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Guardado's

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Latin, Spanish, Tapas, Salvadoran, South American
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4918 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2512 (Old Georgetown RD)
ride-on 34
301-986-4920
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always Excellent

My wife and I have dined here probably a dozen times over the last five years. It's a tapas restaurant, so you order several little plates each visit. I have never had one that wasn't absolutely delicious. The atmosphere is intimate and pleasant. The wait staff is attentive and charming. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
John S
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Kensington, Maryland, United States
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  • Families with children
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Kensington, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I have dined here probably a dozen times over the last five years. It's a tapas restaurant, so you order several little plates each visit. I have never had one that wasn't absolutely delicious. The atmosphere is intimate and pleasant. The wait staff is attentive and charming. The owner, Reyna, is delightful. I love the sangria too.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've lived in Bethesda for my entire life and I have never been to nor heard about Guardado's. I tried it for lunch recently with my mom and it was delicious! I had the taco salad which was huge, fresh, and tasty. The service was great and our waiter was very nice. I'll definitely be back.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I've been there twice and both times enjoyed dining greatly. Excellent happy hour choices of food and drinks. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Any tapa you order is fresh and tasty. I don't have any drawbacks to describe, because there were none in my experience.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I've eaten here twice now and each time the food has been very good. In particular, the ceviche is heavenly. The other tapas dishes are excellent too. It's a small restaurant so it's cozy, but even full the noise level was fine.

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Kensington, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

this is my favorite restaurant in Bethesda . the tapas are delicious as the chef came from jaleo's. the staff is friendly with great service. you might need a reservation some nights though: word has gotten around!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were looking for a Spanish restaurant with good taste without expecting too much. Even so, we have been somehow disappointed by our experience in this restaurant. The front dining room is loud and the back room is too close to the restrooms. The service was not too efficient, and it took them some time to get all things done.... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I ate at Guardado's last week as part of a large group. They had a very nice room in the back of the restaurant that was perfect for such events and quiet enough to converse with colleagues. Reyna, one of the owners, was extremely responsive in responding to our questions and requests. The food was reasonably priced and delicious. Filet... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Not nearly as noisy and crowded as that other tapas place, Guardado is a great place to drink some sangria, have tasty tapas and generally have a good time. We had a small group of five and shared croquettes, scallops and, of course, garlic shrimp. The crispy potatoes were great. We ordered a second round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Guardados is a wonderful place to eat, everything was fantastic. The Tapas, fried calamari, fresh seafood and steak. Nicolas and Lola were exceptional. The flan was very special. Everything made fresh and wonderful.

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Arlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Really enjoyed the variety of tapas, great way to enjoy different tastes. Service was good, relaxed pleasant atmosphere, reasonably priced. Will go again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4918 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2512
    (Old Georgetown RD)
  • Public Transportation: ride-on 34
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-986-4920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Latin, Spanish, Tapas, Salvadoran, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?