Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Durham

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608 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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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time to Gonza Tacos y Tequila and I highly recommend it. The food is excellent at a very reasonable price. The service is also outstanding. The margaritas are very good also. The decorations are very nice and it's just a nice casual dining experience.

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AH
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, but loud. Three different entrees for four of us, and we all agreed, very tasty. A manager circulated, to check on things. One of us happened to have an empty glass, so he helpfully returned with a requested glass of wine. We were there in January, but the outdoors areas also look cool.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The enchiladas de mole were excellent as were our drinks. It was a busy Friday evening, but with our reservation we were seated right away. I’d definitely recommend a reservation for a weekend evening!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner.

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CA
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my third time there, and it was great as usual! Would definitely recommend the tacos and the Chile Relleno. They also have really great desserts! Overall, it's a super fun place, but I would definitely plan on making reservations in advance, especially if you're going during the weekend.

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RS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our waitress was awesome! She anticipated all our needs. She was great! Guacamole is always delicious. Love the pablano chili pepper with chicken tinga filling as well as the Mexican flag. Always have a great time there.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Get the Mexican Flag!!

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, helpful servers. The only issue was that the kitchen closes at 8:30. We had a 8:15 reservation, and were 5 minutes late. At first, they seemed reluctant to let us order dinner, but then everything was fine. The service was very quick. No surprise, I guess, since they wanted to stop serving meals. The food was absolutely delicious, and we were happy to eat quickly and get home. So all was well. But if we'd wanted a leisurely dinner, the 8:15 slot would not have worked well, even if we hadn't been a few minutes late.

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AM
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

went with a group of 15 and experienced good service, good food and a great atmosphere. Overall very pleased

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Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very creative Mexican food. We have enjoyed their restaurant in Raleigh and the Durham location is just as good!

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BP
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

You have Bud Light on menu and yet you do not have Bud Light

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and fall drinks were spectacular!

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Server lacked knowledge of the menu and capacities of the kitchen, despite the fact that I get the SAME dish every time I dine there. She wasn’t terribly friendly and attentive, but the food was fantastic as always.

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JM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food but not outstanding. My husbands dish was very bland and lacked flavor. Margaritas were wonderful and we enjoyed the fresh guacamole.

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BK
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun and vibrant environment, great margaritas, fresh ingredients for the food. Great place for a celebration with friends. Staff is friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was really good! The sh

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CR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious, portions small. Felt very closed in with little room to sit or table space for sharing.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food albeit a bit pricey for the portion sizes. The service was not fantastic but the food and tequila made up for the that.

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CK
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike was our server the other night and we had an amazing evening! The service was outstanding, the atmosphere and decor is really cool, and the food and margaritas were great. Mike had great suggestions on what to order and was attentive and kind.

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Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mexican flag was great!!!!

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j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Great decorations and cool vibe, good cocktail menu. If you're looking for authentic tacos this is probably not the spot...the food was good but nothing to write home about.

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Taco/Tequila bar/restaurants are all the rage now right now I rate them as almost a "fast food chain" establishment. The Guacamole was simply just a smashed avocado; none of the tacos were served with a series of different sauces on the side; chicken in the quesadila was poor quality. Drinks were ok should have stayed with BBQ in North Carolina.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

If this place would let you mix and match tacos, that would be a game changer - worth at least another star overall. Slim menu so the mix and match would go a long way.

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DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around! Wonderful dinner and terrific service. We really enjoyed!

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Gonza Tacos y Tequila and it won't be our last. The atmosphere is very cool, the service was outstanding, and the food was very good. I also found the price to be more than reasonable.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food, ambiance and service. It is a great hidden gem!

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PH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. Went there two nights in a row while at a convention and was equally pleased both nights. The Thanksgiving special was one of the best tacos I have ever had. I plan on coming back very soon.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, cool atmosphere. The food usually comes out really quick and service is great. (My personal experiences)

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Can’t wait to return

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DT
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, ambiance and wonderful service! Can't wait to return.

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Gonza's and I had a wonderful time having dinner with a long time friend. Amesha our waitress was SPECTACULAR and super nice! The outdoor seating and strings of lights makes for a beautiful setting.

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n
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I have dined here often always with an enjoyable experience.

This experience was horrendous. Appetizer had to be asked for 3 times.Wrong food delivered immediately after appetizer and had to be sent back.

Waitress very disorganized and slow. Argued with us when we mentioned the main course was wrong.

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JC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very cool place! I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere are both great! I always enjoy my meal here.

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KM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The margarita choices need to be simplified
The food is very good and a great value
Fun atmosphere

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WW
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Gathered early for an dinner with friends from out of the country. Food and drinks were delicious-portions small. Service was good during the meal. However, after check arrived, felt rushed by the staff to leave so they could seat another party. EX finished water and the glass was immediatly removed from my place without asking. Busy night understood loud and clear.
Otherwise - good experience.

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J
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third amazing meal at Gonza’s! Love the tacos and the guacamole!

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G
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gonza Rocks! The vibe is cool, the service is great. The tacos are delicious, prepared and presented with great thought and cooking precision.

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