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“Fresh food deliciously prepared” 5 of 5 stars
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Shango
3260 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214
716 837-2326
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Ranked #55 of 919 Restaurants in Buffalo
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fresh food deliciously prepared”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Nice dining room with front wall that can be opened to the outdoor patio. We had a table just inside; the best of both worlds on a cool evening. I tried the buttermilk fried chicken mostly because of it's reputation; which turns out to be well deserved. Two large boneless breasts with amazing cheddar grits and southern greens. The back pepper pasta with seafood was a generous portion, but it all disappeared because it was so good. Appetizers and desert were also very enjoyable. Overall Shango serves fresh food deliciously prepared in interesting ways.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Buffalo Bayou”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Been to Shango twice on business trips to Buffalo. Great little find that I was turned on to by a colleagues sibling. Oenophile friendly with a good (albeit small) rotating draught beer selection. Food has been consistently good on both occasions with a lot of sharing and sampling of others small and large plates. Definitely worth a trip.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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buffalo
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very good ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Ive been here several times for brunch great service and great food. They always have a variatey of things on the menu! I will definitely be going for dinner in the near future.

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Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Go, Shango!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food and drink. We went w/o reservations on a Saturday evening, but were treated well nonetheless. Busy place! It would be wise to reserve a spot beforehand.

Visited April 2014
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Orchard Park, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I would say this is a very nice couples and friends atmosphere. Not one I'd bring children to, as it has the atmosphere of more formal dining for dinner and can be very romantic as well. Their food in a fusion style and very good, but a bit pricey. We took another couple there on this occasion and had a very nice time. We were there for quite a while and didn't feel rushed at all. We all were able to relax and enjoy the atmosphere along with good conversation.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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