Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Cary

4.6
432 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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
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 432 people are saying
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RitaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always outstanding. Excellent margaritas!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

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MelissaT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonza is my absolute favorite Mexican restaurant.

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vipSienna
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and amazing service! They were busy, but our server was attendant to all of her tables. Love this place for its good offerings and relaxed ambiance.

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Aimee
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers are always attentive and kind. Kitchen staff is always accommodating to allergy and special dietary needs. Service and food has always been provided in a timely manner.

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JoseS
Pinehurst
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed everything, waitress Stephanie was terrific and very knowledgeable of food & beverages.

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Mack
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

At the outset, I love this restaurant and it is one of our regulars. Tonight, both the service and food were just a bit off. I still love the restaurant, but is was just not quite up to its regular performance.

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JanS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was beautiful outside so we enjoyed the weather and the play area for the kids!

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vipAsti
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was very poor, we had to ask twice for drinks, eventually get our own wine glasses from the bartender, and we asked four times for hot sauce when our meal was served. We are never in a hurry when we eat out, but the wait here was too long even for us. The food is reasonable, but nothing special. In our opinion there are way better places for good Mexican food. We won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We went mainly for ceviche. They told us they only had INE order left? 7:00 reservation?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service, food and my top shelf margarita were outstanding. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Have dined here many times and will definitely be back. Love the pollo street tacos with extra cilantro!

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BrianP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual. It was a lovely way to celebrate a birthday.

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MartyC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ella was fabulous!! So attentive and polite! We will definitely be back!

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maryb
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great open outdoor are and dog friendly! great service

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ChristieC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent! Service felt a little rushed. Appetizer, drinks, and dinner and we were out of there in 30 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time and I love this place. The Platano dish is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With so many restaurants struggling to retain help, I’m never sure how a restaurant dinner is going to go. This was a stellar experience. The host readily accommodated our request for outdoor dining, service was attentive, and food was great!

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MarO
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance and location! Food is super good …we love their salsa! The manager stopped by our table more than once to check on us…excellent service!!

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AllanA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was good but the service was not. The server took over 45 minutes to take our food order after we sat down and then the food took another 35 min to come out after ordering. All in all, it was a slow 2 hour dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent as always and the service was wonderful!

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vipDesireeS
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was amazing!

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TinaF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had our first meal here for our 48th wedding anniversary. While it was a little louder than we anticipated, we thoroughly enjoyed the decor, and the delightful staff who answered our menu questions. The food was really excellent, with new (to us) spices and flavors, and we look forward to returning to try more of the items on the menu!

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vipMavDav
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food. Came with a group of friends, and we all had good food!

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Queso, guac and steak tacos. Delicious. Always good at Gonza!

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jdixon8
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonza is always awesome! Just walking in the door makes me happy - I love the decor. The staff is consistently friendly and helpful. And the food… the food! House margarita is perfection, but the fancy ones are good if you’re looking to mix it up. Queso is the best, it’s just the right amount of spicy mixed with creamy goodness! I used to always get the fish and rice dish, which is amazing. But when the menu was limited due to the pandemic last year I tried the tacos and the pastor tacos are my new favorite dish! The pork is tender and juicy, and the pineapple, tomatillo salsa, and fresh cilantro compliment it perfectly. My favorite date night destination!

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RaleighRoger
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The hostesses and waitress were all very friendly and attentive!
The price, food, and atmosphere were all pretty average. Nothing exceptionally good or bad.

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LoriB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We just relocated to NC from Southern CA. This restaurant was recommended by our neighborhood website. We had a 5:30 pm reservation for a party of 3 on Saturday, 7/24. We arrived a little after 5:00 pm. Restaurant just opened at 5:00 pm. We asked if we could have a booth, and the hostess said no, they are reserved for larger parties. Mind you, the restaurant only had a couple tables seated. We were then seated at a four top near the patio door and server station. I asked if we could be seated somewhere not near all the traffic flows and was told that they had a lot of reservations that night. That set the tone for our evening. Again, the restaurant only had a few parties at that time. Both the server and food were good, but food did take longer than expected especially when the restaurant was not yet busy. My husband tried ordering the salmon fish tacos and were told that they weren't ready yet?? First impressions are everything. Hostess staff need to provide better service to guests!

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TomH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our go-to places. We always have a great meal.

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MitchellB
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! The drinks especially were top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan waited on us and was very welcoming and efficient. The food was delicious; very fresh and not your typical Mexican food. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanks again

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CristinaR
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as usual! Gonza is me and my family’s favorite restaurant in the triangle

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CaroleAnneM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservation so we sat right away. Server was very attentive. Food/drinks were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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Duke
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good. My only comment would be to place additional Colombian dishes on the menu. I went to the restaurant for Colombian food as they advertised as a Mexican and Colombian restaurant. Surprisingly no Ajiaco or arepas or even patacones on the menu. I did get steak tacos and soup, which was very good.

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JodiM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We each ordered a different taco plate, and we all agreed that they were delicious!

The server was very polite and made suggestions. Overall a great experience!

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MargaretM
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonza is always a good choice IMO. The food is consistently good across the locations. The Cary location is fun, I bring my dog and eat outdoors on the patio. The staff treats him like a customer, it’s great.
I recommend all of the Gonza T&T locations. Great food & drinks. Fun atmosphere. Great service. Bonus points for speaking the food-allergy language as well. Cheers

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DavidR
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent but it took a long time to get our food. It wasn’t that busy and still our food arrived cold.

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Sawyer
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a reservation at 745p, not realizing the restaurant closed at 8p. When we arrived the waitress, cannot remember her name, quickly alerted us that the kitchen would close at 8p. We apologize for being so late, to which she replied, 'No worries! I'll grab your drinks.' Later, when she came back with our second round of guac, YUM!, she told us that she'd spoken to the kitchen on our behalf and they would allow us to place a simple order! UM THANK YOU! Anyways, we had wonderful service, a fabulous waiter, and GREAT drinks! I had a Paloma with Anejo tequila, HIGHLY recommend. Thanks, Gonza!

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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 4.6 stars by 432 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.