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Guapos Cantina

9811 Washingtonian Blvd Ste L17, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7306
301-977-5655
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Ranked #13 of 271 restaurants in Gaithersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 18, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent quality tex-mex. Particularly good are the fajitas and enchiladas, as well as the margaritas. Unlike other tex-mex restaurants, dishes are not exhuberant, so if sharing, you might end a little short. Sometimes is pretty crowded, particularly during Friday evenings and weekends. Be prepared to wait. The service though, is pretty fast.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We needed a little snack to tide us over for a late dinner. We decided to try Guapo's since we were staying in the RIO area. We sat outside while the World Cup game was on the big screen. We were served chips and salsa. The salsa was delicious. We then ordered the chicken nachos and devoured all of them.... More

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Hartsdale, New York
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This could easily have been the worst Mexican food I have ever tasted.and I am a huge fan. My heart sunk when the waiter brought the combination plate and the refried beans were oozing all over the dish. To top that off there was a glob of sour cream totally covering the guacamole.The food smelled and tasted bad - maybe... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We love this place and has been coming back and enjoying it for the last 7-8 years. Food is very good, very friendly personnel and location is just right. However, lately ( well, in the last 2-3 years), due to a new housing development, Rio Center itself is getting very crowded and on weekends it may take quite a time... More

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Washington, DC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Excellent fajitas! I love the service and the margaritas too. Very good food and nice lake view. Waiter kept the water coming and gave more salsa and chips.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food, yummy frozen strawberry margaritas. Nice "outdoor" seating area which we even enjoyed while it was down-pouring :)

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washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have been here at least 30 times over the years, good mexican food, including fajitas, ceviche and chicken dishes. Chips and salsa are good too.

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Went there today..about 2pm..and it was aweful. Ordered chili con queso..the cheese was okay but the chips..you could bend them. Asked for fresher chips and they just heated them up. The chimichanga..the beef was like what you would get in a 7-eleven hotdog with a huge bay leaf! Ugh! My friend ordered chicken tacos..looked aweful and she could bend the... More

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Utah
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I will preface this my saying I live in an area with no good Mexican food. I used to live in an area full of it. This place was great. The fajitas were delicious and the portion sizes were big enough for my husband and I to share! We will be back in the area and will eat from Guapos... More

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Richardson, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My husband and I have been eating Mexican food for years having lived in Texas and Arizona and doing client work on border towns. So we can be pretty picky about Mexican food. Guapos does it right. The service is a little less than personable but very efficient. I've been to Guapos several times -- sometimes with a crowd. No... More

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