Guapo's of Georgetown

4.5
27 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Mexican
We believe a great dining experience begins with family. At our restaurants, we combine great atmosphere with friendly staff and quality food. We hope the efforts of our family-owned business reflect in the experience our guests have and make you feel right at home and part of our family.

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.
What 27 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
DB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Guapo's is our favorite Mexican restaurant in DC

Report
Helpful
ES
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Food came super quick.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mexican food with some nice upscale options! Great service! Great view! Can't beat the margaritas! Nice to have this new place on the waterfront. Off to a great start. We have been regulars at the Fairfax location for a long time.

Report
Helpful
S
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a very nice time at Guapo. Service was a little slow due to Xmas eve. However, food was delicious, drinks were awesome and slow service offered us chance to hang out and chit chat longer. Definitely must try.

Report
Helpful
AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We appreciated help with the 11-year-old's birthday celebration.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

Super loud. Poor service. Cold entree

Report
Helpful
BW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good. Presentation, great. And the service, hands down the absolute best I've had in DC. The restaurant has a fantastic location with great views of the ice skating rink 🙂. Love this place.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Margaritas are expensive and weak! Bad value. Food is good, not spectacular.

Report
Helpful
BP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Best thing about Guapo’s was the service. Enjoyed the food but the nice servers and management made the experience a good one.

Report
Helpful
AA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Guapo’s is a nice place but the food is heavier than we normally eat. We are glad they’re in the neighborhood when we need a really big meal.

Report
Helpful
KA
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fresh & delicious. Service was great. Will definitely return.

Report
Helpful
S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We really enjoyed our night at Guapos, but were irritated that they told Open Table we were a no show.
Service was awesome and food was fun and good.

Report
Helpful
LR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

Guapos is a well known restaurant in MD, and was so happy that they opened one in DC! Unfortunately this restaurant is nothing like the other locations in Maryland. They have none of the usual decor that makes Guapos unique, the space is really tight and they have modernized all of the dishes that we have all grown to know and love. I’m not against elevating the look of the dish, but the basics were missed - like for the tamal de elote they only smear the thinnest layer of crema, when at other locations you get a nice scoop of it - you can’t have a tamal without the crema! In addition, my favorite go-to is the sopa de mariscos and unfortunately while the foundation was there, it was too salty to really enjoy. The space constraint encouraged them to fit as many tables as possible, including the one I unluckily got sat at - up against a cement pillar and clearly in the way of servers and customers to walk freely. It was quite uncomfortable. Attaching photos so you can see! Who would enjoy that view?

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raul, our waiter was amazing. He gave us excellent service and was very pleasant. Engaging conversation and all around a sweet spirit. I’m a guapos fan so of course noticed it was slightly different from others but In a good way! Definitely going back.

Report
Helpful
CF
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We loved this new location. The menu was great with lots of good choices. Service was attentive and responsive. Glad to have a Mexican restaurant near us.

Report
Helpful
DM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent time. Ordered two appetizers and split a meal for just two of us. More than enough food!

Report
Helpful
DT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Servers: Leave people alone! Stop trying to grab their food away when they are trying to enjoy conversation! We literally had almost full plates of food taken away by SIX different servers in under five minutes! Made a special occasion I chose to celebrate with you embarrassing and very stressful. Putting down one’s fork does not mean that you should take away a plate. Asking whether one is finished at a MINIMUM before putting filthy hands all over my food would be a proper protocol to teach your servers. Whoever is training servers to grab plates away needs to go. The entree food —beef fajitas and seafood enchiladas—was ok, nothing special and on the salty side. The plantains appetizer and flourless chocolate cakes were perhaps the standouts. Pico de Gallo was quite watery and chips weren’t fresh. They did sing for my friend’s birthday but didn’t use her name which I’d given.

Report
Helpful
F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved Guapo’s in Washington, DC — first time and did not disappoint. Food was fabulous. Most of all Raul was terrific —his knowledge of the food and enthusiasm set the tone start to finish. Drop by for one of Guapo’s lunch specials and a Margarita.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A bit loud (mostly music - the place wasn’t too full) for a Tuesday lunch. I’ve been to other guapo’s and understand the upbeat atmosphere, but it’s better suited for later in the day.

Report
Helpful
LV
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Guapo’s for my daughter’s 14 birthday. Great service, very good food, modern but comfortable design. Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a delicious brunch on a beautiful Sunday at Guapo’s new location in Georgetown. Ate on the large outdoor patio with our dog and enjoyed the view of the fountain. Friendly & efficient service and even made our dog feel welcome with a warm greeting and big bowl of water. Gracias and we’ll be back!

Report
Helpful
LD
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious as was the sangria.
Server Marco was professional and personable. I would request him on the next visit. The hostess staff is mediocre and needs training. I realize the restaurant has been open only two weeks, but it needs an experienced responsive staff to greet/seat guests. Open Table notified me while dining that I was a no-show. I'd arrived and checked in before the appointed time. The manager was very kind and corrected the error promptly.

Report
Helpful
VI
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner at Guapo’s in Georgetown!
Beautiful location with great outdoor seating on the waterfront.
Good margaritas and friendly service!
Would recommend!

Report
Helpful
JL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

nice place along the river and staff was terrific and freindly

Report
Helpful
CJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Worst service in DC! Granted they just opened, it still shouldn’t take 25 minutes to take a drink order with the place half filled. We had to ask 4 times for a spoon. Food was good but sides very skimpy. Night and day difference between the original Guapo’s and this one. You’d think it was a completely different owner. Avoid.

Report
Helpful
f
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Ive been to other locations and was pleased. At this new location my margarita was weak.

Report
Helpful