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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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Fun and Delicious Happy Hour

We visited during Happy Hour and thoroughly enjoyed all the tapas presented. The staff was above average attentive. We will return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Lynn60726
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McLean, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
McLean, Virginia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We visited during Happy Hour and thoroughly enjoyed all the tapas presented. The staff was above average attentive. We will return.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Took a group of four business associates out for dinner. We are all from out of town and I picked this place based on the reviews. We got there early and tucked in to few rounds of tapas before the paella rolled out. All of it was amazing. The only thing I could point out that wasn't spectacular was the... More 

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Avalon, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I came here on a quiet Saturday for a meal that I believed would be somewhat akin to the nearby restaurant of Guapo's. I was very mistaken. From the start, the menu seemed to be very different from anything I had tried before. Even the calamari, as I discovered, were quite unique. Everything on the menu that seemed to have... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We took my sister-in-law here for dinner Saturday night. We did not make a reservation but sat at the bar where it was mostly quiet and easier for conversation. And my husband did not mind that the TV was tuned to the NBA game of the night. We ordered Gambas con Chorizo, Papas Fritas, Sauteed Squid with Green Peppers, and... More 

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Washington, DC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a hidden gem in Bethesda, Maryland. Friendly service, great sangria. We ordered two tapas and a paella to share. Food was excellent; value was very good. The restaurant was very busy but the staff managed to keep up with the demand and everyone was smiling.

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Greenfield, MA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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 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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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?