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About Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Durham

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!

604 Fernway Ave.
Durham, NC 27701
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Latin American, Contemporary Mexican

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

Cross Street:
Duke St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 907-2656

Website:
http://www.gonzatacosytequila.com/

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Durham Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (30)
Fun (24)
Good for a Date (24)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Authentic (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Cozy (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Spicy (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Business Meals (6)
Great Beer (6)
People Watching (6)
Tapas (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Romantic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Travis was amazing!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic as always

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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Love the food; wonderful flavors. Great location and lovely space.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Consistently great food ! We love to dine at this location.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service and food were excellent. This place never fails to impress me

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great experience with my one of my girl friends.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great everything!!!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Overall great dinner.
Food was excellent.
Top shelf spicy marguerites were worth the price.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I had the “Mexican Flag”, on a high recommendation from my boss at work. My wife had a burrito of some type (can’t recall the exact name). We both agreed that it was probably some of the best Mexican food we’d ever had here in the Durham area before. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to friends and come back for more!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Gonza is overall amazing. Had mediocre service as the server up-charged my drink to over the top-shelf price even though I did not ask for top-shelf.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Waitress rushed us out, even took our water glasses.l from us. Would have appreciated a “you can visit our bar if you’d like to stay, but we need your table” instead of passive aggressive approach to getting us to leave. Have Enjoyed my Gonza experience everywhere else but Durham.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very good food, service was good but the restaurant is very noisy.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fabulous, as always!!! First visit for our 11 year old daughter, and she LOVED it too!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My son and I were in Durham for a Duke game. We went to Gonza after the game. Neat place with great ambience. Excellent service. Excellent food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good food and great service as always. Would recommend to anyone wanting a great dining experience

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was delicious, highly recommend the queso, guac, and bacon wrapped peppers. Don't for get the Mexican Flag entree! Deliciouso! Ask for Emilly, she the bomb and so friendly and quick!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Love Gonza!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fun atmosphere! Great food! Friendly waitress! This is a great place to get plates to share in order to experience the variety of great tastes!

Tags: Quick Bite, Spicy
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We went for lunch before a meeting. Service was fantastic and quick. Food was amazing as always. Thanks!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This was our third visit...can’t wait for the 4th!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our first time there and we had a reservation for 7:30 on Saturday night. Our table was ready, the food was delicious and the service was great! My margarita was also outstanding! Overall, a really fun place for Saturday night date!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food. Felt a bit rushed, but overall was great.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is the first time I have been to this restaurant and had an issue, as soon as we got in for our 930 reservation we were immediately reminded that they close at 10 PM. If you close at 9 PM why I have reservations available on OpenTable up to 9:45 PM? It is certainly not likely someone can come in and have a meal cooked for them and they eat and a 15 minute time frame. I made the reservation in assumption if they have 930 reservation time then they are likely to be open to accommodate such. Food was good but we felt we were constantly being rushed. I am likely to not go back for a while, if at all to this location. The one in Cary is more accommodating.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Work celebration

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always enjoy Gonza when I go!! Love the nachos with steak instead of chicken! Great setting and food presentation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was quite a disappointment. The atmosphere was cool. That is the end of the positive feedback. The food was inconsistent and just ok. The service was way too slow. I will not be going back and would say to anyone, don't waste your time.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent tasty Mexican food. Somewhat small portions. When you order a plate, they list 4 side options (soup, salad, rice, or beans)--you only get ONE of those FOUR options with your meal, which was a bit of a surprise to me since most Mexican restaurants are more generous with their portions. That being said, the food was delicious. Well-seasoned and seemed very fresh. I would recommend this place. I will definitely come back. Cocktails were also pretty small (they filled up the glasses about 1/2 way).

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Never disappoints! Brought some out of town guests here, and they loved the decor as much as the tacos.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I love this place. The prices are so reasonable and the food is prepared with such care. I've never had a bad meal here

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I love this place! Took three people tonight who had never been before, and they loved it, too. Brent was a very gracious and helpful server, too!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Simply the best tacos I’ve ever had. Decor / ambiance is fantastic. Can’t wait to go again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Late-night Find, Tapas, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was fairly good but not great as far as Mexican food goes. I had the shrimp fajitas which tasted pretty much like fajitas everywhere else. They were served very hot which was nice and there was enough to make 3 small fajitas. My sister had the enchilada with mole sauce and rice and beans which were really quite bland and ordinary. The service was spotty even though it was not very busy. Overall a decent meal but nothing to write home about.

The outside dining area looked like a fun place to have dinner and we will probably try this restaurant again in the spring when we can dine outside.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food, fantastic service. Too much ice In the margaritas can be loud at times

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