Guapo's

4.8
130 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Look no further than Guapo's Restaurant! Guapo’s is a family owned restaurant in DC, MD & VA. We emphasize on using fresh quality ingredients in all our dishes. Try our delicious, grilled to perfection carne asada, our succulent ceviche or simply quench your thirst with one of our signature Margaritas. Here at Guapo’s we hope you feel right at home in our familiar ambiance and consider yourself part of the Guapo’s family.
What 130 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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RAND
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took friends visiting from Europe. We have been going to Guapo’s in Tenleytown for nearly 30 years. My wife and I first went as a newly married couple, lived overseas for a decade, retuned, and raised our son who now goes there with his friends as a student at AU. The place hasn’t changed a bit. The food is awesome, the margaritas are great, the room is noisy but cozy, and the staff remains efficient and warm. We have eaten in restaurants all over the world but this place Is special to us. Guano’s is the quintessential neighborhood restaurant. It’s where you go to relax and have a good meal with family or friends or even alone at the bar.

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MartinS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Guapos! Martin is the best manager and all the staff great…

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vipSandy
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Not the first time I have eaten here and I am eager to return! My margarita and Tamales de Torre were so delicious that I had no room left for dessert, several of which in reading the menu, I would have loved.

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vipHelaineZ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is very consistent. The outside seating area is good. The wait staff was very attentive.

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BarbaraEM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great Mexican food. Always relisble

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MartinS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Guapos!

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Meli
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is great. My only issue was with the reservation system. In the notes, I requested a table outside. However, when we arrived, I was advised that they do not accept reservations for outside tables and while I was speaking with the host, another group walked up and took the last outside table large enough for our party. Had I known in advance, I would have planned accordingly, or just sat down at the empty table when I arrived. The staff were incredible helpful and after a wee bit were able to push some tables together for us. I wish that it were clear on the reservation page that you cannot book ahead for the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great servers, great warm food and unlimited chips and salsa! Loved it

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vipFrankS
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Salsa and chips were very ordinary.
Margaritas tasted weak.
Fajitas steak not tasty.

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vipChelB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came on a Sunday around 5p and by 7p, the restaurant was lively. The food was yummy and came out quickly. It took a while for us to get our check (~25 mins) but with the labor shortage, it is to be expected. I would go again

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vipWolframite
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Always a fun and good dinner at Guapo's Tenleytown.

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vipNYCdine
Washington DC
130 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Guapo’s food, service are excellent. Great neighborhood spot!🌮🇲🇽🫔

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vipCuriousCarnivore
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Price increase matched by upgrade in steak fajita. Always a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, delicious food

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Family216
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The hostess and staff were very accommodating. We started with appetizers outdoors but soon had to move indoors due to the rain. Our waiter, Emerson, and another staff member quickly gathered our food and drinks and took it to a table inside. The food and drinks are ALWAYS on point! Love Guapo’s!!

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Chloe
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was AMAZINGLY delicious. Would definitely go again if we're in the area. Service was a little slow after we received our food though, aside from that, we really enjoyed ourselves and the restaurant!

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LaShawnQ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very accommodating to our large party. The wait staff was very attentative to our needs. Food was delicious

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Rocky
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is great! Sweet corn tamle is one of a kinda. Best tortillas and service!

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vipPabloS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Music was a bit loud and the place was packed so service was slower than usual

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Family216
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love Guapo’s!! They have the best margaritas!!

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NdieS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

The food quality is not good, but the people are nice and the restaurant is clean. The food quality is the inly reason why i felt the price was too high.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service & food!

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PratP
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

enjoyed the experience and music. Staff was top notch, service was fast.

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vipDinerPMW1
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Guapo's has been a reliable mainstay for our family for at least 25 years, and rarely if ever falls short. I like that they slightly update their menu over time, but their go-to items are always great. Friendly, fast, reliable, and fun, the service is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Guapo’s is such a fun restaurant. The food is wonderful. The wait staff is attentive without being overbearing. The margaritas and they have the best chips & fresh salsa.

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JoeT
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Tasty food and good drinks. Wonderful servers. A great place for a nice informal dining treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

It was ok. There was little shade on outside patio. Next time I’ll eat inside to avoid sun in face

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vipAshleyW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Greater with a smile and efficient service the entire dining experience. The food and drinks were good and hot out the kitchen.

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MicahC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, as always. Much quieter on a Tuesday than a Friday, which was a calm and relaxing surprise

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Some of the drinks were essentially juice juice and ice. We had to send back multiple drinks to the taste. Service was also very slow. We had to flag down our waiter for everything when it was time to leave we physically had to go to the bar and pay since the waiter was never around.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was good. Our server forgot about us. We waited at least 40-45 after eating to get our bill. It was starting to pick up as we finished eating. So maybe that was why.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience4

The restaurant was great however they no longer honor Open Table reservations!! You need to update this. We had a 45 minute wait for a table. That is understandable for a restaurant that does not take reservations but it was not what we expected or had planned for.

I assumed I could trust my OPEN table reservations

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vipCuriousCarnivore
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and attention to detail. Martin the manager was especially thoughtful. Great for families, special occasions, and night out alike. A gem in the neighborhood.

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PaulS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service as usual

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wendy1016
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

i love this place and will return. the food was good and the place was excellent!

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vipFoodIsLife
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The ceviche is wonderful, and such a treat to be able to sit on the deck and relax! After a long pandemic, the bright, crisp flavors of Guapos salsa and oh how we missed the platanos! This started our anniversary celebration right!

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vipMarianneG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great! They are doing a very good business.

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chakravarthi
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place
Good food
Good service
Friendly staff

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KatheeB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, friendly staff, awesome ceviche and guacamole!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Orlando was amazing. The food and drinks were amazing, everything about it was amazing. I’m glad I picked to go here for my birthday.

FAQs

Guapo's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 686-3588.

Guapo's is rated 4.8 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.