Guapo's - Fair Lakes
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The Rincon family arrived in Virginia in the late 1970’s. All four children graduated from Fairfax county schools and universities and continued to invest in their community. They believed that their businesses should provide opportunity and pride to demonstrate the dedication to their hometown and the metropolitan area. Now their children continue the same aspirations as their grandparents did when they arrived over 30 years ago.
Food, service and drinks were great, but it was noisey.
Guapo's has some of the best Mexican food in the area and at great prices. The setting is extremely loud, however, especially when they do a birthday song. The only thing keeping me from listing them as 5-stars is their fajitas do not come with bell peppers. It's all onions under the meat. Plus, they give you a very small dollop of guacamole.
Made a reservation and went for Valentine's day. The reservation wasn't for a table but the opportunity to skip the hour and half walk-in wait. Unfortunately due to some mishap on their end, the pager given to me wasn't in their system so they had to scramble to get a table after we patiently waited 45 minutes. Luckily their was a bar(or all a part of their plan) and the food and wait service was good (considering they were trying to get everyone moving in and out as soon as possible).
Our food arrived lukewarm at best. Didn’t care for the sangria. At all. I’ve had much better experiences in the past. Very disappointed.
We took our 10 year old to a birthday dinner with her friends on a Saturday night. The restaurant was packed. We had reservations and had to wait approximately 30 mins prior to sitting. The time went by fast as the kids had fun watching the tortilla machine and chatting among themselves. Had we waited any longer, it would have been challenging to keep them busy and out of the way of fast-moving servers. Once we sat, they brought chips and salsa and drinks within seconds. The service was outstanding! It's clear they are experienced and adept when it comes to managing large parties. Our food was very good. It was loud in the restaurant but to be expected at a popular family restaurant on a Saturday night. And of course we couldn't leave without them singing their traditional birthday song to our Sombrero-wearing daughter. Francisco, our server, was phenomenal! Attentive, professional and personable. Fun night!
We arrived and the lobby was packed. Because we had reservations thru Open Table we were seated right on time. The food and service were excellent.
We had the Fajitas and the tamales. The Fajitas were from the lunch menu and a very generous portion. Chips included ahead of the meal with an excellent sauce. Service was attentive, food was hot, and tasted very good. We'll be back.
This place was really good. I went on a Sunday night so it was super busy and very loud, at times it was hard to hear my friends at the table. We all ordered fajitas so the table seemed to shrink but they were delicious so it made up for feeling a bit cramped. The service was great besides me asking for a large margarita and getting the regular size, our server was very friendly and attentive. Overall I would recommend this place and return!
Been a few years since the last time we were there. Reservation process, hostess, bar and waitstaff were great. All 6 of us loved our apps and entrees. But the dining room is ridiculously loud, very difficult to hear ourselves or the servers. Will be a long time before we torture ourselves again.
The noise level was TOO loud! Had to use raised voices and lean in to hear the other people in the party - there were only 3 of us.
Went for the ceviche, they did not disappoint. They didn’t have the salsa I enjoin Arlington location though.
Love it there. Staff is always great! Good food and margaritas!
Good new year's entree option. Fun atmosphere and great tasting food. Margaritas are excellent.
Went to Trummer’s the night before and the service at Guapo’s was far and above that which we received the previous night. Excellent experience. Thank you!
We love Guapos! The food is always great. The salsa is fresh. They can always accommodate our large party. Service is excellent.
This was a special celebration, I requested a dessert under my notes on the reservation. However, they didn’t bring out a dessert as requested.
I felt as I was being rushed with my meal as well. I’m a bit of a “camper” and I definitely don’t like being rush with my meal. Reason why I made a later reservation so I won’t intervine with other seatings.
When I arrived the hostess was welcoming, but when my partner arrived he felt as they were a bit rude as one of them roll their eyes because she had to walk him over to the table.
We ALWAYS enjoy our meal at Guapos. From appetizers to dinner it's all yummy! Mexican is our son's favorite, and Guapos is his favorite place to go. The food is authentic and sensational!
We greatly enjoyed our visit to Guapo’s and will definitely return. The food and service was excellent. This place can be very loud so pick your dining times wisely. Or eat at the bar which is away from the main dining area.
We had a table of 10 for my birthday. The wait and kitchen staff were fast. The appetizers and chips held us until our main courses. All who came had great things to say about the food. 10/10 recommend.
For a great Mexican meal, Guapo's is the place to go. Prices are moderate, service very good and the food was great. Our server, Marco, was a delight. Suggest you make reservations as this restaurant is popular.
The food and service here are always top notch. Servers are always friendly and always checking on the table. In and out of the restaurant in 30 minutes.
Impeccable service and delicious food. My only critique would be that I wish they had more veggies with the fajitas I ordered.
Always delicious and quick service. Husband got the fish tacos and they were amazing. I got the shrimp with jalapeño and bacon, highly recommend. It’s our go-to Mexican spot!
We love Guapos.
Our server was Nicole. Excellent service and attention to detail every time we visit... A++
Excellent service from Tomas.
The food was very tasty, they were very accommodating as I do not eat rice and beans and they gave me sauteed vegetables instead. The guacamole was delicious. And all of us enjoyed our dinners. The noise level was pretty high on a Saturday night however made it a little hard to talk.
Amazing food and amazing service!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE the staff, food, and consistency of service. It's our favorite Mexican restaurant by far!
First time and definitely not our last! Fajitas were tasty and we enjoyed patio seating. Marco was very hospitable
I have been to this restaurant before. It was so loud we could hardly hear each other. We had met to have a meeting but I doubt we will ever do that again.
Isabel was such an awesome waitress!!!!
The food is acceptable. Nothing special or good. The salsa is not good. We got the steak fajitas — the steak and the tortillas were good but the beans and guacamole not good at all.
Excellent food and service! Love the ambiance!
Loved our dinner at Guapos!
Everyone's entree, table of six , was delicious and well presented, came out piping hot and quickly. The Cameron's tequila was very good, as we're the beef and chicken fajitas.
There were a lot of choices covering known favourites and a couple of newbies. Especially great was the extensive gluten free menu for one person in our group.
Margaritas too, were delicious. Both, on the rocks and frozen, in particular the passion fruit margarita. The large size was huge and pretty good value. At $18, less than double the price of the small but what looked like more than three times the volume.
The noise level was high, to be expected in a large open seating area. It was especially loud when the maracas, drums and singers serenaded a table. But, lots of diners joined in, so not a deal breaker for us.
Service was good, not intrusive, but prompt and meet all our needs.
Overall we all thought we would definitely visit again as it was a fun night.
The best ceviche in town!
Great place, great services and delicious food. We will go back there again.
Guapo's - Fair Lakes offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 818-0022.
Guapo's - Fair Lakes is rated 4.5 stars by 260 OpenTable diners.