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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” (171 reviews)
“plantains” (79 reviews)
“roti” (59 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, African, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The sauces are to rave about! Having spent some time in Africa, I can verify that Jambo is the real thing. The food, the hospitality, the ambiance, all are exquisite.

1  Thank wfjohnski
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We popped in here on a visit to Santa Fe from ABQ, and many in our party said it was the best meal they’d had throughout our time in NM. The service was super friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We loved all of the local beers...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our second trip to Jambo, a year apart. Both experiences were loaded with flavor! This trip spouse had black bean sweet potato soup and lamb burger. I had Crab cakes with Pili tiger shrimp! All 4 dishes had exquisite flavor and each quite...More

3  Thank Daniela R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Jambo a couple months ago and the food is terrific but what made it all the more special was the service. Shayna our server was so warm and friendly and made us feel like special guests. Thanks Shayna!

1  Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant, good service, interesting and delicious food and to top things off the owner gives back to the community in many ways!

Thank Shelley L
Reviewed 1 week ago

From tasty award winning soups to decadent desserts, Jambo has it all! From the feta stuffed phylo, roti, and sweet potatoe fries to the chicken kabob with chutney, it is very tasty and flavorful. Yes, there may be a wait, but they do take reservations...More

2  Thank Bette R
Reviewed 1 week ago

this place specializes in island african food. there is roti, a nice flat bread, goat stew (kinda boney but with great flavor), good specials especially worth trying. there are also some good vegetarian options like the coconut lentils. the food isn't especially piquant though its...More

2  Thank susancR3739QT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Caribbean, African, what is this stuff? It’s delicious is what it all is. Value wine options that don’t break the bank. Vegetarian, fish and meat options for lunch or dinner. Inventive specials, award wining soups. Even the simple lentils are unbelievably good. I like to...More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 week ago

On my birthday I was serenaded by the owner and wait staff with percussion. A menu of exotic dishes--too many to try in just one visit.

Thank TravelTipLady
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was excellent. Portions were big. We actually ordered more than we could eat. Particularly enjoyed the plantains had never had them with cinnamon and the dish was excellent. The goat stew was really tasty—have only ever had it in the West Indies. If...More

1  Thank Martha H
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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 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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