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“Hidden gem of Arlington” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Guajillo

Guajillo
1727 Wilson Blvd., Colonial Village, Arlington, VA 22209
703 807 0840
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Ranked #100 of 650 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hidden gem of Arlington”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

While the location and decor isn't impressive (in a mini-strip mall), the food and service were very good. The variety of Mexican dishes were plenty - our party each ordered something different and we had the opportunity to sample each other's. Each were prepared very well, great portion size, seasoned to perfection and reasonably priced. This is a great place for family and/or friends to have a nice casual dinner.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious; a gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stumbled upon this place while walking around our hotel and were very pleasantly surprised. The strip mall location isn't very confidence inspiring but looks can indeed be deceiving. The food was authentic (no shredded cheese here, obviously handmade corn tortillas, authentic seasonings). The atmosphere was conducive to many different types of diners: we saw couples, families, friends, business associates. Margaritas are delicious. Staff is friendly and helpful and just the right amount of attentive. Definitely give this place a try if you like authentic Mexican-style food and drinks.

Visited July 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Food in the Region”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

We love this Mexican restaurant. The food is outstanding and they have the best margaritas in town.

They need to move to larger spaces because the atmosphere is lacking and tight.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland Oregon
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Food / Excellent Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This restaurant was so good we ate there twice while vacationing in the area. Margaritas are excellent as was the food and the service. Get reservations if you can -- the place isn't very big and it fills up fast.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreux, Switzerland
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Try the Mole Poblano for true yumminess”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Closest you're going to get to Mexican food without actually being in the country. Absolutely delicious food. Generous sized cocktails (from a European standpoint anyways). That Mole Poblano was perfect!
Make sure to book ahead the restaurant fills up fast!

Visited June 2013
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