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Jambo Cafe

Menu

STARTERS
$10.95
Fried Cornmeal Plantain Crab Cakes
served over organic field greens, topped with Caribbean spice sauce (GF)
$8.95
Savory Stuffed Phyllo
phyllo pastries filled with spinach, Moroccan black olives, organic feta, roasted red peppers and chickpeas over organic field greens and drizzled with pomegranate sauce.
$8.95
Sweet Smoked Paprika Hummus Plate
served with Moroccan olives, veggies, and pita. (Vegan)
$9.95
Coconut Shrimp
four lightly fried Wild Shrimp served with lime cilantro mango sauce.
$8.95
Jerk Chicken Wings
served with pineapple curry sauce. (GF)
$5.95
Cinnamon-Dusted Plantains
served with pineapple curry dipping sauce. (GF) (Vegan)
SOUPS
Cup $5.95
Bowl $7.95
Soup Of The Day
served with pita. (Soup is always gluten-free, pita is not)
SALADS
$13.95
Spice-Rubbed Salmon
grilled salmon with organic baby greens, capers, shaved red onions, crispy sweet potatoes and a mango-mustard dressing.(GF)
$11.95
Jamaican Jerk Organic Chicken
with grilled vegetables, goat cheese, organic field greens, crispy cassava chips and a habanero -papaya dressing. (GF)
$10.95
Curry Encrusted Pistachio Goat Cheese
over roasted vegetables and organic field greens drizzled with pomegranate vinaigrette. (GF)
$6.95
House Salad
organic fields greens, garbanzos, cherry tomatoes, red onion, Moroccan olives and feta cheese with pomegranate vinaigrette.
SPECIALTY PLATTERS
All chicken, beef, and lamb are Halal. We try to use organic ingredients whenever possible.
$16.95
Banana Leaf Wrapped Island Spiced Mahi Mahi
over wild black rice, with garlic sauteed baby bok choy, topped with a mango tamarind coconut sauce. (GF)
$13.95
Island Spice Coconut Peanut Chicken Stew
with basmati coconut rice. (GF)
$12.95
North African Spiced Lamb Burger
on a ciabatta bun with feta cheese and tomato chutney. Salad or fries.
$16.95
Lamu Coconut Pili Pili Shrimp
Wild Shrimp over basmati rice with an East African coconut tomato hot spice sauce and sauteed garlic spinach. (GF)
$13.95
Moroccan Spiced Marinated Chicken Kabobs
with tomato mint chutney over couscous, and sauteed haricot verts topped with feta cheese and olives
$13.95
Coconut Organic Tofu Curry
cooked in a mix of spices and tomatoes in coconut milk, served with coconut basmati rice with roasted vegetables and topped with garlic spinach.
$13.95
Coconut Chicken Curry
all natural boneless chicken cooked in a mix of spices and tomatoes in coconut milk, served with coconut basmati rice and topped with garlic spinach. (GF)
$13.95
All-Natural Grilled Jerk Chicken
served with red beans, coconut basmati rice and fried plantains. (GF)
$13.95
Caribbean Goat Stew
slow-cooked goat with carrots and potatoes in an island curry sauce, with coconut basmati rice or roti. Serve in the traditional style which includes bones. (Strew is GF, roti is not)
$15.95
Curry Coconut Encrusted Tilapia
served with brown rice pilaf and sauteed garlic spinach and a ginger dried fruit chutney. (GF)
SANDWICHES AND WRAPS
all sandwiches with choice of sweet potato fries, cumin fries or mixed fries. Substitute cup of soup or side salad $2.00
$10.95
Jerk Chicken Sandwich
grilled, marinated chicken with in a spicy tomato sauce on pita.
$11.95
Harissa Spiced Lamb Sandwich
slow-roasted spiced leg of lamb with shaved red onions, cherry tomatoes, and a cucumber-yogurt sauce on pita.
$10.95
Curried Chicken Salad Wrap
with pineapple, raisins, mixed greens and peanuts in a spicy curry sauce on roti.
$9.95
Vegetarian Sandwich
marinated artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and Moroccan black olive in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, with spinach and organic feta on pita.
$9.95
Jerk Organic Tofu Sandwich
grilled tofu with spicy tomato sauce with organic greens on pita.
$9.95
Hummus Sandwich
served with goat cheese, lettuce, veggies, and a habeñero-papaya dressing on pita.
KIDS
substitute sweet potato fries $1.
$5.95
Kids Lentil Stew
with rice.
$6.95
Chicken Fingers
with french fries. (not halal)
$5.95
Grilled Cheese Pita
with french fries.
SIDES
$4.95
Sweet Potato Fries
with curry dipping sauce
$4.95
Cumin French Fries
with harissa honey dipping sauce
$5.95
Mixed Fries
cumin and sweet potato mix with both sauces
$4.95
Sauteed Spinach With Garlic
$3.95
Rice And Beans
$3.95
Roti / Chapati
African flat bread
$3.95
Ugali (corn meal)
$0.5
Add Curry Mayo
$1.95
Pita Bread
$1.95
Rice
DESSERTS
$6.95
Date Coconut Flourless Chocolate Cake
with fresh whipped cream
$6.95
Jamaican Rum Pacan Pie
$6.95
Mango Cobbler
with ice cream
$6.95
Banana Coconut Cream Pie
$6.95
Chocolate Almond Crust Key Lime Pie
with fresh whipped cream
$5.95
Coconut Cardamom Flan
$5.95
Coconut and Rum Black Rice Pudding
BEVERAGES
$2.95
House Coffee (regular or decaf)
$3.5
Café Americano
$4.95
Latté
single or double
$3.95
Cappuccino
$3.5
Espresso
Ethiopian blend
$3.95
Spiced Hot or Cold Chai
Refills are $1.50
$2.95
Choice Organic Teas
$2.5
Tropical Iced Tea
$3.95
House-Made Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea
Refills are $1.50
$3.95
House-Made Mango Ginger Lemonade
Refills are $1.50
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
USD 8 - USD 22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Caribbean, African, Soups, Moroccan, Seafood, Mediterranean
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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food is excellent the service is kind of slow, because they are so many people that know about this place, and let's face it there are not a lot of restaurants that serve eclectic and diverse food other than Mexican.

