Nando’s PERi – PERi

6 W. Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL

The winds of Africa called them ashore and it was there, under the warm sun, in the rich soil that they discovered the African Bird’s Eye Chilli or PERi-PERi. A spice like no other, they used it to create a unique sauce that put fire in their bellies and ignited passion in their souls.

A few hundred years later (in 1987 to be exact), it was the same PERi-PERi sauce that inspired Fernando Duarte to invite his friend Robbie Brozin to a humble Portuguese eatery in the heart of Rosettenville, South Africa to try some mouth-watering PERi-PERi marinated and basted chicken. It wasn’t just the best chicken Robbie had ever tasted; it was love at first bite!

In 2008, the cockerel landed on U.S. soil, with the first restaurant opening its doors on July 3 on 7th Street in Washington, DC. Since then, we have spread our wings with 13 more restaurants around the metropolitan area – including locations in the District, Northern Virginia and Maryland. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or an old friend, we can’t wait to welcome you and serve you a delicious fix of PERi-PERi!