Nandu Argentine Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 2731 W Fullerton Ave

    Chicago, IL 60647

    Cross street: California

    Map & Directions
  • 773-278-0900

About Nandu Argentine Restaurant

Hours
Monday - Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am Friday - Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Food

Food
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Great place.
I ate there yesterday. what a great food :)
I hate this small portion food places.... this place I would go if I really hungry.
I got huge steak + mash it was great

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★★★★★

Great place.
I ate there yesterday. what a great food :)
I hate this small portion food places.... this place I would go if I really hungry.
I got huge steak + mash it was great

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I love this place I'm uruguayan and we eat pretty much the same food when I found this place I was very happy my family and I have been going there for over 3 years I believe and its always been great. Great food feest service. Its the same food I've been eating since I was little so it is authentic and as far as the bad review goes I agree with a previous writer treat others as you would like to be treated

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★★★★★

I love this place I'm uruguayan and we eat pretty much the same food when I found this place I was very happy my family and I have been going there for over 3 years I believe and its always been great. Great food feest service. Its the same food I've been eating since I was little so it is authentic and as far as the bad review goes I agree with a previous writer treat others as you would like to be treated

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I have been in nandu more times than i can remember and one thing i can tell you is that you get the complete package.
the food is awesome (no matter what ur in to)
the service is excellent (the staff make you feel at home, and is very fast)
the price is perfect for the type of servings you get
and the live entertainment make's the evening even more enjoyable.

4
★★★★☆

I have been in nandu more times than i can remember and one thing i can tell you is that you get the complete package.
the food is awesome (no matter what ur in to)
the service is excellent (the staff make you feel at home, and is very fast)
the price is perfect for the type of servings you get
and the live entertainment make's the evening even more enjoyable.

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El Nandu's is excellent. I have been there twice, ordered different dishes each time, and have been impressed each time. When I think back to the steak with onions and cheese, it still leaves me salivating . The sangria is a must, as is the carmel flan. Overall, this restaurant is a must!

2
★★★★★

El Nandu's is excellent. I have been there twice, ordered different dishes each time, and have been impressed each time. When I think back to the steak with onions and cheese, it still leaves me salivating . The sangria is a must, as is the carmel flan. Overall, this restaurant is a must!

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Years ago there was an Argentinean restaurant on Fullerton one block west of Ashland called El Criollo. It was owned by a Puerto Rican bus driver and his lovely Argentinean wife and people came from all over the city, suburbs, towns and hamlets just to eat there.They cooked Puerto Rican, Mexican and Argentinean dishes that were wonderfully superb tasting. She made the best churasco steak in the whole city and nothing could compare to it. The churasco she made was a lean cut of beef that was wedge-shaped, seasoned and grilled to a red-golden color so that after the first bite you knew what heaven was like. When Nandu Restaurant opened a few years later I went there to eat and was not impressed by it. Unlike other critics who gave it rave reviews I found the food so-so and the wait-staff very haughty and bad servers. They brought us our food and never came back to check on us until I called them to get the check.Recently I went back again and to my surprise the place had gotten worse. My wife ordered the churasco and it was the most awful churasco I had ever experience. The meat was fatty and grizzledand the seasoning very bland. The most exciting thing about it was the grill marks on the churasco that I can get on my Weber grill.I ordered their milanesa and it was hard to find the thin, flat piece of meat that was hidden in the thickest breading I ever saw. Again the wait staff was bad and my coffee got cold by the time he came back.The Nandu restaurant is taking visitors both local and tourists for a ride and I recommend it only if you are a glutton for punishment.

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★☆☆☆☆

Years ago there was an Argentinean restaurant on Fullerton one block west of Ashland called El Criollo. It was owned by a Puerto Rican bus driver and his lovely Argentinean wife and people came from all over the city, suburbs, towns and hamlets just to eat there.They cooked Puerto Rican, Mexican and Argentinean dishes that were wonderfully superb tasting. She made the best churasco steak in the whole city and nothing could compare to it. The churasco she made was a lean cut of beef that was wedge-shaped, seasoned and grilled to a red-golden color so that after the first bite you knew what heaven was like. When Nandu Restaurant opened a few years later I went there to eat and was not impressed by it. Unlike other critics who gave it rave reviews I found the food so-so and the wait-staff very haughty and bad servers. They brought us our food and never came back to check on us until I called them to get the check.Recently I went back again and to my surprise the place had gotten worse. My wife ordered the churasco and it was the most awful churasco I had ever experience. The meat was fatty and grizzledand the seasoning very bland. The most exciting thing about it was the grill marks on the churasco that I can get on my Weber grill.I ordered their milanesa and it was hard to find the thin, flat piece of meat that was hidden in the thickest breading I ever saw. Again the wait staff was bad and my coffee got cold by the time he came back.The Nandu restaurant is taking visitors both local and tourists for a ride and I recommend it only if you are a glutton for punishment.

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I have been going to Nandu for a few years now and I will continue to go for many more. The food is fantastic and you have to try their Sangria. I love it that everyone there treats you like family and even know what you order and how you like it. Great to go with a group of friends or with that special someone. You will not be dissapointed!

