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4918 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2512 (Old Georgetown RD)
+1 301-986-4920
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 range. I would recommend that the owners simplify their menu by staying true to Spanish... More 

Thank C J
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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. Noise level a little high and service a bit spotty at times. All staff was... More 

Thank Ken N
Bethesda, MD USA
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the Espinacias with oranges and almonds. With a small bowl of Gazpacho, it's a full... More 

Thank Alan G
Germantown, Maryland
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I had seen lots of positive reviews for Guardado's and even considered going there for New Year's last year. I'm glad I didn't. I tried this place for the first time on Saturday night. The ambience left a lot to be desired. The place had no ambience. The football game was on the TV. My group was confused about TV's... More 

Thank mfg2006
Alpine, Alabama
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Went during DC Restaurant Week and ordered the 4 tapas, salad and dessert option. Every selection was very good. We've eaten many meals in Spain, and this was very authentic.

Thank TravelingTasmanian
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

First the food. Paella negra was fabulous. Rice was not dry as it could be sometimes. Reasonably priced riojas. And, service... One person in our party used a wheelchair, which was made known when reservation was made. The minute we entered the restaurant and the wheelchair was noticed by the staff, they immediately addressed us by name. We appreciated that... More 

Thank hisakyuu
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Service was great. Friendly and helpful. Food was good. Not exceptional but good. Decor however was awful. Lacked atmosphere. Could be so much better. But will still return to give it a second opinion.

Thank LGBower
Greenville, North Carolina
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

In all fairness, we asked if we could eat at bar since they had a full house and were told yes. I do not think they usually do this. They needed more help my far on the night we were there. Waited 25 minutes for 1st drink of water or other. waitress/ probably owner very sweet but simply too rushed... More 

1 Thank 5aliveAB
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Came here with girlfriends to celebrate a birthday on a cold February evening. We received a warm welcome, and a table tucked in the back near the bar. The menu had many wonderful choices, our server was attentive and professional, the sangria was perfect. And the prices so, so reasonable. Can't wait to go back!

1 Thank MamaFleisch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Spanish, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-986-4920

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