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Jambo Cafe

2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
+1 505-473-1269
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“goat stew” (166 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, African, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had lunch at the Jambo Café and found that the food was not as tasty as most of the reviews indicated. . We had the Pili Pili shrimp and a Jerk Chicken Sandwich. Neither meal was outstanding. The place was busy when we arrived...More

Thank ozarklandman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently this is a local's place; you'd never find it unless you took the time to look for something not southwestern. The place was packed. Very casual. Food very very tasty. We had some sort stew which was delicious. Good friendly service. Next time in...More

3  Thank cvcalifornia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a flavor sensation. I went with family, who frequent the restaurant often. Everything we ordered was amazingly delicious!

4  Thank migibson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's easy to impress customers,if they are not really familiar with the food. Unfortunately, we've been to Kenya numerous times, so there's a way to gauge the food's quality.So, by Kenyan standards, it is just average. Medium beef kabob was burnt on the outside, the...More

Thank Bing M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there with no expectations and found a great variety of African, Middle Eastern and some Indian foods. Great quality, fun variety. Very much enjoyed

1  Thank pajarocabana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I there for lunch last Saturday for lunch and am so glad I did. I have never been to Santa Fe so as I often do, I did my research on Tripadvisor. Got there early and we're seated right away. I was...More

2  Thank Jim9995
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the Zia Diner gone, Jambo Café is now indisputably our favorite Santa Fe eatery. Santa Fe is really not a place for diversity of ethic food. Although weighted toward meaty dishes with lamb, goat and chicken, there are also a lot of great vegetarian...More

4  Thank Jay D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is not great from the outside. It is located in a strip mall, but when you enter you are transported into multiple culinary worlds at once. The food is delicious, and everyone is friendly. There is even a store of imported goods from...More

3  Thank Jonas F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would have never found this place if it wasn't for Trip Advisor, it's hidden in a small shopping center. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was quick and courteous. The salmon on the salmon salad was cooked to perfection- I never thought...More

5  Thank Herschel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is an oasis in an otherwise characterless strip mall. Upon entering, I was struck by a plethora of inviting aromas. The ambiance was warm, informal, comfortable, and had a low noise level. An outstanding first course of fried cornmeal plantain crab cakes were...More

4  Thank Richard0304
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catwiskers
28 September 2016|
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Response from travelmd46 | 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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 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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