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Jambo Cafe

2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
+1 505-473-1269
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“goat stew” (152 reviews)
“plantains” (74 reviews)
“beef kabobs” (53 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, African, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant must be the best value for fine dining in Santa Fe. It's a 10 minute ride from the Plaza area, but worth the trip. The food is interesting and authentically spiced, so everything is delicious. Friendly staff and affordable prices--perfect dinner.

2  Thank lous652
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Jambo Cafe is new to Albuquerque,,,African-Caribbean fare is delicious...all twelve of us at our table enjoyed everything we ordered. Unfortunately, they are not yet ready to serve a large number of diners at one table. It took too long to be served...our waiter seemed...More

1  Thank Antonio P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have always been drawn to the different or strange. In picking restaurants , this can be exhilarating or traumatic..... it is rarely in the middle. So when I heard about an " African " restaurant, my imagination was piqued. The decor was not like...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This cafe combines ingredients we would never have imagined! Smoky, spicy, fresh dishes! Chicken, fresh fish, vegetarian options. We both had sandwiches...a jerk chicken sandwich, and the veggie sandwich. They're served on a thick pita like bread and full of flavor. Sweet potato fries were...More

2  Thank Julie D
Reviewed 6 days ago

To be fair, we ate in the late afternoon - an off time, I suppose. The wait staff were eating together in another room and we did feel that we were a bother to them. I ordered the beef kabobs and they were incredible. The...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food is good --combination of African / Caribbean. His cookbook is fascinating. This is a man who came with little and made a go of his restaurant and is now an example in his old country and this one. Now also has a store...More

2  Thank Rhiannon713
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jambo offers some of the best food in Santa Fe. The lanb sandwich is specially tasty! A local favorite and a great place to bring out of town guests.

1  Thank Roberto C
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I moved here I drove this place a lot. It's in a strip mall and has a large neon sign in the shape of Africa out front. Not exactly what you'd expect in Santa Fe. It also happens to be next to a hardware...More

Thank Nola2607
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jambo Cafe is amazing. My wife and I are regulars there - it's our favorite place to eat in Santa Fe. Interesting atmosphere, intriguing staff and the chef is fabulous. Try the cinnamon dusted plantains and the goat stew if you are adventurous. And order...More

3  Thank santafean77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place offering delicious African-Carribbean Cuisine. Love the Jerk Chicken Wings and the Plantain Crab cakes and the Coconut Tiger Shrimp. Make sure you save some room for the dessert at the end, I had the Jamaican Rum and Pecan Pie.

3  Thank Alexrhoades
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lunch menu.
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.
How do I are a reservation?
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.
I have to restrict my sodium intake. Do you have any low sodium menu options?
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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.