Guadalajara Original Grill
Guadalajara Original Grill
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Guadalajara Original Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ggrill.com/
  • Phone: 520-323-1022
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Edgar Gomez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Catering: Traditional Favorites: Enchiladas, Tamales, Chile Rellonos, Fajitas, mini- chimi"s On-site Salsera's / serveres available
  • Entertainment: Table-Side Salsa Made fresh to your liking, nightly 5p - close Live Trio"s or Mariachis nightly 6p - 9pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mountain Ave
  • Public Transit: Sun Tran bus stop in front of restaurant across street.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking lot and adjoining lots available for use after 5pm. Parking attendants nightly for your convenience, assistance and security.
A word from Guadalajara Original Grill
Original Mexican cuisine from Guadalajara, Mexico. Traditional favorites, innovative appetizers, outstanding seafood dishes, fresh original chile rellenos, endless combinations, chimichangas, sizzlin" fajitas, delectable desserts, fresh made margaritas, 50 + tequilas, table-side fresh salsa and evening live music. You'll feel as though walked right in the lively and festive atmosphere of the city of Guadalajara itself. Your dining experience is waiting! Reservations are accepted and recommended.
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Guadalajara Original Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
  • I made an online reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    I made an online reservation for 7PM at the Prince location and our party of five did not get a table until 7:30PM. Our waiter was awful, often forgetting our drinks and even to refill them. He would confuse the table next to us with our table and at one point, brought us their food then took it away because he realized his mistake. When we did get our food, it was luke warm and one plate was even cold. I generally suggest Guadalajara to friends and family, and was even going to have my graduation party there, but after this experience, never again.
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  • This is a very popular place.
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    This is a very popular place. We were glad to have reservations. Conversations are hard as it is very noisy. The live music hinders conversation. Service is quick and competent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy fun place! Great food.
    SuburbaniteVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Noisy fun place! Great food. The noise level is a bit loud at times, but it's fun!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent good and extensive
    Skigirl16
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Excellent good and extensive menu. Very busy place but the table side made salsa was fabulous. Not thrilled about having to wait despite having made a reservation but otherwise no complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Mexican Restaurant in Tucson
    Mica
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in Tucson. The chips are great and someone comes to your table and makes salsa to your liking ( We had one with cilantro and one without-medium). My margarita was wonderful and my entree was excellent, as always. Our waitress wasn't around that much and she wasn't very friendly - and when we were done with our meals, gave us the check. We wanted desert! So we did get her attention and did eventually get desert. I have always had good experience with the waitstaff there so this was unusual. The booths there are great - you feel the atmosphere yet you are kind of in your own little world. this isn't a quiet little restaurant; there's lots of activity - but table conversation is easy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Making a reservation is useless.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Making a reservation is useless. They still make you wait at least an hour.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They overbook on their reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    They overbook on their reservations and not enough space for for big groups. Food is fair. Too loud.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh tortillas a slice of heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    I've been to GG many times, and it never disappoints. The fresh flour tortillas keep me coming back. Great place for groups and special celebrations.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A historic restaurant with
    YummyinOro
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    A historic restaurant with traditional Mexican food done superbly. Great atmosphere and service, too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the drive!
    ebc1005
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Really good food, with items you don't see on a lot of mexican menus. Best to make reservations.
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  • Food was good, it's loud as
    MimisVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Food was good, it's loud as usual, service was horrible this time we waited long time for drinks, and food finally showed up but the tortilla that should come with entrees didn't came 15mins later, after I got up to ask for it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There was zero parking on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    There was zero parking on a Thursday night at 7:00pm. It didn't matter if we had a reservation - we had no place for the car and tons of cars circling about waiting for spaces as well. We are glad the restaurant is doing so well, but we won't bother with this nonsense again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    The food and service were great. This is one of the better Mexican restaurants that I have been to. I liked the salsa especially well. They make it for you fresh right at your table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our party of six had never
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Our party of six had never been there before, but the menu was full of wonderful choices, the food was cooked to perfection, we enjoyed the salsa made fresh at our table by Carla, our waitress was very efficient and the visit from the Mariachis was made special by their rendition of Malagena. We enjoyed the food, the decor, and the ambiance. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Typical Mexican food, with
    bobrVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Typical Mexican food, with the exception of tableside salsa (nice!). Very noisy and pretty crowded. Nice folks.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • AVOID - NOT FIT FOR OPEN TABLE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    This restaurant is a disaster and should not be allowed to participate in Open Table. When we arrived at the restaurant there was a large crowd standing around outdoors waiting to be seated. We went to the reception to check in with our Open Table reservation and they said go outside and we'll call you. The wait is "over an hour", they said, and "it doesn't matter than you have an Open Table reservation," you still have to wait. We left and went to another Open Table suggested restaurant. The restaurant appears to be using Open Table as a source of customers without honoring the service that is expected for Open Table reservations. After using Open Table for several years with not a single disappointment, we expect better treatment.
