Guiso Latin Fusion

4.9
517 reviews
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Latin American
Guiso Latin Fusion is a family owned bistro style restaurant serving authentic Latin American and Caribbean dishes
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tiny restaurant with unique and savory dishes (we had the small plates) and fabulously attentive personal service by the chef/owner's fiancee. On target recommendations on the Popusa and the camarones borachos. The desert, called quesadilla, is NOT the Mexican cheese appetizer. Try it, wonderful

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S
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here few times and it is a favorite spot, small and neighborhood style. Would recommend to anyone.

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d
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I LOVE GUISO LATIN FUSION!! The food is excellent. The servers are family members who are gracious, well informed about the food and give you the family back story on different dishes. They serve creative Latin foods with a California spin. Local fresh produce, fresh fish and creative vegetarian dishes. We come here for special ocassions or just whenever we can. The place is small and the tables are close together. Thus, the noise level is pretty high when the room is full. Reservations are a must as it is obvious locals love this spot and come here often. Patrons are greeted warmly and often hugged good bye by the chef. Those are the frequent , local diners. Don't miss eating here!

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef Carlos has a creative spin on Salvadoran cuisine, with beautiful, aromatic presentations of family favorites. The prawns and fingerling potatoes small plate was rich in a smoky anchiote sauce; the fish tacos were brilliant as were the handmade smoky tortillas; and the paella, while a bit pricey, was rich with prawns, fish of the day, clams, chorizo, and slivers of fresh vegies, resting above a smattering of rice. It was very much more like a fish stew than a ricey dish. Extraordinary flavors. Sister Valeria, the principal server, explained the menu and history of the dishes in a manner that brought you into their family. What a treat! Decent and fairly priced wine list, with wines by the glass, as well. Can't wait to return.

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MS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third visit and we will return again. Fantastic experience all the way around. A real gem in Healdsburg.

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RI
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A well run restaurant serving outstanding food. We will return again many times

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Healdsburg which is saying a lot!

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m
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eileen was knowledgeable, adorable, friendly and attentive. Chef Carlos and his team did a beautiful job with the tasty and varied dishes that were served. Outstanding experience

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JL
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nothing could have been better. Young lady who served us was very informative and well spoken. Everyone was very friendly and appeared happy and enthusiastic about the place. Would definitely go back.

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DR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This family-owned neighborhood gem is my new favorite Healdsburg restaurant. The food is incredible and different than your typical wine country fare. Small, lovely and very special.

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M
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely little family run restaurant. The pupsas, which are made by Mama, are delicious. Latin/Caribean paella is also very tasty.

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P
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a family business that we should all be supporting. Great food, friendly people. Menu includes items made by grandma...that should say it all. Enjoy

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PW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guiso is a very intimate and special experience. The chef and his family run the small latin fusion restaurant. Servers were very attentive and explained all the dishes. The brussel sprouts were surprisingly our favorite. The rice porridge dessert is the only item I wouldn't recommend. It was good, just a bit basic. The price is very reasonable as well. I highly recommend!

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m
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service, intimate (small) ambiance. We'll be back.

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RB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Guiso family and their Latin Fusion restaurant are Healdsburg treasures. Do not miss Chef Carlos' take on paella.

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AW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! We absolutely LOVEd this place. Can’t wait to go again.

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

delightful hosts, delicious food and the warmest little location. Don’t miss it. Great to see and support young business owners so enthusiastic about what they do and so caring of how they do it.

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SB
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Such a lovely experience. Our sever did a great job explaining everything. The food was delicious. Very accommodating.

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WN
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was very fresh and tasted wonderful. I would highly recommend!

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F
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

As all the other reviews rave about the service, I would have to agree. I felt like they really cared about all their customers and did all they could to make us happy. We even met the chef, and what a truly nice group of people (family and friends) that he put together to make this place a reality. And only 27 years old...
The only reason I didn't give it all 5 stars is because some of the dishes were too salty for me. Maybe it's the healthy, boring California cooking without lots of salt that I am used to. It would have been perfect if there was something to eat alongside the dishes that were too salty for me. I did take some home to enjoy the next night (I cooked some starch to counteract the saltiness). Other than my own tastebuds the place was wonderful and we will definitely be back next time we are in Healdsburg. Hope they stay small and intimate and enjoy their little jewel box restaurant for a long time!

