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“Go-to Mexican in Bethesda” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Guapo's

Guapo's
Ranked #9 of 347 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Washington DC
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Go-to Mexican in Bethesda”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Don't underestimate Guapo's in Bethesda. It may be located in a hotel, but it's the best Mexican place around. FRESH (and endless) chips and pico, and tortillas made onsite. HUGE portions with great flavors (tortilla soup, seafood soup, fajitas and burritos are our go-to's). The place is always busy, but we can always find a seat in the bar. And during the week the all-you-can-eat buffet is a great value. We also come here with family, and they are always great with kids.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fast, friendly, good atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

I went here while staying at the Doubletree (nextdoor). I was impressed by the friendliness of the waitstaff and the bright atmosphere - - not bad for eating alone.

While my dish was not particularly flavorful (spinach enchiladas), I did appreciate that the menu indicated the vegetarian options very clearly on the menu.

Seems like it would also be a great place to meet a few friends or colleagues for margaritas and a giant bowl of guacamole!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Belleville, Illinois
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163 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Decent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Like all restaurants in the area this one was quite over priced. Among the "decent" attempt at Mexican food it in my opinion is just an average restaurant. I got a taco plate that came with 3 Tacos, some rice and beans and of course they brought a basket of chips and salsa. I requested a salsa with a bit more kick as the salsa they brought was a little watery and plain. As a sauce with a little kick I received a shot glass size dish with this green paste that was nothing short of tasteless discomfort. It wasn't even salsa! My food was quite flavorful but the well seasoned chicken I had caused the obvious prepackaged taco shells to become soggy and just fall apart, by the time I got to the third taco I was just eating the taco with a fork as none of it was crunchy anymore.

All in all this is close to being a very good restaurant but there just wasn't anything that stuck out to me to give it better than a 3/5.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Blown away by total package”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Met a friend for lunch there and was first overwhelmed how beautiful the restaurant is and the food that was equally awesome. Price was even decent for the area. Had fajitas that were excellent. Beans are great balance. Rice was only OK, but that's the only potential negative. Service was excellent. Will definitely go there again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Virginia
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263 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Some of the best beans I have ever had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

And the service was excellent too. It was not heavy food but it was delicious and just what we wanted.

Visited April 2013
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