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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Cary

4.5
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330 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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WELCOME TO NORTH CAROLINA'S AWARD-WINNING COLOMBIAN-MEXICAN TACOS Y TEQUILA JOINT! Currently serving Dinner and Drinks.

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 330 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.5
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Arrival time was 7:45pm and they seat us but there was no social distancing between our table and the table behind. Lucky the only thing was the windows were open. The food was okay it wasn’t very hot for the tacos . Little uncomfortable in how close the tables were together.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The salsa tasted like it came from a can. We ordered chicken fajitas and I'm not sure there was any fajita seasoning. The mushrooms appeared petrified. It was obvious that the chicken was added at the end because it was laid neatly on top rather than cooked in with the vegetables. The food was just ok, nothing special. The service was average.

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ErinH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Gonza has always been one of my favorite places to eat in the triangle. I will continue to go there!

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LovelyL
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

These days we are early diner to avoid crowds. So when we went there were very few diners. We enjoyed it very much.

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HelenB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and margaritas! Had a great server named Hunter. He went above and beyond checking on us. I'll definitely be back!

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DBugs
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cheese, guac and salsa dips are always amazing. I love their Plantano steak dish. Good place to eat, I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food quality was great. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Prices are what you would expect of the area, but portions were a bit smaller than expected. Great tequila selection.

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MattD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the service was fantastic. Mexican flag dish was awesome.

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vipJeff
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was attentive, thank you for the great attention during COVID restrictions. Margaritas were excellent, we had a few additions we needed after food was delivered that took a while to get but understood as we were seated outside and it was very busy. We'll be back.

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TarynT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, drinks and atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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Rick
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed ........,

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vipDavidF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always solid food. Super nice and knowledgeable bartender.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I love their carne Asada steak that is not in the menu.
Very pleased...

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Geoff
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. The guac is unreal!

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nickname
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Wasted time with a reservation. Had a reservation that was not honored. Waited over half an hour past reservation time. Would've been just as fast to show up without one.

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vipDavid
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was great as always, but service was lacking. Took over 10 minutes before a server acknowledged the party. She said it was not her section and was helping the server who had the table. She took drink order, and then the other server delivered it. She never acknowledged the long wait before being greeted by wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was extremely helpful in helping my date order with vegan options. Service was quick and the host were extremely welcoming. The ambience speaks for itself, no complaints from this happy diner.

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RobertB
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was good. This restaurant is designed to be loud. You can not carry on a conversation. The servers are long time employees. Probably won’t be back until warmer weather when you can sit outside.

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ReubenY
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was outstanding. We were with 1st time guests and they loved it.

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RobinA
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the decor, atmosphere, service and the food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice waitress and great service. Food was delicious as always. Will go back, for sure.

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vipExPatNYer
Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A spendy upscale neighborhood Mexican place with good food and good drinks. Reservations highly recommended as it is often busy with long waits otherwise.

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JayK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Friend’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very hospitable in the service that was provided. Nice decor and the environment was welcoming. Outstanding service provided by the staff. Overall great experience. Best tacos I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonzas food is always fantastic! They were very organized and ready for us right on time for our reservation!

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MargieM
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Decor is vibrant. Food was good (though way too many onions) and service was adequate. Restaurant was very noisy - not just with patrons, but music too. The energy felt a little hectic - not relaxing. Also felt crowded as tables were very close together and carts with food could narrowly get by.

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Maria
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Good food, atmosphere and food beer!

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JasonJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The steak in the Mexican flag dish wasn’t fresh like it usually is actually it has not been the last few times. There wasn’t much pork or cheese in my girlfriends dish as it’s usually is either
Margaritas were good however and the atmosphere was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was slow. The food was slow. Was told that for our Birthday party dinner we would have singing, a shot, and ice cream for the birthday person. It was just a few bangs on a can and not really a birthday wish. Had to ask for shot and ice cream. The check took for ever to come to the table for each group that was at the table. Then they had it wrong on the ticket and had to go back several times to get the tickets correct! I think all the dinners should had been paid for. We had reservations at 7:15 and we didn't get out until they had put tables up and was cleaning the room. 9:30pm Very disappointed to celebrate my sister's birthday!

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mapex
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always good food and service. If you're a first-timer, try the Mexican Flag. I've had a lot of things on the menu and I'd order each of them again. Service is fast and freshly made. My wife is a vegan and they do an excellent job of taking care of her with adjustments. Recommend reservations. It's busy on weekends, but rightfully so.

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vipAmyT
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I have been here multiple times. My daughter was visiting from GA and this is her favorite place to eat so we made a reservation and came in for dinner before she was scheduled to return home the next day. As it was fairly early there were many available tables. The hostess sat us at a table right next to the kitchen, bathrooms and server stand. The food was delicious and our server was excellent. We were very disappointed by the atmosphere around our table. Our conversation was interrupted several times by noisy conversation from the kitchen and loud waitstaff hanging around the kitchen door and bathrooms. Some were eating a chocolate bar and did not even wash their hands prior to returning to the kitchen and/or waiting tables. We were disappointed by our experience.

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vipDavidF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food. This place is the only Mexican restaurant we’ll go to. Love it!!!

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CalienteK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed great food and service at Gonza as part of a girls' get together. Food was yummy (I had the stuff plantain with steak and pintos) and the service was friendly and quick, but not invasive. Great selection of cocktails, wine, and draught Mexican beer. We will be back!

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vipDavid
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crowded but we had a reservation and got seated right away. They should update the decor in the room to the right of the entrance to match that of the rest of the restaurant. Food and service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently left a not so great review about the Cary location. Our visit this time was much better service. A younger Gentlemen, I think his name was Juan, totally redeemed our visit. He was very fast, had a sense of urgency and was responsive.

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vipSpeedwagon
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love this place, it’s one of our weekly haunts. The food is imaginative and delicious, the tequila and mezcal drinks are top notch, and the place is just fun! Be sure to try the Tacos del Chef!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We have always had good experiences with Gonzas but most recently our last couple of visits at the Cary Location haven’t been as good. We went on Sunday night and there were only about 7 tables of people, very slow. Our server was nice but seemed to be very slow. We didn’t get our drinks for 20 minutes and were almost done with our appetizers before we ever got our drinks. My husband got the wrong beer and my drink didn’t taste right. Just seemed like they weren’t as focused on urgency with it being so slow.

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vipAlanR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always!

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Bangthedrum
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed. No notice on reservations s portal.

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KCMB
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good. The music was so loud that we couldn’t hear our server and he could not hear us. They were asked several times to turn it down and finally did. It’s frustrating to have to repeat your order. I want to say that our server only offered us water and margaritas, but it was too loud to hear anything he said. We have been here several times and it’s never been like that. Very disappointed.

FAQs

Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Cary does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. 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 4.5 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

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