We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jambo Cafe

2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
+1 505-473-1269
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“goat stew” (171 reviews)
“plantains” (79 reviews)
“roti” (59 reviews)
Closed Now
Caribbean, African, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,364)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,350 reviews

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
Nearby HotelsSee all 61 hotels in Santa Fe
Rodeway Inn
416 reviews
.38 km away
El Rey Court
858 reviews
.57 km away
Silver Saddle Motel
877 reviews
.98 km away
Western Scene Motel
6 reviews
1.17 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Tecolote Cafe
560 reviews
.35 km away
Los Potrillos
372 reviews
.37 km away
India House
209 reviews
.43 km away
Nearby Attractions
Santa Fe Climbing Center
20 reviews
1.51 km away
Stephen's A Consignment Gallery
10 reviews
.71 km away
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
10 reviews
.30 km away
Santa Fe Flea Market
12 reviews
1.54 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
28 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from ckhikes | Reviewed this property |
Assuming "lunch menu" is a question; yes, they have a lunch menu.
14 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 22
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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing