We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Guanaco

331 NE 44th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334-1443
+1 954-351-0792
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pupusas” (57 reviews)
“enchiladas” (18 reviews)
“tortillas” (10 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
331 NE 44th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334-1443
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (195)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 184 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a totally unassuming restaurant that is suitable to the homey atmosphere and food. It is set back from the road so don't pass it by. You are cordially greeted upon entry and quickly brought to your table. The staff is incredibly hospitable and...More

Thank Bob_OpFL
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Great authentic food. Small and intimate and loads of fun. Great margaritas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more. Great service and friendly.

Thank CloverZ S
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Plaintains perfectly cooked w side of white cheese Short rib Seat pad corn on the cob vegetables side of rice and fresh lime. All very delicious.

Thank WorknPlayHardTx
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Tiny place in Oakland Park. We had tamales, enchiladas, pupusa. The people there were very friendly. I would go back again.

Reviewed 24 July 2017

The service was very friendly and responsive as were the other patrons. The Pupusas where fantastic everything else was OK with the exception of the tamales which i found to be wet and lacking in flavor. I had the Lengua taco's which were good but...More

Thank Scubaman628
Reviewed 23 June 2017

My husband and I had our date night at this restaurant. We read the other reviews and thought we give it a try. Boy, are we glad we did. The decor was cute and comfy and the food was great. I had the shrimp burrito,...More

Thank Salcal3
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a small hole-in-the-wall in a mostly working class warehouse district, but the locals know it well. The staff is very friendly and the food is always fresh. Today I had the fried chicken chunks with black beans/white rice. The plantains on the side...More

Thank SS107
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The staff are very friendly and responsive. I tried the combination dish to include a taco, tostada, and enchilada. It was good and so were the sides, especially the beans! The tea was good too. I'll come back again to satisfy my Mexican food craving.

Thank Cotton5150
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I find the lunch average (Mexican ordered), but comes with a large portion. Different was the rice which is white and has veggies mixed in, a nice touch. The ice tea is fresh and robust, served in a mug. The dinner menu looks really good...More

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I had lunch here today and it was delicious. Service was really fast and friendly. Prices are not expensive, I had a huge platter of rice, with a delicious sauce and a really good chicken burrito. Place is small but quaint. I highly recommend this...More

Thank julia a
Nearby Restaurants
Alegria Tacos
201 reviews
.59 miles away
Tequila Sunrise
187 reviews
.49 miles away
Cucina Caruso
39 reviews
.53 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Funky Buddha Brewery
220 reviews
.84 miles away
Garman Sculpture Works
23 reviews
.59 miles away
The Brew Bus-South Florida
21 reviews
.82 miles away
Easterlin Park
12 reviews
.65 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Guanaco staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 331 NE 44th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334-1443
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Oakland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 954-351-0792
Mexican and El Salvadoran
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing