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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Cary, Cary, NC

Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Cary

4.7
4.7
563 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
WELCOME TO NORTH CAROLINA'S AWARD-WINNING COLOMBIAN-MEXICAN TACOS Y TEQUILA JOINT! Currently serving Dinner and Drinks.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Colombian, Latin American
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Lunch Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 653-7310
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Neighborhood
    Cary
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 563 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Kid-friendly

  • Raleigh

    Kid-friendly

563 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Argentina

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and waut staff terrific!! With their hours being so very limited i would think their seating and table clearing would be better. They seem to always be out of sorts at the hostess stand when busy. Too many hostesses not enough bus staff

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and the atmosphere was amazing !!!!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always yummy food and kind staff. We went for a girls night out and enjoyed our time.

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  4. janicem

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great at Gonzos in Cary. Service is always fantastic. Manager always comes over to say hello as we come often.

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  5. JohnO

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was very busy but never missed a beat serving our table. I think her name is Shelby.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly hostess and waitstaff! Loved the food! Drinks were great!!

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  7. CarolinaGirl0828

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fun and great meal at Gonza. The food & drinks are amazing and the atmosphere is energetic without being loud. Menu has lots of variety without being overwhelming, plus the server gave us her top 4 favorites. I always go for the chilaquiles verde and they never disappoint. They had a special drink for Valentine's/Galentine's that was a strawberry coconut concoction and despite my usual distaste for coconut, it was fantastic! (I started with my basic Patrón margarita rocks, but switched after tasting my friend's special.) Love the decor and especially the lights.

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  8. Carol

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner experience at Gonza was excellent. We had a reservation so we only had to wait a few minutes for our booth (which we requested and were able to get). Food, excellent, service, excellent, margarita, excellent. We have eaten at this Gonza many times and this was our best experience yet! It's always a bit noisy, but there were only 3 of us so we had no trouble hearing each other in a booth. Gonza is our first choice when it comes to eating Mexican

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  9. DINER

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff was very friendly and courteous. I had made a reservation in advance, but we got seated at a table beside the kitchen door and the restrooms. There was a lot of coming and going. I would think that a table in that area would be used for diners who walk in without a reservation, since it's not ideally located. I ordered a margarita (I expected it to be outstanding since the restaurant serves Mexican food), but there was a ton of ice in it and not much flavor to it. I drank it then ordered a second one, asking for much less ice and it was much better. I would normally only have one drink, but the first one just didn't meet expectations. We didn't have to wait long at all for our food and all four of us agreed that the food was very good. Large portions, quality ingredients and tasty. Our server was nice and efficient, the only negative is that when she was serving and clearing dishes, she would hold dishes over one of us, risking dropping it in a lap or bumping it into a shoulder. The restaurant is clean and has a fun ambiance. The location is good. I would go again.

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  10. chacha

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was really nice. Our server (blanked on his name) was great, food was delicious but not super quick, we had a great nice.

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  11. MahorieM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Gonza is a top Raleigh/Cary restaurant for me. Their food from appetizers to entrees (I am always too full to try dessert though) is flavorful and delicious. Margaritas--perfection. Enjoy the decor and atmosphere. Two dings--like most retail, they struggle with retaining wait staff. Their guacamole is so good--but, you get one small scoop for like $9. That doesn't keep me from returning and bringing family and friends. The shrimp tacos are smoky and spicy, and the Chile Relleno is a unique and yummy alternative to tacos and burritos.

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  12. ChrisR

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good Tex-Mex. Tinga street tacos were awesome. Tortilla soup was really good too. Cocktails are reasonably priced.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great food with great service in a fun environment.

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  14. MichaelL

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gonza is a fun, lively spot with great food. Our party of 5 all ordered different tacos and enjoyed them all. Our server, Shelby, was extremely knowledgeable, professional and a great representative for Gonza. We've been several times and will definitely go again.

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  15. KayleighB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food for the price and quality! The passion fruit margarita was amazing, the waiter was so incredibly sweet, and the ambiance was perfect for my boyfriend to meet my mom for the first time! Great memories, thank you!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful ! It was a Wednesday night and the weather was phenomenal!!!!!!

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  17. RobB

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy a dinner out at Gonza. We love their food, service and margaritas. Perfect place to stop on our way to the Canes' Game.

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  18. 5travellovers

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, as always! Try the Mango Habanero Margarita - outstanding!!

