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El Guanaco

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American, Central American
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331 NE 44th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334-1443
+1 954-351-0792
09:00 - 20:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great service and freakin fantastic food. A must place to eat while visiting Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Looking forward to going back next year!

Thank Robb K
Pepper Pike, Ohio
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant doesn't look great from the outside. We almost didn't go in. We are so happy we did. The inside is small but clean and the staff were friendly and efficient. The food was authentic,delicious and reasonably priced.

Thank 459Jan
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real find. Great food, great service and very reasonable, in fact downright cheap for what they serve you. The Margueritas were excellent and complimented the food to a T.

Thank wee4mac
Ft. Lauderdale
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stumbled onto this gem of a restaurant and you should as well. First of all, look past the outside which is not very attractive. Go in, order and you will be very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant offers a mix of Mexican, Salvadoran, "Spanish" cuisine and it does it all very well. The downside first: The place is not very large... More 

1 Thank yelena2002
Boise, Idaho
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This place did NOT disappoint! The food was delicious (flavorful and authentic). Very reasonably priced, too. Friendly and professional staff. I can see why they are rated #1!!!!

Thank Kevin V
Malaga, Spain
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300 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This family run restaurant makes food like no other. Absolutely fantastic. Their Fajitas are to die for. Hot sizzling, delicious and lots of it. Good friendly service, but best book a table as the restaurant is small.

Thank Stewart1234567
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I have bee to this place a few times. It is not Mexican. The menu is more of a fusion Mexican with Salvadorean food Pupusas - to Tacos & Enchiladas. While the food is served at the correct temperature the entire place locks ventilation and consequently you garments will have to get wash asap. Not a good place to take... More 

1 Thank Oscar V
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

My husband really enjoyed his breakfast but mine didn't seem to do much for me. I ordered the breakfast tacos and they really didn't have much flavor to them. I would definitely go back and try something different as the place was clean, well run, and friendly.

Thank shannendee
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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450 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

My wife and I found this place on TripAdvisor, and decided to give it a try. We were greeted and seated, by a friendly Carmen, who was also our server. Although she was the only server working, she managed to provide good service with a smile to all of her guests. I ordered the Salvadoran breakfast, and finished every last... More 

Thank JSR_Adventures
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116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

A very cute, relaxing, basic, but elegant restaurant that serves a very extensive variety of Mexican and Central American specialties. They use high quality, fresh ingredients which shows in the flavors. The kitchen is out in the open and is fun to watch the prepping and cooking. The staff and management are very friendly, attentive and courteous. Prices are adequate... More 

1 Thank ZoeRM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American, Central American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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

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