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Jambo Cafe

2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
+1 505-473-1269
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“goat stew” (171 reviews)
“plantains” (79 reviews)
“roti” (59 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
Caribbean, African, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my first time eating African food and I was overwhelmed with how delicious the food was. I had the cinnamon dusted plantains with curry/coconut dipping sauce as a shared appetizer and the salmon special for my main dish. I couldn't have asked for...More

4  Thank Paulette H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had the combination plate. Goat stew was flavored well but 80% bone and 20% meat. Coconut Lentils and chicken curry flavorless, bland. Wife had the salmon salad and enjoyed it, but is hardly a difficult dish to prepare. Won’t be going back.

Thank David H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Best goat stew we’ve ever had. Such a remarkable menu of Caribbean and African dishes. Friendly, chill service. Also, amazing deserts! If we lived here, we’d be regulars.

3  Thank illuminatta53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants! Every time I come here I try something new and it never disappoints. Save room for dessert too. The coconut pie is heavenly

Thank breannan328
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my absolute favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. The last time I had stayed in Santa Fe, they were unfortunately closed…because someone had accidently driven their car into the dining room (fortunately, no injuries all around)! But I was excited to get back there...More

1  Thank KthSch
Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother lives in Santa Fe and has been telling us how great this place is for years. She recently moved nearby so we decided to go there for dinner. The food was excellent, and the service friendly. If you're looking for a new cuisine...More

2  Thank Eric M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was simply amazing! Yes, it's in a strip mall and the decor is fairly basic, but the food says it all. The two dishes we had, the Island Spice Coconut Peanut Chicken Stew and the Grilled Organic Jerk Chicken were both really tasty...More

3  Thank SFOdavid
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed dinner here this evening. Amon was an excellent server - and fun! Lamb stew and chicken curry were both excellent! Try the African wines - we were impressed!

Thank kansastraveler42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You just can’t believe how delicious and beautifully presented are the dishes in this restaurant!!! It was such a wonderful surprise! We had philo filled with spinach and feta, which came with a delicious sauce, for starter. My husband had jerky chicken for entree and...More

5  Thank Ana C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with friends for dinner - the waitress was incredibly nice and accommodating to all of our various food allergies and preferences. There are so many delicious, authentic African and Caribbean foods!! They have gluten free options, vegetarian options, and vegan options. The whole...More

4  Thank Michelle A
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28 September 2016|
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Response from travelmd46 | Reviewed this property |
Assuming "lunch menu" is a question; yes, they have a lunch menu.
14 September 2016|
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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
You don't need reservations...but don't plan to arrive at 12 noon! Earlier or later is best.
12 July 2016|
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Response from Gary M | Reviewed this property |
The dishes were not heavily seasoned, but all of ours contained sodium. There are links on their website for their menu and to ask jambocafe directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-473-1269
  • E-mail
African and Caribbean dishes and specialties from award-winning Chef Ahmed Obo. Jambo Cafe specializes in new combinations of traditional dishes with a decidedly spicy flair. Winner of many awards, "Best Soup" for the Souperbowl 4 years running and "Best International Cuisine" in the Santa Fe Reporter for 5 years. We serve vegetarian and seafood options alongside our chicken, beef, lamb, and goat dishes. Locating in College Plaza near corner of St. Michaels Drive and Cerrillos Road. Plenty of parking.
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