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“Great guac, good margarita's, so-so food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Guapo's Restaurant

Guapo's Restaurant
4028 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
703-671-1701
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Ranked #63 of 685 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
1 review
“Great guac, good margarita's, so-so food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Guapo's twice before and we've gotten different dishes each time. My wife ordered chicken enchiladas and I ordered fajitas for our first visit. They were good but nothing special. The guacamole and chips was by far the best part of the meal, and no other place in Arlington has duplicated their guac. Our second visit also included the guac, but I opted for cheese enchiladas and my wife got the quesadilla. Again the guac was the best part. The enchiladas were mediocre compared to those I've had elsewhere, and the guacamole that was served with the quesadilla was some soupy, mass-produced, low-quality recipe; it definitely wasn't close to their appetizer recipe. I recommend Guapo's for drinks and light snacks. The atmosphere is good with adequate service. Don't skip the guacamole & chips.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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The Villages, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Some Good..Some Not”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Went on a Saturday night, was seated promptly inside. I ordered a drink which came promptly. Ordered a fresh guacamole which but for a bit too much lime was exceptional ! The salsa was also fresh and delicious. Food was only average, service was not good after the initial seating. Took 10 minutes for the other ordered drink--ordered a burito withiut meat and they brought a plain burrito with nothing in it at all--just a flour tortilla rolled up ! They did replace it when asked.
We sat inside and had to shoo away flies throughout the meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Mexican hemmed, but not Mexican flavored”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The food was bland and not reminiscent of authentic Mexican favors.
The sangria was tasty but I had a severe headache after just half glass
The seafood soltado was soaked in a sauce and soupy... Very different to authentic soltado

This place is usually full, but I'm not sure why:(( I so wanted to like it.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Mexican Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Guapo's is our favorite Mexican restaurant. They make their own tortillas which are amazing. Their fajitas are fabulous. The quality of the meat in the steak fajitas is excellent. Their chips and salsa are also great. The chips are light and crisp and the salsa is good. Plus, the location of the restaurant can't be beat - Shirlington is perfect for date night, family outings, etc.

Visited August 2013
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Middlebury, Vermont
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Doesn't get better than this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The food here is fantastic. From the wait staff, to the atmosphere, to when you leave, everything is great. Awesome drinks, appertizers, main meals, desserts. Have tried various items on the menu and loved all of it. Wish they had more locations in the East!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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