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Taste of West Africa

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107 Person St, 2 doors down from the Market House Downtown Fayetteville, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5721
+1 910-779-2375
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11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The jollof rice is a favorite as are the meat pies! Everything is made as you order it, so make sure you plan to have time. That said, everything comes out piping hot, full of delicious warm spices, and with a smile from the server. Definitely worth the visit!

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Thank Kate D
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed this restaurant. It's not your typical 'Downtown Fayetteville' kind of food. They have an extensive array of items that may seem different, but are very good. It certainly is not your typical 'pub grub' - but I would highly recommend. Try the ox tail - you'll be surprised.

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Thank Fay T
Hope Mills, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife were wanting to test the downtown district for a different taste of food and stumbled across this restaurant. Food was impressive! Even sampled some of their native beers, overall very enlightening experience. Highly recommend.

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Thank Texas_Rattler
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved each and every dish that our waiter suggested and walked away totally impressed and carrying my own bottle of their peri peri sauce 😊👍 If you are unsure about the selections just ask the waiter to assist you. Can't go wrong !

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Thank TrvlGalore
Savannah, Georgia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were passing through town on 95 and this place had good reviews on TripAdvisor and sounded interesting so we went. It was well worth the detour off the highway. I have never had African food before and I'm so glad this was the first place I tried it. The place was packed when we walked in (there are only... More 

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Thank Jessi_Minaj
East Coast
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The food here is great the the owner is very nice. The one grip I have is that the place can get crowded at lunch. But, that comes small places that have good food,

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Thank sikespa
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I've never been in a restaurant with traditional African food, and oh my, it's one of the most delicious food, if not the most delicious food I've ever had.

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Thank EdgarJLR
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food here is some kind of womderful, I've actually had the oxtails with rice/peas and the chicken with rice. The bread is so delicious. The atmosphere is friendly and the staff is great. I love to try new things so I tried the drink (begins with T - LOL, they tell me it's made out of beans well I... More 

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Thank Phyllis W
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Excellent food. The wait staff was great in making suggestions and helping us make a good food choice. Will definitely return.

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Thank Pattis1959
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Very clean place. Great food with wonderful west africa flavors. No problems with the parking on week days.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Person St, 2 doors down from the Market House Downtown Fayetteville, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5721
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Fayetteville
  • Phone Number: +1 910-779-2375
Description
Taste Of West Africa (TOWA) is a full service casual restaurant that serves healthy authentic West African cuisines prepared in a homemade style using fresh and local ingredients where possible. TOWA serves lunch and dinner and currently offers catering services for events of every size and budget. Are you vegan? Does your diet consist of gluten free dishes? Need dishes prepared free of dairy products? We can serve all dietary needs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?