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Guardado's

4.7
4.7
1376 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Guardado's serves up authentic, flavorful dishes from Spain and Latin America, in a casual and inviting atmosphere, in the heart of Bethesda, Maryland. We now offer Brunch on Sundays

Chef Nicolas Guardado and his wife Reyna opened Guardado's Restaurant in 2007. Guardado brought with him a wealth of experience, rising through the ranks at local-area tapas restaurant Jaleo to a seasoned head chef.

Now, he is infusing that knowledge into his own restaurant, as well as adding some popular Latin American entrees and some traditional dishes from his native Salvadorean background to Guardado's extensive menu.
We have patio now for dining in!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Latin American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 986-4920

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jose Nicolas Guardado

  • Catering

    We do offer catering for more information call Reyna 240-478-8783 or 301-986-4920 or e-mail reyna@guardados.com or check our catering menu on line at www.guardados9.com and click CATERING.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, “Guardado's” can accommodate all your special event needs

  • Private party contact

    Reyna Guardado: (877) 634-1926

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Cross street

    Old Georgetown RD

  • Parking details

    Public meter parking in front of the restaurant. Free parking in the garage on Saturdays and Sundays, but it is not free on the street. <br />

  • Public transit

    ride-on 34

  • Entertainment

    We have live music every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm andHaft Sangria all day & Night!

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,376 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Value

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. P

    Pooccini

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always been happy with the quality of food and services. I have enjoyed it every time I go there . Delicious food, very attentive service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guardado’s is a homey and welcoming little restaurant with delicious tapas.
  3. PK

    PKDiner

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We went for a quiet dinner with a friend on Sunday evening. We never expected this restaurant to be hosting so many boisterous large groups, obviously enjoying themselves. The restaurant managed to provide great service and serve delicious food even with a full house.
  4. JM

    JonM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food's good but the service is bizarre. Our server seemed to stop paying attention to us but the bussers kept rolling by to touch our plates, then leave. Too crowded by far.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    excellent tapas, very casual environment… Very good food. The sangria was also very good.
  6. t

    terencew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service A+. Definitely going back. Great job by the staff
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    We were very disappointed by almost tasteless food. Restaurant was very busy despite poor service and bad food.
  8. BB

    BetsyB

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The many-tapas dinner was excellent - a feast and a most pleasant evening for all three of us! Delicious food, served promptly, but we were never rushed. Friendly, cheerful, helpful staff. Some day I will try another of their desserts, but the flan is so good I always order that!
  9. JK

    JamieK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Fully engaged owners who take great pride in what they do. Just go.
  10. UM

    UberMiaoMiao

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Guardado is our favorite Spanish restaurant in Montgomery County. Their Marinera Paella is the most outstanding. It is loaded with shrimps, fish, squid and scallops. The flan for dessert is another must-have. We just went to Spain a month ago. The food there was very good but Guardado is right up there.
  11. BP

    BigPun8888

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    First time customer and decided to try for our family NY Eve traditional dinner. Let me start with the positives: Plantain, Tortilla con Chorizo, Calamari, Paella Negra, Margarita & Mojito were great. Flavor is authentic especially the Paella. While we we're eating our appetizers, noticed some customers who just sat same time we did were getting the complimentary bread basket and olive oil for dipping. Our server, Jesus even served one to the other table adjacent to ours. I confirmed with one of the male servers wearing glasses if those were complimentary & he confirmed followed with a request to have some for our table. Entrees came and we finished everything but bread basket never came to our table. Got the check and Jesus also confirmed. Told him never got ours and his answer "busboys did not bring anything " He just left the card machine for me to pay and disappeared. Well that answer sums it all. He was in-charge of our table but the lack of attention to detail and the excuse was simply unacceptable. Should have pointed out that I saw him bring one to the other table while we were having our apps but did not want to embarrass him further. To the Manager, it is evident that a re-training is needed for these two who gave us a first impression of your restaurant.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a handful of different tapas and it was really nice. Enjoyed the meal thoroughly and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Will be back!
  13. AM

    AnnM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve
  14. EE

    EE33

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and courteous. Excellent food at an excellent price. Will definitely come again!
  15. MB

    MarcB

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Contender for best Spanish food in the entire DMV area. My family and I have been loyal customers for over a decade. Excellent tapas, fantastic paella, great service!
  16. FM

    FernandoM

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food with excellent paellas and tapas. Quick and courteous service. Highly recommended.
  17. AV

