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Gua-Rapo

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2039 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
703 528 6500
Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 6
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for happy hour

good place for happy hour. The tapas are ok, not the best I've had. I like Las Tapas in Old Town Alexandria better. More authentic.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2012
ExPat0331
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Arlington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Atmosphere and music was good. Hookah was terrible. Got no buzz and it was too harsh. Service took forever but one of the managers was helpful.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Great service, amazing food and great hookah! We visited DC and we went to this place 2 nights in a row! Really worth going!

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Came here with my husband for a quick bite before a movie on a Monday night around 6pm. We were not disappointed at all!! Food was great, had tequenos, calamari and empanadas. My husband liked the guacamole so much he ate the rest out of the bowl, lol. He had a blue moon and I had 2 Mohitos, highly recommend... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I've been here quite a few times and never disappoints. I went here with friends and had a great evening. Ordered a caipirinha as my drink of choice and it was delicious. We went early for dinner. Our server was new, but she did a awesome job. We ordered the Arepa sampler as appetizer and tostones... yum! For my dinner... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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377 reviews 377 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

good place for happy hour. The tapas are ok, not the best I've had. I like Las Tapas in Old Town Alexandria better. More authentic.

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Alexandria
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59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012 via mobile

Good food – empanadas, plantains. Great drink specials, I especially like the Guava martini. Great place to dance on a Friday night and smoke hookah. Used to have a live band that was amazing – not sure if that is still the case because I haven’t seen them.

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Sued America
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Overrated place. Zero atmosphere and staff so rude, it's incomprehensible actually.

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Bridgewater NJ USA
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364 reviews 364 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

We found this restaurant in Arlington totally by accident. it was at the foot of the hill on our way to the Metro. It is a combination many styles of Central American cooking with many interesting "native" dishes. Lots of choices but every entree we had was exceptional. Would highly recommend. They have hookas at Happy Hour. Very dark inside,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Servers cater to regulars and leave others waiting.

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Washington, DC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

I first had dinner at Gua-Rapo two years ago and wasn't very impressed. But last week, I went back and had a very good experience. The variety of food listed on the menu is broad and interesting, with dishes from at least half a dozen countries. The Ecuadorian shrimp ceviche appetizer was wonderful and so was the Aji de Gallina,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2039 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703 528 6500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?