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Gonza Tacos y Tequila

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$$$
Mexican, South American
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7713-39 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
919-846-5478
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Come experience the best Mexican restaurant in Raleigh.
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fun Mexican

Spot on food and drinks; home like atmosphere. Quick and friendly service with fantastic authentic food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Sara C
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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203 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Spot on food and drinks; home like atmosphere. Quick and friendly service with fantastic authentic food.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love this place because it is not your traditional mexican food or feel. The place is small and the menu is limited but changes. Not a bad meal yet and even when the place is packed, the servers work to make sure your food comes out hot.

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Raleigh, NC
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We've dined at Gonza's several years now... delicious menu and large portions. My favorite is their Chicken Enchiladas with Mole Sauce !!! The best. My husband likes their Chicken Quesadillas. Wish their guacamole was better... but, their ceviche is fabulous and generous to share with your sweetie. Atmosphere is so authentic, you'll believe you're in Mexico... have another cervasa. Opens... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Dining at Gonza's is quite an adventure. They have the usual Mexican fare, but also many dishes from "grandma's table." The decor is intriguing. Be on the lookout for human statue "greeters". Because there's sometimes a wait, in the summer there's sometimes a big bubble tub for the kids. Ask about the ghost menu.

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Raleigh, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I try not to eat too much Mexican food but this one is on my "do return list" I absolutely love the out of the box "wait buzzers" and the decor. It makes you feel like you're somewhere out of the country. The first thing I look for in a restaurant is the sanitation grade. There is a number that... More 

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Wake Forest
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We come to Gonza's at least once a week. They always have a delicious special that usually is sold out before 8pm. I recommend the spicy pepino to drink! Spicy and sweet at the same time! Many different tequilas on hand to try. If you go on the weekend, you might catch the live mannequin! Most people don't realize she's... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere, great service! You can't get much better than this trio. The food is a little pricey, but not outrageously so. Our waiter was wonderful, and I had what I consider to be the best margarita ever. And I have tasted a few! The food was really authentic tasting and innovative. One fun aspect is the wait... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is one of my favorites! The only other place I've had pork and pineapple tacos (Pastores) is in Austin, Texas at the wonderful Fonda San Miguel - but Gonza knows what they're doing. They make excellent margaritas and the guacamole is fresh. All the food is good! This place can get very busy so make a reservation or... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Went to the bar with a friend and got Eric to mix us some custom drinks (ask for a D and E). The taco special that night was excellent and the staff very attentive and friendly. Will be going back

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in the area. The portions are a little smaller than you get in other Mexican places bu the quality is very good. The bar is a little small for our taste, but if you go on a week night you can usually find a spot. The margaritas are also very good. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7713-39 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-846-5478

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Come experience the best Mexican restaurant in Raleigh.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?