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Jambo Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Fried Cornmeal Plantain Crab Cakes
served over organic field greens, topped with Caribbean spice sauce (GF)
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.
Sweet Smoked Paprika Hummus Plate
served with Moroccan olives, veggies, and pita. (Vegan)
Coconut Shrimp
four lightly fried Wild Shrimp served with lime cilantro mango sauce.
Jerk Chicken Wings
served with pineapple curry sauce. (GF)
Cinnamon-Dusted Plantains
served with pineapple curry dipping sauce. (GF) (Vegan)
Cup $5.95
Bowl $7.95
Soup Of The Day
served with pita. (Soup is always gluten-free, pita is not)
Spice-Rubbed Salmon
grilled salmon with organic baby greens, capers, shaved red onions, crispy sweet potatoes and a mango-mustard dressing.(GF)
Jamaican Jerk Organic Chicken
with grilled vegetables, goat cheese, organic field greens, crispy cassava chips and a habanero -papaya dressing. (GF)
Curry Encrusted Pistachio Goat Cheese
over roasted vegetables and organic field greens drizzled with pomegranate vinaigrette. (GF)
House Salad
organic fields greens, garbanzos, cherry tomatoes, red onion, Moroccan olives and feta cheese with pomegranate vinaigrette.
All chicken, beef, and lamb are Halal. We try to use organic ingredients whenever possible.
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)
Island Spice Coconut Peanut Chicken Stew
with basmati coconut rice. (GF)
North African Spiced Lamb Burger
on a ciabatta bun with feta cheese and tomato chutney. Salad or fries.
Lamu Coconut Pili Pili Shrimp
Wild Shrimp over basmati rice with an East African coconut tomato hot spice sauce and sauteed garlic spinach. (GF)
Moroccan Spiced Marinated Chicken Kabobs
with tomato mint chutney over couscous, and sauteed haricot verts topped with feta cheese and olives
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.
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)
All-Natural Grilled Jerk Chicken
served with red beans, coconut basmati rice and fried plantains. (GF)
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)
Curry Coconut Encrusted Tilapia
served with brown rice pilaf and sauteed garlic spinach and a ginger dried fruit chutney. (GF)
all sandwiches with choice of sweet potato fries, cumin fries or mixed fries. Substitute cup of soup or side salad $2.00
Jerk Chicken Sandwich
grilled, marinated chicken with in a spicy tomato sauce on pita.
Harissa Spiced Lamb Sandwich
slow-roasted spiced leg of lamb with shaved red onions, cherry tomatoes, and a cucumber-yogurt sauce on pita.
Curried Chicken Salad Wrap
with pineapple, raisins, mixed greens and peanuts in a spicy curry sauce on roti.
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.
Jerk Organic Tofu Sandwich
grilled tofu with spicy tomato sauce with organic greens on pita.
Hummus Sandwich
served with goat cheese, lettuce, veggies, and a habeñero-papaya dressing on pita.
substitute sweet potato fries $1.
Kids Lentil Stew
with rice.
Chicken Fingers
with french fries. (not halal)
Grilled Cheese Pita
with french fries.
Sweet Potato Fries
with curry dipping sauce
Cumin French Fries
with harissa honey dipping sauce
Mixed Fries
cumin and sweet potato mix with both sauces
Sauteed Spinach With Garlic
Rice And Beans
Roti / Chapati
African flat bread
Ugali (corn meal)
Add Curry Mayo
Pita Bread
Date Coconut Flourless Chocolate Cake
with fresh whipped cream
Jamaican Rum Pacan Pie
Mango Cobbler
with ice cream
Banana Coconut Cream Pie
Chocolate Almond Crust Key Lime Pie
with fresh whipped cream
Coconut Cardamom Flan
Coconut and Rum Black Rice Pudding
House Coffee (regular or decaf)
Café Americano
single or double
Ethiopian blend
Spiced Hot or Cold Chai
Refills are $1.50
Choice Organic Teas
Tropical Iced Tea
House-Made Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea
Refills are $1.50
House-Made Mango Ginger Lemonade
Refills are $1.50
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.
USD 8 - USD 22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Caribbean, African, Soups, Moroccan, Seafood, Mediterranean
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 5 days ago

You might drive right by this place, as it's in an unassuming shopping plaza, next to a Payless Shoes and a couple doors down from a Petco. Don't let the vanilla exterior fool you, as this is a GREAT little ethnic spot, serving up delicious...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank McBragg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was a bit hesitant to try this place since I know that Caribbean foods can often lean to the sweet side, but I threw caution to the wind and crossed my fingers there would be hot sauce. Guess what? There was! Our server was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Yasmin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been there many times and I always enjoy it. The service is great, the waitstaff is always friendly and helpful. The food is wonderful, lots of great spices

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank K8980QYmarkf
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the owner and his staff. It is a small storefront restaurant, local...yet not. The owner is such a lovely person that I hate to say this but...I'm ready for a new menu. I live in Santa Fe and understand the idea, "why mess...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today I had lamb stew that was perfect in taste and presentation. Service is very good and parking is easy.

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank Dudley H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend. Good ethnic cuisine in Santa Fe is difficult to find, but this place is a great find. I would have no problem recommending it to others.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Safari559373
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stop here EVERY time we visit Santa Fe, which is 4-5 times a year. We usually pick something new each time, and haven’t had a miss yet. Low end of pricey, but certainly well worth it. It’s also within walking distance of all plaza...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank John Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back to Jambo again, today there was a lamb meat loaf over a curry special that was to die for. Please chef, make this a regular item, it was out of this world. Picture of the meal and lunch special board with description provided. My...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank AndrewRodney
Reviewed 16 January 2019

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
4  Thank Maritzakath
Reviewed 16 January 2019 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
3  Thank Jane-R-Nantz
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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.
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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