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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Durham

4.6
4.6
780 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (919) 907-2656

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 977-5482

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Cross street

    Duke St.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 780 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. JS

    JenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad we tried this place! Definitely worth reserving a table, as it is a popular spot. The tacos were outstanding! Absolutely going back next time we're in town!
  2. s

    smausert

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Tacos were good, but my yucca was overcooked. A friend said their rice was bland. First time they got my margarita order wrong, which they quickly corrected, second margarita they forgot about. Empty water glasses. Probably won't return.
  3. DE

    DylanE

    Raleigh

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Had a reservation and was not seated for about 10 minutes because the restaurant was overbooked. Restaurant is too dark and way too loud. Food was average. Server was great.
  4. t

    tdwgirl

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    If you like Mexican food you Gonza will not disappoint. Service is quick and friendly and the margaritas are great.
  5. MD

    MeredithD

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server and manager were wonderful in helping us get to our show on time. They were so attentive! Food was amazing. Both the pork and chicken in our tacos was fall-apart tender.
  6. HE

    HEATHERS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food is always amazing. Tables were insanely close together and it was almost impossible to get in and out. Even the waitress was struggling to get to our table to serve us. Otherwise another pleasant experience.
  7. NM

    NicholasM

    Raleigh

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual Gonza did not disappoint! Always great food, fresh and great service. The small menu keeps things simple and really good. The service is a bit too quick but we know that going into this.
  8. HW

    HW888

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food was great but the service was just ok - I ran out of water multiple times and we had to flag someone down to ask for more chips.
  9. IU

    IUDad

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding! Server was attentive and knowledgeable and his recommendations were spot on. Excellent restaurant and definitely would go back!
  10. KM

    KennethM

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always good food and service. Sat us at a high top in the bar area which normally isn’t bad but a large group was waiting for a table and I felt like we were dining with them. They bring the food out very quickly. Seems like they want you in and out to turnover the tables which really is the only downside to this spot. I suggest ordering drink and appetizer and then waiting a bit to order entree so you have more time to enjoy. Overall a really good spot for Mexican food and drinks and I always try to visit when in the area.
  11. L

    Lindsey

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a good time. Great service.
  12. M

    Milli

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good. I wish the guac was made table side. The table for 4 people was really small considering the size of the plates. With food, drinks, and chips with salsa and guac, it was a very tight fit. The ambiance is great and it’s decorated well to fit the theme. It’s dark so if you have a hard time reading in dim lighting, you’ll need a light. Overall it was good and we would go back but not for a big group.
  13. JS

    JohnS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Consistently outstanding. I would have given them 5* in service, but our server was split between opposite ends of the restaurant. To their credit, the manager stepped up and really came through for us. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience as we celebrated my daughter’s 16th birthday. And by the way, they have the best carne in town.
  14. RK

    RobinK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Gonza was excellent! Atmosphere was very nice and our service was superb!! We’ll definitely be going back!!!
  15. AD

    AnnaD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and fun atmosphere. one of my favorite spots in durham!
  16. DC

    DennisC

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and relaxed ambjence
  17. TP

    TedP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there - food was great as was service (Karen was our waitress)
  18. CM

    CarolM

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I loved the atmosphere. Such creative décor! The service was very good. My shrimp tacos were a bit spicy for me. I wish the menu would have indicated that this was a spicy dish.
  19. BY

    BobY

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server! Very good margaritas! Fish Tacos were very good. The Chicken Tacos were ok. Slightly expensive when you get guac and cheese before, two taco dinners with a side and four drinks, but we loved it!
  20. c

    cecek

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing, albeit a little pricey, and the service was great! I’d recommend making a reservation, as the walk-in line was very long on Saturday night. Very fun! Great drinks too!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and wines by the glass. Look forward to returning!
  22. AS

    AmandaS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and wonderful tequila. Great for a night out with friends! Can get a bit loud but food makes it worth it!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Wait staff was slow and then felt rushed to leave as we were finishing out meal.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner
  25. AM

    AnthonyM

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This location has always been great, I normally go on show nights for DPAC. The staff is friendly and the service is fast. The ambiance is pretty amazing, and the food is good too! I definitely recommend!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Will definitely be back!
  27. AD

    AverageDad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    High quality Mexican fusion food. Entertaining atmosphere. Reservations almost mandatory, it's so popular!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We got together to celebrate some career changes with our friends! I love the food and the atmosphere. It can be loud, but they sat us in the back room and it the sound was not too loud, but manageable there. We love coming to this restaurant. The food is so delicious and always amazing quality. Our waiter was friendly and attentive to our needs. Overall, it was a fantastic experience!
  29. GP

    GeoPow

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner experience with family and friends including kids. Service was great for our party of 10.
  30. l

    lkwelsh

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    They hurried us through our meal and never even asked if we wanted another drink or dessert. Food is good but more like a chain restaurant in how they treat the diners.
  31. HD

    HannahD

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I travel to Durham specifically for Gonza Tacos y Tequila. We love their tacos and the fresh guacamole appetizer is delicious.
  32. PT

    PatrickT

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Way to rushed. All the servers rushed all the tables . Kitchen pumped out orders as if they the dishes were premade and ready to go. Had to constantly inform server we were not in a rush. It didn’t matter. In and out in less than a hour. Won’t go back.
  33. J

    Joe13

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is amazing every time! The ambiance and decorations are very unique! The menu has something special for everyone. I love the tacos and special side items! I always leave full and happy!
  34. r

    rococogolf

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun time. Food & drinks good as was the service
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding.
  36. DS

    DrSumo

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is delicious here. Menu is full of attractive choices, you can’t go wrong.
  37. S

    Specialbirthday

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome, quick service! A fun meet up with family while they were in town.
  38. E

    Ed79

    Greensboro

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, and good value. Neat ambiance; look forward to returning.
  39. CT

    CarolineT

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food here is always tasty, especially the guac, although my last two times here my entree came out cold. Our server was extremely nice and helpful but just seemed overwhelmed. Overall, it’s a fun atmosphere for a night out.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very crowded and noisy but the food was delicious!

FAQs

Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Durham is rated 4.6 stars by 780 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Duke St.

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin American, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    (919) 907-2656

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 977-5482

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