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Portuguese Restaurant and African Restaurant$$$$
Connecticut Avenue - K Street, Washington
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    Chad M.
    "The wild herb sauce is great and so is the garlic sauce!"(3 Tips)
    Nessa T.
    "Flame-Grilled Butterfly Chicken Breast With Portuguese Roll"(2 Tips)
    "I love the Macho Peas!"(2 Tips)
    Renan O.
    "portuguese rice and peri-chips"(2 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon118 Tips and reviews
  • chicken
  • wild herb sauce
  • spicy food
  • french fries
  • sangria
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  • Vick R.heart icon on user image
    Vick RoyMay 24, 2016
    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.
  • Yasaman M.heart icon on user image
    Yasaman MahdianAugust 29, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Huge portions and tasty dishes. I like every single item on the menu. Also the staff are really friendly and cute here! 😅 I also like their wide range of soft drinks.
  • Goatha06heart icon on user image
    Goatha06August 21, 2023
    I guess places nearby dupont are really good! Have 2 ea 1/4 chicken breast and as side dishes garlic bread + mashed potatoes with red wine sangria🍷..Strongly recommended!!👍🏻👏🏻
  • Omari A.heart icon on user image
    Omari AllenFebruary 22, 2016
    Ask for a bottle of the Peri-Peri drizzle for your chips. It's not listed as a separate item in the States like in the UK locations.
  • Morgan T.heart icon on user image
    Morgan ThomasNovember 11, 2014
    Get the chicken (why else are you here?). This is best for a low key dinner. Inexpensive with a simple menu. But stick to the chicken and get two sides, simple is best here.
  • Raluca M.heart icon on user image
    Raluca MunteanuAugust 18, 2017
    I'll just say this: half a chicken-medium spicy, garlic bread, coleslaw and green salad with chicken thighs. Perfect lunch for two. Thank me later!
  • Dave W.heart icon on user image
    Dave WhelanSeptember 27, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for the chicken. Stay for the tunes. Return for the peri-peri.
  • Renan O.heart icon on user image
    Renan OliveiraJanuary 26, 2016
    Butterfly Chicken is amazing. Try with portuguese rice and peri-chips, of course with perinaise, the best!!!
  • Alyssa Z.heart icon on user image
    Alyssa ZhuDecember 20, 2015
    AMAZING chicken! So tender with such a savory rub. The medium is a great choice to start with. Their aioli and fries are also delicious
  • K T.
    K TSeptember 20, 2012
    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.
  • Greg D.heart icon on user image
    Greg DronenAugust 1, 2015
    The food is tasty. Their sauces are the best! Great atmosphere. Sangria was very good
  • Cassie P.
    Cassie PJune 17, 2013
    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.
  • Sam P.heart icon on user image
    Sam PMarch 6, 2016
    The veggie wrap is freaking awesome. Love the big portion of fries. "Extra hot" peri peri sauce was not actually that hot.
  • Peter R.heart icon on user image
    Peter RJanuary 9, 2015
    Flame grilled chicken breast is great (the spicer the better) but plan on a pretty long wait if you go there at lunch during the week
  • Dan L.
    Dan LurieFebruary 10, 2013
    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.
  • Paulius D.
    Paulius DaunorasAugust 10, 2013
    Wear an "eish" T-shirt. Because chicken tastes so good with hot peri-peri sauce that all you can say. "Eish" that's so good!
  • Jina K.
    Jina KimAugust 12, 2013
    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!
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KasicJuly 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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).
  • Dmytro K.heart icon on user image
    Dmytro KostiuchenkoJune 23, 2017
    Great place to drink tasty sangria on a hot summer day
  • Kirill K.heart icon on user image
    Kirill KukuruzaNovember 8, 2015
    Very delicious Portuguese cuisine. Try Nandi's classics.
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonJune 18, 2013
    The chicken is amazing. The sauce packs quite a punch, so don't push your luck. Medium spice was plenty for me.
  • deenuhfoowadheart icon on user image
    deenuhfoowadNovember 23, 2014
    the hotter the chicken, the better - especially combined with the bottled Nandi sauces - so good!!
