I was encouraged to stop in at Gonza when I was on a business trip in Durham. Although I arrived fairly early in the dinner hour, seats were already filling up outside. I sat at the bar and was delighted to have a personable bartender welcome me. All the other staff members were kind and talkative and that makes a difference!
I ordered the vegetarian tacos and left the side dish up to the bartender to make the decision. He read me well — a savory salad with a bite and crunch and the sweetness of tiny pineapple bites. Yum. The tacos were simply delicious and I left nothing on my plate!
And oh, the strawberry margarita was, well, perfect. Just perfect.
What a delightful place to eat. Thank you to all!
Oct 13, 2019
I rarely take note of excellent wait staff quality, but was very impressed with the level of service and attention. You don't need to fight for service on a busy night, the staff will do well by you. Food is also excellent, tequilas are appropriately strong.
Sep 20, 2019
Had to wait a short amount of time arriving at 6:45p. Salsa was fresh and amazing the guacamole was average. We both got drinks his was sangria and mine was the top self margarita, I preferred the marg more. 😉 food was great! Def would come back. Entrees were the steak tacos and chicken fajitas.
Aug 20, 2019
The food is better than the atmosphere. It’s been consistent and delicious both times we’ve been. Best queso we’ve had in the Triangle so far and excellent, fast service. You know exactly what you’ll get and prices are super reasonable able.
Jul 13, 2019
Great Mexican food. Service was well above our expectations and the food was incredible. I had the Mole Enchiladas and the flavors were amazing. Mole is one sauce that it varies on flavor in each restaurant. It takes quite an amount of ingredients and mixed together according to the specific recipe. So, it is almost impossible to find consistency in flavors. However, the distinctive flavor of mole can be missed completely but not here; they did an amazing job, including every other dish we ordered.
Oct 30, 2019
We had a great food here!
Delicious foods in quirky surroundings. A real gem and highly recommended. Plenty of vegetarian options.
Nov 30, 2019
The dinners here are usually good however we came with a larger group the last two times and service was very slow. Everyone at the table ordered a cocktail but when I ordered a beer the server asked me why not a cocktail, when I told them I didnt like tequila rather than accepting that answer she stated it was because I must have never had "good" tequila before. Honestly to pay this much for dinner and slow service I would expect to at least be able to order the drink of my choice. Our dinner group is going to try a different restaurant next go round.
May 4, 2019
Great atmosphere, great wait staff, great seating, food though lacked the classic Mexican/Colombian flavors and smell. Portions are extremely small as well. The tortillas they use are about 3 inches in diameter. The highlight was the plantain which had more flavor that the pulled pork and steak that were in the "tacos". Guacamole is fresh though.
Apr 2, 2019
Food at atmosphere were awesome. Great area to sit outside and it is dog friendly. The food is very good and pretty cheap. Drinks are a little pricey but they use higher end ingredients so it's not bad if you are having 1 or 2. We definitely plan on returning
May 28, 2019
Love this place! 1st time going tonight and I'll be back. Waitress was fast, friendly,and knowledgeable. I got the Mexican Flag dish and enjoyed every bite of it!
Mar 31, 2019
Being vegetarian and lactose free was probably my downfall. I ordered the vegetarian taco without green peppers and cheese. The waitress was very nice and said it was not a problem. The tacos were 3 tiny flour tortillas with cheese melted on the tortillas, chopped green and red peppers & onions and topped with a slice of mushroom. Along with a tiny bowl of rice & beans, my meal was more like an appetizer, definitely not dinner size. The evening went downhill from there. A man (possibly manager) came to try to remedy my green pepper & cheese laden tacos issue. He took them to the kitchen and shortly returned with gloves on to tell me he had picked off the green peppers for me and expected me to be happy with that. Nothing was said about the cheese.We asked for the check at that point. Being vegetarian is difficult at best in Durham but I have always had much better luck than I did at Gonza's and I probably won't be back. My husband did like his bacon wrapped jalapeno.
Mar 19, 2019
I loved the food. Chicken fajita was awesome! And also I would mention about the server who name was Nick( hope I got the name true) was outstanding! He is definitely providing great service for customers. Give him my thanks
Jul 5, 2019
It was delicious! Only complaint is the server wasn't very attentive. Never came back and asked how our food was and had to ask for drink refills. She was very nice though. Absolutely will return! The queso is the best!
Jun 25, 2019
Awesome experience! Delicious food! Amazing service. Our server Sean (sorry if I spelled that wrong) was knowledgeable and extremely helpful with great attitude! Will definitely be back 😊👍🏻 (Durham location!)
Jun 25, 2019
Shaun was a great server and very informative. I'm coming back for the amazing immaculate service alone. The food spoke for itself and melted me in my seat.