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Guardado's

4.5
1024 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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  • Tapas (23)
  • Neighborhood Gem (17)
  • Authentic (12)
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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Latin American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00 - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 986-4920
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Nicolas Guardado
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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
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Private party contact
Reyna Guardado: (877) 634-1926
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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.
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Cross street
Old Georgetown RD
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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.
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Public transit
ride-on 34
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Entertainment
We have live music every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm and
Haft Sangria all day & Night!
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Special events & promotions
Join our Happy Hour Tue-Fri $3 beers from 4-7pm. 1/2 price on all bottles of Wines on Tuesdays. Thursdays $4 Margaritas, Mojitos & Sangria. For more information call us @ (301)986-4920 or visit us at www.guardados.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1024 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.5
value
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FindingFood (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Wife and I enjoyed our meal here. Service was excellent and had some wonderful tapas.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service was quick after a slow start.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This is a very cozy restaurant with wonderful tapas. It's small so it's a little crowded when it's full and the service can be a little slow - but it's all worth it. The owner is delightful and always around if we need anything.

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vipBandido (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

A very cozy, family-run restaurant with friendly service. Authentic tapas, with a good mix of Iberian and Latin American offerings. Very tasty, reasonably sized servings; good value for money.

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M520 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice. Will be back.

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FormerWaiter (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

One of our family's favorite regular places. Great little neighborhood restaurants.

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DanielH 
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great paella, cozy but somewhat noisy when there are groups

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vipKerryLoves2Eat (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Dinner started well. The tapas were delicious. Then the paella arrived. The first few bites were delicious. And then the 4” hair, intertwined in the vegetables and rice, killed the experience. The waiter and manager were challenging us about the hair. They asked where it was and my wife had to tell them it was twisted in the bite she spat on a plate. The manager forgot the most basic truth: the customer is ALWAYS right. Sadly we will not be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

This our favorite tapas place in the neighborhood, where my wife and I visit regularly, often with another couple. We recommend especially the ceviche and the shrimps with oil.

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vipdcdining2014 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We always come on THURSDAY's b/c there is a guitarist. ON other days, it would be nice to have soft music in the background . . . . .thank you.

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