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About 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.

1220 E. Prince Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85719
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Mountain Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 323-1022

Website:
http://guadalajaraoriginalgrill.com/

Entertainment:
Table-Side Salsa Made fresh to your liking, nightly 5p - close Live Trio"s or Mariachis nightly 6p - 9pm

Catering:
Traditional Favorites: Enchiladas, Tamales, Chile Rellonos, Fajitas, mini- chimi"s On-site Salsera's / serveres available

Parking Details:
Ample parking lot and adjoining lots available for use after 5pm. Parking attendants nightly for your convenience, assistance and security.

Public Transit:
Sun Tran bus stop in front of restaurant across street.

Executive Chef:
Edgar Gomez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Guadalajara Original Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (7)
Good for a Date (4)
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Live Music (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Romantic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Cozy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Fresh Salsa made at your table was outstanding! Service was prompt.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were there to celebrate 2 birthdays, food was great , Marachis were great they sang Happy Birthday in English and Spanish. Fresh salsa made right at our table. I do wish they had a gluten-free menu, I have not had problems with the fajitas so I stick to that. Always a great atmosphere , we enjoy it everything.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Spicy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Every time I go to the Guadalajara Grill on Prince road I am never disappointed. The wait staff and table side salsa staff are always friendly and helpful. They always have a smile on their faces. The food is fantastic and the margaritas are so delicious. My favorite "go to" meal is the Chilie Colorado chimichanga. The beef is so tender and the sauce so delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I had a really great time and REALLY enjoyed your food. I liked how the salsa was made in front of us, that was very unique.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This place has substantially gone downhill! We set out for a lovely romantic dinner and both finished up in the bathroom with horrible stomach pain. We witnessed 5 people just in the back room sending food back and also complaining about the small portions. The manager with black glasses seriously does not care about customer satisfaction and unaccomodating.

The bright spot. ..Alfonso, hands down the best server in the house. He is spot on for your every need, friendly, and seriously good looking!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Nice spot. Good salsa made at the table. We will go there again!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

It was good. The tableside salsa was fabulous.
My Carne Asada was a little tough. Tortilla were homemade but the corn were a little thick and the flour a little hard, like theyd been sitting awhile. But overall a good dinner.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Spicy
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

My husband and I just moved to the area and were trying to find a great Mexican restaurant. Well we found it in Guadalajara!! Love it!!!

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Guadalajara is authentic Mexican, with a large menu and plenty of old standbys as well as less usual things to choose from. Halibut Enchiladas are great ; Molcajete is generous and delish.
Tableside salsa preparation to your requested spiciness. Strolling mariachis. Good margarita selection. Always a fun place to bring visitors. Great casual, and colorful, dining option.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Very high energy place! Good food & service. Live mariachi band. Family friendly but hard to hear conversation at your table at times. Moderately priced.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

I made the reservation for 10pm because the website says it closes at 11 on saturdays, I got there and they said they were closing and that maybe it was another location open that late..the other location said they closed at 10. They need to change the time on their website so that it's not an inconvenience for people.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We wil definetly go back again, loved the food. Loved everything about Guadalajara

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Service was slow and food was unseasoned and cold!

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·Dined on June 30, 2017

I have been to 2 of the three grills here in Tucson. The food is good, the service is good and there is a drink called the "Bandera" tri-flavored/colored frozen margarita that is just awesome. They have Mariachi Band and a Salsa cart that makes salsa to your liking...little pricey but good eats!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on June 28, 2017

Our first visit to this excellent restaurant. Our group of 4 enjoyed the great food, friendly and helpful staff, super Margaritas and the live music. We will be back often.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Tapas, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Always a great time eating there. We have two young kids and the atmosphere is appropriate. They love when the mariachi band starts playing. Food is great and service is quick. We'll keep returning.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Best part was the homemade salsa made at our table

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere, the service was fantastic. The food arrived on time, nice and hot. We brought a new couple with us and the loved it.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, People Watching, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Very fun place with terrific salsa and many, many choices for entrees.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on June 14, 2017

Both Parties loved the lunch Chimes. Out standing and service was great!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Vegan, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on June 9, 2017

Large portions. Good table side salsa. Guacamole average. Some foods very spicy.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Outstanding. ..service, food, you name it. .THE BEST! !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Don't know we bothered to make reservation. Walk-in people went ahead of us, hostess sprayed tons of Lysol on the menus as we waited to be seated, once seated we were ignored while people seated after were greeted and brought drinks. Great Mother's Day..?

