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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
$$ - $$$
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here and our table was squeezed in against a wall where people had to turn sideways to pass. They totally forgot my friend's rice to go with the Pili Pile she ordered. I had the Curried chicken wrap which was delicious! This was...More

Thank Louise L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Thank you TripAdvisor for directing us to another STELLAR restaurant (that we wouldn't have found - it's in a strip mall). Where to start? The food? The staff? The ambiance? Who cares?! It's all amazing!! Really the staff was great, our main waitress was friendly...More

2  Thank CopperLeah
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went for a family dinner while visiting SF. Great atmosphere inside, not what you expect from the outside. The food was authentic and flavorful, had the special of the day, excellent fish. The waitstaff was friendly and accommodating to our group which included a baby...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had an awesome meal at the Jambo Cafe. The service was excellent...our waitress Shayna was awesome. She took the time to explain anything we needed to know about the menu and did not rush us at all...thanks Shayna! Black bean soup, fried plantains, lamb...More

3  Thank Gene B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit Santa Fe often from Houston with various friends, most of whom want to enjoy green or red, other great traditional Mexican and new American cuisines that Santa Fe does so well. Last night I was with a friend who loves ethnic foods, curries,...More

2  Thank Georgiana S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the organic jerk chicken with a side of roti. The jerk chicken came with basmati rice, red beans, and fried plantains. It was delicious. My husband had the combination plate which included chicken curry, goat stew, coconut lentils with rice and roti. He...More

3  Thank LyndaBWaxahachie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Featuring Caribbean and African meals and soups, the difficult thing is to make a choice. Each of the three adults in our party chose a different meal and then we shared. We found nothing we didn't like (and wish we had ordered). The variety was...More

3  Thank Edie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't live in Santa Fe (Massachusetts), but I come not so infrequently and I always visit Jambo Cafe when I'm in town. This place is pretty far from the plaza and it's in a shopping mall, but don't let either of these facts deter...More

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were customers the very first year it opened and 4 or 5 times a year ever since, when we travel thro Santa Fe. We've loved this restaurant and had our first disappointing meal last year. This visit, we had another. The beef kabobs which...More

Thank TucsonGal47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner. Delicious plates, sandwiches, soups and stews. Try their chicken curry wrap!

3  Thank Lois 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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