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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Wake Forest

4.7
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331 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
A Raleigh favorite opens a new location. Come experience the best Colombian-Mexican restaurant now with a location in Wake Forest!

Hand Crafted Latin Cocktails
Extensive List of Tequilas & Regional Spirits
Carefully Selected List of Latin Wines & Latin Beers

Voted Best Latin Restaurant in the Triangle by Wake County Living Magazine!

Won the Indy Award for Best Mexican / Latin American in the Triangle!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 331 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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LynnB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I’ve never had anything I did not enjoy. I ordered their El Platano. It was a mix of a little sweet, a little spicy, and savory all mingling together on your palate. I don’t like spicy food, and this was just perfect. Our server recommended it, and so do I.

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Gail
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Graham was an amazing server! I would recommend Gonza tacos- food, service , location- all were great

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KristinH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I usually go to the North Raleigh location and always have great service and the food is always perfect. This location or server acted like we had the plague, you couldn’t hear him because he stood so far from the table. The food was very messy in presentation as well. I gave them 4 stars because I know how it is supposed to be, which is awesome and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite for Mexican food! Great food, service and atmosphere. Reasonable prices too!

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BRB2
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! A little understaffed, but made up for it with a positive attitude! Gonza is one our favs in WF.

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CourtneyC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first time at Gonza. We’ll definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was good, service was a little slow. Our waitress was trying her best and she was super nice, but she was clearly overwhelmed. The bartender forgot the salt rim on my husband’s SALTED Watermelon Margarita, and my virgin spicy cucumber margarita was not made properly. It was good but not up to their usual standards. But we love Gonza and will try again in the future. Maybe it was just a bad night

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JamesA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Dined outside. Loved it. We will be going back.

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vipKathy
Raleigh
73 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!! The special was so good. House margaritas could be a little better - too much sour mix. The server was very gracious even though we needed to move tables.

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HeidiK
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. My only issue is that they brought a shot of tequila out for my birthday and I don’t drink, especially not in front of my son. What if I had been a recovering alcoholic? I think maybe this practice should be re-evaluated.

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vipDawnN
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Inventive specials. Service is awesome.

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vipBradfordT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Love the restaurant and will return. Food did not seem as fresh as usual though and service was fine. Just not as awesome as I

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CarmieP
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, Excellent Service, and Great Company! What more can you ask for?

Our server Angel was awesome! The service here is usually spot on, but he was extraordinary and made the experience that much more special!

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MaryA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fresh and delicious. Our server Shaunna was outstanding! Dessert was creative and delicious. This will be one of my go to restaurants.

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JessieP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Our waiter was very fast, and proactively refilled drinks, salsa, and chips. He also made a great recommendation for their tuna tostados, which I had not tried before, and they were delicious and unexpected. The only disappointment was that the pineapple margaritas are no longer on the menu. However, overall terrific.

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vipBradfordT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food on our first visit to this location. We will return!

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vipvblocal
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food as always and they practice very good social distancing measures.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable dinner. Food and service was great. I really like this place.

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vipDawnN
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic menu, good food fast! Exceptional service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Gonza has really delicious and high-quality Mexican food. The atmosphere is lovely and the service is excellent. However, the restaurant (if they want my repeat business) really needs to evaluate the cost of their dishes compared to the quantity of food they are serving. I spent $15 on the Mexican flag dish. It was three small enchiladas. That’s five dollars apiece for an enchilada. While the enchiladas were good, the quality and quantity did not in anyway justify the price. Were they to be served with a side of rice and beans, that would be more appropriate. Alternatively, they could charge what is probably an appropriate price for three small enchiladas of maybe six or seven dollars. At this point, unless something changes , I will not be returning, which is unfortunate because the food is very good.

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LisaL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding time. We were celebrating my husband’s Birthday and it was amazing. We were treated so well. Our waitress went above and beyond to make it special for us. I highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!!

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vipjbart999
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken quesadilla anywhere, and the Sunday only Chilaquiles Rojo is outstanding. Go ahead, treat yourself!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere, amazing service!!!

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TerryM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great Service. Great food and drinks! Very relaxing but vibrant place! One of our favorite local go-to places!

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travelingbuzzard
Raleigh
77 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Molly, our server, was exceptional. Food, as always, was delivered quickly on this busy night and delicious as always.

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JoeBlow
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic! Food was wonderful. This place is constantly great. Favorite place to go.

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vipJulio
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a good experience here.

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vipDawnN
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation is always waiting for us as we requested. Excellent food and service. Our margarita's were a little too filled with ice this time so we'll request an adjustment next time.

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vipVisitorAtNC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Salsa and Guac are top notch! Always upgrade to the Plantains! Have never had a bad meal here!!!

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RickR
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great awesome tacos, cooked perfectly and great margaritas.

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ediblerock
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Everything was very good, although it was quite warm inside. I believe it was the manager who told me he turned down the AC when I asked why it was so warm. This really should not happen in North Carolina in August if your AC is working. But food and service were excellent as always.

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Dayyy
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have the short rib tacos - probably some of the best I ever had.

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vipDawnN
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience Service, food, value! We love using Open Table and they know how to use it and our table is always waiting for us.

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DonJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love the carnitas and salsa. Everything really great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our waitress was super overwhelmed and in the weeds. They were out of a ton of beers and the server charged our card, incorrectly, three times. Wouldn’t go back.

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vipMikeP
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait staff was outstanding; very attentive, proactive to our needs and made the experience with our large group perfect!

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vipDawnN
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

FAQs

Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Wake Forest does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Wake Forest also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 205-2500.

Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Wake Forest is rated 4.7 stars by 331 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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