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Jambo Cafe ABQ

1105 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-5702
+1 505-294-3459
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Caribbean, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1105 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-5702
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Delicious African food. Quite a variety. Beautiful atmosphere, great waiters and fair prices. I love the chicken coconut curry with rice. There is a gift shop to browse through as well!

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admittedly, we are VERY picky diners, so take what follows with a grain of salt: Jambo serves ethnic African and Caribbean cuisine tempered for the New Mexican palate--lots of spice! Dishes are basically simplified "comfort food" versions of items like braised short ribs, goat stew,...More

Thank Michaela H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My sister took me to Jambo Cafe for African food, which I have never tried. I admit I was very apprehensive, but I'm so glad she brought me here. I tried their chicken salad sandwich-which besides chicken was stuffed with pineapple, raisins, and peanuts-in a...More

Thank JNUGirl
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We just visited the Jambo Cafe in Santa Fe and decided to try lunch at the ABQ.location? Wow! My reaction as I walked into the restaurant. Fabulous decor, like eating in an African art museum. The photo that is included is of a Fang Mask,...More

Thank alice w
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The Jambo Café in Santa Fe has established itself as a popular place to eat, and not too long ago they opened this location in Albuquerque on Juan Tabo. The interior decoration is African themed and tasteful, although not particularly elegant – the place has...More

Thank gypsyuno
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The food was very good, certainly out of the ordinary. A little pricey and portions could be more generous.

Thank twistdmojo
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We tried to go to Jambo while visiting Santa Fe (their original location), but timing never did allow. While heading south before making the long drive on I40 back home, we were pleased to see (on TripAdvisor) that Jambo had a location in ABQ! We...More

Thank alexkentphoto
Ahmed O, Owner at Jambo Cafe ABQ, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you for stopping in! We're so glad you did and we look forward to serving you next time you're in ABQ!

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

After spending a week in Santa Fe several years ago, by the end of the week, I said no more Mexican food. We stumbled upon Jamaican -Morocco exquisitely prepared food. Last year the Albuquerque location opened with a more modern motif. I think the original...More

Thank Don G
Ahmed O, Owner at Jambo Cafe ABQ, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you for stopping in! We're glad you did.

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I love the ambience,the service,the food I had Kenyan styled beef kebabs!!!!!!oh my gosh!!!!!! I will be back again! There is also a store and very lovely pieces!!!!!!

Thank Glenda D
Ahmed O, Owner at Jambo Cafe ABQ, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you so much for the praise. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 13 March 2018

It's always great when a local dining spot makes its appearance in town. Jambo's is a hybrid from Santa Fe (renowned for its locally owned cafes) and is a breath of fresh air from chain operations. From the moment you walk in and see the...More

Thank sunsetsbythesea
Ahmed O, Owner at Jambo Cafe ABQ, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you for stopping in! We are glad to have you - come back soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1105 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-5702
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-294-3459
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Chef Ahmed Obo's latest venture featuring his award-winning African and Caribbean cuisine. Enjoy an immersion into African cuisine, style, and energy with a wide variety of food choices that include vegetarian, omnivore, gluten free, and dairy free options. Chef Ahmed Obo is an award-winning Chef and is well known for his exquisite soups and stews.
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