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Jambo Cafe

) #4 of 403 Restaurants in Santa Fe ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Caribbean, African, Soups
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
+1 505-473-1269
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“goat stew” (155 reviews)
“plantains” (76 reviews)
“beef kabobs” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, African, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
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Reviewed today

We were on vacation and decided to try Cafe Jambo due to the unique African/Caribbean fusion. It did not disappoint! All four of us got different meals and we all loved them. Food was amazing, the Roti was delicious. Everything we tried was top notch!...More

Thank Gameplayer71
Reviewed 2 days ago

The lamb stew is excellent. But so are the other dishes I've tried. If you're a meat lover and haven't had goat, this is the place to try it. Family enjoyed the Jamaican jerk chicken.

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 5 days ago

A friend told me about this restaurant in an unlikely location--in a shopping mall on Cerillos. That was several years ago, and I love to eat there when I'm in SF (and sometimes I go just to eat there!) The food is excellent. All the...More

3  Thank cuervosueno
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a busy Friday evening for a birthday dinner with friends. The plantains were incredible as was the combo platter and other dishes. We also had a great waiter that was engaging, funny and efficient. We will definitely return!!! John Santa Fe, NM

1  Thank jocko68wny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Best food in Santa Fe by far. Easy to find. Parking is not a issue. Staff was very nice. Consider calling ahead they are busy. Nice choice of food options. The peanut chicken stew is the best. My dinner for six with drinks, dessert...More

4  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the Sampler at lunch replacing the coconut lentils with peanut stew. Wow the peanut stew was the star of the show. The goat was rich and dark brown enough to dip the Roti. The place is incredible. The mango ginger lemonade was a...More

3  Thank rogersober
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great restaurant in a Santa Fe shopping center. We would have not visited for lunch except for seeing it on Trip Advisor. The food is very different. A bit spicy but well prepared with interesting ingredients. The Spice rubbed salmon was excellent and the...More

1  Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy place at lunchtime. The food was excellent and the wait was not too long. Ordered jerk chicken salad and my husband ate the mahi-mahi. Loved every bite.

2  Thank Maria R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time, helpful server suggested the combo plate. Lentil dish was flavorful, curry chicken was good. Goat stew tasted good but was 1/2 bones and fat. Dad had lamb burger. It was huge, flavorful and had good grill flavor. Mountain of sweet potato fries served...More

4  Thank nursenjm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jambo Cafe is a Santa Fe landmark. It tends to fall off the radar cause it's located in an older shopping plaza along with a Petsmart and an Ace Hardware. No worries. My wife and I were walk in customers on a Saturday evening. They...More

Thank gregorypringlebu2017
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
catwiskers
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.
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BarbaraBarnes
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.
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fallswichita
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 22
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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