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Nando's Mexican Cafe

#10 of 701 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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6715 E McDowell Rd, Mesa, AZ 85215-1706
+1 480-830-8181
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Mesa, Arizona
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Nando's in Mesa in September 2016 for a family get-together. Great food, accommodations, and service. Lots of activity, but not too noisy as some restaurants; you could easily communicate to the end of a long table of 11 people. Reservations allowed.

Thank Rtrudellsen
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went BACK to this restaurant a second out of three days during my five day visit in the Mesa area. Outstanding service, large portions. Highly recommended if up for Mexican food.

Thank Joseph H
Mesa, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Mexican food, and good margaritas! The low light cafe style is very nice although the noise level can get pretty high when they are crowded. Nice sized portions! We frequent here often and are never disappointed. One of our local favorite Mexican places to eat at!

Thank cbunchbob
Mesa, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently we had dinner at Nando's with our family of 8. We had a round table in a semi-private area which was great for conversation. The service was excellent and so was the food. Not only were the chips fresh, the chips and salsa keep coming until our main dishes arrived. There were such generous amounts of food that we... More 

Thank Robert R
Dallas, Texas
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am giving this 4 out of 5 as my husband loved this restaurant. He had the pasta dish and raved on it. I had the steak tacos and it was good, however the steak was really over cooked- like jerky overcooked. I saw a similar dish on another table and it did not look as bad. The waitress even... More 

Thank jens808
Maricopa, Arizona
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191 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped in here for lunch yesterday after some medical test at the hospital nearby. Some good friend recommended this place a long time ago and since we were in the area we gave it a try. Just wish we had more test (not really) as we would be back. The food was good and the service was outstanding sorry I... More 

Thank bpackard
Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stopped in for a quick lunch had the Green Chili CarNita Alfredo which was absolutely wonderful like all of there specialties. To bad it was lunch a an ice cold beer would have topped it off, maybe next time for dinner. If you have not tried this restaurant please do I highly recommend it. Also try the Mexican pizza with... More 

Thank James T
Mesa, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went for lunch ,food was not spicy enough for our taste. Salsa was weak and flavorless. Nice bar and outdoor tables.

Thank Stephen W
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you like cheese you will love most of their dishes as they use lots of cheese. Chips and salsa are served first and are tasty. The portion size are very generous. Happy Hour Menu is a good one - we love the happy hour nachos - you can split it 3 to 4 ways and it has steak or... More 

Thank Marcia W
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Outdoor seating and great margaritas started it out. Ordered seafood enchiladas and the swordfish sandwich. Both were outstanding. Swordfish came with a whole bowl of black beans and cilantro salad was yummy. Great chips and salsa.

Thank Betsy Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6715 E McDowell Rd, Mesa, AZ 85215-1706
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-830-8181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?