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“Great tapas”
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Ranked #30 of 369 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Old Georgetown RD
Transit: ride-on 34
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Clearly a local favorite. Bowl of cheese and olives. Sauteed spinach with oranges was tasty. Fried squid was good. Plaintain with cheese and chicken was a bit bland for my taste, but my spouse raved about it.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Guardado's is one of our favorite places in Bethesda...and we have been there many times...today it was for the annual buffet...such a treat...the food is excellent...we really like their sangria...it is a family-run business and a very friendly place to go

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1  Thank JohnWK
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Cozier and much friendlier than its larger, pricier rival in town, Jaleo, and tucked off the beat and path in downtown Bethesda, this restaurant does wonderful tapas, entrees and more. Smaller does, of course, mean fewer selections, but it's a great place for a romantic getaway. The staff is very friendly and attentive.

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

I've spent lots of time in Latin America and Spain, and Guardados is a great combination of both. If you're looking for authentic food, this isn't it exactly. It's a delicious fusion of both, but if your heart is set on truly Spanish food, you may be a little disappointed. However, if you go in with an open mind, it is a fun experience with interesting, delicious food. I recommend you talk with your waiter (all the servers are really nice and friendly) about what tapas you're interested in, and they'll help you choose the best ones for you. Similarly, they can recommend wines to go with your meal. If you don't like their recommendations, they'll give you something else without hard feelings. I've eaten here twice now and both experiences have been equally great. The bill may end up being a little more than expected, but for a tapas restaurant, the prices are very reasonable.

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3  Thank Remy S
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

It's pretty hard to find authentic paella anywhere in our local area, but Guardado's is definitely one restaurant that fits the bill. It's best to call ahead and order it as it'll take 45 minutes to prepare from the time ordered. Although the 45 minutes can be sent drinking sangria and tasting their delicious tapas. I've been to Guardado's at least 10 times now both for lunch and dinner and it definitely ranks as one of Bethesda's best!!

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1  Thank 334JimW
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