El Guapo

4
57 reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Fresh Authentic Latin-Inspired Cuisine, Creative Cocktails, and over 300 Tequilas and Mezcals. Free Parking is located directly across the street in Hilltop square. In addition. metered parking is along Frederick Rd.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 57 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spacious restaurant with great food and very good service.

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Moose
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The service could have been better. We sat forever waiting for our drinks although that may have been because of the bar service? Not clear. Even so, it took a while to be addressed and non-drink items (chips) equally took as long. Happy to have new places in C'ville and support them but got to step it up a bit for us to come back.

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vipBurgerhappy1
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food here was horrible! Everything tasted frozen or reheated.

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vipFoodieMD
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The service was decent, but that's really all I can say. The drinks were not really good. The complimentary chips tasted stale, the salsa watery and flavorless. I ordered the Chorizo dish and when it came out it was essentially a vegan dish with absolutely no chorizo floating in chorizo grease. They offered to remake it, but by this point the damage had been done. I won't be returning.

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GG0317
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The food was just okay. The shrimp in my taco were the very small kind. I was expecting large.

The servers were very sweet and attentive.

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Chief
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. We will surely stop by the next time we are passing through Catonsville at meal time.

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RobynR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and even better drinks! Nice menu with lots of options, everything was wonderful. And the service fantastic!

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HeidiV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The margaritas, sangria, and tacos were great!! Highly recommend!

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vipPhilP
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Very loud in here - food was average - pretty cheap

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vipelizabeth
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The atmosphere is outstanding and you feel like you are in Mexico. Our server was excellent. However, the salsa and chips you are greeted with are not good and that is a first impression. Salsa watery and chips not quite fresh. Quac. is freshly made, but not seasoned enough. Love the menu because it's not your standard Tex/Mex. The Mole sauce is amazing as are the Chillies Relleno. The combination platter is a good sampling. Overall, a good addition to Catonsville, but please work on the salsa.

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vipAndrea
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal and always consistently good whenever we dine there. Service was good as well.

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun Mexican spot with great margaritas and yummy food…tried the fajitas and they were delicious!

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ShellyB
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great queso, fish tacos, and chili rellenos! And the house margaritas are generous and tasty!

Amber is a great server :)

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vipNJgal
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Cocktails were inconsistent. First order was fine. Second drink was just so so. Entrees were not flavorful. My shrimp was ordered to be with cauliflower rice. Sent it back since it had regular rice. Carne aside was small portion, flavorless and overcooked. Waitress was the best part of the experience.

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MargoOther
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is not your typical Mexican only restaurant. The menu is obviously inspired by South and Central American recipes. The food was individually made with care and was served hot. The staff kept us informed about a little delay in bringing our meals. We definitely would enjoy another meal at El Guapo.

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vipOystersanytime
Baltimore
64 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Meh. 30 minute wait to order. Another 30 minutes for food. Tasteless chips and watery salsa with no flavor. Three from our group ordered tacos and the meat was dry all around. Trivia was blasting loudly but unintelligible. Plus the heat was overwhelming to air conditioning of it was on. Disappointing.

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A4q96
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good meal. The carne asada and couple of the other dishes were really really good. The fish tacos were a bit dry. The margaritas excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

On our second visit last night, my wife and I again thought the food was way above average. The waitress started off well, but was more neglectful of our table later. The leve music (first visit) was excellent, but too loud. Last night's canned music was not Mexican, and much too loud.

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Revsdesign
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My son loved the duck tacos, but I didn't like my combination fajitas. The meat was chewy and not very flavorful. The flan, however, was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time - great food and drinks and Happy Hour prices on Sundays.

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KC77
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Mother’s Day brunch last weekend. Brunch and lunch menu provided great range of options.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food in a good atmosphere. The waiter and staff were cool and hospitable.

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ColleenN
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and our server gave just the right level of attention. Can’t wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Solid food fun atmosphere

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MinisterBBordley
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had taco salad veggie, my only wish.... would have been grilled onion, charred spring onions, yellow,/ red peppers imparted with some Mexican flavors, I forgot to sample the mole sauce . But going bck the white sangria took me off my feet. 1 of the best quest. Ad a chef, I endorse this establishment, food, service, and libations ,Gm made sure we were good.

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vipKentA
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience and addition to the Catonsville dining scene. Soup and tacos (duck and fish) was dinner, all were really good. So was the margarita. Very friendly and efficient service. I think the restaurant did a great job with social distancing and cleanliness. Will definitely go back. Numerous menu items look good and interesting choices to try.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and I had a great experience. Hope was amazing and very patient with us as we wanted to celebrate and have great drinks. She was quick and fun to be around! It was so good, our boyfriends came back two days later to eat again. The food was great, and we ordered a bunch! Would definitely come back for the great service and authentic Mexican food and margs!

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ColleenN
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great. It was fun to have a mariachi band playing but they were WAY too loud. It was impossible to talk so we left sooner than we probably would have

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Reb63
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This restaurant was a great surprise. It is a open dining room, but it is still very easy to have conversation. The decor is really cool. Hope was our server and she was excellent! It is Latin Cuisine with a Mexican twist. We started with Margaritas, I had the prickly pear, my friend had mango, delicious! Lots tequila to choose from. We had the Duck Quesadilla, and it was so good! I had nachos for my dinner and they did not disappoint. My friend had the Chicken Skewers over cauliflower rice(this is where the Latin comes in) There is no skimping on portions. It was a delightful experience. You should go!

P.S. appetizers and house Margaritas are half price on weekends

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vipKOCity
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Nice place. Food is Good. Great service.

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vipNicole
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Awesome new spot in Catonsville. Will be back soon.

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KimberlyK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! The carne asada was to die for. Went for dinner then back the next day for brunch!

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vipAndrea
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I eat here, I try something different. My dining companion, who is vegan found several things he liked as well. Food is so good and service was great. Looking forward to one day getthing through the whole menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food is just never consistent. Went when they first opened and it was delicious. Received awful meals 3 times after that. It is a shame because the menu is so promising. Disappointed similarly to State Fare. So I won’t be looking forward to the 3rd restaurant opening in the restaurant group.

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vipAndrea
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Ashley was attentive and friendly. The pork burrito and steak/shrimp fajitas were both so good. Churros were a lot, definitely enough to share with several people. Can't wait to go back and try other things.

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ArmandC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding... flavorful food and good atmosphere. I will return

NC
NytifaC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Authentic Latin Food! Can’t wait to return.

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DebbieA
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good, margarita was AMAZING! Love the idea of the table at the bar so we can still get the 'sitting at the bar' feeling.

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KSTM
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Three out of four in our party loved their food and drink choices and we all loved the homemade salsa, chips and amazing queso. Fabulous margarites too! Will be back for sure.

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Gbchili
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice variety of tasty food that offers something different than the usual Mexican fare. Chips and salsa were excellent as was the sops elote, chorizo cazuela and steak tacos. Papusas and duck carnitas tacos were good.

FAQs

El Guapo does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. El Guapo also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 753-1033.

El Guapo is rated 4 stars by 57 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 bookings at the moment.