FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2018
Gonza Tacos y Tequila Founders Opening New Restaurant Raleigh, NC:
Gonza Tacos y Tequila founders opening new concept, Macondo, located in Raleigh, NC fall 2019.
Gonza Tacos y Tequila founders, Gonza Salamanca and Carlos Rodriguez, announce their newest venture, Macondo Latin Cuisine, opening fall of 2019 in Sojourn Glenwood Place Apartments in Raleigh. Macondo will feature small tastes of traditional Latin flavors that will rotate seasonally. The vision says co-founder Carlos Rodriguez “is a straight forward simple culinary driven menu but with highly complex flavors.” “This was an opportunity for us to go back to our Colombian roots and the food we grew up on,” says co-founder Gonza Salamanca. “Latin food is so much more than tacos, and by bringing the unique ingredients of South America to the Triangle, we hope to showcase the incredible foods Latin America has to offer.” They have partnered with renowned Colombian Chef Santiago Macías, of award-winning i Latina in Buenos Aires, as a menu consultant. Gonza Tacos y Tequila Executive Chef Jose Miguel is also adding his unique and creative South American culinary skills to the new venture. “After seven years, Gonza Tacos y Tequila has its own identity and is highly successful, so we didn’t want to stray too much from that concept,” says Rodriguez. “With Macondo we are able to start the next chapter and showcase in a direct way, our South American background.”
Macondo’s interior will also be a departure from Gonza Tacos y Tequila with the creative help of the talented team at New City Design Group. The bar will be a main feature in the restaurant, offering Latin-inspired craft cocktails to further enhance the South American experience. Patio seating will also be available.
About Sojourn Glenwood Place:
Sojourn Glenwood Place is a 296-unit mixed-use luxury apartment home community developed and managed by Grubb Ventures in partnership with an affiliate of Walton Street Capital, L.L.C. The community’s unique architectural design resembles four distinct communities including brownstones with direct entries and an NYC style apartment building with a grand entrance. It is located inside the I-440 Beltline at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Woman’s Club Drive in Raleigh, NC. The community abuts Country Club Hills and has a retail phase that focuses on bringing the community together over creative experiences.
3710 Exchange Glenwood Place
Raleigh, NC 27612
Website: MacondoNC.com (coming soon)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MacondoNC
About Gonza Tacos y Tequila:
o In 2011 Cousins Gonza Salamanca and Carlos Rodriguez opened their first Gonza Tacos y Tequila in North Raleigh; 7713 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh NC 27615
o In 2013 they opened a second location in Wake Forest at The Factory; 1849 S Main St, Wake Forest NC 27587
o In February 2015 they opened a third location in Durham’s West Village; 604 Fernway Ave, Durham NC 27701
o In Oct 2015 they opened a fourth location in Downtown Raleigh, in the Aloft Raleigh Hotel; 2100 Hillsborough St, Raleigh NC 276
o In February 2017 they launched the Gonza Tacos y Tequila Food Truck
o In May of 2017 they opened their fifth location at 525 New Waverly PL, #204, Cary, NC 27518
o In May of 2017, a free-standing concession location was added in the left field at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Press Inquiries and Photography:
For high-resolution photos, please go the Macondo drop box and credit Trish Witek, Witek Marketing.
Please direct press inquiries to:
President, Witek Marketing