Best Portuguese Restaurants In Washington Near You

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1. Tavira Restaurant

229 reviews
Tavira Restaurant
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 8401 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (301) 652-8684

Guy: Portuguese restaurant


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Kate Kaminsky Murphy: Unique flavors. Great service.We enjoyed our meal. All of our party of three chose the prix fixe menu. There was a good selection of appetizers, mains, and desserts. The mussel appetizer was something special.Enjoy.

Kitchen Boy: Have been coming here off and on for years. Quality has remained consistently high. Truly a Portuguese restaurant, heavy on seafood obviously but has meat options as well. All choices well prepared and delicious. The grilled calamari (pictured) was perfectly cooked and prepared. Had whole grilled branzino but the picture shows the ravaged carcass of the fish so clearly it also was delicious. The decor is charming. The 3rd pic was more impressive in person with wall mural reflected in the framed mirror. Wine list leans heavily toward underappreciated Portuguese wines which are wonderful. We've never personally been disappointed and the staff are consistently friendly, professional and attentive. We should be coming here more often.

Jane Lyons: So delicious! Not many Portuguese restaurants around here, so this was a treat. Amazing bread, apps, entree, and the pastel de nata was INCREDIBLE. Fancy and good for a date night! Parking a little confusing.

Bryan Riley: Good food, great service, fantastic birthday dinner!! The (grilled) calamari was arguably the best I've ever had. Although this was my first experience with Portuguese food it definitely will not be my last. Thank you again!!

Danusia Hubah: What a hidden gem! I visited recently for the first time, not knowing what to expect and was blown away! The dinner was amazing, elegantly prepared and so delicious, the dining room was beautiful, and the service was so fantastic. I went with a tasting menu, and every dish was more delicious than the last. Truly fantastic. Highly recommend!

Michael Webert: We traveled to Portugal before covid and fell in love with the food. Tavira is a wonderful place to find authentic Portuguese cuisine near home! The service was excellent and the food delicious. I’m incredibly happy to have a place like this nearby. I highly recommend the Medalhoes de Bife and the poached pear. The pastel de nata was also almost as good as the ones we got in Lisbon.

Kim Randolph: I had a small reunion with some friends who I went to high school with in Portugal. It was an absolutely perfect evening; the ambience, the service and of course the food. Everything was wonderful. I will definitely come back.

Stacy: The food was good but the atmosphere and off. The decor looked like an old cheesy Italian restaurant mixed with a garden party.

Joetta Bridges: First time visiting and the atmosphere from the moment we entered was phenomenal. The food was awesome, truly authentic dishes. A meal never to be forgotten.

Lisa Miller: My whole family ordered prix fixe and we were glad we did! The appetizers were great, we enjoyed the main dishes and loved the desserts. We all enjoyed our experience here in Tavira and we will definitely be back!

2. Nova Europa Restaurant

243 reviews
Nova Europa Restaurant
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 1311 Lamberton Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (301) 649-6690

Guy: Portuguese restaurant


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Susana Simoes: I Absolutely would recommend Nova Europa. The food was so delicious and fresh. We’ve had amazing calamari in many restaurants, however this one stood out. It was exceptionally fresh and cooked to perfection. Our steak, veal and seafood were cooked to perfectly as well! Our waiter, Manuel was so kind and professional and took his time with our table. We will definitely be visiting this restaurant again, very soon!

Nicole Cheung: Nova Europa is a hidden gem of a restaurant. This cozy restaurant has delicious food at a very affordable price. For early bird dinner, a 3 course set of an appetizer, entree, and dessert is $23 and twilight dinner set is $31. The escargot (2 ways) are fantastic appetizer options and the Steak Diane with mushroom sauce is flavorful and tender. The flan, cakes, and cheesecake are all wonderfully decadent dessert options. Overall, every item I have tried on the menu is great and the service is as well!

Peggy Cairns: We've been enjoying the European cuisine in this local restaurant for decades, and the excellence is hard to beat. Tonight they had a very creative Valentine's Day menu, too! Love their Chicken Marsala and my husband's calf liver dish was superb. It was also my birthday, and they sang happy birthday to me upon delivering me a free cheesecake with raspberry drizzle. Our waiter Andrew could not have been more attentive, and had a great sense of humor. This kind of service has been a consistent experience for us, whomever waited on us. Highly recommend!

Catina Culshaw: I was thrilled to find an authentic Portuguese restaurant so close to home. While it may not look like much from the outside, the experience surpassed my expectations. My husband and I were very open to the full “Portuguese” experience, and our server, Manuel, did not disappoint. He listened to our preferences and made wonderful recommendations from the wine, to the appetizers, to the entrees and dessert. I am so happy we listened to his suggestions and thoroughly enjoyed everything! Manuel helped my husband navigate the de-boning of his (excellent) sardine appetizer and recommended a bottle of wine that wasn’t yet on the menu. Service was exceptional, the food was delicious and fresh, and while the quaint atmosphere was a little more formal than I was expecting, it didn’t feel stuffy. I’m already missing the pasteis de nata and can't wait to return.

Doug Siglin: We were a group of four first-timers at Nova Europa to celebrate a birthday. We had a blast. The setting was pleasantly old-school and comfortable to talk. Manuel was charming and helpful with recommendations - he even shared recipe tips. The recommended food and wine were delicious, and the staff even sang Happy Birthday - first time in decades to have that happen. An altogether memorable experience. Very highly recommend.

ellen price: We celebrated tonight at Nova Europa - eleven of us. Our amazing server, Manuel took such great care of every detail of our dinner and celebration. He made excellent suggestions for entrees, but beyond that was kind, attentive, and fun! The food was fabulous and the portions ample. We all had a memorable evening and a wonderful meal. We will definitely be back!!

Ryan Vip: I genuinely love this place. European cuisine is always a good go to for me, but this place is especially good. The service, food, and environment is amazing and always has been. I’ve been coming here for years and never had a meal I didn’t love. One of the waiters, Andrew, was also incredibly friendly and hospitable as well as the rest of the staff. Highly recommend this place.

Kenneth Jacobs: Went for my wife's birthday with our 5 year old. We had a carafe of house Portuguese white, 2 appetizers, ravioli, a seafood dish, surf and turf, and dessert. Everything was absolutely spectacular. Ambience is very European, quiet and low-key with a more elderly crowd. The server, Manuel was absolutely charming. Anytime he was at the table (which was just the right amount of times to be helpful but not annoying) we had great conversation. His passion for the food was obvious. We have a new favorite restaurant in Maryland, and are already planning our return.

Melinda Machado: I remember coming here over 20 years ago with my parents. It brought so many wonderful memories. The food was just like I remembered as a child. I will be back again.

Michael Burdelas: So my review is in the middle for the restaurant itself. While it is a Portuguese restaurant or at least that what came up when we searched they did not have the staples of good Portuguese dining. Don't get me wrong the food was great, just not.as authentic as I would like and with a Portuguese wife it is important to find just the right place. The place is quite a bit outdated. The doorway and walkways are very tight. Looking around the customers all seemed to be much older. Only one table besides ours that had anyone under 70, or so it seemed. That being said I have to give the waiter Andrew at least 10 stars. He would be the reason to return and to just hang out for a bit. Andrew is a college student and like any student can always use a little extra money. So if you go there, invest in his future, ask for Andrew, get entertained and have a great time.

3. Nando's PERi-PERi

636 reviews
Nando's PERi-PERi
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
4.6
Parking
4.6
Wifi quality
5

Address: 4231 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10:30AM

Telephone: (202) 821-1312

Guy: South African restaurant


Review: "The Portuguese rice has a tad bit of excess turmeric."

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Tariro Chimhandamba: I can't begin to let you guys know how excited i was to find a Nandos here in the states. Reminded me of home. Good food ,good vibes. If you like spicy, flamed grilled Portuguese chicken this is the place to go. Definitely recommend trying it out if you've never had it before.

Antara Syam: The chicken, brussel sprouts, coleslaw was tasty but totally disappointed with the rice, raw smell of turmeric was coming from it.

Teddy B.: Stopped in for a random early dinner with my family and I can not explain how amazing the service we got from Michael was! I don’t know if he was a manager or a server but his professionalism is probably one of the best I have experienced. Thank you Michael! Will be coming back just to get the same service from you.

Erika Pereira: If I could give a 0 I would. Never in my life did I ever experience having a piece of glass in my food! I was eating my coleslaw (chewed it and had it in my mouth) felt something odd that it hurt my gums! Was shocked to see a piece of glass was in the coleslaw! What type of places is this ? How can a piece of glass be inside the food!

R B: Value is getting pretty bad at this place. I just spent $30 to have two legs, fries and a soda. Small chicken and what seemed like microwave fries. I predict this location doesn’t have much of a future. They also now make you order using a QR code to cut back on staff. Seems like price gouging to me.
Response: Hi R, thanks for the review! We'd love to hear more about your visit. If you can provide any more details, please visit: https://www.nandosperiperi.com/help/contact-us

Jake Juros: Solid food. Even better sauces. No complaints about the customer service. Great for affordable chicken dishes. Great with friends or a Friday night! Update: Food is still great, the customer service has gotten better. They now online ordering to the table which I think is a great addition. Highly recommend.
Response: Hi Jake, that’s what we love to hear! We can’t wait to see you again soon!

Dahiana Quiroga: We enjoyed A dinner with our friends. Had a really good time. Had the chicken Breast sándwich, very tasty. The lime sauce was a bit spicy for me but it was good. We also had 1/4 chicken with mashed potatoes. Very nice service, attentive staff. The room upstairs is nice. We will be back. :)

Andrew Todtenkopf: Liked the chicken and sauces, wings and fries were also good, as was the haloumi. Good drinks too, and friendly servers

Mia K Arakaki: Update lost star. This place stop serving food with chicken skin on it when I was living back there about 2 or 3 months ago even when I call in advance and ask for skin on my chicken it's taken off. Which I don't appreciate. They also give my boyfriend a non-alcoholic drink and said it had alcohol in it. Amazing chicken... Best outdoor seating... Nice decor... This place also star because they charge us for alcoholic drink and give us another alcoholic drink but other than that it's a great nando's.

