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Gonza Tacos y Tequila

7713-39 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
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Ranked #5 of 1,221 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, South American
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Come experience the best Mexican restaurant in Raleigh.
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156 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Recently was in Raleigh and decided to have Mexican. Made reservations at Gonza ( glad we did because it was packed). Different atmosphere, but this added to meal. Great margaritas. Food was fresh, well prepared and smoking hot when it arrived. Everything we ordered was delicious. If you want fresh Mexican inspired food that you don't want to order by... More

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Apex, NC
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I go here almost every week for lunch, except Monday they are closed! Must get there before 12. Love their Guacamole and their tacos! Excellent wait staff and the manager ALWAYS comes by and ask how everything is. Definitely authentic foods. Love this place!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our old favorite Mexican place had closed down several months ago. Our friends had been trying to get us to go with them to their favorite place. Man, have we been missing out. This place was just around the corner from us. None of that fru-fru Mexican food. A real meal, good and spicy. Plenty of food and good prices.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place has a buzz and it certainly lived up to the hype - Wow! I had the Mexican Flag and their fresh guacamole and was in heaven! Love everything about this place - the artistic and vibrant atmosphere, the service, the food, and the value. My new "go to" place for Mexican in Raleigh, NC.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I can't even contain myself while writing this review. Seriously some of the best food I have eaten in a long time. From the quality of food, to the exceptional service, and the funky atmosphere- this place rocked. I had the spicy chicken tacos with the tortilla soup. Husband had the Mexican flag. Both were amazing. So flavorful and fresh.... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Food is excellent and good value -- not cheap food loaded with cheese and fat as one normally finds in Mexican restaurants. Guacamole and ceviche appetizers are very good, and many seafood dishes complementing the meat and chicken. There are even some vegetarian main dishes of excellent quality. Drinks are great and atmosphere fun! In the heart of North Raleigh

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Raleigh, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ate at Gonzas on a rare date night without the kids. We had heard it was good but had no idea how good!!! It was packed to start with and the 25 minute wait almost scared us away. Thank goodness the owner came around offering drinks and we stayed! Gonzas is an excellent restaurant! We loved everything about it.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Loved this place. Had scallop tacos; they were sooo good. Salsa was chunky (server told us they make it daily). Will definitely be back.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Fantastic service, incredible food, and off the charts Margs! This is a N. Raleigh must....period. Great for kids, but go early. Awesome social scene - lively, upbeat, fun, happy people all enjoying top tier fare. If you like spicy, ask your server to spice it up for you...and yes, go ahead and order that next top shelf margarita!

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atlanta GA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Customers took me lunch here and it was awesome! Very unique, lots of outdoor seating, great food and service but a little pricey. However you get what you pay for. Will return!

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