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“They Did It Again!!!”
Review of Guardado's

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Ranked #28 of 360 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Spanish, Latin
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Old Georgetown RD
Transit: ride-on 34
Rockville, Maryland
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“They Did It Again!!!”
Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

We had Guardado's cater our granddaughter's baptism and, boy, they did another fantastic job! It was such a special day and Reyna and her daughter were wonderful! Again, absolutely delicious foods and Sangria. Thank you AGAIN:-)

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  • English first
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English first
Maryland
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Terrific Tapas”
Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten several times at Guardado's and on each occasion came away happy and overfed. We've only eaten from the Tapas menu but that's what we were there for. We've been disappointed in a few of our choices but these are the stars for us: mussels (ask for extra bread and don't let them take the dish away. Soak up the sauce with bread! It's delish); scallops with endive and lobster sauce; the strip steak (sauce is wonderful); sauteed spinach with oranges, raisins and almonds; fried potatoes, stuffed endive with goat cheese; Spanish sausage with garlic mashed pots. We found the shrimp Tapas are a little bland. The Sangria is wonderful. Our service has been outstanding and the atmosphere is casual. If you enjoy sauces and bread, this is the place to come. Don't be shy in asking for more bread and the waiters enjoy a little chat.

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USA
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Hidden gem turns out wonderful family-style tapas”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

No, you won't see shots of the interior gracing the cover of Architectural Digest but you come here for the food and old-world family charm and service. Have eaten here several times now and the food is consistent and some of the best tapas in the area (and it's been a struggle finding good tapas). Don't miss the sauteed spinach and the stand-by tortilla espanola.

The only thing I beg of the chef is to try a few new dishes once in a while as the menu seems to be fairly static.

  • Visited February 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food at a good price”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

This is a real find! Thank you, Trip Advisor. The service is excellent and exceptionally attentive and pleasant. The dishes were very tasty: I had the gambas with chorizo, the ceviche and a ensalada de las casa. Only criticism was the the ceviche was a bit too spicy and really too salty and the gambas were a little expensive ($7.95) for the quantity. But overall a great experience!

  • Visited July 2012
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Bethesda, Maryland
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Sometimes they need to get their act together”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

I've eaten here several times and it's just ok. For latin spanish cuisine I find the food very bland. Almost like it hasn't even been seasoned. The service is just ok. Overall the place needs some work

Visited June 2012
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