  • Andrew D.heart icon on user image
    Andrew DobneyAugust 13, 2017
    Chicken is great! Make sure to grab some extra sauce.
  • Chad M.
    Chad MurrayAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the great sauces with your chicken! The wild herb sauce is great and so is the garlic sauce!
  • Jimmy A.heart icon on user image
    Jimmy AbiFebruary 14, 2013
    Half chicken with peri-peri fries and mashed potatoes or grilled corn on the cob is to die for
  • Rachel C.heart icon on user image
    Rachel ClarkJanuary 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The veggie burger and portobello & halloumi wrap are delicious.
  • Mohammed A.heart icon on user image
    Mohammed AlgainJuly 11, 2016
    Excellent food and very quick servicing although it was very crowded. :-)
  • Nikhil M.heart icon on user image
    Nikhil MenonJanuary 15, 2014
    Great food, great music, good ambience. The extra hot is not for the faint hearted. ;)
  • Faheem N.
    Faheem NasarOctober 18, 2011
    must try Peri-Peri sauces, all of them, they make the chicken incredibly delicious and satisfying!!
  • Jason L.heart icon on user image
    Jason LeibowitzAugust 25, 2012
    They have the best ice. The peri peri chicken is pretty amazing too.
  • Nessa T.
    Nessa TMarch 21, 2012
    Try the Flame-Grilled Butterfly Chicken Breast With Portuguese Roll And Chunky Portuguese Medley
  • John T.
    John TaylorSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Put the garlic sauce on everything -- even the peas and fries. Mix it with the garlic herb sauce, too.
  • Danny P.
    Danny PimientaNovember 8, 2010
    Great food, loved the chicken "hot", for sides try garlic bread or the mashed potatoes. Want to try the macho peas soon.
  • Evan S.heart icon on user image
    Evan StephensAugust 8, 2016
    Hummus and pita, roasted chicken, fries.
  • Sebastian G.
    Sebastian GrayApril 19, 2019
    Been here 50+ times
    The Best services and people
  • Jon R.
    Jon RiceJune 14, 2013
    Chicken Wrap with Pineapple! Try, it's fantastic.
  • Asif K.
    Asif KhanApril 29, 2011
    The half chicken is great! With medium peri peri sauce and Portuguese sauce with wild herb sauce.
  • Scott W.
    Scott WintnerDecember 5, 2012
    I always forget how small the portions are (let alone for the price), but it's so tasty!!
  • Tse
    TseFebruary 25, 2012
    The rice & smashed peas are great. The sauces are what make the food!
  • David G.
    David GloverJune 6, 2010
    The portabello mushroom wrap was amazing with the salad dressing, pineapple, and wild herb sauce. Peas were pretty average. My friend had the "Portuguese" rice and he said it should have been free.
  • Adelaja O.
    Adelaja ObajimiNovember 5, 2011
    I don't know if this happens often but it's 7pm on a Saturday night and the line is crazy. Worth the wait tho :)
  • Geeta R.
    Geeta RazackSeptember 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    red mashed potatoes with 1/4 chicken... get hot if you like spicy is deliciouss!! their wings are also pretty good
  • AI C.
    AI CJune 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for some peri salt and mix it (1 tbsp) w/ Sprite to enjoy Portuguese Lemonade.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GuizloMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get peri-peri fries and dip them in peri-peri mixed with creamy dressing!
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MurphyApril 6, 2014
    Great atmosphere and food but the seating is crazy... Hostesses could do better
  • Daniela F.heart icon on user image
    Daniela FigoliMay 24, 2017
    Excellent place! Very friendly :)
  • Roopesh C.heart icon on user image
    Jumbo Chicken Platter!
  • Behrad Eats
    Behrad EatsFebruary 14, 2012
    Stick with the classic Chicken Breast Pita, but get it hot!
  • Lady M.heart icon on user image
    Lady MillerDecember 10, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    They always forget to give me my pernaise on the side
  • Mashal S.
    Go for the mashed peas. Slightly sweet, spicy and minty. Go very well with hot chicken.
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