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Nando's

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224 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
+1 240-408-7146
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Eats!

This place is awesome and the atmosphere is very welcoming. It's a fast casual restaurant with an international flare. A bit pricey but the quality and service are spot on!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place is awesome and the atmosphere is very welcoming. It's a fast casual restaurant with an international flare. A bit pricey but the quality and service are spot on!

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Clarksburg, MD
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100 reviews 100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We've been to Nando's several times. It's a great location, on the lake, at The Rio. Nice place to eat lunch and then take a walk around the lake. This is semi-fast food. You order at the counter, but then you sit down and wait. Everything is made to order and it's not necessarily "fast". The food is delicious. We... More 

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The hostess showed us to our table and explained the method of ordering to us. After we decided what we wanted ( mainly chicken dishes - mild to HOT), we had to go up to the counter and order. When the food was ready, a waiter brought it to the table. One note, if you are planning to have an... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Parking is difficult. We ordered online. Arrived 5 minutes after food was supposed to be ready. We double parked ran in and order was not ready. Not even started. Took 20 minutes. Food was OK but the chicken was cold by the time they got the order right and was able to pay. Seemed like there were at least 6... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

What a pleasant surprise. Our son told us about Nando's and recommended that we try it. We had the chance to do so in Gaithersburg and had a wonderful experience at a reasonable cost. I had the Flame-Grilled Chicken breast and found it to be excellent. It was cooked to perfection and quite tasty. My wife had the Vegetable Burger... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We came on a snow day on Valentine's day. We were seated quickly and after ordering we were served with amazing speed. I've eaten at Nando's many times in the UK and I've never been served that fast. The food was good as usual and they have a multi-soda drink foundation. Well done Nando's.

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Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This restaurant is promoting "made to order" food. They tell you up front that it will be "8-10" minutes. Here's my experience: After waiting approx. 15 minutes, my chicken arrived cold, but my sides were hot. Since there are no servers, I could not ask why or complain so I just started eating. As I ate I watched the open... More 

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Clarksburg, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I love the flavor of the food and the sauces that they offer. The prices are very reasonable. Sometimes the restaurant can become very crowded and the wait times are long. The staff people are very nice and helpful.

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Sumner, Washington
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206 reviews 206 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Enjoyed lunch, table of 3. Ordered warps the Caesar chicken & a shared grilled vegie both good. Large enough to share with a side salad made for a nice lunch. A larger choice of salad dressings would be nice. I found the person taking our order could been more helpful. She was focused on chatting with the fellow worker at... More 

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Abuja, Nigeria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

I love the medium chicken and mash and Portuguese rice. This is dinning made easy with a lot of choices at your disposal. One seasoning but different levels of heat on the chicken. Customer service is good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 224 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 240-408-7146

Price and Cuisine

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

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