Zénó Tráger: First time trying nandos. They gave us a free appetizer and free brownies at the end. Staff was very friendly, the prices are reasonable for what you get. Great place overall👍🏻

4. The Grill From Ipanema

619 reviews
The Grill From Ipanema
Location
5
Price/Quality
5
Service
5
Parking
5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 1858 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4:30PM

Telephone: (202) 986-0757

Guy: Brazilian restaurant


Review: "It's the real deal for a Brazilian in Portuguese food!"

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Fangzhi Z.: When you see a restaurant that has been around for over 20 year, you know it is good. I had never tried Brazilian food before so everything was surprisingly good to the first-timer. They have a special lunch menu if you go in the right time. And for about $26 per person, you get one appetizer, one entrée, one desert, and one drink. The fish stew and pork stew were really delicious.

Merissa Pemberton: Holy hell this place was seriously fantastic! The atmosphere was relaxing and made for a great intimate/romantic dinner. Camila made sure we had a great anniversary celebration. She recommended multiple dishes on the menu - all of which were extremely delectable. She also had assistance from another woman working at the restaurant who’s name I unfortunately do not remember but also provided incredible service. This was our first time but will not be our last. You can’t go wrong with any item and please order the passionfruit mousse with the Brazil liquor poured on top! Camila clearly deserves recognition and a raise based on our experience alone.

Tee: I ordered cheese balls for appiters; it wasn't the best; however, the rest of my food was delicious. There was a very nice and friendly lady there (not sure if she's the owner or manager). she made the experience much better.

REL VS: Great food. Authentic Brazilian place. The Bobo de Camarao (Shrimp Stew) and the caipirinhas are the best

Nicole Farnsworth: Absolutely fantastic experience. My girlfriend is from Brazil and we both really wanted for me to try all the food she’s been telling me about for so long… this was the only restaurant whose menu she approved in the area. From the moment we arrived, the manager was super friendly and talked to us personally quite a few times, and all the service was very friendly and prompt. We both got the brunch three course meal, and every single thing we got was was FANTASTIC. My girlfriend told me it was EXTREMELY authentic and the best Brazilian food she’s had in the US. I’ve never had Brazilian food, but it was some of the tastiest food I’ve had in a while PERIOD. Cannot recommend this restaurant any more highly.

Lindsey Stiles: We had been walking by this place for years and then finally decided to try it, and we are so glad we did! Such delicious food, highly recommend!

Natasha Hansen: Delicious!! Great drinks and small plates. The spicey sausage and yuka was a must try! Friendly service and good amount of outdoor seating. Can’t wait to go back!

Ron Costigan: Delicious food and drinks. Family owned business. Friendly staff

J Riva: My boyfriend and I were excited to try this place out! As we entered a waiter was walking by almost wanting to ignore me until I said “Hello! I have a reservation!” He gave me a dirty look and saw my reservation on his tablet and then looked at us and said “are you Brazilian?” I thought it was weird but I said “No were Hispanic” then he proceeded to talk to us in Spanish which we didn’t mind. The interaction was just weird. The SERVICE WAS HORRIBLE. We waited a long time just to get our drinks. We didn’t actually have a waitress it was a different person every time that came to our table. We were asked if we were Brazilian 2 more times after that. The food was mediocre and I regret spending my money and time at this place. Save yourself and go somewhere else

Philip Wilson: I've lived in this neighborhood for 6 years and walked past this place a billion times - and what a jewel I was missing. I stopped by on a whim with a friend at the end of the summer for a steak and salad, which immediately made me a repeat customer. More recently, a friend and I visited for indoor dining. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The potato soup is an excellent choice, as is the BIG SALAD. They only have the one kind of dressing, but it's great.

5. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

5159 reviews
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Location
4
Price/Quality
4.3
Service
4.2
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.4

Address: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (202) 347-4668

Guy: Brazilian restaurant


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Vy H.: LOVE THIS PLACE!! My work company had our holiday lunch gathering here recently! The restaurant has a nice and fancy vibe, and surprisingly was packed for a weekday lunch. Their salad bar is awesome—with a huge selection of choices. Their meats (that come around your table) is so delicious and well flavored. In addition, staff is very friendly and attentive. I was a little disappointed that they didn’t have the chocolate cake as a dessert option for our meal, but the cheesecake with strawberry sauce was really good!

Kevin Amaya: Went here for a company brunch and was blown away! If excellent service, high quality food and drinks in a comfortable and relaxing setting then this place should be in your top places to visit. You won't be disappointed with the selection of different foods to choose from.

Joseph Middleton: Went for my first time ever at Fogo with my siblings to celebrate the end of a trip together. This dinner was one of the highlights of our vacation. Our waiter as well as the entire waitstaff and all of the gaucho chefs were wonderful, knowledgeable, and professional and made the experience all that much more enjoyable. The selection of meats rotated through regularly and the market table had a great selection of fruit, salads, and other delicious food. The side dishes we were brought were delicious. We were celebrating my sister's graduation and the staff went above and beyond to make it special. I cannot speak highly enough of this dinner. It's truly an excellent experience and was a memorable one for my siblings and I.

JennyLovesGogi 제럽고 (제니럽스고기): Especially, the lamb was fantastic.They provide fresh salad, salmon, soup, and fruits at the self corner.And they gave us a fantastic cheesecake for our birthday! 💯💯Thank you for nice food and service!

Morgan: Fantastic service. The employees here really work well as a team. The food is always great. I took my boyfriend here when we first started dating and he loved it. Took him again along with my grandparents, who were in town visiting… I didn’t tell our server, but we were also celebrating my grandma being cancer-free. Our server went out of his way to give my grandma a free dessert that said “Welcome to DC” (see picture)… That was really nice. Thanks for many great experiences.

Steffon Greatness: Danie Magalhes & Staff are super accommodating. They understand customer service. Daniel kept a smile on his face as if he wanted to be at work. The Service, QUICK, Efficient, & Friendly. It’s as if they want you to ask question. 🤣 The Food, Fresh, Hot, Tasty❗️I’ve been to hole in the wall Brazilian spots and I’ve been to Texas de Brazil… the food tastes better thank all of those I’ve experienced. Pro Tip, They get busy quick, they have a full dining area. Tables fit 2, 4 & round tables that must fit about 8. They fill up pretty quick. (And this was a Thursday) Try the bottom steak & lamb. It’s the best. I wasn’t a fan of the beer marinated chicken however it wasn’t bad. Last thing get the soda in the picture it’s AMAZING. I want a case of them lol. *** Please mark this helpful if it helped you***

Naturally E: The food and service was top notch! I really enjoyed all of the selections & the quality of the meat. The market table was my favorite! Soooo many options to choose from. The drinks were fantastic! Surprisingly, they have Happy Hour all day! Our server, Ryan, was ahhhmazing! He was super cool! Really enjoyed our meal.

John Kurton: Great place for meat lovers. Great quality meats and good size cuts just kept on coming. The salad bar was great too. Some how even managed to find room for dessert.
Response: So happy to hear this, John! Thank you very much for the support - we can't wait to serve you again.

Jesse Campo: I don't know why I'd never been here before, but I'll certainly be back. Got super lucky with a reservation being available last minute. I'd recommend getting a reservation if you're coming for dinner, especially on a weekend. We still ended up waiting about 15 mins for our table, but it was well worth it. The food is amazing, and it's pretty much all you can eat high quality meats and salad bar (with delicious sides)! I didn't expect there to be so many different meats. I was seriously impressed with it all. It came to about $80 per person after tip - not cheap, but definitely worth it. If you haven't been here and you're looking for an awesome meal, get a reservation and go! Make sure you're hungry and don't waste *too* much time at the salad bar - ha.

Autumn Bishop: We went for the first time for my birthday, everything was amazing. Our server Denzel was overall a 10/10 super attentive even though it was crazy busy he made sure our needs were met and even offered to have specific meats brought to us if we hadn’t tried them yet. He also had great recommendations and accommodations. The food was all fantastic. We will be definitely coming back the next time we are in DC !!

6. Taberna del Alabardero

834 reviews
Taberna del Alabardero
Location
4
Price/Quality
4.8
Service
4.1
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
4

Address: 1776 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: (202) 429-2200

Guy: Spanish restaurant


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Queli: After being disappointed with DC food, we ran into this gem. Not only was food incredibly delicious, the presentation was amazing and portions were great, and the service was phenomenal. Shoutout to Edgar for bringing me a real spicy spice to accompany my delicious food. He understood what Mexicans need :) Thank you to all the Taberna team for being amazing ! PS- I recommend paella and, sausage and blood sausage tapas !
Response: Hi Queli, We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! we hope to see you again at Taberna del Alabardero! Don't forget we have live flamenco performance every friday and saturday!

Eduardo Sevilla: Old school D.C. restaurant, classic service and ambiance serving fine Spanish cuisine that no longer overwhelms you but will satisfy your Iberian peninsula cravings. Tapas for dinner is the way to go, variety and well executed, albeit small portions. Outstanding wine list, only the very best varietals from all the growing regions in Spain. Grilled Bronzino, Chilean sea bass and grouper specials are highlights. Expensive paella options not my favorite.
Response: Hi Eduardo, We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! we hope to see you again at Taberna del Alabardero! Don't forget that we're having a special wine tasting dinner on June 23rd. Call us at 202-429-2200 for reservations...

Rachel U: Reservations for Saturday night, we were warmly greeted and seated. Unfortunately due to the busy night, we were only able to order 1 kind of paella for at least 2 people. So we ordered the lamb and cod. Both were yummy. The squid ink sticky rice was so fun. We ended with complimentary pastries. Live band and dancer were the cherry on top! Such a great experience, we will be back.

David Arrimadas: Amazing restaurant. It is a piece of Spain in Washington. The quality of the food is very high same as the professionalism of all the staff. We really felt at home. It was a great experience for our Spanish family that after five months in US is really missing our country delights. Highly recommended if you want to have a good time and food!

