Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Downtown Raleigh

4.7
459 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 459 people are saying
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Outkast353
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!

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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!

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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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LexieV
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Gonza! Everything always comes out great and the servers are great as well!

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GinnyF
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The food is fresh and flavorful. Not your usual Mexican fare. Staff was friendly and helpful. Seating was socially distanced and we felt safe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Still had to wait 20 minutes with a reservation, and another table of 2 who came in after our party were given a table 10 minutes earlier than us. Hostess made it seem like it was our fault for coming in on a busy Saturday, even though we had a reservation. It’s your job to make sure there are tables open when your reservations come in and there were at least 4 parties waiting for a table with a reservation. When we were sat, it felt like we were being rushed out. All of our food came before our drinks arrived. Poor timing all around.

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vipLdyHeel
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Gonza was fantastic as always! We had to wait a bit for our table, but our waitress and yummy food made the wait worth it.

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DeeC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ordered the Pastor tacos and they were delicious!

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617ggg
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Y’all rock it’s so yummy and fun at Gonza!

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MaggieL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! The daily special margarita was delicious and the food was excellent ! I will definitely be visiting here again very soon!

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vipMatt
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonza’s is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Raleigh. From the food and drinks to the service, it’s a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a table of 9 for my birthday and it was amazing!! The food is consistently delicious. Our only complaint was some lag time in between drink refills but it was busy so I understand.

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Heap
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Good food at great price point. Chips and guacamole were so good!

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ReneeB
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! Food is very good and staff is always pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Understaffed. Service was slow. Table of 8 and they would keep bringing out 1 small basket of chips at a time with 1 salsa only when asked.

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Frankie
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location is always so quick and delicious! We love Gonza

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Not following social distancing regulation - sat us at the same table with another group that was dinning. We had 2 seats between both ends - possibly 2-3 ft away. Management and staff starred our table down the whole night due to one member not having an ID. Imagine taking a bite from your food & looking up to see someone starring you down - that was awkward. Food and drinks during this visit were average. I’ve had better service in the past were my guest did not feel targeted.

Personally would not return to this location. Gonza is my usual to go spot when meeting with friends, but the way things were handled was very unprofessional and nothing like I’ve ever experienced.

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HannahB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bigger tacos portion size. Too small of a portion size for my friend

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vipTracyI
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice. Food is always prepared correctly and service is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Had a phenomenal waitress!

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PugDog
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is outstanding. The service was okay as we would have liked more salsa and chips.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The location is very neat N.C. State and has a good vibe without being a college hang out. Great staff very knowledgeable in various tequilas and how to mix up wonderfully variety of drinks !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time coming and the food and service is great! My only critic is the music was quite loud. I wasn’t sure if that was because no one else was inside or if I was seated in a area below a speaker. Regardless, I will come back!

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vipXmas2013
Raleigh
54 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food is really good. But the service is horrible. Any request is ignored. You’ll have to ask at least 3 times. They got the order wrong but we kept the entree anyway but up-charged for shrimp when we ordered chicken. This place had service issues even before Covid. Haven’t been in almost 2 years hoping they would get better but it’s almost comical how bad the service is. If you have to eat here get take out but I’m sure they’ll mess that up too.

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