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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” (169 reviews)
“plantains” (76 reviews)
“roti” (59 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, African, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Love the restaurant, decided to try new items, some fish dishes. Outstanding, fresh, high quality and as expected, amazing flavor profile/spices. I had the BANANA LEAF WRAPPED ISLAND SPICED MAHI MAHI ~ $16.95 which is served over wild black rice, with garlic sauteed baby bok...More

2  Thank AndrewRodney
Reviewed 27 February 2018

On our recent visit we had the fish special of the day. My friend said it was the best fish he has had in years. I agreed. All the food is excellent. One of my favorites is the goat stew. Try it. Do not let...More

3  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We used to make a point of grabbing a meal here whenever we are in town. No more. The soup used to be a signature. The garlic soup was good, but not outstanding. My spicy coconut chicken stew was also good but not memorable. My...More

Thank TomM1951
Reviewed 20 February 2018

After arriving in ABQ I took a shuttle to Santa Fe where the driver let me out at Jambo’s. I entered with all my luggage and sat down near the front door with reggae music working my attitude. I ordered the Soup of the Day...More

5  Thank GeoLorenzo
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a true delight. The food is truly amazing. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is great.

5  Thank Texasempire
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Jambo is a wonderful experience. My wife and I have especially enjoyed the coconut peanut chicken stew and the lentil stew. The roti bread is delicious as well as the basmati rice. We also love the young coconut water. It comes with the entire coconut...More

3  Thank Rufus_K12
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We went for lunch... we are visiting from Maine, we've eaten many enchiladas and New Mexican food so we were looking for a change in flavor. Yum, fun place, so fresh, cute spot lots of locals ....we were surprised how busy it was...though we didn't...More

2  Thank shitchcox
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We have heard nothing but compliments regarding this place, and last night we discovered why. We had a delightful dinner, fabulous waitress and tried some new and exciting flavors and dishes. The food was cooked to perfection and the spices bold and flavorful. We tried...More

4  Thank demenshea
Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you're a fan of ethnic cuisines, give this place a try. The menu is not afraid of spice and has a wide variety of things to choose from -- all made to perfection. Over the past year, we've returned here a dozen times or...More

2  Thank redmesastudio
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Jambo was celebrating its anniversary, special dishes, all wonderfully different, featuring local product married to imported African basics. It is a treat, you deserve to try it!

5  Thank RKnispel
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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