Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Durham

4.7
691 reviews
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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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JR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Went for my birthday. Service was slow and not very attentitive. Also, my friend told the host that it was my birthday and she must have not communicated it as no one came out for the birthday celebration.

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MS
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, cool vibe in a convenient area of downtown.

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MH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance, waiter good at the beginning, then just disappeared. Is it really necessary to have to wait 10-15 minutes for a small side of sour cream to help you enjoy the tasty dishes? Was prompt with the check when asked.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service, by far the best Mexican dinner we have ever had!!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, atmosphere, even my 2.5 yr old granddaughter loves it. She asked for us to go there.
Noise level was bit too much for me tonight. Large Over 10 in party , very loud etc. however. It’s not Gonza fault. People enjoy themselves there atmosycreates great enjoyable dinning.

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V
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful moderately priced restaurant. Excellent service. One of the best Mexican restaurants. A great find while traveling to Durham. Love the scallop tacos!!!

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S
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG - This place is fantastic!! LOVE the energy and decoration!! All the employees were super friendly and helpful!! And since this is a restaurant lets mention the food! AMAZING! Fresh, original, flavorful! We order several different things on the menu and all were delicious!! PUT Gonza on your must go to list!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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RB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE everything about Gonza. Always. The atmosphere. The MARGARITAS! The tacos! Our servers! EVERY. THING.

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OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrate moving

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CD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the experience. The ambiance and decor was fun. The food was top notch. We enjoyed two flights, one of tequila and one of muscal. The server was a great help in choosing which tequila to taste.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I am usually too busy to write a review but had to take the time to on this one. We were going to a show at the DPAC and wanted to try something different for dinner. The food, drinks and service was awesome! We had queso and chips which were just spicy enough and then shared Chicken tacos which were perfect. The Margaritas were spot on. The place is a bit too noisy but other then that it was great!

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JC
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, great server (EMILY) -exactly what we wanted! All the tastes were great so just find what you like and order those things the way they decided to make em'. We will be returning and requesting Emily, who tended to what we needed, brought us chips every time we needed them and recommend great meals and desserts!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Spot we were sat in was too loud for our older guests and were not able to switch tables. Other than that everything was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanks to our server. Excellent job serving our business group at the end of a long day

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a mini family reunion at Gonza, and it was a happy occasion for all.

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MM
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night celebrating daughter and grandsons bdays! Loved the food and the service was spot on!!! Thanks highly recommend!

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CG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ottimo ristorante semplice, con una fantastica atmosfera. Buono il guacamole, molto gustosi i Tacos. Discreta scelta di Tequila. Vi tornerò sicuramente!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service ! Tasty Margaritas!

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RI
Raleigh
88 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good and fun! The top shelf margarita was the best we hd every had! Prices were very reasonable. We look forward to our next visit.

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, going to book another outing here this week!

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London
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Inside has a high noise value, just FYI. Or as Open Table describes it is” energetic”! Gonza food is always good, and our server was excellent!

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RC
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really great tacos. Everything tastes so fresh, with nice contrasting flavors and textures with the ones we've had. This visit, we both had the fresh catch tacos. Very simple flour shell, mahi, cole slay and tomatilla. Excellent.

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H
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food! Just a little “energetic” on the noise level. :-)

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DO
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tequila options. Service is very attentive and price is very reasonable. Great experience.

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EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tacos. Awesome margaritas! Friendly and efficient service.

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

New experience and it’s was delicious, great ambiance and my kids loved it! Cant wait to go back

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e
Raleigh
58 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Mother’s Day. The place was packed but we were seated right at our reservation time, the service was excellent and the food was delish as always. I would definitely recommend this for an every day meal or a special occasion!!

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h
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Way too loud. Even for lunch on Mother’s Day they made it sound like a thumping bad nightmare. Will never return.

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D
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican food in Durham

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent margaritas and tacos. Other than being hard to talk over music it was an excellent experience.

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TJ
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and fast, friendly service. It's a fun and casual atmosphere, if a bit noisy. Our table had guacamole, queso, two kinds of tacos, nachos, and Chiles Rellenos. Everyone was happy with their food and we will be back for sure!

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LB
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new fav in Durham

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MG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Gonza! We went before DPAC show...waitstaff, food and ambiance were all three fantastic. Will definitely be back

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good; the drinks were as well. Our server was attentive and cordial despite being busy. Was happy to sit outside as the noise level inside would not have been conducive to conversation.

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EW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, different from other Mexican restaurants we have tried before. Good portion of food, price is reasonable too. We will come back for sure. Difficult to find a parking

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BF
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Margharitas - cant believe there are only $7. Tacos are fantastic, great atmosphere!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Sat outside and it was really dark. Had to ask for candles. We love the food but the drinks margaritas and Paloma’s ) were awful! We have been 3 times now and have always enjoyed the service, food and ambiance but need to make better drinks!!!

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JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Tacos small but good. Ceviche mediocre. Ok but not a highlight restaurant.

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