Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Downtown Raleigh

4.8
481 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Raleigh's Colombian-Mexican Tacos y Tequila Joint!

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

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 481 people are saying
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AnkeK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The name doesn’t promise too much: great tacos and tequilas!

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PattyM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I make reservations here semi regularly and NEVER get a good table. They always try to seat us at a back table even when window seats are open. I always ask for a window and hasn’t happened.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great food, tasty margaritas, amazing tacos

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MaddyL
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well it’s gotta be 50 characters so I’d say... Great! Had a good time. Good Margaritas.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp tacos are bomb👏🏻

JM
vipJoeM
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always

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AnimalRea
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun setting and solid food. Not your usual messy, heavy Mexican food but distinct and delicious. The margaritas were actually quite good as well. Not too much filler, you could actually enjoy the full flavor of the tequila as well.

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Evan
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The music was awesome. Queso was great.

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FredWilma
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We scored a window table as requested- huge shout out to the host. Food was great, as always, service was a bit bumpy - must have been new. Long gaps between check in, but they were busy.

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foodie
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, and the best Top Shelf Margaritas!

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vipFrankie
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonza has the best queso of anywhere in Raleigh. Always love coming here for dinner, service is very quick.

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JaneH
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good! Wait staff professional and helpful.

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MamathaA
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lot of street parking available especially in summer. Friendly staff . Fast service. Quality food - not just drowned in cheese and just perfect portions without being a thousand calories. Chips and salsa free and delicious. Queso appetizer was good. Nice drink selection and ambiance with a view of the NC state bell tower and charming decor inside.

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viptwccc
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Gonza!! A great go to

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Charlotte
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come from Wilmington I HAVE to eat here! I've never had a bad meal or service from this restaurant! Must try!

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lchels711
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julianna was so sweet and welcoming! She had a lot of tables, but didn’t let that interfere with her checking on me. My food & drinks came out quicker than I had anticipated, so I was very pleasantly surprised by that. I was seated by the kitchen door, which I don’t mind. Since I was there, other staff made a point to check on me as well when walking by. Overall a great experience, and I hope to be able to come back soon! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaedyn was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was great! The Mexican Flag was a satisfying entree. I don’t care for the ways in which they prepare some of their meats and the crema sauce is incredibly sweet.

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vipROBERTOP
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food.

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CaitlynN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Was a nice spot for a date. Food is great, drinks are great, tons of options for all

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food although portions for tacos were small to average. Great atmosphere although quite loud.

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Outkast353
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food with a great ambiance and location. ask to get a window seat when the weather is warm for the most fun experience. The mexican flag is probably the best item on the menu but any of the tacos are great. I wish they were open for lunch and later for dinner.

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vipDAFP
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and always great food!

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vipElizabethH
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday

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JonathanK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We have been many times but this one missed the mark badly. Server made three mistakes of not paying attention. No buzz or vibe in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!!

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DebraE
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great! The bar was a little confused. But, we’ll go back for sure. Good food, most everything was amazing. The mahi-mahi was not fresh, but everything else was top notch and not run off the mill Tex-Mex. I highly recommend it.

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laurs
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to begin graduation weekend!

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly waitress and good food. Great guacamole!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food wasn’t as great didn’t like the seating choices and service was ok

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ashleyc
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience, food fantastic as always!

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MargaretM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonza is one of our favs! Beautiful restaurant (Hillsborough Street), great service, and fantastic food. Start off with a margarita (passionfruit!) and guac and salsa. Everything I've had is delicious, especially the Tacos Pastor with chicken/avocado soup. Go tonight!

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Malorie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Gonza! Amazing food and drinks and the staff was so nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken nachos were outstanding!!! The chicken tinga was spicy so it wasn’t boring.

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DeniseC
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am still thinking about that chile relleno! So delicious!

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JamieB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I am a fan of Gonza and provides a great experience for house visitors.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to go for birthdays, food is always served quickly and service is amazing!

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DickW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Great atmosphere and excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambience !

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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Downtown Raleigh is rated 4.8 stars by 481 OpenTable diners.

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