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“Great with friends!”
Review of Jambo Cafe

Jambo Cafe
Ranked #4 of 603 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 8 - USD 22
Cuisines: African, Caribbean
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Second time we have dined here, this time with out of town friends, all of whom are very sophisticated travelers. We loved it again as did they. We arrived early for our reservations, but the staff accomodated us immediately. The service was outstanding, professional and not intrusive at all; just right. And the food...it was as close to spectacular as can be done. All six of us had a truly fine dinner. We thank you.

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4  Thank Q7235TAmarks
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch and so glad we did. We had the platter so we could try three different curries and also the chicken peanut stew. Everything was delicious with generous amounts of meat. I also tried all the hot sauces but did not find them that spicy. Would definitely come back.

4  Thank Megan C
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

If in Santa Fe-eat here at least once! The menu is a kind of African/Jamaican spin. First of all the place looks cool on the inside. And the proprietor was a wonderful part of the whole experience. The food is full on spices and great combinations. We had the organic jerk chicken and the coconut curry tofu. Be sure and tell them your heat level. The portions were large and full of flavor. I would definitely return. Not cheap,but worth it!

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4  Thank seeker87
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Well I'm not impressed asked waitress for what she reccomends she said the kabob was her favorite so I said ok then order that for me my husband got the lamb gyro. So my beef on this meal was a weird marinade like cinnamon I don't even know sweet yuck and the gyro had so much juice in it it ruined the French fries all soggy his hands soaking wet as if they added a broth to it it was a mess. Cheep wine that tasted like it too.
Not impressed have not been there in years no plan to return

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We met our Santa Fe friends for dinner and had a great time. Charming African waiter was delightful as we ordered.
Crab cakes and shrimp for shared appetizers, nice presentation of greens, tomatoes. Good dipping sauces for each.
Jerk chicken, rice and beans were devoured. The goat stew was for the adventuresome eater, who altho’ a big eater brought some home for lunch. He chose the African tortilla like option for dipping in his stew.
Rice was an option.
The special was ordered, lovely presentation of shrimp with other taste treats.
It was pleasant to meet the owner and chef.
The decor is fanciful and charming.

We all will return.

6  Thank alice w
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