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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Caribbean, African, Soups, Moroccan, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Based on Tripadvisor reviews we made a booking and were not disappointed. The place is relatively small with basic tables and ordinary uncomfortable chairs but was packed even mid-week. The food was above average – not fine dining – but a really good feed for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
6  Thank Geordielass2
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I wanted to try this restaurant when I was in Santa Fe last year, and I didn't make it. I wasn't about to miss it this time, and I was not disappointed. We went early, as we didn't have reservations, and got a table right...More

Date of visit: July 2018
5  Thank WSIII
Reviewed 4 August 2018

This is the second visit we've had two meals at Jambo (the first was about six years ago), and everything was at least as good this time. Wonderful food and very good service.

Date of visit: August 2018
4  Thank Eugene1019
Reviewed 3 August 2018

On our trip to Santa Fe my husband and I decided to eat here our first night in town. We both love Caribbean food and were not disappointed. This place is awesome!!!! The food was delicious and the staff was nice, knowledgeable and polite. The...More

Date of visit: February 2018
6  Thank ShawnCortez
Reviewed 3 August 2018

The food was absolutely amazing, something like we've never tried. The service was great and the environment was very pleasing. Somewhat loud however. The store down a few spots was also cool and neat stuff in there! overall one of our best meals.

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank thadleffingwell
Reviewed 3 August 2018

To be honest, I'm not going to lie that as someone who was born and raised here in Santa Fe I really only ever ate the kind of food my family raised us on. I've been a traditional kind of guy who sticks to chile,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
4  Thank porfirio505
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Our Santa Fe Rafting Co guide Elliot as well as the couple who was on the raft recommended we try Jambo- and so glad we did! Bustling place (closed on Sundays)- we sat at the counter and got to know the servers and peak into...More

Date of visit: July 2018
4  Thank jl0ckhart
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Four of us ate lunch here, and we all loved our meals. The food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable. The menu had a wide variety of African and Caribbean dishes that were very tasty, and delicious beverages too!

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank MangiaMuse
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This place was magical. And I could tell when I opened the door. The aromatic Codie’s coming to my senses made me salivate. The placed was packed on an early Saturday due to great food, terrific prices and professional service. The curry was spot on...More

Date of visit: July 2018
5  Thank Allansha
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Amazing selection of African delights. Finally something different than New Mexican or Asian in Santa Fe. This restaurant has been here for a long time and it is because the flavors are exceptional, service good and prices very fair.

Date of visit: July 2018
6  Thank Jane S
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 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.
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