Rob A.: We gave this place a try for Restaurant Week. Wonderful decor, complimentary parking in the garage right across the street (after 4PM weekdays and all day on weekends), the food was awesome and the staff was very friendly and attentive. We had the seafood paella and it was excellent. The other dishes coming out of the kitchen looked just as good, and I'm sure they were! Only negative was the fact that my wife and I had to order the same paella since they're made for two. I don't really understand this. What happens if you are dining alone? I don't know.
Response: Hi Rob, We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! we hope to see you again at Taberna del Alabardero! Don't forget that we extended our Restaurant Week until January 30th

Joshua Russell: Classic DC restaurant that specializes in Spanish cuisine. We were able to get reservations for Sunday night to celebrate a birthday. At time of reservation I mentioned it was birthday celebration. When we arrived, we were greeted quickly and sat. They had a nice, cozy table reserved with a very nice Happy Birthday card written for our special guest! We started out with tortilla de patata, friend manchengo cheese with raspberry sauce and the cherry & mango gazpacho. Everything was superb, the favorite was the cheese with the raspberry sauce. We ordered a chicken and seafood paella to split with everyone. It was spot on with both the texture and taste one would expect from paella. The seafood that came with it were clams, mussels and shrimp. For dessert we ordered the churros with chocolate and the warm cheesecake. Not were very good and just the right size. We were surprised yet again with a very special Happy Birthday plate written in chocolate with some berries, chocolate and cookies. Very good and will look forward to coming back here again soon.
Response: Hi Joshua, We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! we hope to see you again at Taberna del Alabardero! Don't forget that we're having a special wine tasting dinner on June 23rd. Call us at 202-429-2200 for reservations...

Mark Blanchard: Spain meets Dorothy Draper on the decor, pretty awesome. Food was great, serrano leg sitting in front of you getting sliced. Sadly we got a piece of bone with the serrano. The food was good, and so was the service. We enjoyed the flamenco dance and music around 830pm.

Morgan Niu: I was there for DC restaurant week. They have special menu for us. Food is good but I am a little disappointed. Service is excellent. Live music and dance are impressive. I would like to talk more about the taste of food. I had tuna guacamole tartare, tastes like poke bowl. My husband had blood sausage. Seafood paella is good. Usually it is salty in other restaurant, but not here. However it looks messy in the plate. I shared this paella with my friend. But server didn’t share it equally in out plate. I have more in my plate, it is little awkward. Dessert is caramel flan. Caramel sauce is way too strong. My husband gave it a try, he agreed with me. One drop of the caramel sauce could stay in your mouth for 5 mins. By the end of the dinner. I forget all the taste from previous dish. Only the taste of caramel in my mouth and my brain

Lynelle Nicole: The owners at DCanter Wine Boutique in Capitol Hill recommended this place. It did not disappoint. We had papas bravas, garlic shrimp, and the mixed paella with a bunch of wine. The happy hour section was lively and full of people. The section we were in was quiet and secluded; perfect for a business dinner or confidential conversation. I’d love to come back when they have live music.
Response: Hi Lynelle, We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! we hope to see you again at Taberna del Alabardero! Don't forget that we're having a special wine tasting dinner on March 24th. Follow the link for more info https://bit.ly/3wJUVDd

Aleyda Villavicencio: We came across this place entirely by luck, but having been in Spain and loving Spanish food like we do, this place didn’t disappoint, and we felt really confident the food had to be good when we walked in and realized many tables were taken by Spanish guests. If you’re in town you have to stop here. Plus they have a lunch menu that’s very affordable!

7. Del Mar

1541 reviews
Del Mar
Location
4.9
Price/Quality
4.1
Service
4.7
Parking
4.1
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 791 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Telephone: (202) 588-7272

Guy: Spanish restaurant


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Eli Samuel Bermudez: Beautiful restaurant, beautiful location and delicious food. Only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because is very expensive. Maybe ridiculously expensive for the food. Still a great experience for me and my wife for our anniversary !

R: This was my first time going to Del Mar and the food was phenomenal! We went as a group of 8 to celebrate a birthday. It was my first time trying octopus and it was really good. The parking in the garage was $45 since I stay for 4+ hours which was a downside for the night so it might be better to find street parking.

Genesis Marrero: I was truly impressed with this dining experience. We flew to DC for my birthday week and had my birthday dinner here. Luis served us and he was definitely one of the best servers we have ever had wait on us (and we are huge foodies so that is saying something). He was so attentive and just knew exactly how to guide the dining experience based on what the guests is wanting out of their night whether they know specifically or not. We let him take the wheel with all of the knowledgeable recommendations and we were so happy from start to finish. We came back for our last meal in DC and again, Amber served us, and again we were not disappointed. She was so sweet and also had wonderful recommendations and made sure all of our needs were met before we said goodbye and hopped on a flight. Luckily Luis was also there and he remembered us which made us happy because he was also so memorable for us. He was so nice and sent us our new favorite drink that he enlightened us to - the carajillo. I don’t think you could go wrong with a single thing on this menu. The rest of the staff was also very efficient and everything just seemed to flow so smoothly with the teamwork here. I can’t wait to go back someday!

Khalid Sam: Great places for tapas. A bit pricey but the quality and service is fantastic.

Alya's Aura: The food was SO delicious and of course the service was top notch. Our waiter (I believe his name is Michael) was so nice and helpful and made some great recommendations. I definitely suggest leaving space for dessert because their little dulce de leche dark chocolate cakes with the horchata ice cream was beyond amazing! The perfect end to a great meal 👌🏾

Theodora Lau: Love the food and the service. Def order the seafood paella 🥘 … you won’t be disappointed.

TexCat: In town with a friend. It was getting a little late and we were still trying to find somewhere for dinner - came across Del Mar and it enticed us. Waited for a table as we really wanted to sit outside on such a beautiful evening. Everyone was very friendly. Bryan our server was wonderful. Very attentive and sweet, he took great care of us. We shared some tapas - a little surprised at how small they were based on the price….admittedly they were extremely tasty, but I think what you’re really paying for is the location. A great place to return to sometime for a romantic meal

Christy Ferrell: Dining at Del Mar was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Their food is not only delicious but served in creative ways. It's a beautiful location which overlooks the water. Del Mar's staff are not only welcoming but attentive and make excellent suggestions. My husband and I had a fabulous night. We will be back soon.

Omar Cardin: The service here is as good as a fine French restaurant with the ideology that plates need to be ready when the guest is ready for them and when they are done, the plate disappears. Great service, most meats just melt in the mouth. Highly recommended for sauce lovers.

Black Star Dust: Absolutely stunning place. Great service. Top tier experience. Everything was a ten. The Seafood Paella is delicious. Highly recommend that dish. It comes in different sizes for sharing. It was my bday so they brought out gratis champagne and this cheesecake that was literally the one of the most delicious desserts to grace the planet. Don’t even get me started on the churros! Amazing! I also did come in with a VIP who goes there regularly so that surely may have enhanced the experience to 10 stars!!

8. Nando's PERi-PERi

2092 reviews
Nando's PERi-PERi
Location
4.8
Price/Quality
4
Service
4.3
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
5

Address: 819 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10:30AM

Telephone: (202) 898-1225

Guy: South African restaurant


Review: "Making the Portuguese proud."

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Mica Ann: I have been wanting to try Nando’s for a very very long time. Finally! We ordered the whole chicken and the wings. We also tried the custard tarts for dessert. I am not really a fan of the custard. They are ordinary for me. But the chicken and the sauces… those are a different story. I can understand the craze and hype about Nando’s and how they franchised so quickly. I cannot even find the right words to describe it. The chicken is halal, I believe, which is why it’s also a hit for our Muslim brothers. The chicken is very tender and has the right amount of flavor that will complement any sauce you choose. From mild to extremely hot, you can dip or drown the chicken in any sauces and finish it to the bones. Ordering and paying is through their website or app. Make sure you put your table number if you are dining in and they will serve your order in 10-20 minutes. You do not need to buzz your table after eating. The staff will do that for you. Hence, you need to tip. You have to get your own sauces, utensils, and fountain drink/water though. I have tried their juice as well. I think I ordered something with a pineapple orange and it is very refreshing. Sweet but refreshing. Credit cards accepted. For this location, and most establishments nearby (that I have noticed), there is security present.

Nancy Wadie: Portuguese is on of my favorite cuisines, I was so happy to be in Washington D.C. and see a great chain of a Portuguese restaurant every where in D.C. we ordered chicken, dessert and garlic bread. The chicken and the garlic bread were SO delicious. I hope they can open in NJ or in NY. Also the place was pleasant and they have a big area of different seating.

Diana Nunes: The chicken was so delicious with a variety of spice options; we chose lime and hot options. They have much indoor seating. For drinks option they have Portuguese beer and wine! As well as other non alcoholic beverages. They have pasteis de Nata. The staff is friendly. Also they are very clean and keep covid precaution practices. After each person leaves, I noticed they cleaned the table right away. They also have contactless food ordering by scanning the barcode and ordering online with payment. I really loved coming here and hope to return again in the future.
Response: Hi Diana, thanks for the love! See you again soon! :)

Tarek Ghaly: Very tasty chicken, garlic bread and grilled cheese sandwiches are delicious.. we had rice and mashed potatoes as side items and they were very nice too.. staff are friendly and helpful. The restaurant is clean too.

Scot Fishman: Nando's is what it is: a damn good fast casual spot serving tasty chicken in a way that allows you to stay (somewhat) as healthy as you want. This place got me through London on a budget, and I'm so happy to be back in the DMV so I can take advantage of it more often. Fine dining it is not. Probably deserves a (half) point off for the lackluster service and cleanliness issues at times, but even that isn't the worst I've seen.
Response: Hi Scot, thanks for the love! See you again soon! :)

Kathie Olson: In DC for a conference and searched for nearby restaurants. Saw this and decided to try because it sounded interesting. Everything was delish and if i lived here I’d eat here twice a week. Bringing some sauce home to share!

Svet Lana: Thanks to Marie we had an amazing first Nando's PERi-PERi experience. The food was delicious, the environment was very welcoming, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Definitely will be back!
Response: Hi Svet, that’s what we love to hear! We can’t wait to see you again soon!

Alyssa Descalzo: Customer service was great. Friendly workers, but my sandwich - Nandoca's Choice - was not topped with coleslaw as described on their menu. Ordered to-go so I was a little sad when I got back to my hotel to notice. :( Garlic bread and chicken was good though. Got a side of mashed potatoes which was also good. Hope I get to try the coleslaw next time I'm in town!

Brian (BriGuy71): I’ve been waiting for this day! Nando’s is reopen and all is right with the world. The chicken at this place is awesome. One of my all time favorite places to eat. When I walked in the cashier was right there to help. She was nice and friendly giving her suggestions on the food. My food came out nice and hot and someone stopped by a few minutes later to see if everything was good. Definitely a place to go when in DC!
Response: Hi Brian, we love that you’re a fan! We hope to see you again very soon!

