When ever we visit someplace new we always try to eat at a locally owned establishment. Looking for good tapas we decided to give Guardado's a try. The place is a cozy little place and looks like it could have been imported from Central or South America. On street parking is threadbare, but there is a public parking garage directly across the street.
The hostess was most accommodating and seated us promptly. Within minutes of being seated our waiter was right there to take drink orders and offering suggestions. I must say he was spot on with the golden margaritas as they we delicious and potent. Everything on the menu looked great and we settled for the vieras y portabelos. The scallop was pan seared perfectly, the shroom was huge and the basil oil was perfect. The carne a la parrilla was a large cut of tender meat covered in a delicious sauce. It was large enough for small eaters to eat as a meal. The highlight was the pulpo a la gallega. Oh my how they got the octopus so incredibly tender. The potatoes frita was also done well, but the octopus was so good that even my wife who was not a fan of it is now converted.
My hats off to Guardados, they have an excellent staff and incredible tapas. We will most certainly be back on our next visit.