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on May 14, 2017

Our waiter, Christian, was fantastic. Fresh made salsa to order was terrific.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on May 10, 2017

It was easy to reserve. I love Guadalajara grill as a place to celebrate. It gets really crowded and it could use more room for people to move around. I had a party of 12 but the people across from me both over and back of me also had large parties.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Spicy
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 5, 2017

2nd "annual" Cinco de Mayo celebration here for our little group of ladies. Controlled chaos, but service was prompt and accurate. The salsa lady is always friendly and aims to please. The $5 margaritas (special for the day) were large and good. The food is slightly above your average TexMex, but you're paying for the terrific atmosphere, as well as the mariachis. Very fun!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We have rated this restaurant 5-Stars on our first visit 3 years ago. We have tried other Mexican restaurants in town, however, Guadalajara Original Grill is the best! It's a 5+ star rated restaurant. Our younger son came to visit us and he loves Mexican food. Without a doubt, he was in food heaven. He was impressed.
Tableside made to order salsa...outstanding!
We started with an appetizer, Queso Fundido Con Chorizo...the best!
The entrees: Mexican Paella, Beef Burro, Chicken Fajitas. All 3 dishes were excellently prepared and tasted soooooooo good. This is without a doubt our go-to Mexican restaurant in Tucson!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Live Music, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on April 16, 2017

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Food is so good! Yum yum yum.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We visit this restaurant every time we visit Tucson. Great atmosphere, quick and efficient service and wonderful live music. We love watching the staff make homemade tortillas by hand.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Live Music
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 (Columbus)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Great place to celebrate with friends and family. Fresh Salsa made table side and Mariachi music is delightful! We had great food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on April 4, 2017

Best fish tacos I've had in a long time! :-)

And, big comfortable booths!

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·Dined on March 30, 2017

food was excellent, but they need some soundproofing--way too noisy

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Excellent Food. Great value. Friendly atmosphere. The 12 of us fully enjoyed the experience

Tags: Happy Hour, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great traditional Mexican food. Made-fresh-at-table salsa was outstanding, as were the house Margaritas. Happy hour drinks and appys were an outstanding value -- we made a meal from them.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Great margaritas. Fajitas - both steak and chicken - were awful. Big chunks of tough, flavorless meat.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Food is fresh and authentic . Noise level is crazy loud you can not hear the person sitting across from you.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Magical. Great food and drinks. Live music

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Undoubtedly the very best Mexican food we've ever eaten; reason enough to spend the winter in Arizona!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 21, 2017

We made the reservation for 7PM and had a short wait for a table. We went to the bar where Roger, who was very personable, provided us with some details about the cocktails on the menu. He prepared our drinks with showmanship and then also took our photo with those good-looking drinks.

We expected the same type of personable service at the table but that was not the case. Our wait staff appeared to take our orders and stopped very shortly after our food was delivered and before we had our first bite. Two of the 4 dinners were considered to be well-prepared. The third dinner Portobello and chicken fijaitas had good portobellos and overcooked chicken. The 4th dish was chicken mole' and the chicken served were chicken tenders and were very overcooked. Our server was told about both dishes and the overcooked/dry chicken; yet she brought the check with the full charge for the meal and did not offer to comp any part of the dinner or to speak to the manager about the overcooked food. I did contact the manager who said she had had the same issue with the kitchen. She provided a comp at 1/2 the cost.

The salsa preparation is wonderful to watch and also to enjoy the flavors. The Mexican music is always enjoyable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 19, 2017

Fun but way too loud; couldn't hear each other talk at the table. A bit over-priced for so-so tasting food. Salsa cart was nice, but the overt prompting for tips was not nice. Mariachi trio was pretty good. Seats were very comfortable which is a nice change for restaurants lately. Sidewalk outside is too rough; a definite tripping hazard for the handicapped which Macayo's never fixed either. There is a huge, potentially axel-breaking pothole at the north entrance from Oracle Road that they should have fixed. Reduce the noise level and I may be back. They are not yet signed up for online reservations, and mine inadvertently went to the Prince Rd. restaurant with no one answering my e-mails about their mistake. This location should sign up for online reservations.

Tags: Special Occasion
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