Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Downtown Raleigh

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RS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

the waitress rushed us so much i could barely enjoy or even finish my food. she was checking in almost every 5 minutes and tried to take my drink and food that i wasn’t finished with two different times then brought the check anyway after i told her i wasn’t sure if we were done.

PD
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is incredible. Fresh, spicy, well prepared. Every single dish, every ingredient, was great. I went with my father, who can't speak very loudly, so the noise level was difficult in that situation. I've been many times before, though, and hadn't really noticed!

M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gonza’s is one of my favorite places! They have multiple locations and amazing food at each one!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and experience was amazing. The two lady managers were very helpful. My servers name was KM (like the letters), she was exceptional.

MA
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was ready and server was kind and on top of things. Service was fast. The food is cheap. Free delicious salsa and chips.
Drinks were tasty. It was hopping!

AL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this Gonza's location, and eat here several times a month. The service is excellent, warm and welcoming - second only to the FOOD is which always AMAZING. The Mexican Flag and Chilaquiles are both to die for...

PA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always yummy! It can get very busy at peak times. Reservations are a good idea for dinner.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time and the food is always good. Never leave hungry.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Such a great experience. We got fajitas, tacos, and a burrito and everything was out of this world!

R
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good Mexican. Good tequila drinks. Good vibe

SK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We go there often and have always enjoyed every dish we have tried. A bit noisy, but otherwise an excellent choice.

BW
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered the baby back rib tacos off the specials menu. They were delicious. My first time at this location. Great spot for a lunch meeting near NC State's main campus.

PF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food needed a lot of salt. It didn’t have great taste. My sangria tasted poor and my boyfriend was the color brown and unappealing. Additionally, the service was slow

F
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great fun place for Mexican! Very consistent

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with the wife.

BA
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We arrived at 7 pm. Ordered 2 margaritas and guacamole, which were brought instantly. Our order was then taken and brought to us before we had a chance to enjoy our drinks. We actually finished our meal and given our check in 30 minutes. I've heard of turning tables but this was like a marathon.

The food was very good and I will go again, but I will ask for a little time between courses.

FL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place, fresh food and overall fun upbeat ambience!

TF
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gonza is the best. My daughter and her boyfriend are students at NC State and Gonza is their favorite restaurant! A+++++

LW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had early reservations so it wasn’t crowded yet. Great service and all 8 in our party enjoyed their meal. Pricing was reasonable - good value. Will definitely go back.

DS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Portions are small, food average and a bit pricey. Waitress already included a tip on the ticket, which didn't sit well with me. She did an excellent job, but I want that discretion.

DS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

The durham location is much much better in physical ambiance and service. I wouldn't reccomend Raleigh at all

RS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

You must have a Pina Cilantro while you're there. Great drink!

AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to Gonza for Mother's Day for quite a few years and it never disappoints! Best selection of tequilas and best fish tacos ever! Love it!!!

f
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love the food. Good service and experience until we felt like we had to leave since our server took our chips that we were still eating, started sweeping around us, and also the took the signed check from the table. It was only 5 minutes after you were officially closed.

WL
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here before and will be here again. Highly recommended!

Very accommodating with great vegan options.

JB
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. In my opinion, this location is better than the other Gonza locations.

T
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great atmosphere! Great location! Great service!

A
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great food and service at Gonza.

MA
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and excellent service. Never a bad meal here!

BP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food good service good vibe. Interesting choice of drinks.

MA
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Definitely my favorite location of the franchise! Delicious tacos, fresh AF salsa, and yummy margaritas

MD
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Raliegh Gonza Taco's décor is very nice with lighted stars hung above. We had seats at a hight table in the bar. Margarita's are very good. Food is delicious and not too large in portion. Noise level was moderate with us mostly able to converse. Our server was spot on and very attentive.

K
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m at Gonza’s frequently for lunch because I work nearby. The food is consistently good, and service is always friendly and prompt. The music is sometimes a bit noisy for lunchtime, and I’m surprised by how highly they value their cheese dip (a $2 upcharge to get literally a 2-tablespoon tiny dish as an “extra”? Come on.), but I’ve not had a bad meal there. Their chilaquiles are among my favorites, and the portion of these is generous.

AB
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food at Gonza. Flavorful, and the right amount of seasoning for my tastes. I think many would find their margarita menu favorable, I wish they hand crafted their margaritas without the use of sour mix, especially at the price point. Since I gauge a restaurant on their margaritas, this one isn't my go-to place, but the food is really, really good.

CG
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Amazing food at reasonable prices a great family restaurant.

f
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here 4 times now. Addicted! Consistently delicious & attentive service!

C
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was a birthday lunch; I loved the jalapeño margarita! The food is delicious and the drinks are amazing! It’s a great spot for an everyday lunch or something a bit more special.

NB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gonzo's is always a good experience and the food always delicious. Our table ordered a variety of different tacos which
were very very good and beautifully presented. What made the evening exceptional was our server! He had excellent knowledge of the menu and it's varied ingredients, was friendly, polite and extremely professional. Gonzo's is fortunate to have him represent the restaurant.
The music was way too too loud. A fun family restaurant (great artwork and pretty colorful hanging stars) but small screaming children should be seated with their family in a back corner.

DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Loved the food. Music a little load for me. Of note, gratuity automatically added to our bill for party of 6.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable!! I love the 3 small tacos that are actually perfectly filling. Fun with friends!

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