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Nando's

4839 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD
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Ranked #100 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Portuguese
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Potomac, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I went to Nando's with my wife + 2 kids, as well as with another family of 3. First, this place is pretty kid friendly. We saw lots of people with kids there, ranging from infants to teenagers. Second, you can order beer, wine, and sangria. You've got to order at the counter though - and the food is then... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Ate there tonight for the first time. The food was pretty good for quasi-fastfood, but the overall experience was not good because of pretty severe disorganization. I couldn't find any cutlery (it's at at self-service station) and when I pointed this out to one of the workers, they went back to the kitchen to get some. But didn't come and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have been visiting Nando's peri peri quite often recently. The food is excellent and service is quick. This was my first visit to the Bethesda restaurant. The place is well located near a big parking lot and a lot of dessert places. It does take a while to get used to the ordering at this place. Even though, you... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The 9.99 buffet is a great value! So many flavors and it's all good! A lot of variety and you can walk to Georgetown Cupcake for dessert!

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Really good food, always a great experience. I love the fact that I can order my lunch online and pay for it and quickly run in to pick up it. Never spent more than a minute waiting for my food.

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Washington, DC
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290 reviews 290 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I've been to several Nando's, and this was the worst. The food was the same -- and that is essentially a bit different and a bit mediocre. Chicken is okay and the sides sound more interesting than they are. But this place had a "wait for hostess" sign at the front, but no hostess appeared for a very long time.... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

this south african/portuguese chicken/chicken sandwich chain serves up great chicken in a variety of levels of spiciness. Good potatoes and cole slaw to go with. a nice casual self serve option for lunch or dinner

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New Milford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Went there late Saturday afternoon/early evening based on a recommendation (my niece loves it.) The chicken was fine, but portions were relatively small based on the amount they're charging. We also waited what I'd say was a while during a slow period for the food itself. Two kids (one 5, one 6) gave mixed reviews on their chicken strips, and... More

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Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We decided to try Nando's because we thought chicken would be a safe choice for our young children. It's an unusual restaurant model where your are seated an a table by the hostess who tells you make your selections and then stand in line at the counter with the take-out customers to place your order and pay. They then bring... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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262 reviews 262 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Nando's made for an unexpectedly lovely quick lunch. I got the chicken wrap with lemon sauce: nicely piquant with moist, tender chicken. The atmosphere's pleasantly Third World/Peruvian; the noise level is easy on conversations. And the staff were all eager to please. Plus, it's conveniently located right next to the municipal parking lot, which saved me valuable time. I'll go... More

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