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Guadalajara Mexican Grill

4.0
4
271 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Mexican Food with flare for fun! Fresh Salsa made at your table-side every evening starting at 5pm. Nightly live music begins at 6pm until 9pm. The widest range of authentic dishes from home-made tortillas and chile rellenos and carnitas to innovative new dishes with many seafood selections such as Chilean Sea bass, halibut enchiladas or lobster stuffed salmon!

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 10:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm -11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (520) 296-1122

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Curiel

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Cross street

    Swan

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Broadway & Swan

  • Entertainment

    Live trio music and mariachis 7 nights a week, 6pm - 9pm (10pm on FRI/SAT)Fresh Salsa made table-side with your choices of ingredients!

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 271 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tucson

    Good for Groups

  • Tucson

    Good for Groups

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  1. W

    Wayne

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to dine. Great service and delicious food.

  2. DG

    DonnaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Waiter recommended the large platter (Huapanga?) to share for the 3 of us. Way too much food, but still probably didn't spend any more that we would have for 3 separate dinners together. Food tasted quite salty to me (not to my husband or son). Tableside salsa was fun and great tasting. Beef and chicken on the platter were dry, but our visiting mid-Atlantic son enjoyed the experience of it all. Probably won't go back ourselves, though.

  3. KW

    KelliW

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great table side guacamole and salsa. Great service, staff was very nice. Atmosphere was good cute place.

  4. R

    Rachel

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was pretty good and great service! Great chips and salsa. They definitely use fresh ingredients.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    mother’s day

  6. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    I have eaten at Guadalajara Grill several times with mostly good experiences. This visit was not. The food overall was not good. Chicken enchilada tasted like out of a can. Friolies where lumpy and dry. Lobster enchiladas were a big disappointment, tiny slivers of lobster. Meals came late. Margarita's tasted watered down. I gave 3 stars because our waiter was outstanding.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    We were seated right away and placed our order within a few minutes. One hour and 20 minutes later we finally got our food.

  8. RJ

    RichardJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Wrote more but not sure if saved. In a "taco-shell"> Drink prices good. Get some other non-alcoholic beers I think Mandy had a different table. If the family insists on returning I might but it won't be my first choice

  9. TP

    ThePromGuy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    The food was good but our group of 6 was seated 20 minutes after our reservation and didn't get our food until an hour after we were seated. In the end our reservation was at 730 but we didn't get our food til 855. At least the food was good but not sure it was worth the wait. It was cool that the salsa was made at the table but we only had one bowl chips the entire hour we were waiting.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    So, I’ve marked their food as a 1, but don’t actually know how their food tastes. The menu looked pretty great and I’d had several recommendations to try the place, but gave up my dining experience after the server and her trainee made no attempt to serve me. I sat there for about 20-25, and got as far as water and chips. I was one of maybe 10/12 tables in the restaurant and was only one person of three at the bar area. It wasn’t busy enough to not get service. And in addition to just being looked at and not being given any service, the two people behind the bar checked in multiple times with the other people sitting there. They seemed to know each other. On top of the lack of service, there seemed to be massive confusion with the hostess and two other people up at the front and trying to seat me. I think if you can get service, the place would be fantastic, but would honestly encourage people to try somewhere else. Between OpenTable and some blogs, yelp, etc. there seems to be plenty of other delicious places to try. Not worth the potential for your time being wasted.

  11. m

    margiek

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1

    Awesome guacamole and salsa!! Noise level ridiculously loud and annoying! We were purposefully sat by a loud group of girls due to short server issues. Not cool.

  12. MM

    MaryM

    Phoenix

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    Very good food but slow service and extremely loud restaurant. Patrons were screaming. It was a Saturday night, but this was louder than most bars. I was disappointed.

  13. FI

    FixItMan

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    Made a reservation well in advance, but were seated at a table for six, wedged into the hallway by the kitchen. The smoke from the roasting chiles was so thick we could barely see. We asked our server if we could move to an open table near the bar and she said no. Atmosphere was just loud, with all the banging and clanging from the kitchen. Was hoping that all that activity would produce some good food, but it was not to be. Our entrees were recognizably Mexican, but that was about it! Weak drinks and mediocre service didn’t help.

  14. m

    megann

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Visited on National Margarita Day with high expectations about the large margaritas. The sombrero lamps were cute, and definitely had an energetic ambience. Ordered a prickly pear margarita with 1800 tequila, it was lovely and sweet and everything I wanted in a margarita. Enjoyed the table-side salsa. It was definitely spicy, and awesome with the warm, crispy tortilla chips. As the entree, ordered the Molcajete Ultimo. It came out sizzling hot! I absolutely loved and enjoyed the experience of tender chicken, steak, shrimp, and fajita veggies in the piping hot molcajete! Highly recommend this.

  15. MA

    MArD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Absolutely terrible. Will never come back, completely disappointed

  16. AC

    AnaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    We were sat down pretty quick, but waited over 2 hours for our food and when it came out it was in batches; not everyone received their food at the same time. When we spoke to the manager he said he got a different story from the waiter. Very disappointed.

