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Gonza Tacos y Tequila

Gonza Tacos y Tequila Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://gonzatacosytequila.com
  • Email: gonza3f@yahoo.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
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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 love the place. Great food. Great service. Gonza is awesome Carne and platanos are great picks"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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
  • "Excellent food and service. Relaxing and fun. Check out the Mexican mojitos!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We could only get a 6 PM reservation which is early for us, but it did not matter as we had a great time. Go here often for dinner. Good ambiance and great food. Glad they now take reservations. Our only problem was not receiving credit for showing up with Open Table. All was resolved with the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "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
  • "My boyfriend and I go e very Sunday! We can't get enough tacos!"
    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
  • "The food here is excellent. The price you pay for the serving size seems to be a bit off. 3 small tacos and a bowl of soup for $11 seems a bit steep. Chubby's is a much better bang for your buck with only a small step down in quality. I left our work luncheon feeling like I enjoyed the food but I was still hungry. Other coworkers indicated the same."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Always have had a great experience at this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Enjoyed the energy of this place. Food was wonderful! Managment friendly and accommodatinf! Good time!! We'll be back!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I had a birthday dinner here with a bunch of friends. It was the perfect place! The manager/owner was visible in the restaurant and greeted us right away. We sat at our table which was ready for us while we waited for our friends. Our server was great! He got our drinks right away, gave us time to look over the menu, made sure everyone was going well. He was very attentive but not intrusive. The food was top notch and delicious -everyone raved about it! Margaritas were perfect - they make their own mix. At the end of the night they sang happy birthday to me at our tablt - a perfect ending to the night!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Gonza is a hidden gem. Worth the 5-10 LONG minutes from ITB :-) Food is always good and the mojitos (regular or spicy) are outstanding!! Gonza always is kid friendly but yet we still go without kids as well. The kids menu always comes with a special treat for dessert which my children love. It is a hot spot so I also make reservations when I can, it can get busy. I am a small local business owner so I am so happy when owners are doing as well as they are. Love supporting other local entrepreneurs!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Server was very friendly. Food was really good. Margarita that was suggested to us by our server was just ok. We were really surprised when, at 10:30pm, the server made a joke about us leaving because they were closing. We were one of many tables still seated but they turned on all the lights and started cleaning around us. We didn't think a restaurant like this would close so early on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I have lived in the city of Raleigh for over 10 years and don't venture to this part of Raleigh but a neighbor recommended the place so we thought we'd give it a try. What a great surprise it was! We made a reservation and when we arrived (6pm) they took us right to our table, no waiting! There were people waiting to get a table in the lobby so we were a little worried. Service was excellent. The waitress didn't pressure us at any time and the food came quickly. We loved the choices and food was excellent. We also thought the prices were very reasonable as well. We loved everything about the place and plan on returning as soon as possible!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Unexpected find hidden in strip shopping center. Great atmosphere for groups, fun, inviting and the food's good too. Hard to find good Mexican food in the Triangle but this fits the bill. Recommend."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was excellent, the service was wonderful. We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food, Great atmosphere!.....a great place to meet up with friends....but you need to plan ahead and have reservations...it is a hot spot!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Fantastic fresh food, great vibe, friendly staff. One of our favorite places to eat."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Although buried in a strip mall, I had heard great things about this restaurant. It lived up to the hype. Excellent food and service. Margarita's were great. Waitress had excellent recommendations off the menu. And the price was reasonable!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly and patient with me. This was my first time organizing a birthday dinner for two of my friends, but everything seemed to be out of control. I didn't know how many people would show up because only 5 people had confirm, but at the end over 20 people attended. I was panicking, but everyone in the restaurant provided an excellent service. Plus it helps that I have wonderful friends that are very nice and patient. Everyone had a smile on so that kept me happy. Thank you to everyone."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Extremely polite and humorous servers, overall good people. Very good food as well."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We love this restaurant! Gonza makes sure all his guests feel at home. Food is always delicious and service is great! The tamales on Thursday are outstanding! Yum!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I love this restaurant and have eaten here several times. The food and the service are fantastic. This is perhaps why you need to make a reservation well ahead of the date you want to go if you don't want to wait for seating. This was the first time I have eaten here and was seated inside, the other times we dined on the porch. Inside is very dark and we all had to use the flashlights on our phones to read the menu. Also, the music was turned up a bit too high. Other than these two things that can easily be fixed, we had a great time and really enjoyed our meal...and our Margaritas! I would and have recommended this restaurant to anyone who loves great Mexican food."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Try the chilaquiles! So delicious. The food is worth the wait, but reservations are highly recommended."
    Dined on 9/24/2013
  • "Although the restaurant is 5 minutes from my house, I never could get in. Now I know why. They seated us within 3 minutes of our reservation, food recommended for the vegetarian with me, quick service, .Not mentioned was how inexpensive so know why families come. All in all a delightful experience. Will go back if I can get in! I made the reservation with Open Table and had possible dates and could only get a 5:45 or 7:45 time on a Wed so we went at 7;45."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "In the several times I've been to GT&T I have never been let down. The service is always great, the food is always fantastic - what more do you want in a restaurant!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Gonzas is a vibrant restaurant. Service is friendly and excellent. The owner greats all his customers and is truly interested in your dining experience. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. We always recommend this restaurant to our family and friends."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We had an enjoyable meal as always, but it 3 of our party of 6 were not very impressed. granted they are teenagers, but, none the less they were not in a hurry to return. My entree was a bit less well prepared than the other times I've been there, but I enjoyed it and I like the flavor of one of the ones by son did not care for. Will keep on our list, but it is probably not the must go to place as it once was."
    Dined on 1/5/2014