    ArnimV

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice, cozy place good for larger groups.
  18. MN

    MauroN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sinple, this is the best Spanish restaurant in the DMV, a real gem
  19. NB

    NBethesdaDiner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well-prepared, flavorful tapas, friendly and helpful service. Modest prices. Low-key -- not noisy, just soft music and table talk. A very enjoyable experience.
  20. JD

    JanetD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Exceptional food, ambience, attentive staff, would recommend.
  21. AM

    AncientMariner

    Washington DC

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always year after year
  22. JP

    JeremyP

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! Looking forward to our next visit.
  23. RO

    RobertO

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We only tried tapas dishes, which were delicious. We didn't try the Latin American dishes. The tres leches dessert was also delicious (I've had boring just sweet versions elsewhere so I was leery)
  24. BF

    BonnieF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guardados is my "neighborhood" restaurant, even though it is not the closest. That is just the way it feels. The value, quality, ambience, "family" feeling cannot be beaten. I take all my friends there and they always become patrons independent of me! A true endorsement!
  25. P

    Peace

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and relaxed environment. Will certainly return
  26. K

    King

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The place was very outdated. It looks more like mom-and-pop old fashion restaurant. Food was average. Out of four choices of Tapas' only two were decent and tasty. I definitely recommend their Fritas. It's hard for me to rate them higher than 3 stars, but for sure 4.5 stars is not a realistic assessment considering the entire experience we had. I have had better food elsewhere.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, a great experience. Great food and friendly service.
  28. DR

    DavidR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Yuk. How does this place have so many 5 star reviews? Will never go back. Terrible food, service and ambiance. If this is the best Spanish place in Bethesda we have some splainin to do. Do not recommend
  29. H

    Herb

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliable and dependable restaurant. Could be the best restaurant in Bethesda and clearly the best value. The food is terrific. Miss Jaleo? Tapas here are just as good with the added benefit of Central American cuisine also on the menu.
  30. HH

    HHHH

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great tapas and Paella plus a very nice server - nice evening!!
  31. I

    Intelqubed

    Washington DC

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really like coming to this establishment. The staff is consistent. They greet you and remember you. We sat at the bar for our meal. We had several small plates, each of which were excellent. The standout dish was their salmon belly. Very well prepared and cooked perfectly. We also had the the lamb chops, cooked medium. A must have. Will be dining here again as this is one of my favorite restaurants.
  32. DF

    DomenickF

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to go! Food is on point, servers are attentive and friendly!
  33. KD

    KayD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I like going to this restaurant. The food is consistently good and the staff always makes me feel welcome.
  34. F

    Foodie12

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Our favorite place for tapas. Warm environment with great food and usually good service. Service was not up to its normally great level in this instance but all in all was a great family meal full of tapas and sangria.
  35. m

    marinaman

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have dined here many times and just love it. Perfect and they even have live music - light guitar - to enjoy. Thanks
  36. n

    newtotown

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, the food was excellent. The menu is sufficiently diverse that we were able to accommodate vegetarian and non-seafood eaters. A wonderful meal even with a large party.
  37. SC

    SueC

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a cute little gem in Bethesda. Everything we had was delicious and would recommend. We ordered the stuffed portabella mushroom, empanadas, tortilla Espanola and the lamb chops for starters and had the seafood paella for dinner. I had the red sangria and thought it was good.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service perfunctory. Food ok
  39. MR

    MichelleR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    at first impression was a bit cautious, once inside and food was order it Surprisingly good. Lamb chops were awesome!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Guardado’s! Great food, service, and ambiance!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Guardado's using the Order Online button. Guardado's also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Guardado's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 986-4920.

Guardado's is rated 4.7 stars by 1376 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Guardado's

4918 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Old Georgetown RD

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Latin American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public meter parking in front of the restaurant. Free parking in the garage on Saturdays and Sundays, but it is not free on the street. <br />

  • Public transit

    ride-on 34

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Nicolas Guardado

  • Entertainment

    We have live music every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm andHaft Sangria all day & Night!

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 986-4920

  • Catering

    We do offer catering for more information call Reyna 240-478-8783 or 301-986-4920 or e-mail reyna@guardados.com or check our catering menu on line at www.guardados9.com and click CATERING.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, “Guardado's” can accommodate all your special event needs

  • Private party contact

    Reyna Guardado: (877) 634-1926

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