  17. RZ

    RobertaZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Waitress really didn’t want to be there, not friendly at all. She warmed up a little bit after our order was taken. It was strange considering her wages are based on tips.

  18. LD

    Luv2Dine

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Guadalajara is a colorful, upbeat Mexican restaurant with good food and excellent service. It is a fun experience at a reasonable price.

  19. AM

    AngelaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience1

    We had reservations on Valentine’s Day and because the system went down they had no idea on how to accommodate the reservations. People that came in later than us checked in and were seated first. No one bothered to ask us our name and time of reservation. Very poorly executed for a busy holiday. Also our server never introduced himself or properly attended our table

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Made a reservation on Valentines Day, to be greeted by a woman in her mid 40s to late 50s, that was not helpful. We told her we are checking in for a reservation and she wouldn’t even let us give her our name. We are told we just have to wait, their behind as a whole. There was no discussion as to how long that wait would be? Then myself and two other couples had to be the ones to get together to figure out who’s reservation was first etc. took away slightly from the evening. Our server was doing her best and we appreciated her efforts to keep up with all her tables.

  21. B

    Bill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time and had a wonderful experience. Food was great.

  22. EM

    ErickaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Some food and tortillas is cold and beer warm...only think I really enjoy is when one lady start to make the guacamole and salsa

  23. DJ

    DaveJ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My wife and I have been a few times in the past and had a chance to take friends and family, who were visiting from out state. We have never been disappointed. Great food, experience and the fresh made salsa is always amazing, along with the guacamole!

  24. M

    Mary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1

    Very very noisy. We had to ask for menus, silverware, water. And then we had to look for our waitress to get out tab. She took our credit cards and disappeared for 15 minutes.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Unapologetically slow service, tables around us were served promptly. Food was cold when it arrived. Manager just shrugged

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Dinner with a friend’s son who I saw after 15 years.

  27. RB

    RichardB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time here Had an Out of Town Guest We all were Pleased Thank You Can't wait to REturn ...

  28. EH

    EricH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Waitres was totally inexperienced. Said she’d be right back to take our orders after “she went to the bathroom!”. Gross. Food took an hour to get them only warm not hot. My taco was soggy and rice cold. Didn’t receive rice and beans with other meal. Chips took 15 minutes to replenish. Totally not a good experience at all. Very disappointed.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Had the Paella Don’t order a Spanish dish at a Mexican restaurant The Mexican food looked delicious! Our server was fantastic!

  30. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Overall it was decent food and ambiance. The service was slow and fairly inattentive. We made reservations (received a confirmation), and when we got there, they didn’t have us down for a reserved table. A few days later, we called to make reservations for a party of 7. They told us we didn’t need reservations and just to come over. About 45 minutes later, we arrived, and there was a line out the door. We just left.

  31. DN

    DelN

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a go to when I'm visiting Tucson. Excellent food and service.

  32. DN

    DelN

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We decided to go here based on several recommendations from friends. Staff & service were impeccable, the tableside salsa & guacamole were outstanding, and the entrees were large, delicious, and reasonable priced. I would definitely recommend it to anyone in the Tucson area.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    We were there on Valentine’s Day and it was very busy even at the 50% seating level. The food was amazing but the service was very slow. We will definitely go back but not on a busy day.

  34. MP

    MichaelP

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Save your money. The food is bland and overpriced. The service was terrible and it took over an hour to receive our food. Also when we got there the hostess said they were not honoring reservations because of Valentine's Day Weekend.

  35. g

    guyfromphoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    had a great dinner - fun lively atmosphere - would certainly return to try different menu items

  36. V

    Victor

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Waiter Alejandro was not on top of his game everytime i would ask him for a drink refill he would ignore me and walk away after the 5th time asking him he would finally bring the drink he told us when to order the food instead of giving us time to decide food was good but service was bad

  37. S

    Skipper

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Restaurant did not practice physical distancing. Could safely dine in this restaurant.

  38. DM

    DocManzano

    New Mexico

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great fajitas. Awesome margaritas

  39. DE

    DEREKA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Contrary to reading previously some reports which complained about service - The service was first class ,the food was excellent. A group of young people were a little loud but they were celebrating . Will return

  40. TC

    TheresaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2020

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    Food was fair, wasn't warm as it should have been, and the guacamole has no taste and got charged twice on the bill. The refried beans were dry. The chips were the crumbs from the bottom of the barrel with a few big chips, not many.

FAQs

Guadalajara Mexican Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Guadalajara Mexican Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 296-1122.

Guadalajara Mexican Grill is rated 4 stars by 271 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Swan

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 10:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm -11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Broadway & Swan

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Curiel

  • Entertainment

    Live trio music and mariachis 7 nights a week, 6pm - 9pm (10pm on FRI/SAT)Fresh Salsa made table-side with your choices of ingredients!

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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