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Upper Northwest
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4515 Wisconsin Aue NW, Washington DC, DC 20016
+1 202-686-3588
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in town for an event not far from here and, with the weather being unseasonably warm, decided to eat here on the patio. The food (we've lived in AZ) was decent - somewhat unique (flavors pleasant - just not quite we were used to). I had the seafood enchiladas, which were very good (could have used more scallops... More 

Thank perc99
Washington, DC
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guapo;s is a very typical American-Mexican restaurant, very popular with the students from nearby universities and schools for its large portions of standard offerings. I've been coming here for years and usually find it to be OK of its type. But the last meal I had there was dismal. I was with a relatively large group and while I realize... More 

Thank SDWashingtonDC
Angola, Indiana
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197 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Visiting with friends and they suggested Guapo's. Great choice. Fun atmosphere, perfect service and outstanding food! Don't miss this gem.

Thank PattyFortWayne
Washington, DC
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72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I had dinner with high school classmates (IPS '79) on Friday evening. It was absolutely delightful. Chips and salsa kept coming to the table -- would have been much better if the chips were not overcooked (almost burned). The salsa, though, was perfect -- just the right amount of kick. I ordered the masitas de puerco al horno. First of... More 

Thank SingerChef
Boston, Massachusetts
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Family visit for lunch on move in day for my son at AU. Good service, lighter/smaller choices for lunch. Homemade chips/salsa served complimentary when you're seated. This is a sit-down restaurant with table service and full bar. Pretty standard Tex/Mex. Enjoyed the seafood enchiladas and the vegetarian quesadillas.

Thank JenMBoston
Massachusetts, United States
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118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Came here with a large party (about 30 people) after a frisbee game at Woodrow Wilson HS. The staff made space for us inside. The place is bigger than it looks from the outside. The service was slow initially since we kind of caught them off guard with this large crowd. Our waiter was patient and got us all our... More 

Thank Mark E
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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68 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

I have frequented Guapo's in Tenleytown for about 10 years and it has been consistent over the years. The dishes are simple and traditional, which could turn some guests away, but for me it is exactly what I need when I have a craving for good Mexican food. Will keep coming back for a consistent, quality experience.

Thank FociFutsal
Nashville, Tennessee
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176 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed Guapo's in our visit to Washington, DC! We started off with chips and guacamole, they serve quacamole at three different heats - mild, medium and spicy. Our medium guacamole was outstanding. The chips are homemade, thin and crispy with no hint of oil - delicious. Our service was prompt and attentive and our entrees were served freshly... More 

Thank TomSwain
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We found this little Mexican restaurant when we were in DC 4 years ago, we loved it then and had to come back and try again. It was as good if not better than we remembered. The mixed fajitas were so good, the flavor is so much better than other places we have tried. I definitely recommend this place.

Thank Blessedmimi911
Clearwater, Florida
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218 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Guapo's never disappoints. I have been going to this location for 20 years or more and it is always consistent and delicious. This time, we had Jorge as our server and he was amazing. Attentive but not disruptive, very cheerful and just all around awesome. Guapo's really knows how to cook meat, from the chicken in the taco salad to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4515 Wisconsin Aue NW, Washington DC, DC 20016
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-686-3588

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?