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“Solid Mexican food--and mole!”
Review of Guajillo

Guajillo
Ranked #82 of 880 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Annandale, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Solid Mexican food--and mole!”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

A Bolivian native referred us to this restaurant. Good cocktails that aren't overly cloying, decent ceviche (although I would love to see a variety of seafood in it), flavorful salsa and tasty tortilla chips (both thin because both are homemade and neither come from a jar/package), solid entrees, and solid desserts. We were happy to find a place in the DC area that actually has real mole sauce. Not the absolute best we've ever had, but certainly solid and certainly the best we've had in DC. Good rice, beans, pico de gallo, and beets on the side.

The American in me wanted chocolate dipping sauce with my churros rather than a bit of chocolate poured onto my plate, but I understand how dipping chocolate can turn a churro into a vehicle for chocolate rather than an appreciated dessert onto itself. The churros themselves were moist in the middle and just sweet enough.

Good service as well, and one of the happiest and most delightful waiters we've encountered in a while.

  • Visited November 2013
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Bluffton, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
484 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Being from out of town, we went to this restaurant upon recommendation from friends. Unfortunately, the evening we visited, this establishment did not live up to the reviews. All four meals (enchiladas of various types) were served lukewarm and almost dried out. The salsa was really runny, however the chips were delicious. I would not return to this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Excellent Mexican food in a pleasant atmosphere. Quite crowded, and for good reason - good food at an excellent value. Service was quick and friendly. A fine place for a casual meal.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank FranknDebbie
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good Food - Average service”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Went with some collegues to lunch, and the dishes were OK, they took many time with the check and pick up our credit card. they forgot some tortillas to use with the fajitas an camarones mexicali. the portions was OK. Try yo no go in a hurry. If I ´be back there? yes, but with more time.

  • Visited September 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Hidden gem of Arlington”
Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

While the location and decor isn't impressive (in a mini-strip mall), the food and service were very good. The variety of Mexican dishes were plenty - our party each ordered something different and we had the opportunity to sample each other's. Each were prepared very well, great portion size, seasoned to perfection and reasonably priced. This is a great place for family and/or friends to have a nice casual dinner.

Visited July 2013
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