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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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Caribbean, African, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
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Reviewed yesterday

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

2  Thank Bobby B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped in on a whim and soon found out that this restaurant has a great reputation and for good reason. The food was really good. There is not a wide range of choices, but what they do have is flavorful and unique. The staff...More

4  Thank Amy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is consistently fantastic! Flavorful dishes, vegetarian options, and good portions. The staff is always friendly, even when busy. Don't be fooled by it's location in a strip mall - Jambo Cafe has a cozy and happy ambiance. This is a jewel of a...More

8  Thank LedgerLil
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

6  Thank Geordielass2
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

5  Thank WSIII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

4  Thank Eugene1019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

5  Thank ShawnCortez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

2  Thank thadleffingwell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

3  Thank porfirio505
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

4  Thank jl0ckhart
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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
Kids, Families with children, 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
  • 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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