Ariyana Monee: READ BEFORE YOU GO: The customer service is not worth the food go somewhere else where you’ll be treated right. If you do decide to go.. Do not tip until after you eat: You’ll regret tipping a nasty waitress. Their menu is online and has you pre pay to order. DO NOT ADD TIP TO YOUR PRICE. Me and my friend went for some nice dinner in the city and the young lady who sat us was absolutely rude. Her attitude was disgusting and it was concerning how someone carrying that much negative energy could take up on an occupation serving or even being around others. She was extremely rude. My friend who paid $3.00 for her drink, got up to get some and the waitress snarled at her and said “that don’t look like water.” My friend had to explain to her that she paid her money to get the cup for her soft drink.. not a cup of water: the waitress just walked away rolling her eyes. She had a nasty attitude the moment we walked in: it made us not even went to eat there however we tried to give her the benefit of the doubt. We saw her cleaning up and g Figured oh ok she must be tired. But no amount of tiredness should permit you to treat customers like that. Ever. If we could take the tip back we could. We had a sign of relief when we saw a man deliver our food and not her: we didn’t want another nasty interaction.food was pretty okay but not worn that attitude. She needs to pick another hobby because customer service ain’t it: also, the young ladies who we did not know; that say accords from us also stated she had a bad attitude. So it’s genuinely noticeable and concerning. Whoever hired her should re evaluate. & it’s sad because I am a social media influencer who travels and gives ratings online for restaurants that are talked about and this was one of them. And now my review will be negative because of a nasty waitress ruining my experience. Would not recommend.
Response: Hi Ariyana, thanks for leaving this feedback for our team, and we're so sorry to see we missed the mark for your recent visit. We'd love to know what time you came in and some more details about your visit if you wouldn't mind letting us know here: https://www.nandosperiperi.com/help/contact-us , so we can pass that along to our team. Thank you! - Nando's USA

9. Nando's PERi-PERi

753 reviews
Nando's PERi-PERi
Location
4.5
Price/Quality
4.7
Service
4.3
Parking
4.6
Wifi quality
4.5

Address: 300 Tingey St SE Ste 150, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10:30AM

Telephone: (202) 554-1920

Guy: South African restaurant


Review: "We like the spicy food and the Portuguese red wine and the modest prices."

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Jason Persaud: Great food and great service as I’ve come to expect from most Nando’s. The place was practically empty at around 2 pm on a nice Sunday. There is indoor and outdoor seating. The space was very neat and well kept. Condiment/utensil/fountain drink area was very neat and organized. Food was ordered via scanning a QR code and through the app/website. You pay (and tip) through the app/site as well. The servers brought our food over in about 10-15 minutes. Food (wings, fries, rice and skewers) were all very good. Overall a good experience, my only issue/recommendation was more bathrooms. They currently have two (2) gender neutral bathrooms. When I was about ready to leave, I had to wait about 10-15 minutes for a bathroom to become available (both were seemingly occupied by employees). This was when the restaurant was empty….I can’t imagine how long that wait would be if the restaurant was busier. The area is nice with a lot of eating options. Parking can be tough, but there is a reasonably-priced outdoor lot at Water Street and 4th Street. ($2-$3 per hour)

Global Gecko: 3.5 Pretty good food. We ordered the chicken burger which was flavored well, the peri peri chicken bowl (loved the rice but it lacked flavor), 1/4 chicken breast which was good & the boneless chicken which was well cooked and spicy. Staff was okay, but we loved the ambience. Really quick service too, we were surprised at how fast the food came!

Yumna Thariani: Good was amazing , unfortunately ate it all before I took some pictures. Staff is friendly, manager Giovanni was amazing !! Came and made sure everything was okay. Great service and food. This location at Navy yard is great !!

Francesca Henderson: Such a great meal! I got the chicken thighs hot with brussels sprouts and red mashed potatoes. And the ultimate blessing of this meal was the garlic bread, the best combination of moist, crispy, buttery, and warm. You have to get the garlic bread! When you get there you order from your phone so if you have questions about the menu you will have to get up to ask. Also I had terrible reception so someone had to order for me lol but it was an excellent dining experience. You can eat outdoors or indoors as well. There isn’t much free parking around but there is a parking lot that is a short walk which is $1 hour. So very affordable.

t mac: The naughty natas are to dead for so delicious. I just couldn’t get one. The chicken is always cook on the grill. Peri-Peri sauce is so good.

Camilla Goodman: The service was awful. Menu was limited at 7pm because the grill was closed. They came over 2 times to double check my order and it was still incorrect. One of my companions received an alternate side dish because they didn’t have ingredients to make what she ordered but they didn’t ask her for a substitute. They just gave it to her. The chicken and rice was very flavorful. The sangria was also on point.

Justinus Adriaanse: I LOVE Nando’s. Been to more than 50 locations in 5 countries. However I was very disappointed with this location. The service was slow the staff did not seem confident in taking our order, and not helpful when I asked for vinegar. There is lots of room for improvement in this location to bring it up to Nando’s standard.

lokesh: Awesome food. Loved how the the chicken is grilled and their sauces are amazing

Alabama OUTSIDErs: Excellent South African chicken place with choices of different levels of spiciness. We got one hot and one mild, and neither one was any hotter than you would expect. The kids ate the mild with no problems. The sides were one of the highlights! The roasted sweet potatoes were on point. The fries (chips) and Brussels sprouts were great, too. The neighborhood was pretty shiny and new looking.
Response: Hi Alabama, we’re so glad you love our chicken as much as we do! See you again soon!

Rima Samman: Had heard great things about thus place but until you experience it you won't understand truly how delicious the food is. So many options and choices which makes it easy when you have several people in your party. Definitely worth the stop.
Response: Hi Rima, that’s what we love to hear! We can’t wait to see you again soon!

10. Nando's PERi-PERi

1393 reviews
Nando's PERi-PERi
Location
4.8
Price/Quality
4.2
Service
4.9
Parking
4.3
Wifi quality
4.3

Address: 1210 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10:30AM

Telephone: (202) 621-8600

Guy: South African restaurant


Review: "Highly recommend the 1/2 chicken and Portuguese rice."

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David: The grilled chicken was very good. The service, however, was a mess. Followed the instructions to grab a table, ordered online, and waited for the food. However, the food never arrived. Repeated order to three different staff members. Waited another 25 minutes. Finally got food. Large number of customers were complaining about the delays. So my experience was not unique.

Hilda Kroll: My friend and I wanted someplace where we could have a quick lunch. Her chicken breast and salad came right away, but it took around fifteen minutes before I got my chicken breast sandwich and cole slaw. I enjoyed my sandwich, but my friend's chicken was a little tough and she struggled to cut it. We were told that the only available seating was upstairs, which was okay, but had we known how badly lit the staircase was, we would have gone somewhere else.

Levnon: The chicken is very tasty and juicy. We got the full platter with garlic bread and nacho peas on the side, plus brussel sprouts. Everything tasted pretty good, and the fries 🍟 were decent too. The only downside was lack of tap beer, which isn't always available. Service is quick here, and the prices are decent.

Eric Stander: Absolutely the best Chicken restaurant. Clean, tidy modern and welcoming. The best tasting chicken of any franchise. Perfect and tasty Flame grilled peri peri chicken. Nice menu. Drinks. Friendly and efficient staff. Easy ordering process. Delicious peri peri sauces available to purchase. Highly recommended You will be back for more

Robert White: I ordered the two piece with one side. Recommend for the first timers. There were several flavors and levels of heat. I got the original Hot! The flavor was fantastic! My daughter mixed a couple of flavors and let me try hers. It was great. I'm looking forward to having it again. It is a bit pricey but you will not be disappointed. 👍🏽

ThaLuckyOne7: My time in DC was in part shaped by the food scene. Nando’s was one of my goto restos. Didn’t think I would be able to make it one this trip, let alone the DuPont location but the Euro embassies had an open house that fateful Saturday, and I took the opportunity to walk through Foggy and around downtown. Looks like the pandemic hit this location hard as the upstairs dining room areas were closed and was rather dimly lit. The food still tasted like Nando’s but the sauces were covered in plastic wrap, silverware was sparse and the workers seemed overwhelmed. I may hit up the Arlington location on the next visit (whenever that may be…); food still pretty good!
Response: Thanks for the review! See you again soon! :)

Nikhil Nelson: Great food. I think this is by far one of the best fast/to-go food options in DC. It is far healthier than most places, and the flavors and ingredients are sit-down restaurant quality.

Rayhan Alam: Extremely awful service! I'm sure this complaint won't make any difference. We tried to order 8 pieces of chicken legs. The employees stated that there may be a wait. We came to eat so of course we can wait. Employee started asking each other how long it would take to make the chicken. The employee who is at the grill responded with " I don't know. you tell me ". After being frustrated with no one taking my order, I asked " are you guys going to take my order or what?" Then an employee tells me "I don't like your attitude" and she walks away. Another lady tells me that if she gives us 8 pieces of chicken she won't be able to feed anyone else in the line. Not sure what that means. We left frustrated and hungry. I'm sure I'm gonna get a generic response from the manager about going to the website and post a message. What's the point? Looks like there are plenty of complaints already and you guys aren't doing anything about it. These employees need some major training on customer service. The McDonald's in my neighborhood has better customer service then this place. The employees here are unpleasant, poorly trained and down right rude. If you don't like working there, why should the customers suffer? Oh also, they lied to a group of children saying that there are no seats inside and made them sit outside. When we went inside there were plenty of seats inside. Get your act together. This place isn't special.
Response: Hi Rayhan, thanks for leaving this feedback for our team, and we're so sorry to see we missed the mark for your recent visit. We'd love to know what time you came in and some more details about your visit if you wouldn't mind letting us know here: https://www.nandosperiperi.com/help/contact-us , so we can pass that along to our team. Thank you! - Nando's USA

The Elevator and Airplane Finder: My very first time dining in at a Nando’s. Here’s my overall thoughts about the experience I had: Pros: I can’t remember what kind of chicken I got but whatever kind it was, it was delish! It certainly was cooked to perfection. Additionally, I had a side of corn and mashed potatoes. Both of which were also good. Cons: My main issue is that the night we went, the fountain drink machine was out of half of the selections available… Hopefully this issue has been resolved already. Still overall, I give ‘‘em a good 4 out of 5.

