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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
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Come experience the best Mexican restaurant in Raleigh.

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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 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
Local Gem

Love, love, love this place. The atmosphere is such fun and the food fantastic. The carne asada tacos are a personal fav. Great bar and great menu. Perfect for whatever occasion!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Kim R
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Love, love, love this place. The atmosphere is such fun and the food fantastic. The carne asada tacos are a personal fav. Great bar and great menu. Perfect for whatever occasion!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our first experience at Gonza Tacos & Tequila made it our future "go to" spot for special occasions. The food is delicious and authentic. The atmosphere is welcoming and festive. And the wait staff is always friendly and helpful. If you want to have a special night with friends, or a great date-night experience, you can't go wrong with Gonza's.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a festive and fun restaurant for a birthday celebration! Our waiter,in what we always refer to as the " VIP Room," was fun and attentive as usual and added to the great vibe of our favorite Mexican restaurant. Great tequilas and other drinks and the Mexican Flag dish is delicious. It would be great if they included some rice... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We discovered this out of the beaten path place. The food is excellent. best in the Triangle. The owner is at this location and is awesome. Very friendly atmosphere as well.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love this place. The atmosphere, the options of tacos. The restaurant is owned by Colombians so you have the option to pick Yucca or Plantains as your sides which is awesome!!! If you've never had either, you must try!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Since Gonza's is right down the street from my house and since they have the best Mexican food (we think) ever...we frequent quite a lot. It is family friendly, has great service and can be quite entertaining on the weekends for the children. A true dining experience with the best of everything.

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raleigh
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211 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

been here many times and it is always great. had the fish special (swordfish over coconut rice). wife had the steak tacos. both were outstanding. beer is always cold. service always prompt. they have expanded so it is easier to get a table.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Have lived in Arizona, been to Texas, Calif. and most of the lower 48 states. I have not had better Mexican food then Gonza's. The food is fresh, laced with cilantro, and is truly divine. Went there on the day it opened, and have not stopped going.. 5 Stars

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Love the atmosphere! We had a large party of 20+ and were served quickly. Food is amazing! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a unique dining experience!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I am always look for the next best quesadilla and I have found the greatest one of all! Not only that, everything I have tried here is excellent. The amount of food you get is great for the price. Food always comes out quickly. The place is very popular so sometimes it takes a while to get seated. The only... More 

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Additional Information about Gonza Tacos y Tequila

Address: 7713-39 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone Number: 919-846-5478
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican, South American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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?