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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 #79 of 675 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
8 helpful votes 8 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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English first
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 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 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 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 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 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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