Cameron Baker: Can't go wrong with Nandos. Deliciously well cooked chicken. Amazing sauces and flavors.Stop by and have a taste of Southern Africa.

11. Nando's PERi-PERi

1904 reviews
Nando's PERi-PERi
Location
4.8
Price/Quality
4.7
Service
4.5
Parking
4.8
Wifi quality
5

Address: 191 American Way, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10:30AM

Telephone: (301) 686-8388

Guy: South African restaurant


Review: "This Portuguese flame grilled eatery always fill my taste (and tummy)."

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Justinus Adriaanse: As the world’s biggest Nando’s fan I was super excited to find this location only 100 meters from our Hotel. The store was beautiful inside and the service was fast and friendly. The food tasted fantastic, it was the perfect end to a wonderful day in DC.

SONNIE: We could smell this place from outside and had to stop in while visiting. We have several of these back in Chicago but never tried back home. Everything was amazing. Quite filling and jam packed with flavor. Nice amount of heat *spice* and good portions. Clean establishment. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Response: Hi SONNIE, thanks for the love! See you again soon! :)

Syerra Carigo: I visited this location with my sisters and friends a few weeks ago, and per usual, we loved it! Aside from the food being bomb as usual, the staff here are awesome!!! They were super friendly, welcoming, and helpful! It started to pour, and instead of watching us struggle in the rain, one person cleaned a table off inside for us, and another helped us grab our things. They were really kind, and we really appreciated it! I’m definitely looking forward to returning soon!
Response: Hi Syerra, we love this energy! Thanks for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again soon!

samantha wade: The food and atmosphere were spectacular. I'm only giving four stars instead of five because it took 15 minutes after getting our food to finally get our drinks. We kept trying to get the attention of the staff but they were busy talking to one another and playing on cell phones. Finally one lady at the drink station saw us trying to get someone's attention and asked what we needed. We explained we hadn't gotten our drinks yet and could really use them. Imagine if we had gotten the really spicy sauce...we would have melted! You order thru qr code on your phone and pay the same way before getting your food. The only time you see staff at your table is when they seat you or bring you your food.

Shirley Rozier: New Opening across the street from where I'm staying. Not impressed with the partially fire grilled chicken that should taste like it's been marinating for 24 hours. It looks like slightly boiled/ baked chicken that's placed on a grill for a grilled look. But only one side grilled.. and if it wasn't for the sauce in the box, it would be Favorless. I make better Wings than this. So, tired it & no need again. And the "yellow rice" it was cooked.. I excepted great Favors..
Response: Hi Shirley, thanks for leaving this feedback for our team, and we're so sorry to see we missed the mark for your recent visit. We'd love to know what time you came in and some more details about your visit if you wouldn't mind letting us know here: https://www.nandosperiperi.com/help/contact-us , so we can pass that along to our team. Thank you! - Nando's USA

stephen fullerton: I haven't had Peri Peri Chicken this good since I was in S Africa 4 years ago. The ordering system is a bit odd, impersonal using scan tags in a human interfacing business but the food was great

T CH: A bit disappointed really. Brussels were nice, the portions of peas and cauliflower were on the meager side. My chicken breast was charred and dried out as well.

Laurah Githinji: I would give this place a 10 if possible. We have been visiting National harbor for several year now and each time we are satisfied. This time was even better. Warm African ambience, great music, good and friendly customer service and delicious Chicken. On 6/8/22 we self ordered but we needed the receipt. We forgot to ask for it, we went back for it and the manager on duty ( forgot to check his name, but tall slender in locks) gladly took time to search and print it for us. Great restaurant! Keep it up!

casey mutzabaugh: The employees working the evening we were there were wonderful, approachable, and hospitable. The food was great and I loved how they provided options for your preferred level of spice with the chicken entrees. You choose your seating and order your food and pay for the bill through your phone with the QR code provided at the tables. Great atmosphere and I liked the outdoor seating arrangement as well.

Ashley Orduno: We love this place. This was our second time at this location, the first time was amazing and service great. We usually frequent the woodbridge location. My mom was here and it was Fathers day so my husband picked this for lunch. Service was awful, food took forever, no ice, we got our garlic bread when we were done eating. I had to actually get up and get our own plates for our table. The Manager finally showed up, she was not very friendly. She started turning people away but it was not busy inside. I believe they were getting online orders. I would think customers inside the restaurant should come first? And maybe turn off orders online. There were people sitting and waiting just to order and they would have to keep asking can we order now? I get places are short staff, but manager should have known how to handle it and should have managed the situation better and apologized to customers.
Response: Hi Ashley, thanks for leaving this feedback for our team, and we're so sorry to see we missed the mark for your recent visit. We'd love to know what time you came in and some more details about your visit if you wouldn't mind letting us know here: https://www.nandosperiperi.com/help/contact-us , so we can pass that along to our team. Thank you! - Nando's USA

12. Old Europe

599 reviews
Old Europe
Location
4.7
Price/Quality
4.7
Service
4.6
Parking
5
Wifi quality
4.9

Address: 2434 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: (202) 333-7600

Guy: European restaurant


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Ryan Arnt: I found this place about 20 years ago. I love german food and drinks and they do a very good job. The Hunter's Schnitzel, sausage plate, red cabbage cucumber salad are all great. Kind of a hole in the wall place but I always enjoy eating here on every trip to DC.

WABBA: A good around tasty menu, with well cooked traditional meals including Pork or Chicken Snitzel. Fair priced drinks 🍸 adds to the enjoyable experience. A good dinner choice 1 night whilst you're here in Washington DC.

Vasyl Zhepikov: Hands down the best german food in US. 🇩🇪 It is not cheap imitation , but really good authentic food. Hand made sauercraft. 🤤 On pics: Sausage combo with authentic mustard. Baked brie with jam and fruits. And of course German beer. The interior is the most pleasing to say the least.

Landis Rojas: My first time here! I felt very comfortable. Also I forgot to take food pictures because the german food it was super tasty! The service is super good and attentive. Yo need a reservation in this restaurant and you really feel in s German restaurant! I really Recommend it!

Devin Nguyen: I enjoy Old Europe restaurant for its service, antique atmosphere, and certified-authentic German food! As someone who has visited Germany and Austria, I can confirm that the food is cooked according to traditional German flavors and preparation. The images I have included illustrate the restaurant’s quality and art of German culture and cuisine. My experience at this family-owned business makes me feel as if I entered a time capsule into history.

Mohan Sun: This is one of the best German restaurants in town - excellent food, great beers, and friendly owner and staff. Back before Covid, there was this old gentlemen in suspenders that would always play piano on weekends. That’s always one of my fondest memories. I had my birthday celebrations there a couple of times and they were always a blast. This restaurant veteran opened its doors in 1948 serving local customers, so please come and support them! Plus, you really can’t go wrong with a schnitzel and boot of beer!

K K: Wow! Why haven't I been going here every week? Great food, elevated flavors, friendly service, nice German beer list, bus boy that plays showtimes on the piano...c'mon you can't find this anywhere else in DC! Treated me like a king for Father's day. Wish they had a patio... but that is minor. What a hidden secret.
Response: Hi K K, thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. Please come back and visit us soon!

Sam Chin: A long time local business with good authentic food and warm atmosphere. Amazing steins, cuckoo clock, and crests. They actually speak German and are good people. Support local!!

Darren H: I have been going to this place for about 18 years and love it. The desserts have recently gotten better. I always complained that the Sacher Torte was a tad dry, but this no longer seems to be the case. The appetizers, beer, and dinner are all so good that I have a hard time ordering sometimes.

Rinat Hadashi: We ate dinner: April treat, potato pancakes and schnitzel. Beverage and wine. Paid 92$.The food was tasty and very beautifully placed on the plate. The service was super nice and helpful.Recommended!

13. Joselito Casa de Comidas

401 reviews
Joselito Casa de Comidas
Location
4.7
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
4
Parking
4.7
Wifi quality
4.5

Address: 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

Telephone: (202) 930-6955

Guy: Spanish restaurant


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Ashley Rodriguez: Excellent tapas - highly recommend!!! We had the tuba rudo, grilled octopus, Cod bueñuelos, & anchovies. Plus their white cranberry mimosa, & espresso with condensed milk 😍

Rachel L: We drove past this place and I was super excited to give it a shot. The drinks were so so great and our server was outstanding. The food… not great. We saw glowing reviews so we tried a few different things but overall not too impressed. The interior is very cute and small. Definitely an older crowd but very intimate and quiet. I think we could come back for drinks but definitely wouldn’t return for the food.

Kel Millionie: This place is really quite special. Fantastic Spanish Tapas prepared with love and an upscale attention to detail, presentation, authenticity, and flavor profile. Cocktails are well-balanced, fun, and diverse. The service in this quaint cafe-like restaurant is top-notch. This place is a gem in the Eastern Market area.

Rhianna Green: Such a wonderful experience from customer service to food and drinks. Came for brunch with a group of four and stayed until dinner without feeling rushed out. The servers were extremely attentive and the food was made to perfection. We will definitely be back soon.

Stephanie: The best place to get amazing sangria!! I always order the pitcher for $40 which gets you four glasses (so about $10 a glass as seen in the picture). I loved the soups that were offered but I wasn't sold on my main entree unfortunately. Portions were fine

Stephen Catt: The food was good for tapas. Good portion sizes and reasonable prices. Good flavors overall though I wasn't a huge fan of the raw egg yolks. The service was TERRIBLE. Our server barely greeted us and then didn't even ask if we wanted drinks or to start with something. Not a big deal, but that's the standard when starting a meal. The real trouble came later. He would not stop flirting with the two women at the table behind us. Because of this, he forgot to put in two of our drink orders, a food order, and our dessert order. A leisurely 75 minute meal took two hours because our server kept forgetting about us.

Marianna Du Bosq: This restaurant is a total gem! By far my favorite restaurant in DC. The food is so delicious, every single dish I have tried blows my mind! The atmosphere is relaxing and the place has great ambiance. My favorite dishes (hard to choose) are the cod fritters, pork shoulder, and anything with octopus! Also the sangria ice cubes are so fun.

