El Guapo

4.3
31 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Fresh Authentic Latin-Inspired Cuisine, Creative Cocktails, and over 300 Tequilas and Mezcals

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 31 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MinisterBBordley
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had taco salad veggie, my only wish.... would have been grilled onion, charred spring onions, yellow,/ red peppers imparted with some Mexican flavors, I forgot to sample the mole sauce . But going bck the white sangria took me off my feet. 1 of the best quest. Ad a chef, I endorse this establishment, food, service, and libations ,Gm made sure we were good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and I had a great experience. Hope was amazing and very patient with us as we wanted to celebrate and have great drinks. She was quick and fun to be around! It was so good, our boyfriends came back two days later to eat again. The food was great, and we ordered a bunch! Would definitely come back for the great service and authentic Mexican food and margs!

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ColleenN
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great. It was fun to have a mariachi band playing but they were WAY too loud. It was impossible to talk so we left sooner than we probably would have

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Reb63
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This restaurant was a great surprise. It is a open dining room, but it is still very easy to have conversation. The decor is really cool. Hope was our server and she was excellent! It is Latin Cuisine with a Mexican twist. We started with Margaritas, I had the prickly pear, my friend had mango, delicious! Lots tequila to choose from. We had the Duck Quesadilla, and it was so good! I had nachos for my dinner and they did not disappoint. My friend had the Chicken Skewers over cauliflower rice(this is where the Latin comes in) There is no skimping on portions. It was a delightful experience. You should go!

P.S. appetizers and house Margaritas are half price on weekends

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vipKOCity
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Nice place. Food is Good. Great service.

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vipNicole
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Awesome new spot in Catonsville. Will be back soon.

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KimberlyK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! The carne asada was to die for. Went for dinner then back the next day for brunch!

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vipAndrea
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I eat here, I try something different. My dining companion, who is vegan found several things he liked as well. Food is so good and service was great. Looking forward to one day getthing through the whole menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food is just never consistent. Went when they first opened and it was delicious. Received awful meals 3 times after that. It is a shame because the menu is so promising. Disappointed similarly to State Fare. So I won’t be looking forward to the 3rd restaurant opening in the restaurant group.

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vipAndrea
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Ashley was attentive and friendly. The pork burrito and steak/shrimp fajitas were both so good. Churros were a lot, definitely enough to share with several people. Can't wait to go back and try other things.

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ArmandC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding... flavorful food and good atmosphere. I will return

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NytifaC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Authentic Latin Food! Can’t wait to return.

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DebbieA
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good, margarita was AMAZING! Love the idea of the table at the bar so we can still get the 'sitting at the bar' feeling.

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KSTM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Three out of four in our party loved their food and drink choices and we all loved the homemade salsa, chips and amazing queso. Fabulous margarites too! Will be back for sure.

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vipGbchili
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice variety of tasty food that offers something different than the usual Mexican fare. Chips and salsa were excellent as was the sops elote, chorizo cazuela and steak tacos. Papusas and duck carnitas tacos were good.

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MichaelP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first time visiting. The restaurant and bar look great. When COVID is in our rear view mirror, I'm sure the bar will be packed and the comprehensive Tequila selection very much appreciated. Even though the restaurant was relatively empty due to COVID, we were seated somewhat close to there tables, and it was a bit noisier then I would typically prefer. That would be my only gripe on the evening.

The service was good. Our waiter helped us select delicious drinks, apps and entrees. I can't comment on the deserts because we were all too stuffed to partake.

The food is the real star here. Everything we had was unique and delicious. That is not an easy find with this type of cuisine. I think it is easy to open a Mexican restaurant with good food. However to open one with great food at a reasonable price is special. It appears that El Guapo might be on to something here. Hopefully the food quality stays this way moving forward.

On anther note, the Gluten Free options seam to be somewhat limited. Typically Mexican cuisine allows for more Gluten Free options. Unfortunately this will limit our ability to enjoy El Guapo with my whole family. Gluten Free chips, tacos, rice and beans would have us eating here once a week.

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DavidW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Was super disappointed after hearing all the great things people were saying. Food was meh at best. Service OK. It is American Mexican food. Not very good or exciting.

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Brit
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fresh, delicious, and absolutely FULL of flavor. Killer margaritas, good ambiance, and super friendly staff. Chicken enchiladas were an instant favorite. Prickly pear margarita was great albeit sweet - will have to ask for a salted rim next time around. Krystal recommended the tres leches cake for dessert and it was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back!

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MelodyH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was clean and nicely decorated. We were greeted and sat immediately. Our waiter was attentive, without being overbearing and the food was very good. We will definitely eat there again. So glad we have a good Mexican restaurant in Catonsville!

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KimberlyK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. It was a wonderful expierence. The food was great and so was the service. Definitely going back again

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matt
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was pretty good. Ambience needs some work but overall happy about this new spot in Catonsville.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice break from everyday pace.

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vipLuvopentable
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were disappointed

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DHB3
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waited over an hour for our food. Manager told us our order was lost in the kitchen and it would be coming out shortly and would be hot. when the food finally arrived, it was room temperature at best. Manager offered a round of drinks on the house, which was nice. This restaurant is new and needs a little more time to get it together.

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DebbieA
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

1st time here & everything was great! Nice COVID preparation. House margarita was AMAZING! Bacon wrapped chicken app was awesome! Chips/salsa delish! Chicken skewers yum! Love it being served on riced cauliflower! Only real food issue was the pork tacos were a little dry but everything else was awesome!

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Dunnsky89
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I enjoyed our tacos and quesadilla and the waitress was very attentive. I’ll definitely be coming back!

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CindyH
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great spot for a good meal. Delicious food and drinks. Will definitely be back.

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Mitmaharg
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, got the birria tacos and queso fundido. Killer margarita. Cool space with an unbelievable tequila and mezcal selection.

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vipAndrea
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a refreshing menu with authentic food. Great drinks, great food, and attentive service!! Usually restaurants are a bit 'off' when they first open. Everyone seemed so prepared - from the hostess to the server to the kitchen staff. Great visit.

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MargaritaLover
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My margarita was amazing! great atmosphere and kind staff.

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IrisR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried El Guapo for the first time since they opened last week and it was great. We just moved to the area and we’re looking for our “go-to restaurant”, happy to say we found it. Drinks were great, definitely recommend the pear margarita. We ordered the Nachos and they were delivered without the toppings, it took the server two seconds to notice it and take them back without us saying anything. Overall food was great and the cleanliness was great in times of covid.

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vipchristyh
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I understand this restaurant just opened so we didn’t complain while at the restaurant. This is merely for feedback purposes. The server was great, only issues was a mistake with charging a certain menu item but she corrected it. The margaritas were probably what stood out the best. They were amazing! The food however was sub par. We ordered fajitas and they came out cold and the vegetables were not sautéed like you typically get with fajitas. The tortillas were hard in some spots and also cold and bland. Again, we chalked it up to just opening. We will give it another shot in a few months.

FAQs

El Guapo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 753-1033.

El Guapo is rated 4.3 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.