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  19. Review

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is very basic and also bland. We ordered the queso, which resembled (I imagine) queso you’d buy in a jar and microwave. I also had the asado tacos and, surprisingly, the mound of meat they put on the small tortilla was even more flavorless than the completely tasteless pineapples on top that seemed to have been pulled from an expired fruit cup.

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  20. Phil

    Raleigh

    60 reviews

    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our second time eating at Gonza in Cary. This time service was seriously slow. I even went to the bar to order a drink and bartenders acted like I wasn’t even there and just gave up

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The air conditioning was either broke or not sufficient and the music was way too loud. I’d rather hear more authentic Latin music instead of disco factory music

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  22. Mary

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chile relleno was tiny. Tacos were tiny. Not enough food for the money.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good - we always enjoy the food here. Wish we had one in Durham.

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  24. HannahD

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I love Gonza Tacos. The service is always very quick. The food is absolutely amazing. We live nearly an hour away and try to make it out to Gonza once every few months.
    Gonza Tacos y Tequila - CaryResponded on August 16, 2023
    Hi Hannah! Thanks so much for the feedback and thanks for making the trip to see us!

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  25. FrancesK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The veggie tacos were great! Service was very good
    Gonza Tacos y Tequila - CaryResponded on August 16, 2023
    Hi Frances! Thanks so much for the feedback! We're glad you had a great time!

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  26. JamesO

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I’d tried another location of this restaurant at a work function so I already knew the food was good. But we hit this location at the height of summer and just as the sun was starting to go down. It was really, really hot inside and the sun was in my eyes through the window for the entire meal. Between the spice (which I like) and the temperature in the dining room, I left with my shirt feeling like it was soaked through. And the sun in my eyes was just inescapable no matter how I adjusted my chair. I’d have asked to move but they were packed. Food and service were great though and I could look at the murals and so forth for hours. I’d happily go back for a lunch meal or at another time of year. I will likely not return for the evening meal in the summer.

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  27. Phil

    Raleigh

    60 reviews

    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, salsa is very bland, had the loco taco and it was outstanding. Tacos kind of small for the price. Service could be better, but not complaining

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  28. DanielN

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was bad. Slow. Spilled every water / drink on the table. No small plates with chips/salsa/queso. Maragarita served with no ice and no salt. Just not a good experience.

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  29. Kristen

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once of the best waiters that I’ve ever had!!!!!!!

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  30. AbhiB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food!! Fantastic place and great location. Highly recommend.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As expected Overall good experience Service was slow though

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  32. JayCary

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Bland food. Poor seating service. Loud neighbours. TINY tables.

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  33. Milli

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    $9 for a small cup of queso… waitress seemed new but she was lovely. Food was okay. Won’t go back, not worth the price. I liked the one that used to be in Durham. This one is forgettable. Tons of outdoor seating in a good location though.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a group of 14. Ages were 1-93. TyT reserved a table by playground. Kids enjoyed it immensely. Senior crowd sat and watched with pride. Service was great. Food was good.

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  35. jonathan

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Felt a bit too expensive for style of food ambiance and service ware. To make traditional Latin food "up-scale" to demand those prices, the china should be very distinct, more unique setting, and more exotic ingredients.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious! We sat outside and our waiter was fantastic!!! He even muscled the umbrella to give us shade. Top notch!

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  37. LynnL

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Antonio was really great

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  38. Robert

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Cinco de Mayo and loved it!! Everything about this place was perfect.
    Gonza Tacos y Tequila - CaryResponded on May 9, 2023
    Hi Robert! Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm gad you had such a great time on Cinco! It was really fun for our whole staff, too. We hope to see you soon!

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  39. DonaldC

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service (Jessica) was excellent. Food was good as usual, but my wife and I miss the salad of a couple of months ago. We asked for a quiet table and got it. We did feel a little rushed toward the end of our dinner, probably because the restaurant had a light customer load relative to staff.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was definitely lacking compared to prior experiences there. Took awhile to get even waters to drink, which then had no ice. Took forever to be able to order, then awhile to get our food. Then we were mostly done eating before our server checked on us again, and said it was because he had tables on the other side of the restaurant.

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You can order delivery directly from Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Cary using the Order Online button. Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Cary also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 653-7310.

Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Cary is rated 4.7 stars by 563 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Cary

525 New Waverly Pl, Suite 204, Cary, NC 27518

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Cary
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Lunch Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Colombian, Latin American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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