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Jambo Cafe

2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
+1 505-473-1269
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“goat stew” (183 reviews)
“plantains” (84 reviews)
“roti” (63 reviews)
Closed
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, African, Soups, Moroccan, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I went in during a weekend for lunch and were seated quickly and had a fantastic experience. From the atmosphere to the amazing food and excellent service we will continue to go back!

3  Thank GoPlaces52316882840
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an experience. Nothing in the menu is ordinary, the tastes are all special. We had the chicken kebabs, the chicken curry soup of the day and the savory stuffed phyllo. They were all unique and absolutely delicious. We've been on the road for...More

3  Thank TheBlackCondor
Lyric K, Public Relations Manager at Jambo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit! Glad to have you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn’t been to Jambo in awhile but thoroughly enjoyed lunch yesterday. Such a unique cache of flavors. My wife found her spice-rubbed salmon salad prepared perfectly. I had the delicious harissa spiced lamb sandwich with a mix of cumin- potato and sweet potato fries. The...More

2  Thank geoguy2017
Lyric K, Public Relations Manager at Jambo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you stopped in. . .always glad to have you. Come back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back after too many months, had another outstanding lunch at Jambo Cafe. Started with the soup special. The soup's here are always to die for. Today it was a Caribbean Coconut chicken chowder which was outstanding. I tried something new, the Lamb sandwich which was...More

1  Thank AndrewRodney
Lyric K, Public Relations Manager at Jambo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for stopping by and we're glad your meal was amazing. And thanks for the shout out for Jambo Imports next door. Come back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks 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.

3  Thank Douglas M
Lyric K, Public Relations Manager at Jambo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks 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

6  Thank cmsims1128
Lyric K, Public Relations Manager at Jambo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind response to our efforts. We hope to see you again at either location.

Reviewed 4 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.

5  Thank NewMexicoJill
Lyric K, Public Relations Manager at Jambo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kinds words. And yes, also thanks for mentioning ~ we have vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options as well as great food for our omnivore friends.

Reviewed 4 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.

2  Thank Edmundo1012
Lyric K, Public Relations Manager at Jambo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love you too! Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 4 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!!!

5  Thank LeandroV1111
Lyric K, Public Relations Manager at Jambo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! Please come by again.

Reviewed 4 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.

3  Thank Tom A
Lyric K, Public Relations Manager at Jambo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you came on by. Thank you so much and don't be a stranger!

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catwiskers
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.
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BarbaraBarnes
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.
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fallswichita
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 22
Meals
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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
Description
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 7 years and Best Chef for 4 years. We serve vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and seafood options alongside our chicken, beef, lamb, and goat dishes. All meats are Halal. Located in College Plaza near corner of St. Michaels Drive and Cerrillos Road. Plenty of free parking. Visit our sister store Jambo Imports just two doors down.
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