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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
11:00 - 20:00
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there. Excellent peanut soup with plenty of vegetables and chicken. My mom had the beans with fried plaintains. It was also good. They make good iced tea. Friendly staff.

Thank littleruth
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend. This is my girlfriend and my new favorite restaurant! As soon as we walked in, we could tell by the amazing smell that we were going to be in for a treat. The staff and owners were very friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely amazing. Fresh! Healthy! Tasty! Top notch service! Who could as for... More 

Thank Thomas H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to do something different this year and had a great dinner for an awesome friend who is the best I've ever had

Thank Adam M
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I had never had this type of cuisine before, so I went in with an open mind and willing to step outside my box. I totally enjoyed it, they helped me with the menu, which really could have had more detail and helped me pick out food. The Ox tail and the jollof rice were great. I will say that... More 

Thank Eli G
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

My wife has wanted to eat here for a while, but like everything else something always comes up. We finally made it and is was well worth it. We were greeted with a smile, and everyone is friendly. When the owner came to ask us how everything was you could see in his eyes that he really cared on how... More 

Thank mcemeadows
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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!

Thank Kate D
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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.

Thank Fay T
Hope Mills, North Carolina
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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.

Thank Texas_Rattler
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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 !

Thank TrvlGalore
Savannah, Georgia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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
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?