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank Maritzakath
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must to go if Winning nutritious food and a fun atmosphere. Took my sister there for her birthday. She loved it and they saying for her. I really like their Hummus.

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Jane-R-Nantz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere & authentically decorated. Food was tremendous. The oxtail in particular was outstanding!

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank hutchero
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and price . Had the curry and it was a little spicy for someone who does not eat spicy food. I ate all it was great.

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank conniesej
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife had the beef kebab, and I had the chicken kebab. Both were flavorful, tender. juicy meals served attractively. The blend of herbs and spices sets the food apart and is among the best we have had. Service is friendly and prompt. Atmosphere was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a holiday meal with co-workers. Everyone raved about the food. service was good. Packed with other diners. Vegetarian options. Sadly, they were out of the crab cakes.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank 629ninja
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't amazed, but it was pretty good. Perhaps I should go back to try some of the other selections tho see if my opinion improves. Staff is super nice though.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SJoyAdams7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Xmas in Santa Fe can be a zoo! After four days of wrestling the crowds and waiting an hour or more to eat at popular Southwestern places downtown, we decided we were ready for something different. And Jambo Cafe could not have been a more...More

Date of visit: December 2018
6  Thank krabrams
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our lunch. I had a lamb burger and cumin fries which were both very good. My wife had the goat cheese salad which she really enjoyed. I would have given Jambo a 5 but a few hours later my stomach was pretty upset...More

Date of visit: December 2018
6  Thank 455paula
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

My wife had mahi mahi and enjoyed it very much. I had a combination plate consisting of stewed goat, lentils and chicken curry and it was outstanding. Everything we tried was excellent, we will definitely return when we are back in Santa Fe.

Date of visit: December 2018
5  Thank liketotravel167
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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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