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  • Our reservation was at 6:30
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Our reservation was at 6:30 and they didn't seat us until at least 7:30 but that was only because we had to talk to the manager, not the hostess. I understand a busy restaurant will push back the reservation time a bit but an hour wait WITH a reservation is extremely ridiculous. The food definitely made up for the lack of service from the hostess, who by the way, kept telling each party waiting they were next to be seated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    The food was excellent. I loved the salsa made at the table. The entire dining experience was awesome. The place was really busy, but the staff was terrific. Everyone had a smile on their face and seemed very happy doing their jobs. I will definetly go back and recommend to all my friends and future visitors! Keep up the great work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is always good and the
    Gregg
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    Food is always good and the hand made fresh salsa at the table is excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sea Bass was excellent...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Sea Bass was excellent... may want to split a meal if you are not a big eater.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This had great reviews but
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    This had great reviews but we were not impressed with the food nor the slow service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Good food and service. Service very efficient for so many people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You'll love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    The place we go whenever we have friends in town. Our favorite Mexican restaurant. Let them know if you're celebrating a birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need to ask your server to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Need to ask your server to explain the choices and size of meal. Otherwise, food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique Family Mexican Food Favorite
    Jasper
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    The table side fresh made to order salsa is to die for. This is why I have to ration my visits to this restaurant. I have no control over my consumption of home made tortilla chips in the fresh "Spicy" order. My Mom loves the big Margaritas my father can't have spicy and devours the carne asada. I have to have the tradionals---scrumptious rellenos, enchiladas and tacos. Lots of seafood dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Great ambiance and layout. Nice mural. Singing group was entertaining. Salsa prep at the table a real treat. Food so-so.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FUN AND FAVORITE CASUAL MEXICAN
    Momsie
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Fabulous fresh made salsa and guacamole with top-notch fresh ingredients. Roving mariachi band was non-intrusive. Entrees arrived hot and were very flavorful. Looking forward to going back and dining on the patio when the weather warms up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have eaten here many times
    LH911S
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    We have eaten here many times and always find the food to be authentic and excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good, flavorful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    Consistently good, flavorful Mexican food. Love the tableside prep of salsa to order & the strolling musicians!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Real Deal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    How did I not know about this place and why is it only ranked Tucson's #3 restaurant for Mexican food?? Make room at #1, this place is for real!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent food & service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Always excellent food & service. Good to make a reservation as they are often full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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  • As usual, the place was packed
    Rosslaw
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    As usual, the place was packed for a Saturday night. We breezed in with our reservation and were seated within five minutes. The service was great and the food was perfect. I had enough to bring home for lunch the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Strong delicious Cadillac
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    Strong delicious Cadillac margarita! Great food, friendly service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service, we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    Great food and service, we love the table side made salsa.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our group was quite satisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    Our group was quite satisfied with the experience, including the great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • While parking can be a pain,
    CindyLou
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    While parking can be a pain, the food is great and the freshly made salsa (done at your table) is always delicious! They are crowded, so use Open Table to make a reservation online!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud, amazing colors & pretty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Loud, amazing colors & pretty decor. Great service, decent food! :)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always Guadalajara came
    steakandlobstersushi
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    As always Guadalajara came through. Nothing beats the homemade salsa and tortillas. The Margaret are excellent, tho I recommend having a DD before sipping on one of those. Excellent food and all around ambience. It is quite loud with the mariachi band playing that would be the only draw back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place is loud so don't
    SuburbaniteVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    The place is loud so don't plan on an intimate conversation but it's fun and festive and the food is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyed the prep the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    Really enjoyed the prep the salsa feature. Just note their medium is considered hot by some, so if you want medium, I would suggest asking for mild.
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    • Noise LevelModerate