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Jambo Cafe

2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
+1 505-473-1269
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, African, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a unique, adorable place with impeccable service, food and ambiance. The highlight of our experience was our server, Jenn. She delights in making sure everyone experiences a meal that is perfect. We felt we were her only customers in restaurant that was full....More

3  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a reservation to dine here on a Saturday evening. We were seated quickly. Restaurant was busy, but every person on waitstaff that passed our table asked if we needed anything and even spent a few minutes conversing. We asked for food recommendations ("If...More

4  Thank U544NJannem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our single night in Santa Fe we were thinking of Southwest cuisine, but then we learned about Jambo Cafe -- and are so glad we did! It's tucked into a non-descript strip mall, but is lovely inside. We had to wait a few minutes...More

6  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent African dishes made fresh ingredients and a slight American twist. A wide variety of vegetarian, meat and poultry dishes. Everything I have tried is delicious and abundant. A pleasure to find this among all the New Mexcican restaurants in Santa Fe.

5  Thank janesauer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

4  Thank Q7235TAmarks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

4  Thank Megan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

4  Thank seeker87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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....More

6  Thank alice w
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We ate at Jambo four times during our two week stay in Sante Fe. Every dish was made with care to match ingredients and flavor. Terrific variety of food and every dish we had was great. Recommend especially: savory stuffed phyllo, peanut chicken stew, coconut...More

3  Thank ANNE H
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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.
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
US$8 - US$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
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large 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
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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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