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Guanaquita Restaurant

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Latin, Salvadoran, Spanish, South American, Central American
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273 King St W | Southwest Corner of King and Water, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1B1, Canada
+1 519-576-4322
Today
17:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Richmond
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176 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to try something different, so decided on Salvadorean Guanaquita in Kitchener. We arrived early in the dinner hour and the place was empty. We were greeted by the hostess and led to a large table for the 4 of us. The food was delivered in no time and we had a great time sharing and experiencing different tastes offered.... More 

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Thank Cedric T T
Kitchener, Canada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Delicious food and a great value. We all had the guanaquita platter and were impressed with the food. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and the service was good. Will definitely return!

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Thank Meaghan898
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I really love this place, great food, fair prices, if you've never been get the platter if you have been a few times try something new.. Yuca makes a great app.

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Thank Graeme O
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit at this restaurant and the food was really good the first time so we thought we would treat our family for dinner since they are from out of town and Salvadorian. We walked in and it was easy to see that the restaurant was not full, we were greeted by a server who told us... More 

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1 Thank tanyaserrano
Irma D, Owner at Guanaquita Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi tanyaserrano you got us on a day that we were running the restaurant with only two employees one in the kitchen and one server (not unusual for such complicated cuisine and type of restaurant) but it was because our other employees were running late. it may not seem that busy to you as a customer but for two employees... More 

Kitchener, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

After passing through a small door and going up these narrow stairs you come to a mid sized restaurant setting with a latin flavor for decor. The old Greek Parthenon on the wall has been covered over by a large El Salvadorian beach towel. The server was quick to come by and ask for our drink orders. He came by... More 

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Thank Wayne R
Irma D, Owner at Guanaquita Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Wayne R for your review we love to hear from our customers. Just a little info on the Greek paintings they are owned by our landlord and hold great sentimental value to him and are also beautiful but we wanted to give our walls our Salvadorian touch (the reason for our towel decorations) I am glad your kids... More 

Kitchener, Canada
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I had never heard of this place until my sister took me. The food was great and the service was good. The pupusas were great (although I have never had them before so I can't compare them to anything) and I loved the El Salvadorian Enchiladas. I have been back many times since. It is a great restaurant.

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Thank Julie S
Kitchener
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This place is my new favourite. Great atmosphere, great staff and to die for flautas. The price is very reasonable and I can't wait until my next dinner at Guanaquita!

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Thank Jackie M
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The restaurant is above street level, so it may not be as obvious to passersby, but worth trying it out. I have been here several times to sit out on the balcony facing King St and ordered the Burrito Platter each time because it was so good! Very reasonable prices too for the food.

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Thank Roxane B
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I really wish that this place had better service. The food was very authentic, it was delicious. The waitress we had seemed over whelmed at best even during what didn't seem like a busy time for the restaurant. It took over half an hour to get a beer. Really disappointing given that the food was amazing!

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1 Thank Shanti H
Guelph, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Food was ok, but I was hoping for more flavour and freshness. I did like the fact that they had latin dance classes. I might go back just for that. The service was good.

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Thank KittyKatzToronto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Salvadoran, Spanish, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 273 King St W | Southwest Corner of King and Water, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-576-4322

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