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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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Caribbean, African, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Jambo - soup was great. This place has won many, many awards for their soup! Combo plate good with goat stew was great. Banana wrapped mahi-mahi delicious. Service good.

2  Thank Douglas M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Jambo Cafe before leaving Santa Fe and am so glad I made the time to do so. The food was superb. I ordered the Fried Cornmeal Plaintain Crab Cakes as an appetizer. Oh My God, they were good. Since this was my...More

5  Thank cmsims1128
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great when vegetarian and non-vegetarian company comes. Also nice that it's quiet enough for memorable conversations... There's no place else like it in Santa Fe. Unique curries, great kebobs-- save room for desert.

3  Thank NewMexicoJill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. The service is excellent and the food is beyond comparison. If you go there you're in for a real treat.

1  Thank Edmundo1012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a taste of Africa in Santa Fe, you will love this restaurant. The food is wonderful, the staff is professional and courteous. Wonderful place!!!

3  Thank LeandroV1111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jambo is awesome African fare.Had not been in a while and forgot how good it was. A hidden treasure in Santa Fe. Service was prompt and friendly. Get the soup of the day.

2  Thank Tom A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and phenomenal food. The staff is excellent and prices are in line with the portion size. One of my favorites places to go when I am in Santa Fe.

4  Thank C1651BUdavidf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must not miss this restaurant. Make every effort to experience the food here. Get there early enough not to stand in line. Food and service is the best!! We came here first when the restaurant had been damaged by a vehicle mishap. Then, the...More

4  Thank carliewired
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Jambo Cafe in Santa Fe in October 2018 during a memorable road trip to the U.S. Southwest. It is located in a strip mall outside the historic area of Santa Fe and thus was the only Santa Fe restaurant that we...More

1  Thank Canadianstraveling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't honestly tell you what I ate because it was all things I'd never eaten before, but boy was it ever delicious. One of the people hanging out at the Meow Wolf Museum suggested this place and we are SOOO grateful for the referral....More

4  Thank oldcarkook
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Questions & Answers
28 September 2016|
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Response from ckhikes | 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, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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