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Guardado's

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Latin, Spanish, Tapas, Salvadoran
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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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Today
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: Reservations, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Very nice paella. Wonderful lemon dessert!

We chose Guardado's because we love paella. We shared one with all kinds of seafood and really enjoyed it. It may not have been the VERY best I've ever had but it was very good and we would go back for more. They have a frozen, dairy-free lemon dessert that is to die for, too, and my husband... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
ElliesBoo
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Greenfield, MA
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Greenfield, MA
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We chose Guardado's because we love paella. We shared one with all kinds of seafood and really enjoyed it. It may not have been the VERY best I've ever had but it was very good and we would go back for more. They have a frozen, dairy-free lemon dessert that is to die for, too, and my husband really enjoyed... More 

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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants. The food and service is excellent. I had both of my sons college graduation parties here and the experience was wonderfull. Rana is so nice and helpful, I always look forward to seeing her when we are there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We are frequent customers to Guardado's- the food is always good, service wonderful, prices reasonable and I like the cozy atmosphere. Nothing shiny or fancy, just a reliably great experience! Will continue to return!

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USA
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We ordered the Spanish paella valenciana and a pitcher of sangria. We had to special order some lemons for the paella since they were not provided as expected. The sangria was small and simple. Overall, for the high price you could find a better paella elsewhere. However if you live close by it is worth a try. The place was... More 

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I had their Caesar salad and it was not even close to what Caesar salad should be. Their paella was ok but nothing to brag about. I ordered a sangria and it was just plain simple. Ok restaurant but they need to pic one cuisine and focus on it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We walked in early on a Sunday evening without a reservation. We choose to sample a broad selection of tapas. The chicken thighs and the stuffed endive were the hits of the evening. The calamari was our least favorite and even then it was good. Lola was our server. She did an excellent job. So good, in fact, that we... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Prices are very reasonable, but the food is ok. Service was way too fast--all of our dishes came out around the same time. We were out of restaurant within 45 minutes.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

With all the outstanding ethnic restaurants in Bethesda's restaurant row, it is understandable that one might overlook Guardado's Spanish/tapas gem, but it would be a major oversight. We have been dining there for a number of years, and the quality of food and friendliness of the staff are memorable. The scallops are always excellent, ditto for the filet and lamb... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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

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?