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Guapo's Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Fairlington - Shirlington, Arlington
  • Ranked #2 for Mexican restaurants in Arlington
  • Lindsay
    "Too much cilantro in the salsa but the margaritas are amazing!"(28 Tips)
    Kim B.
    "The seafood enchiladas (without scallops) are delicious!"(4 Tips)
    Carrie G.
    "Also the Tamal de Elote (sweet corn tamale) makes a great dessert."(2 Tips)
    Alaa S.
    "The streak and chicken fajitas were amazing!"(4 Tips)
80 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • Mexican food
  • tamale de
  • fajitas
  • good for groups
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  • Enida M.
    Enida MattisNovember 3
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is flavorful and authentic. A must in for TexMex in Shirlington.
  • S P.
    S PSeptember 25
    Great for birthdays
  • Nick S.
    Nick SweetmanSeptember 18
    I can only say good things since I’ve been here twice but only really late at night and very tired. Queso blanco is good, nothing special. Ask for flour tortillas with it to elevate the experience.
  • Tiffany J.
    Tiffany JeffersonJune 17
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice quick service...
  • Nidia P.
    Good food... bad service
  • Leigh
    LeighDecember 18, 2016
    Carne asada was seasoned nicely and cooked to temp
  • Dave R.
    Dave RomackAugust 25, 2016
    Fiesta Salad with Steak fajita is great!
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraMay 29, 2016
    Good place to wind down for happy hour but the food could be better. Stick with chips & beer.
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn CookMay 5, 2016
    Great food. The best Mexican food in the DC area. Excellent service.
  • Christopher K.
    Never had a bad meal here
  • Barry P.
    Barry PhillipsMay 22, 2015
    1800 margaritas awesome and the reynosa good
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RapozaJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Sangarita (frozen margarita and sangria combo) in the area. Service is great, tortillas are handmade and delicious, the carne asana is wonderful, perfect cut of meat
  • Cynthia A.
    Cynthia AckermanJanuary 12, 2015
    Absolutely love this place. Been coming for over ten years and Guapos has no equal. Get the spicy homemade salsa, to die for
  • Jamie M.
    Jamie MillerJanuary 2, 2015
    Best margaritas around!!
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGNovember 9, 2014
    Tortilla soup with a tamale de elote is my favorite!
  • Alaa S.
    Alaa ShakerSeptember 6, 2014
    The streak and chicken fajitas were amazing! The guac was pretty good too. Long wait to get a table, but the service was great. They'll even sing you happy birthday :D
  • Ciara L.
    Ciara LascanoAugust 11, 2014
    Food is so good here! Plus margaritas are amazing
  • Tony W.
    Tony WaterlooAugust 9, 2014
    Everything is good. Must try the fish tacos and the Guapos Salad.
  • DC After Five
    DC After FiveJuly 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    $3 miller lite during HH
  • Peter
    PeterJune 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The guacamole is a must. Incredibly fresh, large portion, and comes in a stone pig head bowl. Available in small or large ($10.95). Possibly the best value on the menu. Make sure to order it spicy!
  • Andrei I.
    Andrei IsatchenkoMay 21, 2014
    Awesome margaritas. Good service at the bar area table even though they were busy
  • Greg K.
    Greg KochFebruary 24, 2014
    Guacamole is terrific!
  • Nitin
    NitinJanuary 11, 2014
    Strong margaritas and the cleanest bathroom ever
  • Jaclyn P.
    Jaclyn PetersenJanuary 8, 2014
    The waiters are SO SWEET AND SMELL AMAZING! Oh and the margaritas are to die for
  • Albert C.
    Albert ChristianDecember 9, 2013
    Best Margaritas ever! And the chips with pico de gallo are delicious!
  • Jason H.
    Jason HartOctober 23, 2013
    one of the best mexican places I've tried...EVER
  • Erin W.
    Erin WallworkOctober 8, 2013
    Carona-Ritas are delish but cost $17. Price is not listed on menu...
  • Stuart
    StuartSeptember 27, 2013
    Who doesn't love Mexican food that is cooked perfectly? Must try the margaritas! Delicious! Great place for happy hour!
  • Jimmy J.
    Jimmy JohnsonSeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    No better service and atmosphere..... Oh Robert...... :-)
  • Chante
    ChanteAugust 10, 2013
    Seafood enchilada is a most try
  • Stephan N.
    Stephan NaylorAugust 9, 2013
    Great authentic Mexican food! A little pricey but food is good! The piña colada is a must try!
  • Adria Q.
    Adria QuesinberryAugust 3, 2013
    Good margaritas.
  • Briana A.
    Briana AJuly 24, 2013
    Happy hour is only at the bar! :(
  • Lindsay
    LindsayJuly 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Too much cilantro in the salsa but the margaritas are amazing!
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AJuly 13, 2013
    El Arriero is a MUST!!!
  • Madeena
    MadeenaMay 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Guac is honestly the best!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BrownMay 17, 2013
    Great food!
