Permanently Closed - Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Durham

4.6
780 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Modern Mexican in Durham!Voted best Latin Restaurant in the Triangle by Wake County Living Magazine! INDY Award - Best Mexican/Latin American in the Triangle!
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JenS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we tried this place! Definitely worth reserving a table, as it is a popular spot. The tacos were outstanding! Absolutely going back next time we're in town!

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smausert
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Tacos were good, but my yucca was overcooked. A friend said their rice was bland. First time they got my margarita order wrong, which they quickly corrected, second margarita they forgot about. Empty water glasses. Probably won't return.

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vipDylanE
Raleigh
48 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Had a reservation and was not seated for about 10 minutes because the restaurant was overbooked. Restaurant is too dark and way too loud. Food was average. Server was great.

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tdwgirl
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

If you like Mexican food you Gonza will not disappoint. Service is quick and friendly and the margaritas are great.

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MeredithD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server and manager were wonderful in helping us get to our show on time. They were so attentive! Food was amazing. Both the pork and chicken in our tacos was fall-apart tender.

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HEATHERS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is always amazing. Tables were insanely close together and it was almost impossible to get in and out. Even the waitress was struggling to get to our table to serve us. Otherwise another pleasant experience.

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NicholasM
Raleigh
57 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual Gonza did not disappoint! Always great food, fresh and great service. The small menu keeps things simple and really good. The service is a bit too quick but we know that going into this.

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HW888
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was great but the service was just ok - I ran out of water multiple times and we had to flag someone down to ask for more chips.

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IUDad
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding! Server was attentive and knowledgeable and his recommendations were spot on. Excellent restaurant and definitely would go back!

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vipKennethM
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always good food and service. Sat us at a high top in the bar area which normally isn’t bad but a large group was waiting for a table and I felt like we were dining with them. They bring the food out very quickly. Seems like they want you in and out to turnover the tables which really is the only downside to this spot. I suggest ordering drink and appetizer and then waiting a bit to order entree so you have more time to enjoy. Overall a really good spot for Mexican food and drinks and I always try to visit when in the area.

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vipLindsey
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time. Great service.

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Milli
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good. I wish the guac was made table side. The table for 4 people was really small considering the size of the plates. With food, drinks, and chips with salsa and guac, it was a very tight fit. The ambiance is great and it’s decorated well to fit the theme. It’s dark so if you have a hard time reading in dim lighting, you’ll need a light. Overall it was good and we would go back but not for a big group.

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JohnS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently outstanding. I would have given them 5* in service, but our server was split between opposite ends of the restaurant. To their credit, the manager stepped up and really came through for us. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience as we celebrated my daughter’s 16th birthday. And by the way, they have the best carne in town.

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RobinK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Gonza was excellent! Atmosphere was very nice and our service was superb!! We’ll definitely be going back!!!

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AnnaD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fun atmosphere. one of my favorite spots in durham!

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DennisC
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and relaxed ambjence

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TedP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there - food was great as was service (Karen was our waitress)

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CarolM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere. Such creative décor! The service was very good. My shrimp tacos were a bit spicy for me. I wish the menu would have indicated that this was a spicy dish.

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BobY
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server! Very good margaritas! Fish Tacos were very good. The Chicken Tacos were ok. Slightly expensive when you get guac and cheese before, two taco dinners with a side and four drinks, but we loved it!

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cecek
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, albeit a little pricey, and the service was great! I’d recommend making a reservation, as the walk-in line was very long on Saturday night.

Very fun! Great drinks too!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and wines by the glass. Look forward to returning!

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AmandaS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful tequila. Great for a night out with friends! Can get a bit loud but food makes it worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Wait staff was slow and then felt rushed to leave as we were finishing out meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

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AnthonyM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location has always been great, I normally go on show nights for DPAC. The staff is friendly and the service is fast. The ambiance is pretty amazing, and the food is good too! I definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Will definitely be back!

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AverageDad
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

High quality Mexican fusion food. Entertaining atmosphere. Reservations almost mandatory, it's so popular!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got together to celebrate some career changes with our friends! I love the food and the atmosphere. It can be loud, but they sat us in the back room and it the sound was not too loud, but manageable there. We love coming to this restaurant. The food is so delicious and always amazing quality. Our waiter was friendly and attentive to our needs. Overall, it was a fantastic experience!

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GeoPow
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner experience with family and friends including kids. Service was great for our party of 10.

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vipLeahK
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

They hurried us through our meal and never even asked if we wanted another drink or dessert. Food is good but more like a chain restaurant in how they treat the diners.

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HannahD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I travel to Durham specifically for Gonza Tacos y Tequila. We love their tacos and the fresh guacamole appetizer is delicious.

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PatrickT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Way to rushed. All the servers rushed all the tables . Kitchen pumped out orders as if they the dishes were premade and ready to go.
Had to constantly inform server we were not in a rush. It didn’t matter. In and out in less than a hour. Won’t go back.

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Joe13
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is amazing every time! The ambiance and decorations are very unique! The menu has something special for everyone. I love the tacos and special side items! I always leave full and happy!

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rococogolf
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun time. Food & drinks good as was the service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding.

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vipDrSumo
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is delicious here. Menu is full of attractive choices, you can’t go wrong.

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Specialbirthday
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome, quick service! A fun meet up with family while they were in town.

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Ed79
Greensboro
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, and good value. Neat ambiance; look forward to returning.

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CarolineT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food here is always tasty, especially the guac, although my last two times here my entree came out cold. Our server was extremely nice and helpful but just seemed overwhelmed. Overall, it’s a fun atmosphere for a night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very crowded and noisy but the food was delicious!

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