Nando's PERi-PERi

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Details
1210 18th Street (at Connecticut Ave NW)
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 621-8600
Portuguese, African
$
Hours
Mon–Thu, Sun: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: 11:00 AM–Midnight

Foursquare Tips

  • Started in South Africa, this chain serves up mouth-watering Portuguese-style roast chicken with a spicy African kick. When they say hot, they mean it.
  • Stick with the classic Chicken Breast Pita, but get it hot!
  • One word: Perinaise.
  • The chicken is amazing. The sauce packs quite a punch, so don't push your luck. Medium spice was plenty for me.
  • Happy hour (4 - 6pm) pitchers of Sangria are half price. That's $7.95. Seven.
  • They have a Coke machine - try the coke orange!
  • Make sure you try the sauces!
  • So far not loving the chicken wrap or the house salad, but fries are AMAZING!
  • Best chicken and sauce I have ever put to my mouth. I really wish they had this on the West Coast. It's so good, I'm salivating just thinking about it. Nandos will always have a place in my heart.
  • Don't be a jerk and hog a bottle of sauce at your table. Put it in a cup so the sauce stand doesn't run out of the most popular opinions (i.e. medium).
  • Medium sauce is great - enough heat to be interesting, but not enough to burn w pain.
  • If you expect big chunk chicken pieces, you might get surprised by thier small portion. Seriously I can eat 10 wings by myself. Never let you down with taste though!
  • Try the mango lime chicken! So good. Make your own sauces too. Garlic & hot sauce. The Portuguese rice was a good side with it too.
  • Go for the mashed peas. Slightly sweet, spicy and minty. Go very well with hot chicken.
  • Ask for some peri salt and mix it (1 tbsp) w/ Sprite to enjoy Portuguese Lemonade.
  • Get the chicken and get it hot !!!
  • chicken wings.
  • The lemon herb chicken is relish.
  • Out of the sauces garlic and medium spicy are best. Sides are all starches, pass over the fries & get the garlic bread which is more a portguese roll sliced thin with garlicky goodness.
  • Butterfly Chicken Breast is the best!