Two ordinary dudes, below average in height, with a pocket full of cash (all in $1’s) & a whale of a dream decided that 17 years of slingin’ tacos & tequila together should be turned into a lifelong gig. The idea was to build a better mousetrap or, in this case, a better Sonoran-style Mexican Restaurant – a place with food to remember, where different was good. So, Fernando & Tim called in all favors &, with the help of the Larson Family, made their dreams come true & opened up Nando’s Mexican Café (“Store One”) in Gilbert, AZ.
From the traditional family recipes shared with Nando by both his step-dad, Alfred (may he rest in peace and tacos), & his Mom (Nana), to the design of the restaurant – Nando’s has strived for 15 years to become your local family joint. To this day, many of our original Nando’s employees remain with us & have become “Our Nando’s Family” – truly making Family Our Main Ingredient.