Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Durham

4.6
564 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Latin American, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
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(919) 907-2656
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Duke St.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wine

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Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Gonza Tacos y Tequila can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Towards the end of our meal, the server rushed our plates away while we were still eating. I understand needing to maintain a reservation schedule, but there has to be a better way to communicate that

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Hostess seating us was not friendly otherwise a good experience.

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1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delish food! I had the chicken mole enchiladas and were to die for! Thanks for a super fun night helping us celebrate my friends 50th!

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NW
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Th food and service were FABULOUS and we were proud to show off Durham to our foodie friends and celebrate a birthday at Gonza.

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Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Have loved Gonza's T&T since opening day in Raleigh! However, each restaurant has its own vibe and original restaurant is the best. Friday's dinner in Durham was not up to their usual standards and service was very slow. A bit disappointed, but will try them again.

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MH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a tad slow (it took a good while for us to get drinks, and apps came out right before our entrees), but the food is fabulous, the margaritas are great, and the birthday shot presented to my mom was a nice touch!

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SR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like this place. The food is great and price reasonable. Suitable for business meeting, family or friends getting togethers. The service has always been good as well.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambiance, fresh flavors and excellent service!

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Western NC
19 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner and was able to sit outside. It was a great evening

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CJ
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Sitting outside is fantastic. Better food than Cary location. Not sure why, but it was.

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BD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great find in the heart of downtown's Warehouse District. Near arts and entertainment venues as well as Durham Bulls Park. Fresh homemade appetizers and entrees. Ambience and atmosphere are great. Plentiful outdoor seating. We will definitely return on our next trip to Durham.

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RF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Group of 4 and we sat outside. Few local beers, Margaritas,etc. Great tacos, tortilla soup, and other Mexican favorites.

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VE
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere - I like the outdoor seating. Good food, very friendly and competent service

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Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner!!

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Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

A very pleasant surprise. True Mexican, not Southwestern. Menu is fairly limited but very good. Tacos the specialty. Beer list good but Tequila list even better!
Excellent value , loud venue but good for a fun night out.
Would recommend and we will be back!

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k
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a great meal with terrific service. Friendly, efficient. Parking a bit tricky but doable.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My wife ordered a shrimp chimichanga but a shrimp taco was delivered to the table. Seeing that we were in a hurry she elected not to send it back.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick service and delicious food! Gonza is a great place!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Great food. Our server Gehrig was attentive and helpful in making recommendations for food and cocktails. Will definitely be back soon.

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KR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and fast, friendly service. Our waitress rocked! Smaller menu, with limited options, but each entree item was done well and was the perfect size. The mole sauce on the enchiladas was a little too sweet, but the tacos were great! Margaritas were delicious and the queso was amazing, though we could have done with a larger portion!

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RS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except for the guacamole, needed a lot more seasoning/flavor!

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

This was our first time to the Durham location. We sat outside because we had heard it gets very loud inside. The weather was perfect! I had the scallops and pork belly tacos - they were very good. We will definitely be coming back again.

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AF
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very, very loud this trip. Food, amazing as always.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was fun and nice atmosphere but food underperformed expectations. Just ok. Margaritas were good and chips, tacos just ok not that special

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Miami
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food and margaritas were delicious. Service was poor. Our appetizer came after the meal. My son had to walk up to the bar to get a glass of water he had ordered when we first sat down. In fact, the waitress had brought our drinks and still no water. Booked a reservation on open table - first available was 845 pm for a party of 4. Called the restaurant to ask for an earlier reservation and was told they were booked but I could come earlier and wait. Arrived at 8:10. They seated us right away and the restaurant was less than half-full.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for any occasion, the food is great and the ambience is great! Their outside seating is in a great area that is inclosed with great landscaping of trees and flanked by two old brick buildings. One of my top spots in Durham for dinner.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always delicious! The presentation of the food is always perfect! Noise level tends to be a little out.

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SR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I've been in Durham about 3 months for a short relocation. Gonnza is my definite "go to".
Great food, great atmosphere and True value.
Wish my hometown had such great Mexican restaurant...ps I live in Charleston!!!
Will miss Gonza when I go back home.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Vibrant, loud, fun atmosphere for a reasonably priced meal

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LG
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, awesome atmosphere, excellent margaritas!!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy a great dinner in the patio. We ate family style guacamole, fish, carne and al pastor tacos and chicken enchiladas. Everything was delicious. The only reason I did it give it 5 stars is because the margaritas were not strong enough. The ambiance, the music and the service was great. A beautiful venue for a warm evening.

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Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely amazing tacos... cool spot with great outdoor seating.

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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We have been here many times and the food is always flavorful and good. The salsa had very large chunks of tomato and had to be cut with a knife and fork in order to scoop with a chip.

The service was fair to poor. Our waiter took our orders and never came back again until after our plates were cleared and we were asking for a check. The manager did come over to ask how everything was and if we needed anything. We stated we would like some more chips and he said he would get them, but he never came back.

We like the food but the service will probably keep us from coming back more often.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Flavorful food, attentive and quick service. Wish there was one near my home!

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DR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Chicago. We ultra to visit Gonza every time we are in Durham.

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KF
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have felt very well taken care off by the staff. The food was delicious. Very good quality as well. Definitely would recommend it to meet up with friends!

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Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and friendly staff. Lots of fun to enjoy an evening there.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every time we come into Durham. Such great service and gluten free options.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed margs and some great food!! Dimes outside and got a few mosquito bites.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Another fun night at Gonza. The food is good and portions are perfect. The passion fruit margarita was great. I often eat here when I’m in town on business.

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