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European, Portuguese
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924 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4401
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Solid chain

This is a chain restaurant that is very consistent and good quality. I really like the chicken pita and their red skin mashed potatoes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Richard B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a chain restaurant that is very consistent and good quality. I really like the chicken pita and their red skin mashed potatoes.

Thank Richard B
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261 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch. The chicken sandwich was very tasty. Everyone ordered something different and everyone was pleased.

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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ordered food to go. While waiting we saw a rat running around inside and around the kitchen area. As much as we were grossed out we took our food and left. At home, we found the food wasn't great. We don't plan to go back.

Thank Grace P
Orlando, Florida
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My daughter lives in Silver Spring and she has been wanting to take me to Nando's for quite some time. Last night we had the pleasure. A well designed, clean, and friendly restaurant with both inside seating and an outside patio (the street outside is closed to vehicle traffic, so it's a nice place to eat and people watch). The... More 

Thank Paul C
Stockton, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Great resturant in downtown silver spring that specializes in chicken. Good atmosphere we ate on the patio on a street that is closed to auto traffic. You order your sandwich or chicken pieces and specify if you want mild, hot or very hot sauce , then what sides you want. They also have bottles of the sauce in other varieties... More 

Thank sisters5379
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I'm an ardent fan of the Nando's franchise,however this visit left me a little disappointed. We went to this location on a Sunday night and right as we were about to order, the counter person let us know that they were out of chicken.It was a little after 9pm but the kitchen was not going to be taking out anymore... More 

Thank Travel_LuvBug138
Washington DC
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The chicken is good, mash potatoes good, rice plain, macho peas I do not recommend. way toooooooooo expensive for the portions.

Thank BunniWashingtonDC
silver spring, md
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

My family from South Carolina was in town and we were in downtown Silver Spring and wanted lunch. I suggested Nando's. They had never been to one. I proudly said, "you have to try it, you will love it". And they did! My favorite are the wings. I love the medium. One of my cousins is a vegetarian and Nando's... More 

Thank rarjackson
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I was staying in Silver Spring for two nights during my DC visit and my hotel was very close to the Silver Springs downtown area of restaurants, shops and bars. The food was great, I had a very innovative chicken kale salat which was very tasty and exactly the right lunch.The young lady at the counter was equally friendly and... More 

Thank Juan Carlos M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nando's is following the restaurant trend of everything being self-serve except the food you order. As long as you're comfortable with that, you'll like it here. The decor is fresh with hanging lights, indirect lighting, and wood everywhere. Jazzy international music plays in the background. I took my time ordering from the woman at the register and she was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 924 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4401
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: 301-588-7280

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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