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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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“goat stew” (162 reviews)
“plantains” (76 reviews)
“roti” (56 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 1,194 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fried plantains should be desert Beef kabob Goat cheese salad with Lamb Goat stew Cumin fries All meat tender & flavorful Big portions Great staff

2  Thank skgcdl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meal this evening at Jambo Cafe was excellent in every way, and a welcome change from our usual rotation of various ethnic foods. Jambo Cafe - the name suggests African - yet the food is largely Caribbean with north African (primarily Moroccan) influences. We...More

3  Thank flibbowitz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding in every way. The ambience is pleasant for an inexpensive neighborhood restaurant. The food is outstanding and different. Service is also good except a bit slow the last time in getting our bill. We can highly recommend.

Thank pilota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by a gentleman at our motel as a unique experience. More than that, Jambo served up delicious food. My sister and I loved every bite.

2  Thank Jill G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good jerk chicken, talapia, and goat stew. Worth a repeat to try other things on the menu. Wait staff very helpful if you don't know what to choose from the menu.

1  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like to eat at Jambo several times each month. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. The staff is so friendly and helpful, the food is incredibly delicious and consistent. Every single meal I have ordered was delicious!! A side benefit...More

3  Thank SantaFe11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent menu, food and service. Everything on the menu is great especially the Naan Bread and Goat Stew.

3  Thank Candice H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on Saturday afternoon. It was delicious! I had the combination plate because I couldn't make up my mind. Service was very quick and friendly. They also have a nice selection of South African wines.

Thank Naomi F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite Santa Fe restaurants! The food is delicious, the portions generous and the service friendly and prompt. It will take me many trips to work through the whole menu, but I"m working on it. I've loved everything so far. It's hard to...More

1  Thank 818purat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and unusual in a strip shopping center location. Local favorite. Selected best of Santa Fe many times.

Thank sassy B
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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.
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