Guapo's - Fair Lakes

4.6
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260 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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We believe a great dining experience begins with family. At our restaurants we combine great atmosphere with friendly staff and quality food. We hope the efforts of our family owned business reflect in the experience our guests have and make you feel right at home and part of our family.
The Rincon family arrived in Virginia in the late 1970’s. All four children graduated from Fairfax county schools and universities and continued to invest in their community. They believed that their businesses should provide opportunity and pride to demonstrate the dedication to their hometown and the metropolitan area. Now their children continue the same aspirations as their grandparents did when they arrived over 30 years ago.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarjorieH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food, service and drinks were great, but it was noisey.

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DiningDave
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Guapo's has some of the best Mexican food in the area and at great prices. The setting is extremely loud, however, especially when they do a birthday song. The only thing keeping me from listing them as 5-stars is their fajitas do not come with bell peppers. It's all onions under the meat. Plus, they give you a very small dollop of guacamole.

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Terber
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation and went for Valentine's day. The reservation wasn't for a table but the opportunity to skip the hour and half walk-in wait. Unfortunately due to some mishap on their end, the pager given to me wasn't in their system so they had to scramble to get a table after we patiently waited 45 minutes. Luckily their was a bar(or all a part of their plan) and the food and wait service was good (considering they were trying to get everyone moving in and out as soon as possible).

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service

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SheriS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Our food arrived lukewarm at best. Didn’t care for the sangria. At all. I’ve had much better experiences in the past. Very disappointed.

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Riley
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We took our 10 year old to a birthday dinner with her friends on a Saturday night. The restaurant was packed. We had reservations and had to wait approximately 30 mins prior to sitting. The time went by fast as the kids had fun watching the tortilla machine and chatting among themselves. Had we waited any longer, it would have been challenging to keep them busy and out of the way of fast-moving servers. Once we sat, they brought chips and salsa and drinks within seconds. The service was outstanding! It's clear they are experienced and adept when it comes to managing large parties. Our food was very good. It was loud in the restaurant but to be expected at a popular family restaurant on a Saturday night. And of course we couldn't leave without them singing their traditional birthday song to our Sombrero-wearing daughter. Francisco, our server, was phenomenal! Attentive, professional and personable. Fun night!

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MikeH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived and the lobby was packed. Because we had reservations thru Open Table we were seated right on time. The food and service were excellent.

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vipRick
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the Fajitas and the tamales. The Fajitas were from the lunch menu and a very generous portion. Chips included ahead of the meal with an excellent sauce. Service was attentive, food was hot, and tasted very good. We'll be back.

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MooreciaM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

This place was really good. I went on a Sunday night so it was super busy and very loud, at times it was hard to hear my friends at the table. We all ordered fajitas so the table seemed to shrink but they were delicious so it made up for feeling a bit cramped. The service was great besides me asking for a large margarita and getting the regular size, our server was very friendly and attentive. Overall I would recommend this place and return!

MR
MikeR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Been a few years since the last time we were there. Reservation process, hostess, bar and waitstaff were great. All 6 of us loved our apps and entrees. But the dining room is ridiculously loud, very difficult to hear ourselves or the servers. Will be a long time before we torture ourselves again.

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slmperson
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The noise level was TOO loud! Had to use raised voices and lean in to hear the other people in the party - there were only 3 of us.

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vipSavanna
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for the ceviche, they did not disappoint. They didn’t have the salsa I enjoin Arlington location though.

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Lovethisplace
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there. Staff is always great! Good food and margaritas!

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Roger
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good new year's entree option. Fun atmosphere and great tasting food. Margaritas are excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Trummer’s the night before and the service at Guapo’s was far and above that which we received the previous night. Excellent experience. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Guapos! The food is always great. The salsa is fresh. They can always accommodate our large party. Service is excellent.

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vipJayyy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

This was a special celebration, I requested a dessert under my notes on the reservation. However, they didn’t bring out a dessert as requested.
I felt as I was being rushed with my meal as well. I’m a bit of a “camper” and I definitely don’t like being rush with my meal. Reason why I made a later reservation so I won’t intervine with other seatings.

When I arrived the hostess was welcoming, but when my partner arrived he felt as they were a bit rude as one of them roll their eyes because she had to walk him over to the table.

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vipItalianLovers
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We ALWAYS enjoy our meal at Guapos. From appetizers to dinner it's all yummy! Mexican is our son's favorite, and Guapos is his favorite place to go. The food is authentic and sensational!

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VAGuest22191
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outstanding service

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DarleneM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We greatly enjoyed our visit to Guapo’s and will definitely return. The food and service was excellent. This place can be very loud so pick your dining times wisely. Or eat at the bar which is away from the main dining area.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table of 10 for my birthday. The wait and kitchen staff were fast. The appetizers and chips held us until our main courses. All who came had great things to say about the food. 10/10 recommend.

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vipCandL
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

For a great Mexican meal, Guapo's is the place to go. Prices are moderate, service very good and the food was great. Our server, Marco, was a delight. Suggest you make reservations as this restaurant is popular.

TJ
TJsFamily
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service here are always top notch. Servers are always friendly and always checking on the table. In and out of the restaurant in 30 minutes.

CO
CaseyO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and delicious food. My only critique would be that I wish they had more veggies with the fajitas I ordered.

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vipMatthewL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and quick service. Husband got the fish tacos and they were amazing. I got the shrimp with jalapeño and bacon, highly recommend. It’s our go-to Mexican spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Guapos.

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vipcamp1
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Nicole. Excellent service and attention to detail every time we visit... A++

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Tomas.

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LorraineP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very tasty, they were very accommodating as I do not eat rice and beans and they gave me sauteed vegetables instead. The guacamole was delicious. And all of us enjoyed our dinners. The noise level was pretty high on a Saturday night however made it a little hard to talk.

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vipsheep
Saskatoon
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!!

IL
vipItalianLovers
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE LOVE LOVE the staff, food, and consistency of service. It's our favorite Mexican restaurant by far!

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vipMellovesosu
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and definitely not our last! Fajitas were tasty and we enjoyed patio seating. Marco was very hospitable

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Char
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have been to this restaurant before. It was so loud we could hardly hear each other. We had met to have a meeting but I doubt we will ever do that again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isabel was such an awesome waitress!!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The food is acceptable. Nothing special or good. The salsa is not good. We got the steak fajitas — the steak and the tortillas were good but the beans and guacamole not good at all.

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vipfcpdcop3423
Richmond
97 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Love the ambiance!

TK
TinaK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved our dinner at Guapos!
Everyone's entree, table of six , was delicious and well presented, came out piping hot and quickly. The Cameron's tequila was very good, as we're the beef and chicken fajitas.
There were a lot of choices covering known favourites and a couple of newbies. Especially great was the extensive gluten free menu for one person in our group.
Margaritas too, were delicious. Both, on the rocks and frozen, in particular the passion fruit margarita. The large size was huge and pretty good value. At $18, less than double the price of the small but what looked like more than three times the volume.
The noise level was high, to be expected in a large open seating area. It was especially loud when the maracas, drums and singers serenaded a table. But, lots of diners joined in, so not a deal breaker for us.
Service was good, not intrusive, but prompt and meet all our needs.
Overall we all thought we would definitely visit again as it was a fun night.

TL
vipTaylorL
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ceviche in town!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great services and delicious food. We will go back there again.

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Guapo's - Fair Lakes offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 818-0022.

Guapo's - Fair Lakes is rated 4.6 stars by 260 OpenTable diners.

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