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2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
+1 505-473-1269
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another brilliant visit to Jambo's. Always fascinating food inspired by African and Caribbean cuisine. Warm and friendly ambience, beautifully and comfortably decorated with African art.

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1 Thank George D
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a rustic atmosphere, with African and Caribbean decorations, you can enjoy a quite good food. I have been there both with my husband and, also, with friends and keep going back.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told by several locals to try this restaurant... they were right- this place was fabulous! The food is African with Caribbean seasonings...wow! I had the jerk chicken and my husband had the Kenyan beef kabobs...the wait staff is friendly and the atmosphere is warm and inviting...this is a definite must for foodies visiting Santa Fe!

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Belen, New Mexico
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu had some many interesting entrees. Will want to try goat and I think lamb in the future. Opening in Albuquerque in the future. I will surely go and hope that hey might have some specials.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although their cafe is currently under repair, their food truck outside provides the same excellent food. The Jerk Chicken is spicy and delicious. My husband had the Beef Kabob that was tender and perfectly seasoned. The serving size is plentiful. Whenever we just need a break from New Mexican Cuisine, we go there. They also own an African gift shop... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I consistently love Jambo and their assemblage of fish and spicy habanero sauce or pomegranate reductions :-) it is always a unique blend amazing vegetables Rice's and decadent sauces

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been there several times, and we loved everything. I had the Jerk Chicken one time and the Goat Stew another. Prices are quite reasonable. The service is friendly, and did I mention - the food is great. They had an accident this past month. A driver drove his/her car right into the restaurant. So check... More 

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1 Thank John F
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jambo Cafe has been voted Best of Santa Fe several times, Chef Ahmed Obo has also won the Souper Bowl, a competition among the best restaurants and chefs. Spice rub salmon, goat soup, new mexican lamb, caribbean jerk, coconut shrimp, peanut, mango, feta, Moroccan olives, sweet potato, plantain, curry, cucumber-yogurt, spinach stuffed phyllo, pita. Great staff and service, Jambo is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time, it was a mix of new flavors, tasty, the staff was kind, the place was intimate and it we enjoyed the meal.

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Las Vegas, New Mexico
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for something different in Santa Fe. It was great. The food was spectacular. My wife had the curry chicken, I had the combination. All of it was great. We had the african wines and took deserts to the hotel. The Jamaican Rum Pecan Pie is beyond great. The service was perfect. Two days later a driver crashed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 22
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, African, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?