Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Wake Forest

4.4
424 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 424 people are saying
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vipJeanL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was ok. The veggie fajitas were just more peppers and onions versus different vegetables.

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RobinO
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, seems expensive. Taste is great, however, not much in the soup except for tortilla strips, for example. Two kernels of corn. Won’t complain about the service. He was new.

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ShelliG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service, food and drinks were fabulous! We had a minor issue with the umbrella at our outdoor table where we ended up just laying it on the ground, out of the way. The staff was very attentive and offered a different table but it really wasn’t a big deal. Love Gonzas!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Gonzas!! Staff is EXCEPTIONAL, food is always great and consistent and location is a breeze!! Perfect for date night, dinner with family, friends, company party, holiday party, etc! Something for everyone! Oh, and the strawberry margaritas are WONDERFUL!

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Jeana
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Alivia did a great job with service. The guacamole and the queso were very flavorful. I had the chicken quesadilla- it was packed full of ingredients and I could only eat half of it. It also came with a generous dab of guacamole and sour cream - not the little dollops so many places put on the plate. My husband had the short rib quesadilla and it was delicious. We shared the Talega dessert - highly recommended. We have been to Gonza many times and it has never disappointed!

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Msmouth99
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came out on a Sunday night with my boyfriend and friends for a double date. Molly at the host stand was cheerful and had our reservation already set up. Sofia was amazing with everything throughout the meal and was sweet and accommodating to our party. The food was delicious! Even had Avery and Talon check on us and made us all feel welcome and special. An awesome night overall!

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AmandaL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We love Gonza , service wasn’t as it has been but I think that’s due to staff shortage .

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JDee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Very few appetizer and cocktail selections on the menu. Also didn’t like that we couldn’t mix and match tacos like other restaurants. Food was bland and tacos were really small and luke warm. Churros barely had any cinnamon sugar and were a little raw inside.

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CheyenneS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was great as always. Our service was horrible, our server was inattentive. As someone who also works at a restaurant my expectations are high when going out to eat and I was very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Host stand seemed disorganized and drink service was a bit slow. The manager was very engaged and making sure that the restaurant was running smoothly. A bit of a mix up with our food that was corrected quickly.

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MikeO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating at Gonza Tacos and it did not disappoint. Definitely make reservations, especially if it’s a weekend. The service was amazing, we sat near the bar and the bar staff were exceptional. Our server, Alexa, was awesome, she gave us great recommendations and the food was excellent. The portions are perfect, so you don’t feel stuffed afterwards. The drink selection is fantastic and our dessert was amazing. Price was good and overall we will without a doubt be returning in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We are frequent diners here but had a terrible recent experience. We were a party of five with a reservation and we were placed at a table for four. Our fifth person had to sit in an aisle which was in the way for the staff to serve diners. This was because the small table did not allow the fifth person to scoot in under the table. We were never asked if this was okay. Our fifth person was hit in the head by the servers three times trying to get through. The meal was 45 minutes from the seating time to on the table and one order had to be sent back as completely incorrect. The runners bringing the food shoved all of the food and drinks on the tight table out-of-the-way to get the food on the table without regard to placing dishes on top of silverware and forcing the pass of hot plates around the table. Meanwhile, the waitress gave her first set of excuses when she introduced herself at the beginning of the meal which did not create a great start. I’m very disappointed in the service all around and it’s unlikely we will visit again. The service quality has significantly declined over time and management was nowhere to be seen.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visiting from out of town.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The Durham location is always excellent so I came to the Wake Forest location expecting the same, and was really disappointed…I don’t normally put a lot of weight in slower or even frustrated service because I understand that everyone is stretched thin right now, but our experience with the wait staff here was notably pretentious. Big bummer since I’m the one who recommended Gonza for a family gathering and everyone left feeling grossed out…

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Msmouth99
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The amazing food, music, and atmosphere made my 40th birthday celebration that much better! And Nicole is the best! Definitely ask for her if you grab dinner.

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MikeS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and the service was amazing. The outdoor seating was well spaced out.

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CindyD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

There was a long hair in my salsa, th food was cold adn it took forever to gert our drink orders. So loud we couldn't hear our conversation with friends. Not worth the money. Overall disapointed. Won't visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and spectacular food!

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vippawndoc
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good fun.

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kevina
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

stellar food as always! good atmosphere for dine in.

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MTST
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this place! I just wish they wouldn't play the music so loud. Food is great, servers are always helpful and friendly.

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PKvet
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always solid, consistent and efficient

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AmaShawna
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Gonza and have been to all but one of the locations. The food is always amazing, service is attentive, and whether you're inside or outside, the ambiance is always great. If you get a chance, ask if they have street corn (not all locations do). They easily adapted a meal for my gluten-free friend and the side salad is never boring.

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vipMargaretH
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner and excellent service! Can't wait until next time.

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vipDawnN
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience from seating to dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful!

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DanaJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonza is delicious and affordable and service is great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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TraceyH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Gonza! It's one of our favorite places and the service is always great.

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JaninneS
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and everything was great!! From the atmosphere, to the food, to the cowbell birthdays :) The food was delicious, we ordered burritos, tacos, enchiladas all very good (short rib tacos were awesome) thank you Gonza for a fun night out!!
See you soon!

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JoannaB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but the ambiance was gorgeous. Service was great. Will definitely be going back!

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Brunch
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Waitress was seemingly overwhelmed with other guests. Took a min to actually order our meals. Prices have increased and portions have definitely decreased since we last dined.

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GinaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here three times and every visit it has been great. Last night we celebrated a birthday there and they made the occasion special. There food is delicious also.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My go to Mexican restaurant, always very good.

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DonnaB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday choice for dinner, every year! Excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was a pleasure! She was very attentive and sweet with us.

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vipRaleighReview
Raleigh
41 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful place for family and friends, delicious food, great service. I would recommend and will go again.

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vipRadarrogue
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Outstanding tacos and drinks. Had the Costello tacos, wife had Tonga, both delicious. Service was a little off, but we’re chalking that up to the widespread staffing issues right now. Will definitely go back in the future.

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AmberM
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonza never disappoints. This was the first time I went to the Wake Forest location and I will be back. They have a cute brunch menu if you go around opening and they also serve their full menu all day. Drinks were good, service was speedy, management even stops by to see how everything is going. 10/10 recommend.

Oh, and you don’t have to wait hours before getting seated like every other brunch place in the area… we walked right in 😁🥳

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super busy night and our service was fantastic Gabby is a great server and the food was awesome.

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You can order delivery directly from Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Wake Forest using the Order Online button. 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 4.4 stars by 424 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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