's Colombo-Mexican Tacos y Tequila Joint!

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We love this place! It's a regular for a women's group to celebrate birthdays. The service is great and the food is always delicious."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "We love Gonzas!This was our third time there and everything is always great. The margaritas are on point and the vegan options are decent. Our server was friendly and always nearby when needed with answers or another drink :)"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal twice. Can't wait to try others. Went with a friend who claimed it was as good as anything she's gotten in Mexico. Can't wait to bring my daughter and to try the dinner menu. What a great find...it was around for 3 yrs or so and I didn't try it till now. I'll be back frequently. Bueno."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "First visit...Won't be my last. Service was excellent. Great suggestions by waitstaff. Food was hot (temp) and flavorful."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Anyone who has eaten at tacos and tequila will know why it's always packed. Excellent food - fresh - interesting menu and specials. Hard to beat"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I made reservations for my birthday for myself, my boyfriend, and another couple. I tried the shrimp tacos this time per a friend's recommendation. They were phenomenal! Everyone was quite pleased with their entrees -- and I even got a free shot for my birthday! Fabulous night!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Gonza tacos service was unlike anywhere else in Raleigh. The moment you order a drink or an appetizer - it is there within 2 minutes. The team work between the crew is great. The food was also amazing. I had a peach margarita that was fresh & delicious."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "the three of us were very happy with our meals. In particular, mine was excellent. Service was prompt, accurate, attentive, and quickly executed. Good food, fast service and quick in and out = puts it high on the list for a return in the near future"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Eight of us were looking for a place to meet and eat. Gonza's was perfect. The appetizers, the meals, the drinks, the desserts. It seems everyone ordered something different, but I think everyone ordered the tortilla soup - incredible, and we were all extremely happy with our choices. Gonza's is just fun, and very, very good."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I have been dining at Gonza atleast once a month see the doors opened. Everytime it is excellent. From the outdoor scene to the menu to the service, everything is outstanding."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Excellent food and margaritas! They have great specials, have never tried something I do not like there!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Our first visit. Asked for skinny margaritas. Them came out almost tasteless. Asked the waiter which tequila we should use and we wound up spending 13 dollars per. We will not be back"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I love Gonza! The atmosphere, food, and service is always fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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