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Nando's Mexican Cafe

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1890 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286
(480) 855-4344
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Large portions and good food

This is a neighborhood favorite with ample portions and traditional Mexican food. Chips come with two salsas. The food is basic Mexican dishes with a little Nando's twist. Be prepared to take home a doggie bag.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Central Arizona, Arizona
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Central Arizona, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a neighborhood favorite with ample portions and traditional Mexican food. Chips come with two salsas. The food is basic Mexican dishes with a little Nando's twist. Be prepared to take home a doggie bag.

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Maui
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45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were visiting family in the East Valley and they had changed their "go to" Mexican restaurant for the first time in many years Apparently the old favorite raised prices and cut down on portions so they went looking elsewhere and this place won, We were there for dinner on a Saturday night with a group of 7. We went... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

To start off the water smelled like reclaimed water and tasted like a cow pond. We orded three adult meals and 2 children meals, not one was in the least bit good. The machaca was like a salt lick. The bean burrito I could not identify the taste. The kids chicken strips tasted like a dead carp. I can not... More 

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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109 reviews 109 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We've eaten here a number of times as well as other local Mexican restaurant. Hands down this restaurant has the best Mexican food around and a great atmosphere as well. We've had the El Jefe chimichanga. Be forewarned that their servings are huge and can easily be split. The salsa is usually good as are the chips. Service is quick,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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141 reviews 141 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch today, recommend by a friend. Service and our waitress were absolutely great! Had streak fajitas, they were really quite boring, rice and retried beans were very good, tplenty of chips and salsa, which are as good as anybody's. Wife had steak tacos which were good but also bland in flavor. The atmosphere is wonderful, plenty of parking,... More 

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went as a group with reservations, of course. We were greeted and given excellent service to go with the very good Mexican Food. We were in a room essentially by ourselves with the size of our group. Waiting for another chance to go!

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Chandler, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Chips and salsa are always a great start and the smoky hot salsa is really good. The entrees came out nice and hot. My wife enjoyed her sangria and I had a good Mexican beer. If you ask for whole black beans instead of refried, be prepared for them to put cheese on the beans. Our server was a but... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Been there almost every month for the last 4 months. Excellent Mexican food and reasonable prices, and great drinks to pick from. In or outdoor seating, misters are on if too hot, service is excellent. Love this place.........

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Everett, Washington
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129 reviews 129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Nandi's was recommended as one of the best. So my wife and I had dinner. The tortilla chips where fresh and warm. They offered two salsa's one mild the other hot. Both had good flavor. The mild was indeed mild and the hot was just right (I like spicy hot when it has flavor and Nandi's had good flavor). I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was typical Mexican with middle-of-the-road quality The portions were very large Modify that by saying: just because there was more chicken in the chimichanga does not mean it was better quality ! Table chips are OK - salsas are both good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1890 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Chandler
  • Phone Number: (480) 855-4344

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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