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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Durham

4.6
497 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Fun
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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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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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Cross street
Duke St.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wine

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What 497 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great as always.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was fabulous. Great selection and variety of items.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Thoroughly pleasant evening meal. Service was among the fastest and most attentive I’ve seen in Durham. Do wish they would turn the music down a bit inside, but I get it: they want to keep the bar hoppin'... Food was very solid, especially for the price.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We love Gonza, great atmosphere, great food, usually great service. Something was up last night though and we were forgotten at the end of our meal. Waited at least 15 minutes for our check and all the servers kept staying away from our corner. Finally had to get up and go to someone to ask for the check. I even put our three empty drink glasses in a row on the edge of the table to try to catch someone's eye.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Sat outside. Great service and food was very good. Excellent spot for margaritas al fresco.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

One of our favorite go to dinners in Durham. Love the food, drinks and service.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The experience here was amazing. Only negative thing is the crazy parking Our server was amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Gonza's is great, food was good as always and the drinks are good as well

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The staff are attentive and friendly. The food and drinks are exceptional

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great place, always my go-to for out of town friends. Food is always a 10 and the margs are amazing. It can get loud so not the place to go for long conversations.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Loud. Very. Loud.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great spot...good Tequila (Don Julio Anejo)...good food...good service...parking can be a challenge.

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2.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Meh. The food was okay, nothing special. Seriously lousy Margarita. Service was the best thing but didn't make up for the so-so food. I too don't know what all the fuss is about.

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The food is good but not great. The service is horrible.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Don't really understand the hype. Margarita was extremely watered down. Queso was lukewarm and runny. Entree portions were small for the cost. It seems that the restaurant is trying to be fancy but needs to focus on the basics.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great at always. Top notch quality and atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We were very disappointed by the noise level. When we first arrived which was early, at 5:30, it was fine but within half an hour it was so noisy between the people and music that we had to shout to hear each other. The other couple we were with were disappointed also. We did ask the manager if she could please turn the music down and she said it would not matter because of sound acoustics in the restaurant with people. So it was overall a disappointing evening and we will not be back. Foodwas ok, not great. Service was fine until it got busy and then she rushed us.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

No matter which location Gonza’s is spot on. Food is always good fresh and hot. Service, I am not sure who hires the staff but others could learn from them.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Very good food prepared well. Being Vegetarian and GF is sometimes a challenge and the menu is meat heavy, but the Chili Relleno with vegetables was great. You get free chips and salsa and we ordered the guac which was good too.
The service was very good- with a smile- and there were 2 floor managers that checked on us too.
Very nice casual place to chill and eat/drink.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Service was fantastic and the good was great. What more could you ask for

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great, as always.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very eclectic space and fun vibe. Will be great spot when it warms up as great outdoor seating.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great find in the new downtown revitalized warehouse 'hood. Great space with great food, and great margaritas! I can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Amazing food!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Tacos were amazing as always.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Busy and loud but attentive and prompt service. Hard to talk but energetic for the younger set. Good drinks. Parking alas is always an issue.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great experience! Good food and good value for it. Service was good, but not exceptional.

First time I've ever sat on the patio and it was really fun. A little noisy with a few groups around but probably would have been worse inside to be honest. Will definitely go back, and definitely try to sit on the patio again.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Gonza was delicious and the drinks are out of this world!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Waited over 25 minutes for our food to show up and the waiter didn't seem to care or acknowledge. Maybe I'm spoiled from other Mexican restaurants in the area that get the food out in less than 15. Otherwise, the interior decorating is some of the best I've seen and the food, tacos, fajitas, salad, and soup was very good. We'd go back but expect to wait a bit for the meal and plan accordingly.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The scallop and pork belly tacos were absolutely outstanding. The scallops were cooked to perfection and not overdone or rubbery. My friend really enjoyed her steak tacos. The guacamole definitely needed salt but that was easily remedied.

Unfortunately I took a gamble on the coconut flan to go. I love coconut. I love flan. I trusted that somehow they would marry the flavors perfectly, but it was a dessert abomination!! Do not try! Good texture but the flavor was horrible!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Travis was amazing!!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Good food. Had the shrimp tacos. Service was adequate but could have used more staff for the crowd.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Always good time and great good! Fajitas and steak tacos are to die for!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Gonza was first-rate in casual, delicious dining with a lively, energetic atmosphere! The staff and manager even work every table to ensure your dining experience is professional and friendly. Great food. Great fun.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Interesting, delicious food that was nicely presented. Service was prompt but rehearsed and robotic. Water glasses were never refilled. I'd go back for the food but would be hoping for a different server.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

It’s a fun place to go!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic as always

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food. They got our order wrong on several try’s, and were constantly bringing us other people’s drinks and food.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Fresh and flavorful food in a fun atmosphere! Excellent margaritas!

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