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“Scallops Scrape Bottom”
Review of Guapo's

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Ranked #10 of 364 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Columbus, Ohio
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Scallops Scrape Bottom”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We ate at Guapo's last night, ordering a "seafood" chimichanga and another, similar, "seafood" dish. The "seafood" was shrimp and "scallops." I put quotes around certain words because the "scallops" didn't look, taste or texture of scallops. Maybe they were synthetic, made from some other agglomeration of seafood? They were white lumps of untasty "stuff." The were not enough shrimps in the meal to make up for the "scallops," which were more like filler. When the maître asked, "how was your dinner," I brought this to her attention. She said they get large scallops and cut them in half and left it at that. No offer of recompense although there was an unexplained 10% on the check, which did not make up for the lack of quality in the meal. Sad because we usually like this restaurant and I would normally give it a "3" or "4." In closing, the maraurita was somewhat over-priced.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Smyrna, Delaware
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

What can I say, great authentic food and great service. Wish the place was bigger maybe for dancing.

Visited September 2012
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Bethesda, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“so many better places”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

the food just isn't that great, and the margaritas are watery and not very tasty. There are so many better places, like Mi Rancho.

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USA
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120 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Unbelievably, better every time!”
Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

Should I start by saying that the wife and I fight over the leftovers? Or that my Dad comes in from hours away to ask for us to take him to Guapo's? This visit, we enjoyed the Grande meal for four, and were most impressed with the ribs!! But the next table's caramel cheesecake also looked tempting...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Mexican gone wrong!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

I am not sure if it's the location as we usually go to the DC resturant but my sister and I were very disappointed with the food. The margaritas were great but the tamamles were overly sweet, the beef fajitas chewy and the enchiladas overloaded with cheese and greasy.

Visited August 2012
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