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! We had a lovely meal and tried many dishes, all delicious! We’ll be back.

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JO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is such a cute family owned/run restaurant. The chef is creative with traditional and family recipes...and everything is delicious. Highly recommended.

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LW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and service is so friendly! We thoroughly enjoyed dining here.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! The pupusas are a can’t miss. Wonderfully family run restaurant.

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TA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guiso never fails to impress!! Chef Carlos and his staff are so friendly and kind and their food is some of the best in town!! Every dish on his menu is full of flavor and will make you want to try everything on the menu. Don’t miss this one of a kind gem in healdsburg! Guiso continues to be one of my favorite places in town and am always excited to go back for dinner!

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F
Birmingham
25 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Sliders a must as are the brussel sprouts. A must do in Healdsburg.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my daughter.

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j
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s a tiny family-run restaurant with an open kitchen and a warm and cozy ambiance. Menu isn’t large, but everything we tried was delicious. I would definitely go back!

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i
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the staff and the owner is amazing. We had an amazing dinner and will definitely be back.

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Latin informed cuisine with unusual flavors. Great small plates, and the atmosphere is relaxing.

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RI
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The young lady who took our order made us feel like "members of the family". This is an impressive find for me. I'll definitely revisit Guiso Latin Fusion.
Rich

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GT
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly wonderful food and phenomenal service! Our new favorite in Healdsburg!

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DM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a great experience tasting versions of Salvadorian foods and latin foods. The restaurant itself is rather small .Food excellent ;very friendly waitress but a little pricey

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CB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This family-owned and operated restaurant in the heart of Healdsburg is truly a dining gem! The menu consists of family recipes from Central and South America, passed down through generations (grandmother to daughter to grandson), prepared by the grandson and served by the family members. Everything is prepared fresh as you order it, and is a great fusion of old-world sauces and entrees with today's farm-fresh ingredients. It is truly a taste sensation, and not your typical Latin cuisine. Reservations are required as it's a local favorite and there are not many tables. Plan ahead and don't miss out!!

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AR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and warm, welcoming service

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JR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food and service was excellent. My wife and I had Tacos de Pescado (local cod) as our appetizer and the Pescado con Coco, sautéed halibut, cooked to perfection, with a lime foam to give it a beautiful citrus finish. It was served on a saffron rice base with a hint of mango and vegetables.
Chef Carlos always greets and makes feel welcome. This is our favorite restaurant in Healdsburg.

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LC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guiso was the perfect family owned restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was beyond exceptional. Plan to be there for a few hours as food is cooked in front of you as you order but it is so worth it. We would definetley go back and highly recommend you trying this quant little place.

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SG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staying in Guerneville for the weekend from Mountain View and tried this restaurant for the first time due to great Yelp reviews. A small, intimate, family-run restaurant with wonderful ambience. Only minor downside is that some of the seats are in the path of the doorway, which during the cooler weather is a bit drafty each time guests enter the restaurant. We found out that some people make specific reservations for the tables that are away from the door. Servers are warm and very attentive and take the time to explain the dishes to you and which ones are special family recipes. We enjoyed the pupusas (grandma's recipe), vegetables sauteed in a delicious tomato sauce, and warm, soft homemade dinner rolls with herb butter as appetizers and then savored the tasty brothy paella (different from style you're used to) chock full of homemade chorizo, shrimp, clams, and mussels cooked to tender perfection. We would highly recommend this restaurant and would return again when we are in the area.

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RC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, enthusiasm from chef and his fiancé. Looking forward to going back soon.

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L
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious mom and pop restaurant. Small but delicious menu- presentation and playing impeccable. The halibut was so fresh and the salad delicious and creative!

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