Guarapo Lounge
Guarapo Lounge

Guarapo Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.guarapolounge.com/
  • Phone: 7035286500
  • Hours of Operation:
    HOURS
    5:00PM – LAST CALL

    HAPPY HOUR:
    MONDAY – FRIDAY
    5:00PM – 7:00PM

    LATE NIGHT MENU
    Available until 12:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Javier Angeles-Beron
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Whether you're planning a social or corporate gathering that calls for attention to detail, a wedding reception, board luncheon, or a Mitzvah; our Executive Chef Javier Angeles-Beron develops menus for every taste.
    Visit www.latinconceptscatering.com OR Contact Newsha: Newsha@latinconcepts.com (202)677-0529.
  • Entertainment: Wednesday: Live Flamenco Music
    Thursday: DJ and Dancing
    Friday: Latin Night with Live Music
  • Special Events: Visit: http://www.guarapolounge.com/#!upcoming_events/c1mya

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Courthouse Metro (Orange)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street & Parking Garage
A word from Guarapo Lounge
A sleek lounge with international flair, hookah pipes and the only place in town that offers Guarapo cocktails, a sugar cane syrup mixed deliciously with vodka and lime juice.

Andean-flavored tapas menú marinated mushrooms, chicken empanadas, grilled shrimp and a variety of ceviche styles. Cutting-edge DJs and live bands.
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Guarapo Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.5
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)neighborhood gem (3)special occasion (2)fit for foodies (1)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Good Latin food in courthouse
    AmocomidaVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Everything was really tasty. Nice neighborhood place to hang out with friends
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmmmm. Okay.
    cdbic
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Part cocktail lounge, part restaurant, part hookah bar, Guarapo is ambitious. Here's my issue, though. They have 2 floors. I went there with a friend at 7:30 pm on a Saturday planning to have a few drinks and some small plates. But, with the table to our left smoking a watermelon hookah and the table to our right smoking a raspberry hookah, we left without eating. Fruit-flavored smoke is not the accompaniment I want while trying to enjoy small plates. Guarapo needs to rethink their usage of space to accommodate people who want to eat without breathing in musky hookah smoke - or at least during dinner hours. If they don't want to do that later on at night - say, 10pm or later - that may make sense. But during prime dinner hour? Meh.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Latin Lounge
    Nananana
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I was very excited about the menu at Guarapo but sadly disappointed once there. The appetizer were all excellent. These seemed freshly made and were all very good. Highly recommend the tenquenos, the yucca frita and papas bravas. We went there for a night out and we could have honestly just order a bunch of appetizers and that would have been enough. Drinks were awesome- we had mojotos and caipirinhas. Beware of the price though, it adds up quickly. The entrees however were horrible! COLD- manager had to come down and apologize. If you are looking for a quiet lounge with good music upstairs was great, but we were the only ones there before 10 pm. A band was setting up to play around 11 be sadly we didn't stay to hear them.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not going back
    Tnkwalla
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was great fun until a group walked in with a guy with a handgun strapped on his waist. We were in the lounge upstairs. While I understand that there is the conceal and carry in Virginia, We aren't comfortable drinking where there are guns. We won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • theycallmeSpanish33
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had my bday party here and had an awesome time. Food was good, waitresses were great and friendly and they made sure that my group was well attended too. The only complaint I have was that the music could been better. The mixture of music wasn't vibrant and jumping. And there wasn't much Latin music played either. Also, parking was a little challenging, but overall very nice place and a great environment.I definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and drinks.
    DWolfVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We tried Guarapo for he first time. We ordered a few traditional Latin dishes from the small plates menu and they were all excellent. Drinks were fantastic, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Good place to hang with friends, but eat before you go. All of our food was terrible. It was bland, burned and rushed. Our server was not attentive and made us feel like more of inconvenience than welcomed customers. The gentleman manager at the door was great, and made us smile upon entrance and departure. If you go just eat first and avoid the female server with dark hair, no smile and bad attitude.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Guarapo Lounge reviews archive.
  • Nice night out
    Jackie3
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    If you want to have a nice date night dinner with a little fun this is the place and after you can stay for the party. One of my top places to go in Arlington. I always seem to have fun there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    It was about 10 of us in the group having dinner, and we have an amazing time. Most of the people in our group have never been there. Everyone loved it and I'm sure we will be back. Jason was a great server, he was very attentive and friendly. The only reason I gave this a 4 star is because the hookah. The hookah over all was okay but we wanted to get refills and they don't offer that. We would have to get a new hookah,I didn't like that. However, over all its always a great experience going to Guarapo.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    Al1177
