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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh

4.7
705 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Colombian, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(919) 846-5478
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Peraza
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Catering
Delivery available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sawmill
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 705 People Are Saying
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4.7
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food! Got the Mexican Flag, which had three different sauces, all of which were excellent. The salsa was also great!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I always enjoy the food and the atmosphere here and the service is excellent too.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Typically we have such good food and service but this time our waiter forgot our appetizer and the cheese on the relleno was melted dry.
However, the manager was incredible and fixed all of our issues and offered a free desert which was to die for!
Will we return? Absolutely! Everyone has an off day sometimes!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Love this place. Great for our whole family. Portions are just right. Only wish they served horchata ❤️

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

This restaurant had fantastic food and the wait staff was so friendly and helpful. The owners story of coming to Raleigh and starting the restaurant was very inspiring. I highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Best restaurant hands down!!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

A friend was visiting from out of town. I asked what type of restaurant she wanted to go to. She said "Mexican" and I knew immediately where to take her. Food, service and ambiance was perfect! I've never had a bad meal here!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food as usual!

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent food, which is why I came back and took my mom who was visiting. It's really delicious. Knowing it was going to be busy, I booked reservations for 2 ahead of time, but I still had to wait 25-30 minutes to sit down. I really disappointed by that. I have no idea what the point of reservations is if we were going to wait that long.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

More vegetarian options would be lovely! Overall, thought the food was good and the service and atmosphere was on point!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This is our go to place for amazing chicken and steak quesadillas. Always ask for Ashley if you want great service.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Here many times. It is simply the best Hispanic food known to man. A cross between Mexican with lots of South American influence.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a party of six and five enjoyed it. My food was not good ! It was very sweet and I told the waiter and he said he was sorry . Another lady came by and asked how was everyone. I got same response of sorry. The manager/owner asked how things were and I was told not suppose to be sweet and he was sorry. Never said I will not charge for that meal or let me get you something else . I paid my check and will not be going back.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Son was in from out of town. This is his favorite Mexican restaurant. Nice place for the family to gather.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

What’s the point in making a reservation when you still have to wait half hour before being seated? They could have at least comp us with an appetizer or something.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Delicious and fun as always. Love this place

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Gonza’s is one of our go-to spots for great food. The ambiance is cool with great lighting and fun/irreverent artwork. We have to order a bowl of their amazing queso each time we visit. The top shelf margarita is excellent. Our favorite items are the Mexican Flag, Pastor Tacos and Cameron Tacos... order the cilantro rice. Deserts at Mexican restaurants are typically nothing special, but we dream about Gonza’s chocolate flan and Talega de Platano. The staff is friendly and owner Gonza makes everyone feel like family.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Expected ok Mexican food, was surprised with GREAT Mexican food. The place is cute and unique and LOUD, so don't try to make business deals there but super worth it! Will go again!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Would not recommend to the gluten intolerant or the gluten free crowd.
Twice I have ordered fajitas stating as gluten free request, and twice my father-in-law has ended up with flour tortillas.

This time, we had a full exchange on the matter, got flour tortillas and my father-in-law had eaten two by the time I noticed! I confirmed with the waitress, she took the tortillas away and brought the right ones, but I'm not happy this can't get gotten right the first time.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

My favorite “go to”place! Always vibrant and delicious!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We frequent Gonza all the time and love it. This reservation was for a birthday and there were two items of note: 1. we had not had our waitress before and she was not the most friendly or dynamic, especially for a birthday and 2. the staff usually sings for birthdays (and the staff confirmed that they knew it was a birthday reservation as noted at time of booking) but they didn't sing :( Nonetheless, it was a fun and delicious dinner - the birthday girl was happy.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was stellar as always. The kitchen staff here makes the place great, no doubt. No one comes close anywhere nearby. Can be a little too loud for casual conversation, but food makes it worth talking louder than usual. Service can be spotty depending on the server (three of four dishes removed after dinner and 4th plate sat for a quite a while before we had to track down server for a "to go" box and to get the check). Biggest complaint would be how very tiny the bar area is. For a "tequila bar" - there's not much "bar" area for enjoying drinks before dinner. And between people walking back and forth from outside seating to the bathrooms and folks picking up take-out orders, it's just not that enjoyable being at the bar.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We are regulars at Gonza’s. This time we decided to ask friends to join us. What a great place for a friends date!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Good food, great margaritas that aren't watered down, cool decor, a bit noisy on the patio but you can still hear conversations ok. The only thing I would suggest is to add more vegetarian items to the menu. My Vegetariano taco was muy bueno, but I'd probably visit more often if I knew there was more of a vegetarian variety. Just something to consider.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I had their short rib tacos, as recommended by our waitress if I was looking for something flavorful and a bit spicy. They were excellent and probably not what I would have picked, but I will be sure to do so again! Their chips and chunky salsa were great, we also got the guacamole. The tacos came with a cup of chicken tortilla soup that was very good. Last but not least, I had a margarita on the rocks, no salt - it was fantastic, great sour mix.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Ganza and staff are always a top pick for Latino food!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

When we come to Gonza, the owners and staff make us feel like family. For that reason, we keep coming back again and again! All of their locations are wonderful but we especially love the North Raleigh vibe. We have celebrated milestone birthdays, school achievements & everyday accomplishments at Gonza and plan to do so for a long time.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Good food. Well prepared. Eclectic environment. Not an ideal place for a quiet conversation. Great neighborhood spot. Very good value.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Always great food and service. I have been before and will go again and again and again.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Hands down one of the best and authentic Chilli Relleno.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was very good. Tequila menu was interesting. Service was prompt.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

As usual the food was amazing. However, the service was not the best. We have never had a problem even with large groups. We have been there with 15 people before and been in and out in 45 minutes. This time was much slower and the server was just not as attentive as we are used to. I will return as I hope this is not a recurring issue.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service, food and atmosphere as usual, as expected! Accommodated a few extra diners handily! Thank you for the start of a great evening!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Always a festive atmosphere with great food and prompt service!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Gonza never fails to deliver. Great atmosphere and in my opinion the best Mexican cuisine in Raleigh.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Great service!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Really good tasting food...would have liked more food for the $.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Gonza’s is the best Mexican in Raleigh by far. The quality of food, service and ambience never disappoint. I highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

They offer the most consistently delicious “Mexican” food in the area. It’s good quality and a little inventive. They could up their game on the margaritas though. Jose was a great server and so courteous - he helped my elderly mother all the way out to the street.

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