819 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 Directions
Today 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Closed All Hours
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Monday - Thursday, Sunday
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  • Cuisine
    African, Portuguese, Chicken, American, Caribbean
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
  • Price
  • Hours
    Sun-Thu 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri-Sat 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    African, Portuguese, Chicken, American, Caribbean
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Takeout
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Report | a month ago
The grilled corn is fantastic!
Report | 11 months ago
Good food - good happy hour.
Report | a year ago
The manager was very nice. I will definitely be back and recommend this place to my friends.
Report | a year ago
Best chicken livers ever.
Report | a year ago
Go online to check out the menu and make your choices so you'll be ready when you have to order. Good food but be careful with the levels of hot spice!
Report | a year ago
Delicious! The wings were perfect and the chips/fries were on point!
Report | a year ago
Love Nando's in fact been to them in South Africa. But the Nando's in Silver Spring, MD customer service was horrible. Would not recommend nor go to this Nando's again. The person at the cashier was not friendly and even acted like it was a bother when I placed my take out order. Just wanted to grab my order and leave. Not very customer friendly. Rule number 1, have someone at the cash register taking orders for take out at least greet you with a smile or something. She even checked her phone for messages while taking my order. I hope others complain about her lack of customer service in assisting customers.
Report | a year ago
We ordered take-out so can't really comment on the service, but the food was very good.
Report | a year ago
The lowest level of spice was lemon herb, the next level was mango lime. I asked if it was spicy and she assured me it wasn't. It was too spicy for me, even my lips were burning. And they have about 4 levels higher. They should just make a mild mango lime. Other than that the butternut squash salad topped with chicken would've been perfect.
Report | a year ago
Place gets very crowded at times.
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Even though Portuguese explorers couldn't pronounce the Swahili name for the African bird's eye chili—pili-pili—the sailors fully embraced its flavor shortly after landing in the region known today as Mozambique. Intrigued by the small, fiery pepper, they combined it with aromatic doses of herbs, garlic, and lemon to create the first peri-peri sauce. That sauce eventually became a wildly popular marinade for poultry, and the tasty concoction made its way to South Africa over the next several centuries. There, in 1987, two friends decided to honor this culinary legacy by founding the first Nando's Peri-Peri restaurant. The eatery continued to remain true to its South African roots, even while expanding to encompass locations in 24 countries across four continents.

Beginning with fresh chickens that never see the inside of a kitchen freezer, the chefs furtively marinate the birds in a secret peri-peri sauce for 24 hours before grilling them over an open flame. Diners dictate the heat level of their order, requesting that the grilled chicken arrive relatively mild or that wings be slathered with even more incendiary spices. The succulent chicken can be plated with hearty side dishes—such as Portuguese-style rice with herbs and peppers or peas with mint—or served in the form of a sandwich, wrap, or pita. To complement the menus' African flavors, Nando's worldwide locations collectively feature more than 4,000 pieces of African artwork.

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