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

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Visitor rating
  • 143
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Yummy, different, inexpensive

We both really enjoyed our meal. Not your standard tex mex food. Nice vegetariano tacos for me. Salsa and guacamole were bright and fresh. We are moving in nearby and both agreed we would come back here and try it again. Very busy for a Tuesday evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Zenlibrarian
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We both really enjoyed our meal. Not your standard tex mex food. Nice vegetariano tacos for me. Salsa and guacamole were bright and fresh. We are moving in nearby and both agreed we would come back here and try it again. Very busy for a Tuesday evening.

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Plymouth, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped with no reservations on a Tuesday and were seated outside in minutes. The drinks were perfect and came as ordered. I ordered shrimp fajitas and had plenty to take home for a second meal. They were delicious! Chips and salsa of course. Menu was extensive but there were also nightly specials. Prices were quite reasonable. The owner appeared... More 

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Raleigh NC
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been here a few times for dinner, and have not been disappointed. It's usually crowded because it's good! The prices are reasonable and the food is delicious. The staff and owner are very personable and want to be sure you've had a good time. It's a festive atmosphere and a fun place to eat and have cocktails.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We have been regularly eating here since they opened. Gonza is a real gem and a great host. Food is tasty, quick, and inexpensive.....and the place is fun.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Great service and a nice variety of menu items. We would strongly encourage you to try Gonzo Taco.

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South Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We enjoyed the chips, salsa and Rita's on rocks ($5 for a tiny bowl of guacamole) but won't wait for a table here again after the dry , flavorless chicken and beef fajitas. Why would you serve cold commercial made flour tortillas? Place is cute but we won't be back.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Excellent shredded pork taco and gret homemade salso. I have been there several times.Food and service is always great.

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United States
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309 reviews 309 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

VERY popular spot. We visited the North Raleigh location on a Sunday evening at about 7pm and it was packed (thirty minute wait for a table). If you order tacos, you’ll get three for about $14-15. Very good selection of Anejo tequila. About my ratings: In an effort to compare apples to apples, my ratings are strictly for establishments within... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

it's more upscale and pricey than other mexican restaurants. the food is good and the location has a nice style.

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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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?