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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh

4.7
681 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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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Private dining
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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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
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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 681 People Are Saying
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MaryFox77 (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 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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AdmiralK (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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EricaC (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 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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DwightS (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Hands down one of the best and authentic Chilli Relleno.

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VAlocal (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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

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Lauren22RN (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 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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Christine (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Always a festive atmosphere with great food and prompt service!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 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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Taylor (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 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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vipKathy (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent and Always Fun! Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh lives up to its reputation for being fun, friendly and a great place to eat for modern mexican dishes. Love the eclectic decor that livens up the place but is not overwhelming. Our waitress took a few moments to explain the different photos splashed around the walls. The service is impressive for a casual setting. We have been there enough to have different waitresses and they all have been on the mark with taking orders, drink suggestions and service. As for the food, start with a margarita along with some queso, salsa and chips to share. The tacos are a big hit and offer a great variety. The shrimp tacos and pulled pork are perfectly spiced and don't be fooled by the portions, its enough to fill you up. The cilantro rice is a nice side, although the coconut rice is my favorite with the pulled pork. Reservations are suggested on the weekends, so plan ahead or expect to wait with your bobble head. Either way, Gonza is worth the wait and a great way to start the weekend.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

This is likely the best upscale Mexican food in Eastern NC. The owner is typically onsite and the quality of food and service shows. You won't be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Loved the atmosphere in this hip-feeling taqueria with a twist. Menu was inventive and inspiring. Food was well-executed. Really fun evening!!

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gene (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

We had family visiting and took 7 people. We got there a little early for our reservation but were seated immediately. The food was excellent and our server was great. Overall wonderful dinner experience and our family loved the food and the decor.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Service is outstanding - very fast and friendly. Food is flavorful and fresh. Best mole sauce anywhere. Steak is delicious in every item, especially the El Platano. Soup is a must. No better Mexican/Columbian food.

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vipGoldenFleece (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Very lively restaurant. Obviously very popular. Food was delicious but unfortunately mine was lukewarm. I think it sat while they fixed my wife’s fajitas, which were pipping hot. Servers were very accommodating but I think covered too many tables at once.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

Amazing. Great food. Love the owner. Makes you feel like family.

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MrsTaDow (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

We usually are very pleased with the food here. During out
R last visit, however, although we ordered the same dishes that we ordered when we last visited, everything was extremely spicy even though it was not supposed to be or had been previously. It made our dishes not as enjoyable.

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SmallBrownRound (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Love Gonza! Always consistently good food and drinks!

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vipRMWW (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

One of our favorites & has been for years!!! Great place for get together with friends for yummy food & great margaritas!!

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Jkweathers (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Great as always.

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MikeS (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Gonza is always fun for me and my friends, we love to celebrate our various birthdays here, throughout the year, always will recommend Gonza!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Its great like it always is. The only thing that is bad, is the music is to loud sometimes.

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