Dylan Prévost: We did a multi-day food tour of DC and this restaurant was my absolute favorite. The beef took a transcendent quality in a way that mystifies me; I have no idea how they did it. Their tuna carpaccio was delightfully balanced with a house guacamole and a combination of citrus. Not a single dish fell short of excellence. This food scored better that our Michelin star venues this weekend. Though I have only been to about a dozen places, I have personally acclaimed this food as the best in DC. Their menu is rotating so you may not find some of the dishes in the photos below, but based on my experience, you really can’t go wrong with anything they prepare.

Pamela Vines: My husband and I dined at Joselito's this weekend on the recommendation from a friend. We're so glad we've been introduced to this amazing restaurant. They have outdoor seating -- but since we were there for an early dinner, the interior sunroom was vacant so ate inside. The food is perfection. I felt like I was in Spain. The decor has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. And the wait staff is super friendly and accomodating. When the food came, I couldn't help myself and dove into the bread, olive oil and herbs. My sea bass was light and seasoned perfectly. My husband enjoyed his pork shoulder. Since we don't get out much, I splurged on the french fries. Best. Fries. Ever! We can't wait to go back.

Lisa Bruce: What a lovely spot to enjoy drinks and tapas! We are big fans of Ser, their sister restaurant in Arlington. Joselito has a more European bistro vibe. Really excellent cocktails and wine, quieter setting, and don’t miss the chocolate pudding for dessert.

14. Boqueria Dupont

1694 reviews
Boqueria Dupont
Location
4
Price/Quality
4.2
Service
4.2
Parking
4.9
Wifi quality
4.6

Address: 1837 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: (202) 558-9545

Guy: Spanish restaurant


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Sean Fields: Started out slow with the service but once our server warmed up, her recommendation were amazing. The potatoes were ok but the broccoli, lamb skewers and octopus were amazing. We ordered 2 more tapas of the lamb and bottomless sangrias. If you like sweet than go for the the white or rose'. The red is solid if you enjoy something more dry. Check out the pics below
Response: Thanks so much! Your review made my day. See you again soon!

Stefan Tobler: Delicious food, comes out fast, great service. The waitress did a great job recommending items to us and the sangria was delicious! Get out there, go for it, try something new. You won’t regret it at Boqueria!

cgdomenech: The wife didn't like it. Meat entrees were better. She found it to oily. Overall I would rate it just fine, with a good service.

Ayman Mobin: Came here for the brunch experience and was overall satisfied. The portions for brunch were rather small. The lamb dish that I got was on a small plate as shown in the photo so I had to order another dish because that was not enough. The lamb dish though was delicious as well as my second order of the French toast. The mimosas and sangria as part of the brunch experience were delightful.
Response: Thank you for the feedback, Ayman. We would love to have you anytime! We offer happy hour everyday from 3 to 6pm!

M. Nuñez: Over the years, I have been in other Boqueria Tapas Bar locations (Brooklyn (now closed) , NYC inside the AC Hotel Times Square and their other DC location) but not to this one. I am a fan of Spanish tapas bars, and I really prefer authenticity to Americanized dishes. Boqueria does not disappoint. As it is my custom, I sat at the bar (they also have a lovely open area outside, but I'm not a fan of roasting in the sun. The service was extremely friendly and easy-going. This was at the end of a Friday lunch time, so the restaurant wasn't particularly full, which was nice. I asked the bartender about Albariño white wines, but they had run out of the half-bottle I wanted, so he recommended a voignier based Catalunian white by the glass , which was excellent. I proceeded to order from the lunch menu a escalivada(a common Spanish roasted pepper salad) which was quite tasty, but a very small portion (maybe a tablesppon?) served with roasted bread; roasted octopus (this was good, but not excellent) accompanied by an amazing roasted broccoli (I asked the chef to substitute the fish's mash potatoes), which was a very good portion size, and "pinchos morunos" (mini lamb skewers) which were, again, quite "mini" but tender and delicious. When I asked for dessert, I was told that besides the churros and flan on the menu, they also had Vasque-style cheesecake! I did a beeline to it: also known as "burnt" cheesecake (I promess, is not!) and it was also delicious! The whole meal was great as a lunch-not-brunch-almost-dinner, the service was super friendly and relaxed. I would have given Boqueria a 5* review if it was not for the very small portion size of three of the four dishes I had. I know that restaurants struggle in the post-pandemic universe, and specially in DC, but portions could be improved.

Chris Harper: Boqueria has the best Paella I've ever had. I lived in the Newark area (there are a ton of Iberians there) and I've been to Spain. I have never been impressed by paella, and have been somewhat of a hater on it. Boqueria changed my mind. We got the large paella. There was enough to give 8 people a spoonful or more. My favorite dish after the paella were the patatas bravas. The Acorn fed ham reminded me of my trip to Barcelona. For the price I wish slices were thicker. The pepper encrusted chicken was really good. We kept reordering the lamb skewers. The shishito peppers could've were grilled a bit more. Our server was really good and handled our table of drinkers well. We were originally there for brunch but because our entire party did not arrive before 3:30 we couldn't get their bottomless drink deal. If youbare in the DC area and looking for aSpanish tapas, I would definitely recommend checking this place out.
Response: It was so thoughtful of you to take the time to share your experience. I will share your kind words with our team. Thank you!

Desiree: What an excellent night we spent here. Found this tapas restaurant by chance over a weekend in D.C. The place was crowded with good vibes and service, try and make an appointment to avoid disappointment. Top notch quality food, the tapas were too small a plate like most tapas places. The paella made our night! We brought a bottle of wine, paid $25 corkage fee which was rather reasonable. Will come back for sure! Small down side was waiter put someone else’s items on our check, so go through that before paying!

Chris Ferrari: This is a difficult review to write, and I had a tough time figuring out how many stars to give it factoring in everything going on with Covid. Food: so exquisite, delicious, and fairly priced. Atmosphere: fun, loud, and hip. We were seated quickly and water came fast. This is where it gets tricky. It took about 25 minutes before we were able to order food. This is completely understandable considering it seemed they were short staffed which seems to be the nature of the times we live in. The noise level is quite loud so understand you won’t be having any intimate conversations here. All in all, Boqueria was a wonderful time and I would definitely come back again, I do just hope that wait staff gets more support in the future.
Response: Hey Chris, thank you for the review and for the honest feedback. I am sorry to hear that your service was lacking, but I appreciate that you are willing to give us another chance! Maggie Elmore General Manager

J C: Food was good. Safe bet to take people who are visiting. Not sure if I would go back again soon. Service was good.

Hong Hanh Dinh: Great place for Spanish tapas! The octopus was great, succulent and soft to eat. The croquettes were delicious! I love the fresh olives. The shrimp was so flavorful and amazing with the bread. I love the sangria. Since they gave us the wrong bill, they have us churros as a freebie as a nice gesture. Overall the quality of food was amazing!

15. Barcelona Wine Bar

682 reviews
Barcelona Wine Bar
Location
4.7
Price/Quality
4.5
Service
5
Parking
4.2
Wifi quality
4.8

Address: 3310 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Telephone: (202) 800-4100

Guy: Spanish restaurant


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Ling Qin: Our experience last night was exceptional. The food was delicious and the service and staff were excellent. We liked the informal but and very friendly atmosphere. Noticing that I left my phone at the table after we walked out the restaurant, the general manager Mario Pena immediately ran to us to hand me the phone for which I am very grateful. This is rare gem among the restaurants in the DC area.

Sheryl Winarick: Outside patio last night was perfect for celebrating our best friend’s birthday. The food, as always, was amazing… and it’s been a long time since I felt compelled to compliment a restaurant’s service! Our waitress Mary was like a breath of fresh air. She was kind, helpful and attentive, but she never made us feel rushed… and she gave the best wine recommendations. Thanks Barcelona and Mary for making the night so special!

David Coy: This is the second location I have been to and I am happy to say that both locations do not at all disappoint and set a high bar for a dining experience. Always excellent wine selection and incredible tapas! The chorizo and fig in balsamic vinaigrette is my favorite out of dozens of things I have tried

Ieshia E. Butler: The tapas at Barcelona were all very tasty! The wait staff were also extremely friendly and engaging. Definitely will visit again!

Mehmet Esen: Good tapas & wine bar with a warm atmosphere. The place was packed and the service was quite good. The jamon and the cheese were delicious but not so much the chorizo. The mussels, steak with mini fries, and flan were tasty while we were not thrilled with the mushroom dish. Patatos were a little dry and the eggplant dish was ok. The water smelt chlorine. Overall, we had a 4.5 star experience.

Tan Sav: I think i prefer this location. All the same trappings but more low-key. It definitely has a more welcoming neighborhood feel.

Annya Rangel: I had heard of this place and I can say that it is a great place to eat tapas and have a good time. The service is good, the drinks too, and the tapas are exquisite. The cost seems acceptable to me.

M planetmike: Delicious and lively. Service at the bar is preferred. Wonderful to have a Spanish centered restaurant in this neighborhood. We arrived on an late afternoon, around 5:30PM. There were plenty of tables at the time. Most everything was delicious from the spicy clams, broccolini, and zucchini. Must try is the squid pasta cooked in a paella style.

Katherine Figueroa-Silva: As always, pleasant dining experience. Our server, Lady, was very efficient at meeting our expectations. She was knowledgeable enough of new menu items to explain them to us. Always on cue for whatever we needed on the spot. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday and she had stored our cake until dessert time and took the trouble of bringing it out and sing happy birthday with another server. Only complaint/recommendation would be on the tight spacing between tables and servers layover space. They need some extra space in order to work more efficiently.

Eric Reid: This was our first night in DC after just moving, and WOW! The location is fantastic, with the interior dimly lit for a good date. The service was excellent, top class, especially Mario the manager of the night. The food was fantastic including the charcuterie board and the wine from the adios vino list (half price). Tapas were well prices and delicious. Now living near the cathedral, you can expect us back!

16. Nando's PERi-PERi

795 reviews
Nando's PERi-PERi
Location
4.6
Price/Quality
4.9
Service
4.9
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
5

Address: 2631 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10:30AM

Telephone: (202) 204-1251

Guy: South African restaurant


Review: "Delicious Portuguese Food."

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Grace Martinez: Good price, good service. The flavor of this food is good! A bit just a bit spicy. I liked! The mango and red orange juice and pineapple and lemon also was great!

Dam Daryl: The restaurant is clean and comfy. The workers are friendly. The food was delicious. The chicken was juicy. I chose the mild sauce and it gave a slight kick in flavor which my palette enjoyed. The salad as pictured is colorful and my taste buds were satisfied. I will be back.

