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4918 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2512
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Ranked #10 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Tapas, Salvadoran
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Old Georgetown RD
Transit: ride-on 34
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47 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We love going here because it supports a locally owned and run restaurant, and the food is great. We were here with six others for a casual dinner. We had many small plates and two paellas. Everything was excellent. Service was terrific, ambiance comfortable, and you can tell they really care about what they do. I would heartily recommend Guardados... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If your looking for good tapas, got to try Guardado's. Everything on the menu is just great plus they are always adding new items to the menu. The wine selection is good and priced reasonable.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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206 reviews 206 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Always nice to try new restaurants when travelling to places I've been to many times before. This is hidden away a bit from the main restaurant area in this part of Bethesda. Vegetarian options are pretty much limited to tapas (or paella), but at least there are enough options from the hot tapas menu. I tried 3 tapas dishes, the... More

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Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

A small restaurant with really good food. They have a wide variety of tapas. All of the ingredients are very fresh. Fun place to go with friends and try various dishes.

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Glenn Dale, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The sangria is hummm great place to go on a date or fun to go with friends we share the paella valenciana.. The tables are a little close but it's a family style restaurant . The owner is very nice.

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Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Guardados is in the Bethesda triangle, but pretty much at the edge of the restaurant area. We go there for lunch often, and it is quiet and welcoming. The waiter Tomas is great when asked for recommendations. There are luncheon specials (something new - under $10 and sometimes $7 or $8), but the regular lunch prices are relatively inexpensive even... More

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Clarksburg, Maryland, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My husband, some friends and I were looking for a place for a night out for dinner and came across Guardado's on Open Table. We usually go to a steak place but wanted something different this time around. We were very pleasantly surprised by Guardado's. The drinks were great - especially the sangria and mojitos. The mango mojito was phenomenal.... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Have been enjoying Guardado's since its opening and have never been disappointed. Excellent and diverse tapas, including a good range of seafoods, meats and vegetarian-- the shrimp tapa is addictive and I'm very fond of the vegetables with chorizo. Salads and cheeses are most enjoyable, too. Cocktails, sangria and wines are excellent and well-priced. Overall pricing is excellent and the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This little place was recommended by friends who live in the neighborhood. We stopped in before heading to the movies for a bite to eat, not expecting anything much. And we were very pleasantly surprised. We ordered a half-dozen or so tapas, and all were very well prepared. The waiters are extremely friendly, and will give you their opinion on... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

This place is a dump. Walked inn at 6ish and there was not a soul in the place. The hostess was terrible. We showed her a belly deal which was set to expire a week from that point and she snared saying in a very snobbish tone "we don't accept that anymore". She hands us the happy hour menu which... More

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