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4918 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2512
+1 301-986-4920
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“paella” (23 reviews)
“flan” (10 reviews)
“chorizo” (12 reviews)
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Spanish, Latin
$$ - $$$
4918 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2512
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1 - 10 of 103 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic tapas place and more! It's a fairly small restaurant with friendly, fast service and a varied and interesting menu. We had several small dishes of food and each one was delicious, served hot and well-prepared. We will definitely return!

Thank B. L
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Here is where you get to order many different small dishes to try. On average we order 5 or 6 different dishes. Spanish inspired dishes of meats and vegetables in delicious sauces and spices. A small family friendly restaurant

Thank crackerb0x
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent menu of multiple tapas and great paellas with a list of good Spanish wines and all of that at a very reasonable price. I recommend their lamb chops and crispy fried potatoes that come with exquisite sauces.

1  Thank Antonio L
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Okay so we've been going to Guardado's for about 8 years and we go for dinner, anniversary, birthday and NYE celebration. The food is great and you could never get bored of the selection. They definitely try to incorporate new ideas to the selection. Reyna...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 22 January 2017

There are several restaurants in Bethesda serving fine tapas, including Guardado's, but we come here for the paella, which is consistently outstanding. Have a few tapas while you wait for the paella (~30 minutes) and a glass of fresh, homemade sangria. Enjoy the cozy surroundings...More

Thank AgentSmithDC
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We love this family run place and have gone numerous times over the years when we want great food, with a variety of choices, at a decent price, and without excessive fanfare - a rare combination in Bethesda the sangria comes quickly and gets the...More

1  Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a very casual dining establishment. It has the feel of a restaurant for locals. It does not try to impress with glitz nor glamor. So don't expect the trappings you would find in Jaleo for instance. The menu is overwhelming in terms of...More

1  Thank C J
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Had drinks and an app, all were good. Beautiful restaurant but don't sit at the bar. There is an old cigar smell. Very friendly and attentive staff especially on a busy night. Would go back for a full dinner, looked and smelled wonderful!

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

6 of us ranging from 11-70 years all found the food to be 1st rate at this small Spanish restaurant. Tapas and entrees were well prepared. Ceviche was outstanding. Deserts were a marvel and the wine list had some excellent choices at most reasonable prices....More

Thank Ken N
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Guardados never fails to deliver good food at a fair price. We've been coming here regularly over the past two years and have had their tapas, paella, and fajitas. All are good values for the money and delicious. My favorites are the chorizo fundido and...More

Thank Alan G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4918 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2512
    (Old Georgetown RD)
  • Public Transportation: ride-on 34
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-986-4920
  • E-mail