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“This Place is Awesome!”
Review of Jambo Cafe

Jambo Cafe
Ranked #4 of 611 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 8 - USD 22
Cuisines: African, Caribbean
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, 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 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.
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 nice and know their products. After a meal, stroll down to the Jambo store and relish the spices! It is all for a good cause, too. Jambo is my favorite place in town.

Date of visit: August 2018
4  Thank 308jimmys
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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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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6  Thank Z6472BNjamesm
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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 with a habanero dressing. Hubby had a lamb sandwich which he also loved. Wonderful service, friendly people. What more could you want for lunch on a Monday?

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank janief64
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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.

Date of visit: August 2018
4  Thank LSfromNYC
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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.

Date of visit: August 2018
4  Thank slickrecordsantafe
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