Guapo's

4.7
45 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Look no further than Guapo's Restaurant! Guapo’s is a family owned restaurant in DC, MD & VA. We emphasize on using fresh quality ingredients in all our dishes. Try our delicious, grilled to perfection carne asada, our succulent ceviche or simply quench your thirst with one of our signature Margaritas. Here at Guapo’s we hope you feel right at home in our familiar ambiance and consider yourself part of the Guapo’s family.
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JS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Sitting in bar area service was very slow. Also it was hot inside the restaurant. Food and drinks made up for it.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Cinco de Mayo. They were very busy and clearly overwhelmed (understandable on one of their busiest days of the year)

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guapos is THE best Mexican restaurant in town and the Tenleytown location is fantastic. Inside or outside seating is good; the staff is efficient, nice and responsive. They keep busy with all the tables filled. The chips and dip are a meal in themselves, but don't miss the best fajitas in town! Guapos is one of the best thinks about living in AU Park.

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CJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Guapo's, the service, and the FOOD. Lovely as always.

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TA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I’m a consistent Guapo’s guy since childhood but this trip was prob my worst. Our Chechen was overdone and drinks were just poor

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K
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was alright, margaritas were good when we could get them. Anytime we needed anything we had to have someone chase down our server. She forgot our drinks multiple times. Overall was just an ok experience filled with excuses

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NK
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and I enjoyed the good weather with good food and a drink!

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TJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was perfect. I’m not too impressed with Mexican food choices in this area, but Guapos is consistent and the service is top notch. It makes for an overall good dining experience. One note is that the receptionists did not log in my open table reservation. Its irritating to have to have that done.

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L
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, authentic TexMex. Go to neighborhood place.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was great except for the straw situation. The cardboard straws are awesome for water. But I can’t drink a frozen margarita with one.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had dinner on a Friday evening and noise level was high as this restaurant is a popular spot. I ordered the chicken and beef enchilada platter which included rice and refried beans. It was very good. The other member of my party ordered a small seafood dish but thought it was too salty. The Mexican dishes are quite delicious. Service is friendly and professional.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I have been looking for a Mexican restaurant that wasn’t Tex-Mex and we fell in love with Guapo’s. We will become regulars at any of the locations.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guapo’s is reliable for food quality and service is speedy. The atmosphere is festive and the help is super accommodating and polite.

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always Guapo's has never failed to provide us with the best Mexican food and matrimonio's.

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MI
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a colleague at Guapo's for dinner on a Thursday night. On entering the establishment, I was immediately impressed with the crowd, the evident mix of clients eager for the experience, and the warm authenticity of the decor. The staff was gracious and efficient to get us seated and comfortable. The food was outstanding. Attentive wait staff kept us appointed with drinks and any extras we sought (sauces). What a terrific eating place run by someone who knows how to motivate and deliver a very pleasant dining experience.

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DC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is always great, and the service for our party of 9 was impeccable. We were in the upper room, which I believe is reserved for large parties. The noise level was deafening, partly because this is where they put the families with children. Be warned. I love Guapo's and have for years.

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C
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was very attentive and the food was delicious.

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NY
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood "go-to" restaurant. Always good ... never disappoints!

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JE
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Mexican food in a convivial environment!

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GP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good tex mex with a more authentic menu than the larger chains. Good bar with reasonable prices.

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner with our family here on Saturday. Only downside was that despite having made a 5:30pm reservation for 7 (including 3 kids under-6), they had overbooked that night and we didn't get seated until past 6pm. Everything else, though, from the food to the waitstaff to the awesome kids menu, we were very happy with.

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MC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Guapos drinks and dinner were perfect. Enjoyed a relaxing time. Wait staff were very conscientious and nice

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican food ever!

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PC
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The food was salty and not tasty at all. Even the margaritas were bad. I won’t ever go back.

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WJ
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

After a long hiatus, I returned to Guapo's based on a positive review in the paper. Although I had been disappointed in the past, my recent meal of chile rellenos was delicious. The poblano pepper was fresh and not overcooked; the cheese was flavorful and generous. The usual sides - rice, beans, guacamole - were all standard and not disappointing. Service was prompt. Only an unhappy child crying detracted from an otherwise good lunch.

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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was good as was the food but towards the end of the night they bought us our check without us asking and wanted us to pay the bill however we weren’t done consuming our food, drink and desserts.

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DC
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you live in NW DC, this is the "go to" Mexican family restaurant.

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EF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening at Guapos on the waterfront! We received great service, enjoyed delicious food and cocktails! The mango sorbet was refreshing on a hot evening! Looking forward to going back soon!

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GH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Everything has cilantro!!! They should have cilantro-less salsas! Mexican salsas don’t even have any cilantro!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Just met up with a friend for good food

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AH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great! The service is nice. The drinks are weak-- definitely not much bang for the buck.

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E
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Mexican food. Pina colada was to die for. Loud and packed but worth it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and love the guacamole 😍

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e
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Guapo's is beginning to go down, showing signs of carelessness. The chicken fajitas came with dried out chicken (it was succulent in the past) and curiously, they brought the rice & beans plate separately but placed the cold-extras plate (guacamole, sour cream & pico-de-gallo) on top of the scorching platter so they all boiled - not tasty or pleasant. Asked a busser to bring a fresh cold-extras plate and got it, but when I mentioned this to our waiter he was not fazed at all.

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VC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best authentic Mexican food. Great location and wait staff.

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A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was amazing and very accommodating!

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CH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Ordered the chicken fajitas. It came on a sizzling plate which sizzled for so long that it burnt all my food! My food was still cooking on the plate for at least 15 more minutes after the waiter gave it to me. All my chicken and vegetables were burnt & stuck to the plate.

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DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My experience at Guapos was great. Hadn’t been there in many years and was pleased to see that not much had changed. The guacamole was delicious and each dish served was equally as delicious. The service was also very good. Our server was friendly and very attentive. We were celebrating my nieces birthday. Through conversation with him he picked up the occasion being her birthday, with that he surprised us all with desssert a sombrero and song. Thanks Guapos for another enjoyable evening!

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CH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Mexican meal and outstanding service! Will definitely be back next time I am in DC! Our server Walter was outstanding

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L
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Guapo's was a good place for a nice Mexican meal. It is also in a convenient location for a quick bite to nearby venues as well as the Metro station. They were very accommodating to the lesser number of guest that I had reserved for originally. Drinks were good too.

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