Guapo's

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Look no further than Guapo's Restaurant! Guapo’s is a family owned restaurant in DC, MD & VA. We emphasize on using fresh quality ingredients in all our dishes. Try our delicious, grilled to perfection carne asada, our succulent ceviche or simply quench your thirst with one of our signature Margaritas. Here at Guapo’s we hope you feel right at home in our familiar ambiance and consider yourself part of the Guapo’s family.

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JO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great true Mexican food. We are definitely going back

JO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! Very impressed with the quality of the meal

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Guapos and go there all time - usually the Shirlington location. On Friday we had a 645 reservation for 8 at Tenleytown. The staff was great but they were clearly overbooked. We were sat at 715. They wedged the 8 of us into a table where we were nearly touching elbows with the adjacent table. So loud we could barely hear each other. Food was good overall as usual though it was tough to eat our fajitas because there just wasn’t enough room at the table. We will go back because food is great and staff is excellent; but probably during a less busy time.

NK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service staff was amazing! Our party consisted of adults and children . They made us all feel welcome. The food was delicious as well.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A return visit after a several year absence from being a many-year regular. Great food and great people! We miss you Guapos! (Sadly can’t fly in every week)

DR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a cute date! Margarita was a little strong, but it made me less nervous.

SC
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fajitas! Amazingly fresh tortillas and housemade salsa that is so fresh. Can’t go wrong. And they validate parking! Little high on price.

DC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding — efficient and friendly. Outdoor seating is a great amenity; always a lively pedestrian scene to watch. Food is solid basic Tex-Mex, with very reasonable portion sizes. Margaritas are perfect.

MA
New York Area
162 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Guacamole table side was great, margaritas were ok. Maduros were good too.

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to take the kids and not worry about anything.

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The service was very slow and the meal was not exactly what was ordered, but when we spoke to the manager, he apologized and took care of the check.
We will be going back there as they were very caring about their patrons.

LL
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was average. Nothing special about it.

JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Slow to take our order but the food was good and they were good about keeping water coming.

DS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

There were 13 of us celebrating a family get together with family from out of town following a 12:00 mass at St. Ann. Guapo’s was able to accommodate us by setting a number of tables together. The service was courteous and attentive. Everyone was very pleased with their food. The menu offers a wide variety.

CM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me encanta como el personal es tan amable con los clientes, he ido a Guapo's besthesda y Washington DC, la comida y el servicio es genial!
We love it!

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KW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As per usual - Guapo’s provides a wonderful meal, fresh guacamole and delicious margaritas once again. Our group of friends have been getting together at this Guapo’s since 1996, and we will hopefully being coming for the next 20+ years!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We weren’t told that big groups have to pay on the same check, and I had to talk to a manager to get them separated. The manager however was very polite. The food was good, but not worth the price of it. It was also very loud in there. Honestly it’s fine if you want to overpay for pretty decent Mexican food.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic today after many exceptional visits. The team here is extremely consistent!

PA
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent but very smokey. Better ventilation would be good.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

they didn't honor the open table reservation and the wait was over an hour, in which after I put in the reservation I never got contacted so we went somewhere else.

CV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The hostesses were rude and incompetent. First one told us it would be five minutes while they waited for a table to be cleared. Twenty minutes later, one hostess (Jocelyn) us asked us what we were doing. When I said we'd be promised a table, she just said "no." I told her that another hostess had been helping us, but she said, "I'm in charge now." Then she added, we would have to wait another 45 minutes. We started to leave, but then we went on OpenTable and discovered that we could make reservations for 15 minutes later, so we stayed. Our food was good, but the table side guacamole we ordered never came and the waitress never apologized. We have been going to Guapo's for 20 years. We won't be going back for a long while.

C
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Try the homemade hot sauce, it’s a must!

CB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waitress Rivera was unbelievably rude, my chicken was so burnt and so loud. Brought a bunch of friends and we were so disappointed.

MA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Good for hanging out with neighborhood friends. I like that they now have a ceviche menu. A word of caution : There were 8 of us having drinks together and the waitress could not keep track of who paid what.

u
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance were excellent and the service exceeded excellent.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Impolite hostess but otherwise great experience.

JS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food. Sitting in bar area service was very slow. Also it was hot inside the restaurant. Food and drinks made up for it.

CK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Cinco de Mayo. They were very busy and clearly overwhelmed (understandable on one of their busiest days of the year)

MS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guapos is THE best Mexican restaurant in town and the Tenleytown location is fantastic. Inside or outside seating is good; the staff is efficient, nice and responsive. They keep busy with all the tables filled. The chips and dip are a meal in themselves, but don't miss the best fajitas in town! Guapos is one of the best thinks about living in AU Park.

CJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Guapo's, the service, and the FOOD. Lovely as always.

TA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I’m a consistent Guapo’s guy since childhood but this trip was prob my worst. Our Chechen was overdone and drinks were just poor

K
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The food was alright, margaritas were good when we could get them. Anytime we needed anything we had to have someone chase down our server. She forgot our drinks multiple times. Overall was just an ok experience filled with excuses

NK
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and I enjoyed the good weather with good food and a drink!

TJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was perfect. I’m not too impressed with Mexican food choices in this area, but Guapos is consistent and the service is top notch. It makes for an overall good dining experience. One note is that the receptionists did not log in my open table reservation. Its irritating to have to have that done.

L
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, authentic TexMex. Go to neighborhood place.

HS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was great except for the straw situation. The cardboard straws are awesome for water. But I can’t drink a frozen margarita with one.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had dinner on a Friday evening and noise level was high as this restaurant is a popular spot. I ordered the chicken and beef enchilada platter which included rice and refried beans. It was very good. The other member of my party ordered a small seafood dish but thought it was too salty. The Mexican dishes are quite delicious. Service is friendly and professional.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I have been looking for a Mexican restaurant that wasn’t Tex-Mex and we fell in love with Guapo’s. We will become regulars at any of the locations.