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Guayoyo Restaurant

Guayoyo, located on the corner of First Avenue and 4th Street, is a Venezuelan bistro owned by chefs Carmen Isturiz and Masanobu Ishikura. Although Guayoyo bases its roots in Venezuela, it is also influenced by different cultures and offers an inspired menu that reflects the diversity of the lower east side and Carmen and Ishi's home cooking. Guayoyo offers traditional Venezuelan specialties such as Pabellon Criollo and Arepas, alongside Duck Confit Rolls, Black Bean Mojo Burgers, and anything in between.
7 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(7 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 7 reviews
5 stars
(3)
4 stars
(3)
3 stars
(0)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
3.3 / 3
Energetic
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(4)
  • good for groups(2)
  • great for brunch(2)
  • great for lunch(2)
  • late-night find(2)
  • neighborhood gem(2)
Guayoyo Restaurant Reviews List
Review 1 for Guayoyo Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 3/07/2014
 2013
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Review 2 for Guayoyo Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Arepas

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Honestly best arepas in nyc! I've been to this place a bunch of times and it never let's you down. Arepas are fresh light dough but filled to the brim with whatever you desire inside!"
Dined on 2/18/2014
 2014
Special Features: fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 3 for Guayoyo Restaurant
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food was good but nothing special

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Food was good but nothing special. Our server was super friendly and this place isn't too expensive!"
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 4 for Guayoyo Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Guayoyo is great

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I have only been to Guayoyo twice, but both experiences were great. The wait staff is very friendly and accomodating. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is perfect for low-key dinner with friends. Also, the prices are exceptional! Definitely make a reservation before you go because it gets packed fast in the late evening. Even though the wait staff is very accomodating and reasonable, it's probably not the best place for large groups since the place is rather small -- I was able to make a reservation for 7, but got the only large table in the restaurant"
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Guayoyo Restaurant
Based on the average of (3) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
2 out of 2 recommend this product