Guapo's

4.4
24 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Traditional Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:00pm - 12:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 686-3588
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
River Rd.
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Parking details
We validate up to two hours in the parking deck located behind Guapo's next to Whole Foods.
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Public transit
Tenley Town Metro Station
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
What 24 People Are Saying
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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
5 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
102 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
14 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
13 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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EF
Washington DC
4 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
1 review
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 15, 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 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was amazing and very accommodating!

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CH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 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
1 review
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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TO
Baltimore
31 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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e
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Better make reservations. Very crowded and tables are small. But overall a great Mexican restaurant.

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GR
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great place for something nice and quiet; however, not ideal for a brunch turn up!

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OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great for a group. The outdoor seating is nice and covered.

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M
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our food was good. The shrimp tijuana appetizer was delicioso!! My margarita wasnt strong enough but still delish. Would definitely recommend.

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PD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2013
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food is fine and the tequila shrimp is one of the tastiest menu items. We go often because the staff is friendly and the kids love it. Our kids love to watch the tortilla machine work and the staff often gives them a ball of dough to play with.

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