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“Gonza's is fantastic!”

Gonza Tacos y Tequila
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Ranked #4 of 1,490 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, South American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Come experience the best Mexican restaurant in Raleigh.
Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you are in North Raleigh and would like a GREAT place to have dinner, go to Gonza's! They have an outstanding staff and the owner walks around making sure everything is running smoothly. We have been here several times enjoying a number of different items from the menu - we really like their version of burritos. All of the tacos are amazing. Do not leave without trying a margarita! Enjoy!

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Thank Brad945
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is a great place to go with friends or family. Noise level is pretty loud as the place is always busy. The food is excellent and is priced very fair. They have an extensive selection of tequillas and they have more food items than they list on the menu. This is a pretty casual place as attire is varied by the customers. Be prepared to wait if you have not called ahead for a reservation.,

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Thank golfer082
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

The Mexican Flag, Nachos Gabachos, and Coconut Flan are my all-time favorites! The staff is friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. The atmosphere is casual and fun. We love the Day of the Dead painting on the right back wall and collection of wrestling masks. Very cool place to take friends for dinner or lunch--all ages.

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Thank goldilox057
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

4 of 4 stars (excellent, casual dining).

(see explanation of ratings below)

Allow 45 minutes.

I like Gonza and I like his restaurant. But, it's been more than a year now and the menu hasn't changed much. The "Ghost Menu" items are now in print, but --- other than that--- the menu is the basically same.

Would love to see some specials, some creativity, some flair!

About $35 per person (we spent more on tequila than we did food), dessert and gratuity not included.

Be sure to order a sangrita to chase your tequila (unless you're having one of the more expensive, fine, sipping tequilas).

About my ratings:

Only fine dining establishments can garner five stars. Until TripAdvisor realizes that a fast food joint cannot possibly be ranked equally with a $100 per person place, I need to draw the line somewhere. If we were only talking about the quality and presentation of the food, it would be a different story. But, as we know, TripAdvisor's rankings take into account the entire dining experience.

Therefore, I divide restaurants into three categories (and I wish TripAdvisor would do the same):

1) fast food and "fast-casual" (no table service )

2) casual and "polished casual" dining (table service)

3) fine dining (linen napkins, no plastic cups, no TV's in dining room, typically more expensive than casual dining)

Fine dining can earn a max of five stars. Casual dining can earn a max of four stars. Fast food can earn a max of three stars.

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Thank HomoQuiScitOmnia
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Well priced, excellent food, pleasant service, will return! On Saturday nights, watch for the model on top of the entrance wall...she's not a mannequin!

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Thank raleighgrl
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