Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh

4.7
1170 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Come experience Raleigh's Colombo-Mexican Tacos y Tequila Joint!

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 1170 people are saying
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EmilyP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonza is my favorite place in Raleigh. I always get the Nachos Gabachos, their queso is amazing, and I just tried their new coconut shrimp they just added and they was delicious. Always will be my go to!

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ConnorH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here with friends and family. Always a good time! The food is always excellent and the drinks cold. Couldn’t be happier with my past experiences! Thanks Gonza!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been back to Gonza in about 5 years and I live a mile away from the restaurant! If it weren’t for the pandemic I definitely would’ve been back sooner. It was nice to go back and eat there again - and the owner even remembered me. I will definitely visit again and not wait to so long next time!

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AaronQ
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always best tacos in Raleigh!! Thanks to Ricardo too!!

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vipgemlady
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

If you don’t have enough servers to properly take care of customers, you shouldn’t allow them to reserve a table. I had a fajita. The tortillas were hard. After waiting forever for fresh ones, everyone else was done eating. Please, if you can’t handle the crowd, and it wasn’t a full house, turn down my reservation so I can eat someplace else that does value my business and not just their bottom line. F- for terrible service.

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JessicaV
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nelson is amazing. Knew what we wanted before we did and is such a lovely, helpful person. He made our experience so enjoyable!

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AGarcia
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved my margarita, the decore and my entree, El Plátano-YUM!! Will be back.

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JoeyM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonza is always awesome! Gonza, himself, is ALWAYS there and very friendly and welcoming, the food is fresh and the service is outstanding! This place is one of my favorites.

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ElaineI
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, friendly staff, fun decor

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Mysterygirl
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Eating at the original Gonza location (now 10 years old) is always a treat. Dishes ranging from Columbian to Mexican to Tex-Mex are consistently delicious. Several notches above many Mexican restaurants. Wonderful whimsical lighting and decor. A great place for a regular dinner or a celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 5 years (we moved to Other state), we came back and the food and drinks are still amazing:) the mole and the Mexican flag are highly recommended!!! Best Mexican restaurant

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vipScott
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was very poor. The server would disappear for 10-15 mins at a time. The rest of my family went to the grocery store next door while I waited for the check.

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AaronQ
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant!

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MistiG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The whole experience felt like I was being rushed out from the moment I sat down. I ordered a sweet margarita and received it with salt on the rim rather than sugar. My entree was brought to the table approximately two minutes after my appetizer, and the only part of the meal that wasn't cold was the tortilla chips.

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LisaE
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Our server had an attitude problem. I had a 1:30 reservation. I didn't realize but the kitchen closes at 2 o'clock on weekdays. My friend was running a bit late, and showed up around 1:34. Although the server had come over twice to let me know that the kitchen would close at 2, I had to go find her around 1:40 to let her know that my friend had arrived and we were ready to order. Well before we were done, the lights were all off, the doors closed. I wouldn't recommend arriving for lunch after 1pm - unless you want to feel very unwelcome!

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Elise
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and atmosphere here! The waitress was great and we all loved the delicious dinners.

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GinnyF
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were awesome as usual. El Plantano dish never disappoints. Mango habenero margaritas were fabulous!

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TimM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Made a lunch reservation for outdoor seating. Arrived on time and was told there were no outdoor tables available and i would have to wait for some unknown period of time. Decided to eat inside. Food was good/very good. Service was very good. Price is on the high side. $40 for 2 lunch entrees, one water, one iced tea. Overall a good not great experience.

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JoanneO
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You just can't go wrong here if you want great food and a fun atmosphere. Gonza's has been a favorite for many years! I love the new expanded outdoor seating!

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WillL
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been to Gonza's in awhile, but the food was just as good or better than it was the last time I was there. Need to start coming back more often!

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viplovestoeat
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food has always been good but tonight was exceptional. I am not sure why but it was better than usual.

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Nelson
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gonza's handled our large group efficiently. They treated our birthday boy well. Everyone left happy.

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LisaB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the shrimp burrito and it was delicious. Our server, Anna, was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonza is our go-to. You can’t miss choosing Gonza and that goes for any location.

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Carla
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The problem wasn't specifically with Gonza's, but rather the available reservation times not being updated.
I went on the Gonza's website and selected make a reservation, and made one for 8:15 on a Saturday, as 8:15 was an option.
When we were seated, and although our waitress was very nice and professional, we immediately felt rushed. Then, a few mins after we ordered apps, she came back, and asked us if we were going to order dinner, because the kitchen was getting ready to close. We hadn't planned on getting dinner, thankfully, so it wasn't an issue, but, it did prompt me to ask the waitress if they were closing early. She said that they actually closed at 8:00 pm! I felt bad and apologized, and let her know that we had a reservation for 8:15.
Gonza's really needs to update so this doesn't happen again. Because of the rush to get us out, the food was sub par, we weren't able to get a drink after 8:20; and, since we felt bad, we ate and drank everything very fast so we could leave asap. We do realize that this is to no fault of the restaurant staff, just want to make that clear.

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CindyP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the plantains as a side. They were very good. Always a great meal and interesting servers. We enjoyed meeting Gabby from Venezuela!

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AaronQ
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service again…. just awesome! Thanks to Luis T.

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MarkF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Not really friendly. Service not great

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halfandhalf
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was so helpful in finding an outside table fir 2 older women celebrating their birthdays! Thanks for your kindness and a great evening!

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libra57
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food! Attentive and efficient staff. Somewhat noisy but only because it is a very good family friendly restaurant.

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vipCfoodies
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at Gonza'a is always a great experience. If you are craving good Mexican cuisine and atmosphere, this is the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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vipEricA
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience! We brought a friend from Atlanta who is a chef and he raved about the food and service! We’ll be back.

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vipAwats
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad meal or bad experience at Gonza—everything is always great! It’s one of my go-to places to celebrate or commiserate or do whatever sort of catching up that life currently calls for.

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JoelH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only small service glitch - we were seated outside and couldn't get a refill on water for a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

It would have been nice to Know it closed at 830. Open table let us make reservation for 815 and when we wanted more drinks… we were told bar was closed.

Kinda a bummer. Other than that, great service and restaurant. Just killed our evening

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JDNC10
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service! Recommend the polo tacos.

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vipGregoryP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Mexican place in Raleigh!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience- food never disappoints!

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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh is rated 4.7 stars by 1170 OpenTable diners.

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