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Went out for a friends birthday and it was a great environment. The waiter, his name was Jason, was excellent. He was very attentive, friendly and definitely made the dinner enjoyable. The environment was great and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what it used to be
    Sunflower
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I used to live in the Clarendon area about 7 years ago and used to love Guarapo. Mostly because of the food, Spanish music, and great European vibe. We just moved back to the area and came back to the restaurant thinking it would be the same and the only constant thing was the Mojitos (the were delicious) the service and the ambiance on the other hand were horrible. We came in a Saturday around 8pm and they were playing what it sounded like elevator music. The place was empty yet it took our server a while to greet us. So after a few drinks and food we decided to go to La Tasca. Great service and truly a tapas place unlike Guarapo.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We messed up the timing of
    Peach
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We messed up the timing of our booking but the staff were great and still fitted us in quickly at a busy time. The service was very good and the food was fine, with the quality matching the price. A great mixed drink choice and a very welcome good draft beer selection. It's a popular bar/latin bistro so it gets busy but we liked that, it felt lively but without feeling overcrowded. Be aware it is a hookah bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff PUT OFF by non-smoking diners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food - outstanding/ venue well decorated. Had 7:45 resv for 2. Arrived on time & found the 1st floor dinning room nearly empty. Many, many open tables for 2. We were sat directly next to existing diners who were hooka smoking. We asked to be seated at some other table since the place was empty. We were told by the frantic person seating us that there were very many reservations and we could likely not be accommodated if we did not take that table. He was very confused, flustered & visibly annoyed. Also hooka smoking is in the dining room rather than the upstairs lounge / dining area. As a result we went upstairs for dinner & were to only people there. The waitress seemed annoyed that we wanted dinner. We felt they wanted us to leave.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!!
    AshMo
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Gurapo's was AMAZING! The food, music, atmosphere and people were awesome. I had a large group of eight in for a Birthday and I made reservations a few days prior with no issues. We were a few minutes late, but I called the Restaurant and they said no problem. They appreciated the call and held he table. The food we ordered was out in just a few minutes and was delicious. There were pleanty of hookah flavors to choose from and everyhtign was reasonably priced. If I could give this place 10 stars I would! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for groups.
    dharmadasi
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My husband and I came here on a "date night" expecting a little more...we thought there would be a more vibrant scene, perhaps even a dance floor. The restaurant is a lot smaller than we expected (and crowded). We were a bit thrown off by the Latin food and hookah bar combination. Nothing wrong with either one, but it was just odd. We enjoyed the Latin food, considering we are from Miami, FL but it wasn't exactly quite right. Anyway, we had a pleasant evening although the music being played was also, nothing close to what we expected since it was house and techno.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Management
    RiaPedie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Went there for my birthday and had a nice time. Until we left and saw that our car was towed. We specifically asked the employees outside if we would get towed and they told us no. Also when the tow truck came to take our car they told the manager what was happening, and he said he would make an announcement in the restaurant which never happened. When we spoke to the manager regarding the issue he was rude and eventually hung up on us. Suffice it to say I will never go back to that establishment again which is sad because it was nice place, but just had poor management.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Silence is Golden
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    My grandmother one told me if you can't say something nice... SAY NOTHING
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOUD
    bubbles
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Too loud for dinner!!! My throat was sore! Maybe I am too old for this Nice late night scene if that is what you are looking for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent happy hour and food!
    AngelikaVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Loved the happy hour, calamari, empanadas, chifles, and drinks! Great place for date night or girl's night!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and food!
    NYGyal
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Nice place that was packed and bubbling with people! Appetizers and entrees were tasty and filling. Empanada trio was fabulous! Hookah was fun even though I was with newbies to the hookah world! Server was very attentive and professional. Music/DJ kept the crowd engaged and dancing. Our group enjoyed the evening overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and good price.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Good food and good price. It was SO LOUD however that I could not talk to my date even though she was right in front of me. Nice ambience and good bar scene upstairs.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great restautant
    mike
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    great restaurant with great food! Drink selection and hookah choices were great too! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.