Trevor Bingham: Good chicken. I ordered the bowl. Very nice service. Nice atmosphere inside and outside seating.

DJ G: What a fascinating (and delicious) concept this place is! I am a shameless sweet potato stan, and this place is an orange Nirvana for someone like me. Additionally, I visited on a Friday. For religious reasons, I do not eat meat on Fridays, and the options for people like me (as well as those who are regularly pescetarian/vegetarian/vegan) were greatly appreciated. I also must note the extremely customisable menu choices on their online ordering system, as well as the incredibly fair prices, given the high quality of the food. I would definitely recommend this place, whether you enjoy chicken, sweet potato or just a bit (or a bunch!) of spice generally.

Kevin Markman: The person who greeted us was the friendliest person on the trip. Sauces from Africa and Portugal fused are delectable and chicken is savory. Great variety of dishes in the menu.

Robert Williams: Staff was friendly and inviting. Not from DC and will likely never eat here again, but that is entirely my loss. The food was fantastic. The chicken was moist and flavorful and the sauce combo suggested by the staff of Mango Lime/Hot was completely on point. Hot enough to get your attention with just a little after burn. If anybody is in the Woodley Park area of DC, I would highly recommend stopping in for some Amazing chicken.

Callie Cuff: I visited this location for a weekday lunch and wanted to express my deep gratitude for one of the employees, Favour. There was some confusion about my order, and she went above and beyond to rectify the situation. I appreciated Favour's patience and willingness to help. She deserves a raise :) The food was delicious as always. Thank you, again Favour!

Mia K Arakaki: Jan 2022 I remove some stars this place no consistently gives out chicken with no skin I've talked about this with the staff and they still send me chicken with no skin. Additionally My husband went for alcohol lemonade It's completely virgin they refuse to rectify the issue and remake the cocktail. When they start putting skin back on the chicken ill return. They also keep forgetting stuff on deliveries Beautiful inside and outside. Parking is hard. Great chicken! Awful chicken livers preparation. Wonderful artwork and outstanding customer service.
Response: Hi Mia, thanks for leaving this feedback for our team, and we're so sorry to see we missed the mark for your recent visit. We'd love to know what time you came in and some more details about your visit if you wouldn't mind letting us know here: https://www.nandosperiperi.com/help/contact-us , so we can pass that along to our team. Thank you! - Nando's USA

Arafat Fasuyi: This is not the first nando's I've been to, I guess this one just gave me a terrible experience. Firstly, the waiters were in a hurry to force people to make an order, which was fine since it seems like a busy time. But then I was served burnt chicken that I was literally eating charcoal. Even this rice was soggy, but that's okay since rice is not their specialty. So okay, they had a bad day in the kitchen and they 'mistakenly' served a customer burnt chicken. No biggie, but then I complained to one of the waitress. Guess what she said? Scrape it off. Scrape it off?! Wow. Just wow! The one star is for the fries.
Response: Hi Arafat, thanks for leaving this feedback for our team, and we're so sorry to see we missed the mark for your recent visit. We'd love to know what time you came in and some more details about your visit if you wouldn't mind emailing us at CustomerService@NandosPeriPeri.com so we can pass that along to our team. Thank you! -Nando's USA

Tatiana Iselle: Highly recommended. Staff are very friendly. Food was really good and tasty, my hubby love it too Wich is kinda surprising for me, cause he's not exactly a spicy food lover. Overall 10/10 Thank you!

17. Barcelona Wine Bar

2505 reviews
Barcelona Wine Bar
Location
4
Price/Quality
4.3
Service
4.9
Parking
4.2
Wifi quality
4.6

Address: 1622 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 2PM

Telephone: (202) 588-5500

Guy: Spanish restaurant


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Eva Milstein-Touesnard: This food was SO good and the bread is house made fresh and complimentary! 😉 so you know we got LOTS of bread. Also, the price wasn’t too bad for dine in! The wine was also really good. And such an amazing vibe inside and outside. Overall loved it!

Nik Rama: Barcelona is always an amazing chain of restaurants to get high quality drinks and tapas. The four of us were quickly seated and ordered several tapas and drinks. The tapas were incredible (I forgot to take photos and only got one…). Empanadas were super tender and savory on the outside while encased in a crispy exterior. The other crispy fried appetizers with with cheese and meats were unique and delicious in their own ways. The view of the street from this restaurant is also great. You can watch the bustle of the city go by while enjoying the cool and shaded seating of this restaurant. The only reason for the 4 stars is because it’s a zoo here. So many people trying to come eat here leads to long lines and people loitering outside. Make sure to come during a non-peak hour to enjoy this experience itself!

Анжела Четина (Сексолог и психолог): Visited Washington from DC for two days and I am happy o could come to this cozy restaurant. In December I could eat outside thanks to heaters which is amazing, food is good quality, big variety of choices. Amazing ambiance, small piece of Spain 🇪🇸 tasty, stuff is friendly and smiling, wine is also high quality with an incredible smell. Highly recommend that place !

Erick Vivas: The food is very good! The place is beautiful but too loud! I was very happy with the tapas. All of them simply delicious.

Jay Law: Although we got seated immediately, on a Saturday nonetheless, service was slow. Now, that doesn’t take away from quality of the food but it’s definitely hinders your experience some. Which the said, the tapas style menu items are perfect for someone who like to taste and try different foods. The drinks were great and vibe was on point.. plus, it’s patio is great for afternoon eating and people watching in DC.

Alex Gonzalez: Amazing atmosphere and the Sangria is by far the best we have had. For food we had the charcuterie and the meats and cheese we had were absolutely amazing. It seems to us that they have very fresh ingredients. The staff was very friendly and service was top notch. It’s worth checking out if you live here or are from out of town and want an enjoyable dining experience. We highly recommend it. Edit 1. I forgot to talk about the bread. The freshest bread I have had at any restaurant.

Mica Ann: I’ve tried Barcelona Wine Bar when vacationing in Denver and our experience was rather intimate. It was definitely a shock for me to not only have an extremely crowded bar but also too loud of a music you cannot even hear yourself giving the order. Server recommended two to three tapas per person which is about right. We ordered ten tapas and the only ones I remembered are: patatas bravas, shishito peppers, boquerones (sardines), mussels, ham croquettes, shrimp in garlic, and half paella seafood. We just came back from Spain two weeks ago and all of the tapas we ordered are very much comparable in taste, quality, serving size, and price. So I am very happy about that. The place is extremely packed when we came in at 10:15pm with a reservation. The service is rather slow. I think our waiter has way too many tables for him to handle. The manager actually served our first round of tapas and got our order drinks. I was very impressed that he remembered our drinks without writing them. Got me a little bit worried that he got them right because it took a very looong time before our drinks came. But hey, he got them 100% right! Five stars for the really great tapas and good but not great paella. Five stars also for the cocktails and wines we ordered. I’m normally empathetic coz the world is short-staffed. But I think since this is a franchise, they had a choice not too accept too many customers or to hire more help and whatever their choice was, it was not displayed right the night we visited. Less one star for the awful service. This is a wine bar, not a nightclub. Less another star for the too loud music. Make sure you make a reservation especially on weekends and holidays.
Response: Hello, my name is Emily and I am the general manager at the Barcelona wine bar on 14th st. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your dining experience. I would love to chat with you more, at your convenience. My email is ekunda@barcelonawinebar.com- please let me know when you are available to connect. Thanks again- Emily

Rebecca Kert: Virtually everything was a 10/10. The server had super helpful recommendations. The drinks were creative and delicious— especially the guns and rose and bourbon spice. All the tapas we ordered was delicious and the bread was wonderful. Fun atmosphere but still family friendly.

Ivy Chan: You’re paying for the environment. Pricey dishes. I went for brunch and their tapas dishes are small and overpriced. Taste was good but not worth the price. The braised pork was barely 2 pieces and cost $9. Lots of alcoholic drinks to choose from.
Response: Hi Ivy, My name is Danielle Miranda and I am the Assistant General Manager at Barcelona Wine Bar. I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your dining experience. I would like the chance to talk to you and hear more of your feedback. My email is dmiranda@barcelonawinebar.com and I hope to hear from you soon. Regards, Danielle

Miguel Curiel: Popular place with delicious food and drinks. This may not be the best place to have a deep and intimate conversation, but it is a great pick if you’re searching for a youthful ambiance, party-like vibes and some good Spanish meals + wine! Due to its popularity, it is strongly advised to reserve beforehand (tried to walk in once, estimated waiting period was 45 minutes which actually ended up being 2 hours i.e. it is VERY popular and entails lengthy stays).

18. Nando's PERi-PERi

890 reviews
Nando's PERi-PERi
Location
4.3
Price/Quality
4.2
Service
5
Parking
4.4
Wifi quality
5

Address: 924 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10:30AM

Telephone: (301) 588-7280

Guy: Chicken restaurant


Review: "Good Portuguese food and ambience"

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Bri S: the garlic bread is amazing. the rice, hummus and pita bread, and sauce choices are also great. the food overall is good but the chicken is okay. it’s well seasoned on the top but below that, it doesn’t even seem like you can taste basic spices. it needs a lot of sauce for that part, which is the majority of the chicken. also I’ve seen blood on it several times. never gotten sick from it and the chicken has always tasted cooked so it could just be normal. either way the chicken isn’t the best but i still love the food.

Stephanie Lall: Very small portions, so if you're really hungry definitely get some more. I ordered the chicken thighs hot, sweet potatoes and Cole slaw. I also got the pineapple lemonade with was more pineapple flavor than lemonade. I got all the sauces, the extra hot was amazing, sour and hot at the same time. It was good enough. Other than that they forgot my sides so I had to go back in to get the rest which they were happy to complete my order and apologize .

Suradee Thongkiattikul: Great option for fast casual and it’s located at Ellsworth which serves as a nice spot for a simple dinner and movie. The restaurant was clean and the staff were friendly/helpful. The food was also quite tasty and we definitely recommend ordering the hot or extra hot for the chicken (you can handle it, trust me).

Alan Dennis, Baron of Cowie: Excellent chicken. Nice atmosphere and very fast take out food.

Yessenia C: Absolutely delicious. Chicken that is actually seasoned is hard to find! The lemon and herb sauce is my favorite. I love the Butterflied chicken breast with Portuguese rice. The mashed potatoes are great. Sometimes they have little charred pieces of cheese in them SO GOOD! They used to have a halumi cheese and portobello mushroom which was my go-to.

