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“good food but LOUD” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Guapos Cantina

Guapos Cantina
9811 Washingtonian Blvd Ste L17, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7306
301-977-5655
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Ranked #13 of 272 restaurants in Gaithersburg
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“good food but LOUD”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Many other restaurants in this shopping center have closed, but this place is going strong. The food is excellent, prices are reasonable for a big Mexican restaurant, and the portions are the usual huge plates (very hot, ma'am!) One meal lasted me two nights-the to-go box is a useful option.
If you are going for conversation, forget it. The whole place is loud and you can't shout above the crowd. If you go with people you know and can lipread, you're all set.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Restaurant at Rios”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Don't know where to start. Excellent food, loud music, good bar to hang out at while waiting for your table. Not very expensive. This is my wife and my favorite place to go to.

Visited January 2013
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D. C.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Very Busy for a Reason”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Superb chips & salsa, fair prices, next to multiple-screen cinema, friendly staff, 70% Mexican clientele for a reason, nice portions, seems like everybody but us celebrating a birthday, festive, mostly chairs but a few booths...we enjoyed it, will return.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Airy, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Loud music during playoff game!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband and I went to watch playoff game, ordered beers then manager turned on juke box and drowned out football game. We left after our first beers. We planned to watch entire game and eat dinner there. What a disappointment!!! Their loss of business!!!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Ashton,MD
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59 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Forget it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Dry chicken and beef fajitas with so few onions and peppers that you'd think they were priced like truffles, watery margaritas at $35/pitcher, dull guacamole...why go on? Too many Mexican restaurants to pick this place.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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