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Downtown / Chinatown
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819 7th St NW, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20001-3762
+1 202-898-1225
11:00 - 23:00
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Calgary, Canada
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129 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013 via mobile

If you like chicken this is a good place to eat. We had dinner here upon arrival in National Harbor and the chicken was good, but the only thing that came with it was cole slaw which was just OK. Everything else is a la carte. You order your meal at the counter and it is delivered to you. The... More 

Thank lingette
Newport Beach, CA
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

We love Nando's in England, and the DC branch was just the same. We love to have the chicken wrap and french fries. It was just delicious! This is a great, casual spot for a quick meal.

Thank 2goldens
New Jersey
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388 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Had two dinners here it was so good. Fell in love with this place in South Africa and go wherever we can find one! The chicken is fresh and perfectly grilled. This location offers a slew of peri-peri sauces at different levels of heat - you can try as many as you want. They also have those awesome Coke machines... More 

Thank TravelCuties
Farmington, Connecticut
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368 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013 via mobile

A late night flight made us look for a restaurant near our hotel at 11PM in a thunder storm. The six of us started out each with an umbrella looking for a place to eat since we were starved. We headed for Burtuchis but when we got there it had closed. Across the street was Empanatas but that didn't work... More 

Thank Rohrshack
New York
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

Casual inexpensive tasty grilled chicken in various degrees of hotness. You choose how it's made and you can add hot sauce in addition. Garlic bread is good too. You order at the counter and the food is brought up to you.

Thank L L C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Chicken lovers and spicy food lovers this is your place for healthy food options. Nice atmosphere for family dining. However the milder spicy chicken may still be a little too spicy for the little ones. My 4 year old did not complain but I was surprised. Great food and experience. Friendly staff for a self serve dining experience.

Thank flowersinthespring
Silver Spring, MD
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

If you like spicy food, go here. The chicken may be a bit overpriced and a tad dry, but the ambiance and side dishes make up for these shortcomings. The real star here is the variety of hot sauces available to put on your chicken. I tried the Hot and Extra Hot at first, and although spicy, was not blowing... More 

Thank Buster_O
Falls Church, Va
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421 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

Typically a huge fan of Peruvian chicken, but this may have it beat. This is jam packed with flavor and spices. I ordered both the lemon and hot spiced chicken. It was moist and super delicious. I loved the side dipping sauces. Absolutely worth trying. It is a good value and certainly a great choice for take out.

Thank Nads82
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346 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

The chicken is fantastic, the prices are reasonable, and the sauces are to die for. Good service, too. Do yourself a favor and eat here. I'm serious.

Thank manilapacman
Philadelphia, PA
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129 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Had the chicken, corn, and sangria. The sangria was 'watered down' with sprite, I questioned if there was even wine in the drink until I bit into the fruit. The portions were also too small for me (and I'm a thin guy) for the price, which I found interesting since usually restaurants give so much food my wife and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
International, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 7th St NW, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20001-3762
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-898-1225

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?