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3260 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214
716 837-2326
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Inspired by the soulful cuisine of New Orleans, Shango Bistro and Wine Bar...
Inspired by the soulful cuisine of New Orleans, Shango Bistro and Wine Bar strives to awaken the senses through Chef Jim Guarino’s culinary creations, a Wine Spectator-awarded wine list 170 bottles strong, and our eclectic, carefully hand-selected beer menu. Shango embodies the spirit of a true neighborhood bistro — offering a light, fun atmosphere paired with serious food and drink.
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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstansing Cajun restaurant

I love Shango for every meal of the day. I've been there for dinner several times. I am always impressed. Their brunch menu is equally brilliant. The chef is an absolute genius. For dinner, I absolutely loved the chorizo mac n cheese, served in a skillet. It takes an interesting Cajun twist on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Jane B
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I love Shango for every meal of the day. I've been there for dinner several times. I am always impressed. Their brunch menu is equally brilliant. The chef is an absolute genius. For dinner, I absolutely loved the chorizo mac n cheese, served in a skillet. It takes an interesting Cajun twist on my favorite meal. Although the chorizo and... More 

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Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had been to Shango's a few times in the past, and always enjoyed our dinners. They do a Cajun, New Orleans type of fare. This time, three of the four of us experienced lousy meals. My husband had the rib eye which was that nights special, it was grizzly and fatty. He took the left overs home in a... More 

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Every dish was absolutely amazing. Great prices too. We will definetly be back the next time we are in Buffalo.

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lima
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379 reviews 379 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went to Shango during Buffalo's restaurant week. We chose it because it offered three courses of unique New Orleans style food. I have to start with the logistics of getting into the restaurant. With all of the snow on the city streets parking was difficult but what really bothered me was that the sidewalk leading up the the restaurant... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is the second visit to Shango and definitely exceeded expectations. We were a group of eight and our server was outstanding. She was very friendly and attentive. All meals were raved about. Entrees among the group included the Creole Meatloaf, Gnocchi, Braised Veal, Fried Chicken, Steak PO boy and other specials not listed on the website. The goat cheese... More 

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Burlington, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I am a lover of Cajun cuisine, so when I found that there is a restaurant in Buffalo offering that, I said "sign me up". I went with my wife for a Sunday brunch. The restaurant was relatively crowded given that it was a Sunday. It kinda sucks a little that Shango is only open for brunch, but I can't... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is a great restaurant to go to for informal meal at a good price Food is New Orleans style with lots of variety!

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Kenmore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you love New Orleans style food this is the place. The atmosphere is super cozy. Service is perfect. My favorite Sunday brunch place. Ive never had a bad meal here.

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Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I had dinner with some professional colleagues who all ordered Po'Boys ( very generously sized sandwiches--best was the catfish) but I ordered the Mushroom salad ($9) and sweet potato gnocchis with spinach. I didn't anticipate how large the salad would be. I could have ordered soup and the salad and been quite satisfied, but the gnocchis were so delicious that... More 

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Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Heard so many incredible things about this restaurant I had to try it. Maybe my expectations were too high but I found it to be 'average'. Food was just ok and I thought it was pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3260 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716 837-2326

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Inspired by the soulful cuisine of New Orleans, Shango Bistro and Wine Bar strives to awaken the senses through Chef Jim Guarino’s culinary creations, a Wine Spectator-awarded wine list 170 bottles strong, and our eclectic, carefully hand-selected beer menu. Shango embodies the spirit of a true neighborhood bistro — offering a light, fun atmosphere paired with serious food and drink.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?