Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh

4.9
1127 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 1127 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmilyL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun and the food is consistently yummy no matter what you order!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing! He said he’d only been there three weeks but acted like a pro. Great evening to sit outside, great ambiance, great food.

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AaronQ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome birthday night out!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Love Gonzas!

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vipKathy
Raleigh
84 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Try the Mac and cheese - sounds odd but pretty delicious. The guacamole and margaritas were nice too. Skip the coconut shrimp though… service was good. Highly recommend going early!

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RandallS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

G T y T is simply the best. The food is always right and nobody makes a better margarita. And, of course, there's Gonza!

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SueW
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was In Town met local friends for dinner. As good as I remembered

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KristenB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. One of my favorite restaurants!

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jnicbrad
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Post-Covid dinner: masks were not required for patrons anywhere that we saw, though we think all of the staff were wearing them. We ate indoors and liked that some tables still had mannequins for social distancing. That said, every table was packed on the Saturday before a holiday.

Our food was delicious and nicely plated. Server was very attentive and took pains to keep my food from allergen cross contamination.

This was not our first visit to Gonza, nor will it be our last.

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vipjoeyde
Raleigh
104 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place never disappoints. As soon as we were seated our server was table side for our drink order. House margaritas were excellent. The chips and salsa went great with the drinks. I had the carnitas tacos and my date had the shrimp fajitas. Both were excellent. Service was very punctual, friendly and professional. Very nice evening.

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JULIEL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Love the atmosphere and service is excellent.

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vipBStep
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun, whimsical atmosphere and decor. Friendly and efficient service. Food was wonderful, we had coconut shrimp and guacamole appetizers, both wonderful. The street tacos were very tasty, the margaritas strong. Save room for the tailgate desert! Wow!

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AaronQ
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, and we had a great time for dinner. Your deco is awesome, and server Simon was super attentive!

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Kristin
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Yummy tacos and gauc - who could ask for more! Everyone in our party also had the plantains and loved them.

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RickC
Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go with friends. Good food and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fun girls night out! Love their food and the festive ambience of this place! Top notch meal as usual! (One minor thing- the tortilla chips could have been a little crispier- just a tad chewy) Service was awesome! Gonzas never fails to be a yummy, relaxing, fun place to gather with friends and family!

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KatieE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner as a family! Fun atmosphere and delicious food! Good for kids and adults!

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Travel
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took Stepdad and Mom there for Fathers Day. Good food, casual, outstanding service. They even by happenstance played CCR. He was happy and relaxed. Thank y’all.

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neighborhood
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonza is predictably excellent, as usual. Had trouble finding Father's Day reservations elsewhere, but no problem yesterday. Food was great. Server(s) were always attentive (one in training so shadowing) and super nice. Thanks Gonza!

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TiffanyJ
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

There was no reference to indoor or outdoor seating when making the reservation. When we arrived, we were seated outside without asking preference. In the heat of the summer, a restaurant should not take their outdoor tables into account when accepting reservations. We ate as quickly as possible and it was miserable outside.

The food was OK but not great. The strawberry margarita was the highlight of the meal.

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vipLauraL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service in a fun atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great choice for dinner. Out with long-time friends for terrific social outing. Safety measures feel good.

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DonaldF
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to this restaurant several times and the food has always been exceptional!

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vipMaAnnM
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tacos were a little dry. Enchiladas very good. Loved the chips and salsa. Would like to see a bigger beer selection. Our waitress was excellent ! Friendly, attentive, efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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NancyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh and delicious. We always celebrate birthdays here and love the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Family get together for my birthday. Server was attentive and the food was very good (2 had the Philly cheesesteak tacos). Always consistent!

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Mrssmithmusic
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time! Our server (Britney) was great, and the food and ambience were both fantastic. It was my birthday so I was serenaded by a very talented trumpet player and given a bday shot to boot! We will definitely be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food is mediocre. Mexican flag meal arrived luke warm and was bland. My date didn’t eat the soup which looked more like a dip. Margaritas must be premade as the arrived in seconds and topped with soda for some reason. Staff was very nice. Decor is interesting to look at but the food was something to forget.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great Raleigh restaurant! The service this time was not as great s as some of the other times I’ve been. Food was good and specialty drinks were a little hit or miss.

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ShannonT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonza is always a great experience. Good food, good service, great ambiance.

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Julie
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Gonza puts his heart and soul into his restaurants. I highly recommend Gonza’s Tacos y Tequila!

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Brenda
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid! A local favorite. Always a great meal. We eat here at least once a month. Food and service is spot on. Really enjoy the vibe and atmosphere. Several nearby shops add to the overall experience, ice-cream, bottle shop, coffee shop, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy it and staff are super friendly.

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Lynchie3
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Had a reservation for “outside” for over a week and when we checked in they had no outdoor seating available.

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Wolfe
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gonza is always a great place to eat. Food, service and value exceptional.
Ate their with friends last night and really enjoyed all the restaurant has to offer.
Highly recommend it to those who have not been.

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JulieB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food is fantastic, the decor is quirky and colorful and the service is excellent. Love the queso and the Mexican flag entree.

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RachelG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad experience. The coconut shrimp and churros were new to us and amazing. Just a note: outside seating is first come, first serve no matter what you pick in Open Table. We only had to wait a few minutes past our reservation though.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to go out for a date. Great food, great drinks and nice atmosphere. Excellent value for the money. Ate inside this time but planning on coming back to eat outside with two other couples that enjoy this type of food too in a few weeks.

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You can order delivery directly from Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh using the Order Online button. Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 846-5478.

Gonza Tacos y Tequila - North Raleigh is rated 4.9 stars by 1127 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.

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