Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Wake Forest

4.7
280 reviews
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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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OT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service, good location, and nice outside seating. Would highly recommend!

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RP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Carlos was a fantastic host. The food and service was outstanding! I will now seek out their other locations in Durham, etc. love this place!!
Rick P.

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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very noisy, server not that personable, food was ok

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BW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such good food and service. We had a reservation and still had to wait a bit. But overall our experience is always amazing.

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DR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the sangria and food there. Staff are always polite. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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DN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great choice for good food and service!

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High end mexican/colombian food at a good price. Kid friendly. Great service.

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AS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at the Wake Forest location and it was great. Food was on par and service was excellent.

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OT
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time. We enjoyed. Service was great.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the chicken fajitas and the carnitas tacos. The food quality was excellent and fresh. The service was great and attentive. Our server had no problems answering questions and familiarizing us with the menu. The fajitas had a great mix of red and green peppers and red and white onions which gave it a nice flavor profile and crunch. The carnitas tacos were very good and the green salsa provided was excellent. The only improvement I would suggest for the tacos are the size. The corn tortillas were smaller than normal maybe 4 inch vs s more standard 6 inch, even though there were 3 tacos they were the equivalent to 2 of a typical size. That left me a little hungry once finished. I would return as the food was very good, I am just more aware of the portion size now.

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BD
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun great food and great drinks as usual!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a wonderful place to eat with great Mexican food..

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JB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The taco of the day (plantain encrusted mahi) was on point!

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d
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Repeat customer. Food and service is always consistently good.

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FD
Raleigh
172 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is always very good and affordable. Thus time I had enchiladas con mole which was great. Not everyone can make a great mole sauce but they nailed it. My companion had vegetarian tacos which she said were very good, too. The place is always lively and quite honestly a bit too loud. Top notch service.

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P
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the decor...chips and queso are AMAZING. Fajitas are delicious. Service is excellent. We have lived in the area for years and had not tried this place. We have been missing out so now we have to make up for lost time. It’s a Friday night must!!!!

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WL
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and restaurant were great. This was our first time. We will be back.

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TR
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation and our table was ready when we walked in. Great service and good. I love eating here.

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BN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was good, the food delicious and hot and our server was excellent.

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DN
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the example of great service in everything they do - from the greeting when you walk in the door to courtesy when paying the bill and everything in between. Excellent food choices - but consider bringing back the original Tres Leches!!

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B
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a fun get together with friends last minute for Valentines Day. Food and service were good!

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M
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Gonza, its our go-to for high end Hispanic food. We went to celebrate valentines day and were able to make reservations through open table with no problem. It is on the noisy side. The food is delicious however depending on who is cooking that night dishes can be a bit spicier some days than others which I don't like.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s with the kids!

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GC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is good but it’s hard to have a conversation because the noise level is so loud.

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L
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gonza always has great tasting food served with a smile. Food always comes out quickly once ordered. Can be busy at times though at this location have rarely had to wait long. Can not wait for our next visit.

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SW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent,but it is a noisy restaurant.

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H
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service.

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f
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The customer service was exceptional! The food was fantastic as usual😊

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d
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food this was our first visit to the Wake Forest location and it was very nice.

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TR
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!

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TF
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gonza never fails to deliver. Always great food - upbeat atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

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BD
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience as usual. Great food and friendly and fast service. I particularly enjoy the chef's special tacos each night. Creative and excellent taste combinations. Always fresh ingredients.

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JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

My fiance and I love this place. I've been going to it for many years and I really enjoy this place. The food is truly authentic, like if I were to drive down to a random tiny home in Mexico and have Granny cook me a meal, I feel like it would taste exactly like Gonza. That being said, it is a bit confusing trying to read the menu when the only Spanish word you know is 'hola'. I generally either get the same thing or have to have my server help me choose an item.

This place is somewhat expensive, as the portions are generally small. But being Mexican food, it fills you up.

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F
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing drinks and authentic food with super flavor. I had my 27th birthday here and it was fun for all!

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is rather good but found the rice and beans to be underwhelming. Rice was particularly hard (undercooked.) Otherwise my pork tacos and drinks were fantastic.

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PA
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation was on time, food and service were great, dessert was delicious, we’ll be back

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DS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been there many times and it is always good. The menu selection offers a good variety and the service is very good. It is a good value and differs sufficiently from you average Mexican restaurant to be a great destination for special occasions. Highly recommend.

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e
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a spot we frequent with the kiddos after soccer, lunch or after karate. I frequently attend with a great group of ladies for gatherings too. Love this place as they are always delicious, fast and efficient. Never a disappointment.

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B
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

We went here for lunch today to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and had a horrible experience. The regular lunch menu was not being offered. They had a very limited menu of choice of 5-6 different taco options. The food portions were extremely small(3 4-5” round tortillas) for prices ranging from $12-14!!! They served our food on paper plates, used disposable plastic cups and to top it off PLASTIC FORK packets complete with salt and pepper wrapped in more plastic!!! The quest was so watered down it didn’t even taste like cheese. The manager was unapologetic saying they were expecting a very large crowd “hence the plastic.” There were maybe 6-8 tables seated in the entire restaurant at 12:30. Could have gotten better food and utensils from a taco truck! Ridiculous

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CS
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Everything was great except our server. She was very forgetful and we had to ask her repeatedly for things.

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