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Guardado's

4918 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2512
301-986-4920
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Ranked #18 of 301 restaurants in Bethesda
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Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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English first
Kensington, Maryland
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's hard to be hidden in Bethesda but I was not familiar with Guardado's. I wish we had discovered it sooner. Start with a glass of Sangria and enjoy a few tapas. We especially enjoyed the mussels and a shrimp tapas...calamari was a little too salty. Fried plantains are excellent. Entrees were very good and reasonably priced. Pork specialty was... More

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Spring, Texas, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went here for happy hour. I was impressed with the mojito not so much with the food. We tried the croquetas which I thought were too mushy and lacked flavor. We had the chorizo sausage which was tasty. My husband liked the fried plantains. Our waiter was very knowledgable about the spanish cuisine.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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213 reviews 213 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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