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Nando's

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191 American Way, National Harbor, MD 20745
301-686-8388
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Use your hands !!!

Messy on the hands but lots of flavor. Try all their sauces and be adventurous. I found the green peas interesting, but then again this is a Portuguese restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Lady_Tubs
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Kenmore, Washington
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kenmore, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Messy on the hands but lots of flavor. Try all their sauces and be adventurous. I found the green peas interesting, but then again this is a Portuguese restaurant.

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Guam, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I always smile and eat at a Nandos when I know they are near by. My friends were with me and loved it. It was their first time.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The inside structure of the restaurant's not that appealing however, Nando's offer a very affordable food with savory! The staffs are friendly and deliver great service.

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Denver, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had not experienced the Peri-Peri marinated chicken before but it was very tender and tasty for a new fast food dining experience. Comes with sides. Roasted red potatoes were excellent. Must be a local favorite as well. Busy carry out business.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stopped in on a Sunday evening for dinner. As with most of the other reviews, place was really crowded. That's a good sign though. It's run Panera-style with order and pay and get your own drink. They had two of those cool coke machines with wide variety and extra flavors BUT a lot of them were empty. We had... More 

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Wayne, Nebraska
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Excellent food with fresh ingredients. The restaurant is a mix of self-serve & table service. It is sort of fast food but with a warm, inviting atmosphere. This place has some of the best food around National Harbor and some of the best prices too.

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Stafford, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place was like a crowded Panera. Get your own drink and wait for your food. Okay food and overpriced, especially for the small sides (salad, butternut squash) Get the sauce and make it yourself at home for a fraction of the price. Counter service staff needs to be more efficient and they need an attitude adjustment. I was nice... More 

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Finksburg, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

On a post holiday weekend stay at the national harbor outside of DC. We had dinner at Nando's, it was early dinner time, but the crowd was getting larger. I had not eaten at a Nando's, but my wife and daughter have. My wife had a ribeye steak sandwich, for $15 it was a very small portion. I ordered the... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We ate here as it was convenient to where we were staying and had never heard of this restaurant. The food was great with several options for flavoring of the food. The service was quick and the employees looked like they enjoyed their job. They were friendly and attentive.

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Arlington, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The flavor of the chicken (we had wings, 1/4 leg portion and a sandwich) was really really good - well marinated with a full flavor. But the service was bad from the start. Confusion about who was next to be seated from the waiting list, extremely disinterested staff taking our order (she didn't really care, didn't explain anything and was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 191 American Way, National Harbor, MD 20745
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  National Harbor
  • Phone Number: 301-686-8388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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