We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
2039 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
703 528 6500
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #429 of 697 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $20 - $35
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Latin
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Write a Review

20 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashburn, Virginia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
377 reviews 377 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sued America
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012 via mobile

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridgewater NJ USA
Top Contributor
351 reviews 351 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, DC
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gua-Rapo also viewed


Been to Gua-Rapo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Gua-Rapo

Address: 2039 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Phone Number: 703 528 6500
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Latin

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gua-Rapo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?