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Jambo Cafe

2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
+1 505-473-1269
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 3 days ago

We ate at Jambo four times during our two week stay in Sante Fe. Every dish was made with care to match ingredients and flavor. Terrific variety of food and every dish we had was great. Recommend especially: savory stuffed phyllo, peanut chicken stew, coconut...More

Thank ANNE H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The small Jambo Cafe actually looked like a fun restaurant to experience, but my partner was not feeling well and I asked for takeout. They had it packaged and ready for me before I finished signing the prepared bill. I thought how good could this...More

2  Thank Glidr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend a reservation for this packed, busy restaurant located in a strip mall. Without a reservation, we ended up seated at the bar which was cluttered with take-out orders and located right next to the kitchen. I would not recommend this location. The...More

2  Thank LovesNM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of a kind African-Caribbean fusion food restaurant that is a popular choice for good, affordable meals. .The combination plate of chicken curry, goat stew and coconut lentils, with rice were a good choice for experiencing the menu. Salads were fresh. Several specials available. Located...More

1  Thank RussellJW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited their newly-opened Albuquerque restaurant tonight. It was superb. Mark, our waiter, directed me to the Kenya beef kabob. It was an excellent choice. I highly recommend this place. We’ll be back.

2  Thank rjsworth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and Hubby had never been; but friends of ours recommended Jambo for Afro-Caribbean treat. We were SO glad we went!!! 2 in our group had the special seared cod with sautéed spinach and not just any red beans and rice. I had Coconut Chicken...More

1  Thank jta05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Facade fool you. This is a unique eatery in restaurant friendly Santa Fe. The food is great and has very unique menu for this part of the Southwest. Again, don’t be fooled by the outside appearance.

2  Thank Trails4U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only reason for my 4 star is for my Jerk chicken. I am not a fan of the leg-thigh combo, I feel that for the price they charge it should be a breast piece. I was still hungry after my meal. Now the Kenyan...More

1  Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I visited Santa Fe for a few days to see some friends that recently moved there. This was the first meal I had when I landed in the city and wow. I was blown away. First of all, the roti with their sauce (I think...More

3  Thank Kareem A
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went there Wednesday night. She got the jerk chicken and I got the Harissa lamb on pita bread. My food had no harissa that I could taste, the lamb was stringy and tasted of fish. My friends' jerk chicken was covered...More

1  Thank Margaret S
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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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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