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Jambo Cafe

2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
+1 505-473-1269
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Caribbean, African, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Flavors are terrific. I had the Mahi in banana leaf. Fish was flavorful and cooked well. I really enjoyed the side of bok choy. My husband had shrimp which he loved. The price is right and the service excellent. Do try the cold chai on...More

2  Thank cwbpjt
Reviewed 1 September 2018

If you've grown tired of the New/Mexican cuisine featured in many of Santa Fe's restaurants, Jambo offers a welcome change. This place is in our neighborhood, so my wife and I eat here fairly frequently. The menu features food from all over Africa and the...More

3  Thank David D
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here with another couple who are vegetarians. We read about it and wanted to give it a try but worried if our friends would have enough choices. Luckily they found dishes they liked and I got to try the chicken...More

3  Thank GikoKadampa
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I took a group of 10, we each had something different and everyone loved their choice. At the end of our trip to Sante Fe, they all said the dinner at Jambo was the best meal they had had all week-end, and for Santa Fe...More

Thank Beekeeperjudge
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

No trip to Santa Fe is complete without a meal at Jambos. The soups, salads and entrees are all great. It may be different than your everyday faire but be open and try something new. Chicken kabobs were awesome. Stews are incredible! The staff are...More

4  Thank 308jimmys
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Unique menu of African and Caribbean cuisine with great choices, Very knowledgeable waiter, when asked about menu he had all the right answers.

6  Thank Z6472BNjamesm
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We just happened to be in that parking lot at lunch time. Had no idea what kind of food it was. I had jerk chicken salad which was a flavor EXPLOSION with grilled veggies and salad greens, lots of feta cheese, very tender spicy chicken...More

2  Thank janief64
Reviewed 27 August 2018

It’s as good as all the reviews say. We loved the adventure of it. But don’t come at noon. 11:30 and 12:30 (and after) all seemed to be good times.

4  Thank LSfromNYC
Reviewed 27 August 2018

My weekly group of lunch buddies chose Jambo because we only had four this week. Arrived around 12:45 and were seated immediately. Food was outstanding as always. Our waitperson even gave us separate checks.

4  Thank slickrecordsantafe
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Restaurant was recommended by friends. Did not disappoint at all. Great food and service. A real International melting pot of both choices and flavors. My wife loved the spice-rubbed Salmon Salad and I had the Chicken Curry and Goat Stew combo platter. Large servings and...More

3  Thank BobbyB240
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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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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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.
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