Guapo's

4.2
55 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

We believe a great dining experience begins with family. At our restaurants we combine great atmosphere with friendly staff and quality food. We hope the efforts of our family owned business reflect in the experience our guests have and make you feel right at home and part of our family.


Our Specialties include Fajitas and Margaritas, and our salsa has been awarded as the best salsa in the area





Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Tex-Mex, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(301) 656-0888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Catering Available. Please call (866)350-4400 for more information
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Parking details
Parking lot on 4707 Highland Avenue
Parking garage on 8216 Woodmont Avenue
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
What 55 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful time at guapos. All staff were super friendly, if we had a question or concern they were quick to respond. I truly enjoyed the ceviche, one of the reasons I will go back...SO SO SO GOOD! My family had the steak fajitas and I had a quesadilla on the side. All were great, no complaints with the food. They made our table really feel special.

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SG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Queso dip is supposed to be white not orange like velvetta

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BN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good authentic Mexican food. Fresh ingredients in everything including the cocktails. Service was efficient, friendly and timely. Reasonably priced.

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R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It doesnt get better than Guapos - Authentic, Neighborly, Great for Families, Fun with Friends, Always excellent Food and THE Best Margaritas on the East Coast, by far.

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J
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this Guapos! The guacamole is amazing. The service is top notch, and the margaritas are excellent!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Food was luke warm and the Margaritas tasted odd.

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DK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The portions are smaller than they used to be. The fajitas were an absolute joke. Enough meat, but only a quarter onion, a tiny strip of green onion, and one cherry tomato. That's it. Veggies are so cheap! For $20, you'd expect more veggies on it.

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KR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food and service were decent; however, the noise was really loud and it was hard to hear our conversation across the table.

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

Hector was one of the best waiters I've ever had, great personality and very attentive!

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A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was very fast, and the service attentive. Don't enter from the back door though, it' s offputting.

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B
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. We always get what we expect....good consistent food. Their mojitos are excellent as is the con quest.

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j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Like the Gaithersburg locations better, but thought with World Cup and it being father's day it would be slammed. They don't use open table and Bethesda does. Will wait it out in Gaithersburg next time.

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N
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. My food was so tasty, I couldn't stop eating it even though I was full.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday and mother’s day

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and prompt, food was hot and delicious! Exceptional team

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DT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican food I have had!!! The presentation was excellent.

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B
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did such a great job making the birthday girl feel special! Love Guapo’s!

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RM
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, prices were all exceptional! Definitely be back!!!

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great flavours. Excellent portion size. Lovely presentation.
Waiter, Hector, was also above average with his personal service. Thanks for the great experience for these Canadians.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast and yummy

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting...great service...great food! I even bought a quart of salsa to take home! Awesome experience!

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SH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food! great margaritas! people waiting to get in

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Food wasn’t that great. Not authentic Mexican. I expected more.

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OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant,good food,good service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Two different songs blaring at once 😬

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TW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had such a good time for my birtbday. Drinks and food are both excellent!

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A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I love coming here. We are never disappointed when we come the waiters are always nice and on point. Maria is the waitress we get normally and she is fantastic. Keep up the amazing work.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met at Guapo’s for an after work dinner. Great space to do this and the food was good and reasonably priced.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is really good (even if the proportion are really big). The ambiance is very friendly, very noisy but if you're looking for good food+having fun+chill I would recommend this place.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We’ve loved the guapos in shirlington, so when we found ourselves in Bethesda, we figured we would try it. Probably the WORST service I’ve received at a restaurant. It seemed they were staffed for a regular Sunday evening, not one where the Monday was a national holiday and it was packed. We were asked if we were ready to order twice before our appetizers arrived. When my main course came out, the rest of my family’s food wasn’t served until a full ten minutes later. There was no recognition of the awful service, or any offer to accommodate us in any way. What an embarrassment for Guapos.

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JD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was great and very attentive even though it was a busy evening. The food is always good and my kids love to eat here. It can get a little noisy at times.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Guapo’s claims they don’t take reservations, and the hostesses had never heard of open table. You guys need to talk to each other, or take Guapo’s off your app.

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CC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Guano's is a family staple. We have been there too many times to count. The chips and margaritas are good. The taco salad, quesadillas, and enchiladas are favorites. One odd thing about our most recent visit---the restaurant seemed to be in the middle of a renovation. The top half of the walls was re-done. But the bottom half was mostly hardie board. It was odd. I'm not sure I've ever seen a restaurant operating partially finished. But the place was packed--so I guess they made the right move being open the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Overall, I say go to Guapos. Pro-tip: always sit in the front section (closest to Wisconsin Ave.), because the back area is weird and drafty.

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JG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice mexican resturant but Very Loud hard to have conversation with anyone hearing aid/issue without shouting... Fun for birthday or other celebration... nothing special about food average/good Tex-mexican

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though it was rainy and cold outside, it was worth the travel, I love Guapo's! The food was A-mazing, definitely what my friend I needed that night. And the service was really great for that time of night.

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M
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Can’t compare to Cactus Cantina or Rosa Mexicano. It was alright but will not go back! Margaritas were very weak, we ordered 3pitchers of Margaritas but weren’t good. If you are a Mexican restaurant you should know how to make Margarita. Best thing was Guacamole:)

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, generous portions, good margaritas.

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c
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Really hard to hear in the space but excellent food and service with great value

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at this restaurant and it was very very good!
when we come back to DC we will eat here again!

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