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SummersMay 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They don't take reservations so give your name, grab a margarita from the bar and relax until your table is ready for you.
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DanielApril 4, 2013
    Great after dinner coffee.
  • Chelle
    ChelleApril 4, 2013
    Best guacamole made table side!
  • Kam D.
    Kam DesaiMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Mix the green salsa with the red.
  • Kam D.
    Kam DesaiFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Unbelievable fajitas just like in New Mexico but expect a cluster on a Saturday evening.
  • Aimee A.
    Aimee AimeeNovember 28, 2012
    The margaritas here are so good. Very fun atmosphere, although that may be the margaritas talking. Also delicious chips and salsa.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WilsonNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Northern Virginia.
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff GOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Tacos all Carbon...delicious!!!!!
  • David H.
    David HarritySeptember 29, 2012
    Try the Pollo Lupita
  • M. G. S.
    M. G. StellaJune 26, 2012
    Combo fajitas were delish!
  • John S.
    John SegotaJune 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Guacamole
  • Sandra D.
    Sandra DiazJune 10, 2012
    Mango margaritas are awesome!
  • MsTeacher1908
    MsTeacher1908June 9, 2012
    Try the Sangrita!! Looooove it!
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AMay 8, 2012
    El aguierro best steak ever!!!
  • Mel E.
    Mel ErkilaMay 4, 2012
    Margaritas on the rocks =awesome! :)
  • Juan N.
    Juan NolascoMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Worst customer service ever! There was a BUG in my food , called manager over and his response was "sir, it's cilantro!" REALLY??! still had to pay for the food even though I only took TWO bites!!
  • Angela B.
    Angela BresnahanDecember 11, 2011
    Order a crazy margarita. You won't regret it!
  • David S.
    David S.December 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Lomo Saltado! It's to die for. But poor the beans and rice on top. :-)
  • Tricee H.
    Tricee Hawkins-MackNovember 6, 2011
    I had the seafood enchilada and it was sooooo gooooood! The sangria was a little to strong for me but that was good also.
  • Nick V.
    Nick VOctober 8, 2011
    Try the banos
  • Mary Freda
    Mary FredaSeptember 3, 2011
    The best margaritas and awesome sangria
  • Darla W.
    Darla W.August 8, 2011
    Fish Bowl Frozen Margarita's!! Read more
  • Mary Freda
    Mary FredaJuly 16, 2011
    Love the sangria, margaritas, guacamole, chips, salsa...and the food. I just love Guapo's!
  • Mama
    MamaJune 22, 2011
    Get a cappuccino here - they are awesome. Also recommend the carne asada.
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TiemannJune 4, 2011
    The EXCELLENT SERVICE is enough to walk in, but stay for the margaritas!!!!
  • Rich
    RichApril 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome salsa!
  • Kim B.
    Kim B.March 13, 2011
    The seafood enchiladas (without scallops) are delicious! You must try!
  • Laura S.
    Laura SMarch 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The seafood enchiladas are great, and for margaritas I recommend the matrimonio (a swirl of regular & strawberry)
  • Luke S.
    Luke SwantekNovember 29, 2010
    Chili rellenos (peppers) stuffed w cheese are awesome. Margaritas are great, not light on alcohol or taste.
  • Michele R.
    Michele RichardsNovember 6, 2010
    Amazing margaritas.
  • Jose V.
    Jose VivasOctober 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Excelent Mexican food.
  • Carrie G.
    Carrie GouskosOctober 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Tostada Laredo is technically a salad, but can hold its own with almost anything on the menu. Also the Tamal de Elote (sweet corn tamale) makes a great dessert.
  • Eileen J.
    Eileen J.October 9, 2010
    You won't go wrong with the margaritas.
  • Tim
    TimSeptember 4, 2010
    Chimichangas and margaritas!!
  • Dan V.
    Dan VilaAugust 20, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The specials are always excellent.
  • KP M.
    KP M.May 16, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Steak and eggs on the brunch menu is delish!! Drop a couple spoonfulls of tomatillo sauce (the green stuff they bring you) and enjoy every messy wonderful bite!
  • Jenn W.
    Jenn WMay 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    love their variety of frozen margaritas. especially the passion fruit one...(and oh yeah, their food is pretty good, too!)
  • Klon K.
    Klon KitchenNovember 21, 2009
    Awesome steak fijitas and the house margaritas (on the rocks) will blow you away! Read more
  • Chris E.
    Chris EricksonOctober 10, 2015
    Tacos el Paso
  • René R.
    René Rojas PeredaJuly 25, 2015
    Excelente atención, recomendable
  • Alexey S.
    Alexey ShaczSeptember 28, 2014
    Все! Это лучшее место для текс.мекс.
  • Alexey S.
    Alexey ShaczSeptember 15, 2014
    Лучшая мексиканская еда в DC, VA, MD. Вкусно и порции большие.
  • Jose V.
    Jose VivasOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Masas de puerco rocks!
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