5
★★★★★

I have been going to Nandu for a few years now and I will continue to go for many more. The food is fantastic and you have to try their Sangria. I love it that everyone there treats you like family and even know what you order and how you like it. Great to go with a group of friends or with that special someone. You will not be dissapointed!

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I HAVE BEEN THERE A LITTLE OVER 3 TIMES AND I MUST SAY THE FOOD IS GOOD. THE CHURRASCO IS VERY TASTY. SERVICE IS ALSO GREAT THE STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY.THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE PLACE IS NICE. WHAT I CAN SAY ABOUT THE OTHER NEGATIVE FEEDBACK IS SIMPLY TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED. YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN RUDE SO THAT IS PROBABLY THE REASON YOU GOT THE WEIRD FACE FROM THE WAITER.

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★★★★☆

I HAVE BEEN THERE A LITTLE OVER 3 TIMES AND I MUST SAY THE FOOD IS GOOD. THE CHURRASCO IS VERY TASTY. SERVICE IS ALSO GREAT THE STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY.THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE PLACE IS NICE. WHAT I CAN SAY ABOUT THE OTHER NEGATIVE FEEDBACK IS SIMPLY TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED. YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN RUDE SO THAT IS PROBABLY THE REASON YOU GOT THE WEIRD FACE FROM THE WAITER.

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I've been here twice in a group, and both times the owner treated us like we were long lost cousins of his. The whole place is cluttered with knick-knacks like you're in someone's giant living room. Once we ate there on a Tuesday night, and there was no use ordering off the menu. The owner/chef just cooked us whatever they had! It was truly like being in someone's home and we had a great time - definitely offbeat and a welcome change from the usual dining scene.

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★★★★☆

I've been here twice in a group, and both times the owner treated us like we were long lost cousins of his. The whole place is cluttered with knick-knacks like you're in someone's giant living room. Once we ate there on a Tuesday night, and there was no use ordering off the menu. The owner/chef just cooked us whatever they had! It was truly like being in someone's home and we had a great time - definitely offbeat and a welcome change from the usual dining scene.

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If you can get over the drab dress of the day waitress, you will love this place! Recently moved to Chicago and pleasantly surprised by neighboring business. QUite busy the day we went, but as soon as some folks cleared out, the soul-attendant made our first visit great. The empanadas were a little pricey for the size but filling. THe churrasco was very good but the "entrania" took the prize. Generous portions and really personalized service. The Sangria was excellent and we loved the table sauces. We would have preferred the hot-pockets baked, but they were fried. Really enjoyed the homemade flan for dessert and the cappuccino cheesecake.

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★★★★★

If you can get over the drab dress of the day waitress, you will love this place! Recently moved to Chicago and pleasantly surprised by neighboring business. QUite busy the day we went, but as soon as some folks cleared out, the soul-attendant made our first visit great. The empanadas were a little pricey for the size but filling. THe churrasco was very good but the "entrania" took the prize. Generous portions and really personalized service. The Sangria was excellent and we loved the table sauces. We would have preferred the hot-pockets baked, but they were fried. Really enjoyed the homemade flan for dessert and the cappuccino cheesecake.

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We went to the restaurant my husband had been there before, the steak was over cooked, when we told the waiter he just stood there, didn't offer to bring another steak just the way my husband had ordered.The waiter made a wierd face when I asked him for more caramel on desert. He looked at me like I was crazy for asking for extra caramel. To me that would be like an american asking for + ketchup at McD's and getting a wierd look back from the serving crew. The sign arround the corner states, that restaurant is the closest thing to Buenos Aires. Certrainly is not the Buenos Aires I lived in for 21 years. Closest to Buenos Aires is an overstatement.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to the restaurant my husband had been there before, the steak was over cooked, when we told the waiter he just stood there, didn't offer to bring another steak just the way my husband had ordered.The waiter made a wierd face when I asked him for more caramel on desert. He looked at me like I was crazy for asking for extra caramel. To me that would be like an american asking for + ketchup at McD's and getting a wierd look back from the serving crew. The sign arround the corner states, that restaurant is the closest thing to Buenos Aires. Certrainly is not the Buenos Aires I lived in for 21 years. Closest to Buenos Aires is an overstatement.

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I don't know about other nights, but Thursday nights are filled with a live musicin's tunes, exquisite empanadas, and delicious Sangria.

I recommend ordering the empanadas first. These crusty, tasty items are available in spinach, shrimp, ham & cheese, and plain cheese. Top them with the famous Argentinian Chimichurri, and you will want more than 1 empanada!

The wait staff is fabulous and they are very friendly, and move around super fast.

PROS:
CONS: Gets very crowded on weekends

5
★★★★★

I don't know about other nights, but Thursday nights are filled with a live musicin's tunes, exquisite empanadas, and delicious Sangria.

I recommend ordering the empanadas first. These crusty, tasty items are available in spinach, shrimp, ham & cheese, and plain cheese. Top them with the famous Argentinian Chimichurri, and you will want more than 1 empanada!

The wait staff is fabulous and they are very friendly, and move around super fast.

PROS:
CONS: Gets very crowded on weekends

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