Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Downtown Raleigh

4.7
491 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 491 people are saying
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MrsSBell
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very friendly and prompt. Food was amazing! It's a cool restaurant in a great location. Can't say enough good things. Will definitely be back!

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BethK
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Chicken tinga tacos were delicious, and service was prompt. Loved the ambience of sitting beside the open windows onto Hillsborough St and enjoying the view of the Bell Tower. My favorite Gonza's location!

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MaureenR
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Waitress was great and hostess staff helpful with elder in our group==thank you

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vipEyes
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We planned dinner before a concert at NCState. The food was good and our waiter was friendly. Although we arrived ten minutes before our reservation, we were seated fifteen minutes after our reservation time. It all worked out in the end, but I wouldn’t make reservations in the future if I have plans immediately after dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time dining and food is always excellent! Waitress was fantastic - super attentive and personable. Great birthday dinner celebration :)

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Sophia
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great staff!!

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Nanc
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner last night - food and drinks were very good and our waiter, Colton, was outstanding. We are first time visitors to Raleigh and felt so welcome!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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BrianneR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great customer service! Perfectly priced!

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babyboomer
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but great service & food

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AnkeK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PattyM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
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👏🏻

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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
14 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
13 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
4 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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