Mia K Arakaki: Finally a decent nando's They lose one star for not giving me poppy seed dressing on a poppy seed salad three times in one week. I called to complain to the manager the next time I ordered it the poppy seed salad wasn't available. Good food good atmosphere overall

Nippon Sahore: The wine was too sweet, they were out of plant based burgers and quality was sub par. The garlic bread was oily and can be improved The two piece chicken was pretty good though Also whats the deal with asking for a tip before being served anything.
Response: Hi Nippon, thanks for leaving this feedback for our team, and we're so sorry to see we missed the mark for your recent visit. We'd love to know what time you came in and some more details about your visit if you wouldn't mind letting us know here: https://www.nandosperiperi.com/help/contact-us , so we can pass that along to our team. Thank you! - Nando's USA

Syerra Carigo: I love Nando’s so much! I eat here all the time, literally everything on the menu is delicious! The skewers are my favorite, but I also really like their bowls and chicken thighs. The side are also delicious (if anyone from management is reading this, I miss the brussel sprouts), I love their corn (not pictured), mashed potatoes and garlic bread. And clearly, their sangria is also amazing, as I get it every time lol! This is definitely one of my favorite places to eat!

Ondrej Tvarozek: Nando's is generally great, but at this location this is the third time in about a month where we ordered a Hot half chicken, and it came as if it barely sat on the grill plate. Not even a touch of char, and the skin was rubbery and elastic. Not sure what happened but it just ain't the same. Which is too bad because this location is near where we live. But the past three times, when we order on a Sarurday around lunch, just comes kind of half done. Disappointing.
Response: Hi Ondrej, thanks for leaving this feedback for our team, and we're so sorry to see we missed the mark for your recent visit. We'd love to know what time you came in and some more details about your visit if you wouldn't mind letting us know here: https://www.nandosperiperi.com/help/contact-us , so we can pass that along to our team. Thank you! - Nando's USA

Iyshia Kirkland: I was visiting a friend, and she suggested this spot. The flavors were amazing! We placed online orders, walked over for pickup, and the service was outstanding! I even got a free app, with my 1st online order.

19. Old Ebbitt Grill

12929 reviews
Old Ebbitt Grill
Location
4.8
Price/Quality
4.2
Service
5
Parking
4.5
Wifi quality
4.6

Address: 675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: (202) 347-4800

Guy: American restaurant


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Natalia Mednikov: There are straightforward American-style food. This restaurant is best known for its huge old-school oyster bar—think lots of dark wood, brass fixtures, and big mirrors. That oysters was fantastic and fresh. We’ve enjoyed also cheese sampler, fried calamari and baked oysters. Everything they do is absolutely delicious. The service was very fast and friendly. We were happy to choose this great restaurant to end our busy day in Washington, D.C.

Tiberiu Hrihorciuc: Loved the experience! Tasted a dozen oysters and each one was more delicious than the other. Wine is very fairly priced. Saw it more expensive in some New York wine discount stores. The fish was such a huge portion when they split it in two plates we told them that we did not order 2 plates but to our surprise that was a full plate. If you get a chance to go to happy hours for oysters don't hesitate!
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Aditya Karandikar: Had an awesome time here as a late night/ early next day stop. The food was quite nice and fairly refined, especially at such a late hour! The atmosphere was popping as well which made it more enjoyable. Service was very friendly and they had great oysters. Fresh complimentary bread never hurts either…

Sam M: This place is one of the more famous restaurants in DC. I visited this spot during brunch and it was packed. I would definitely recommend making a reservation for both weekend dinner and brunch services. I started with New England clam chowder and some salad dish. For entrees, I got eggs benedict and catfish. All the dishes I ordered were pretty good. But, I definitely enjoyed their desserts more even though I was pretty full before it. Their key lime pie and salted caramel bread pudding were both amazing! Staffs were very accommodating and attentive during the whole service. I’m planning to visit this restaurant and will get some oysters and burgers next time. I heard they are pretty good. I definitely recommend this place to celebrate any special occasions.

Suzi Figueroa: Wow, wow and wow! A friend recommended this establishment to me when I asked for dining recommendations for my upcoming DC trip. I am so glad I listened. The warm and inviting ambiance matched the service. And the food? Oh my goodness. Delicious. My SO ordered meatloaf. Who knew meatloaf could take on a such an extraordinary presentation.
Response: Suzi, Thank you for visiting Old Ebbitt Grill and leaving a great review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to have you back again the next time you're in town.

Mary H: What a DC institution. I've been here numerous times taking "out of town" guests but always failed to write a review... This place is busy and crowded... so make a reservation. Service is attentive and friendly. Try to get a seat in the atrium, much nicer and brighter. *turkey club-generous portions of turkey. It was good and the fries were nice and hot. *salad greens- tasty, I wanted something light. *calamari-nice and crispy. They have a good selection on their menu, we just weren't that hungry. It's kinda the place to go when you visit DC.
Response: Thank you, Mary!

Amy Workman: If you're worried that this a nice place turned tourist trap that cuts corners, worry not. We had a fantastic experience and the food was superb. Our server was in his 9th year here and I wished he could've just sat and talked with us all night. They were wonderfully accommodating and welcoming of our kids, which you definitely can't say about a lot of places. Some places know that if the kids are happy the parents are more than happy to get another round and more dishes. And then when we're sans-kids someday, we'll definitely be back to sit at one of the beautiful bars. We had the walrus raw bar which was perfect for us never having had raw oysters. They did a little of each kind they had that night and I had no idea oysters could taste so different. We had the mussels, kids mac and cheese, and sausage pasta dish. The pasta was house made and the sauce creamy and spicy. So good. After dinner we walked it off around the White House. I've spent much more at restaurants and not gotten half as much food or nearly as good as service, so even though it was our most expensive meal in DC it was also our best value. Definitely a must-go in DC.

Elaine Viegas: AMAZING! There is no other word to describe it. Since we arrived until we paid the service was perfect. I couldn’t be more happy for their food, service and kindness on my birthdays lunch. We didn’t mention that it was my birthday but they saw on my profile and as soon as I arrived they asked to confirm and no only brought my desert with a candle and a cute chocolate happy birthday place on the top. Our server was amazing, she arrived singing happy birthday, was very classy and really surprised me. Thank you for the excellence in your service. BTW the food it’s top quality, my oysters and shrimps were fresh abs really tasteful.

Jelena M: Great food, great price, great service! The waiter we had was so nice, knowledgeable, and friendly! The calamari was very good, but watch out for the spicy peppers in it . My salad was yummy! I usually never order salads, but I am glad I did as the dressing was citrusy and refreshing! They also give warm bread and butter while you wait 😍
Response: Jelena, Thank you for stopping by Old Ebbitt Grill and leaving a great review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to having you back again soon!

Matthew Hanna: This was a pretty cool place to eat. It is so old but very nice inside. Lots of preserved animals I didn't expect to see like sea turtles, walrus and more. The food was great and I really liked the drinks. You can still visit and get a really good burger and fries for like $18 or you can go all out and pay $100+ for a super delicious entree. Either way the alcohol is good.

20. Nando's PERi-PERi

496 reviews
Nando's PERi-PERi
Location
4.4
Price/Quality
4.2
Service
5
Parking
4.8
Wifi quality
4.8

Address: 1800 N Lynn St # 100, Arlington, VA 22209

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: (571) 200-7909

Guy: South African restaurant


Review: "The Portuguese bread or toast is not that great."

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Nando's PERi-PERi: what do users think?


Peter H: Had a bad experience with take out. Our chicken was pretty much raw inside. I did inform the customer service but didn't want to drive back and argue. Hope they can fix this as we usually like Nando's meals.

Phillip Eddy: Traveler's Visitor's or Anyone, yes come on to stop by n check out this delicious place out for their meals. Everyone courteous well-mannered and polite that works here. Great atmosphere! Kids are welcome here. Entire inside is well-kept and very clean. The architect design inside is wonderful. So please add this as one of your destinations to grab a bite of eat Roslyn Arlington Virginia. Enjoy!!!

Angel PT: Nando’s Peri Peri is awesome! Really good chicken and sides! The perry perry chicken sandwich is amazing! The chicken wings are phenomenal! My friend loves their chicken breast. They have so many sauces which is one of my favorite parts. Some of my favorite sides are the Peri Peri chips with the perinnaise sauce, the coleslaw, and the macho peas. All the sauces are good. Prices can be a little high but you get a good meal. This is the place I love to eat when I go outside.

Brian Copes: Actually went on a first date here one chilly night. Good amount of food and sides for the money. Love the variety of sauces customers get to add to their chicken and even clean bathrooms too. Good food, but bad date that night. If you are looking for a tasty chicken restaurant give them a chance.
Response: Thanks for the review! See you again soon! :)

Timothy Bridges: I really liked this place until I watched their bussing the table method… I saw a worker put a dirty plastic tub on the table and clear it but not wash it afterward. When mentioned, the staff was uncaring and not friendly. I’ll go someplace else thanks. #dirty

Martin Howell: Walked in to try out Nando's not knowing what to expect. Ordered the "Feta, Avo & Crispy Chickpeas with PERi-PERi Chicken (Medium)" and the Spiked Lemonade and it was all fantastic! Everything was super freah and delicious. Definitely would recommend this place. Next time I'm in Rossyln, I'll be back.

Jack Freeman: Great atmosphere with large windows facing the street. We bought the Red Sangria, Chicken Sandwich, and Quinoa salad. They allow you to choose your side and give appropriate portions. Staff is very helpful. It’s fast casual, so they sit you down but you go to the counter to order, then they bring you the food. For all the chicken you can choose your level of spice (I recommend medium). Love the ambiance, I’d definitely recommend (especially the sangria pitcher!)

Eric Borgen: I really like this for a meal.Today I tried the bowl and it was great once I got over the 'some things are hot, some things came out of the refrigerator' thing. Flavors were great though.
Response: Hi Eric, thanks for the love! See you again soon! :)

D Le: This is probably the smallest location we have been to but the quality doesn’t disappoint. The staff is also friendly.

NatalieDirect: I don't remember his name but GREAT customer service :) I've been wanting to try this place for years! Tbh it's ok food!! I like the grill flavor and french fries with mayo sauce.

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