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4918 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2512 (Old Georgetown RD)
301-986-4920
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Alpine, Alabama
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went during DC Restaurant Week and ordered the 4 tapas, salad and dessert option. Every selection was very good. We've eaten many meals in Spain, and this was very authentic.

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Thank TravelingTasmanian
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

First the food. Paella negra was fabulous. Rice was not dry as it could be sometimes. Reasonably priced riojas. And, service... One person in our party used a wheelchair, which was made known when reservation was made. The minute we entered the restaurant and the wheelchair was noticed by the staff, they immediately addressed us by name. We appreciated that... More 

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Thank hisakyuu
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Service was great. Friendly and helpful. Food was good. Not exceptional but good. Decor however was awful. Lacked atmosphere. Could be so much better. But will still return to give it a second opinion.

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Thank LGBower
Greenville, North Carolina
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

In all fairness, we asked if we could eat at bar since they had a full house and were told yes. I do not think they usually do this. They needed more help my far on the night we were there. Waited 25 minutes for 1st drink of water or other. waitress/ probably owner very sweet but simply too rushed... More 

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Maryland
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Came here with girlfriends to celebrate a birthday on a cold February evening. We received a warm welcome, and a table tucked in the back near the bar. The menu had many wonderful choices, our server was attentive and professional, the sangria was perfect. And the prices so, so reasonable. Can't wait to go back!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Making last-minute plans during restaurant week, I found Guardado's had an opening (the first restaurants I checked were booked). What a lucky find! It's the kind of restaurant I adore: unassuming, friendly, comfortable. Our waiter -- I wish I had his name! -- was terrific. So kind, helpful, and prompt. My date and I split our dinners -- I had... More 

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Thank Mark R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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181 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is a neighborhood gem in Bethesda, where I generally find over-priced and just average restaurants. The food is interesting and moderately priced. The service is attentive and friendly. It'd definitely worth trying it out. I like the croquetas and the sauteed spinach is really good.

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Thank WFleet
Bozeman, Montana, United States
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

What a great selection for DC restaurant week! Between the three of us, we were able to sample a good portion of the menu selection and one paella dish. The stuffed peppers are fabulous! The chorizo is quite flavorful. But you have to order the mussels plate. They come mounded - almost enough for a main course. The seafood paella... More 

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Thank Nancy C
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

We picked this place during restaurant week. Looking for a new place and decided to take a chance. Had no expectations other than trying something new. We were very pleased with our visit. The staff is warm and helpful. It is a casual setting. The food was very good. We started mushroom soup and a salad. Both were well prepared... More 

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Thank Jeff O
Rockville, Maryland
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Three of us tried the $24 anniversary dinner special (soup or salad, 3 tapas, dessert). The ceviche and sautéed spinach salads were outstanding. But the mango salad lacked much in the way of mangos. The chorizo, calamares, lobster soup, croquetas, and lamb chops were uninspiring to mediocre. Flan and tre leches were good deserts. Service was good except they brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Spanish, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4918 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2512
    (Old Georgetown RD)
  • Public Transportation: ride-on 34
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-986-4920

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?