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“Wonderful flavors...thank you Trip Advisor for leading us there”
Review of Jambo Cafe

Jambo Cafe
Ranked #6 of 587 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 22
Cuisines: African, Caribbean
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed 10 March 2012

OK we admit it...we are foodies. But we are strangers to African cuisine and this was a tasty introduction! The goat (yes goat) stew was a magnificent blend of flavors, and the marinated chicken skewers with chutney dressing were out of this world. Beginning with exotic appetizers and ending with pecan pie ala mode...this was a meal to remember.

Hint...there is a community table which can save on the wait if they are busy. It's an informal place and sharing is fun.

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Reviewed 9 March 2012

My wife and I enjoy the exotic menu and especially like their unique fruit drinks and teas

2  Thank Bill O
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

Have been to Jambo Cafe twice and love their food and the service. The Moroccan Spiced Kabobs are fantastic! Wish we lived closer so we could eat there more often, I would like to try everything on the menu!

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1  Thank jsquilts
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

Jambo has a strip-mall feel with the most incredible african food. Love it.

1  Thank kaicavalier
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

We had heard from others that Jambo Cafe was tops as far as savory, exotic and creative cuisine. I had tasted Chef Ahmed Obo's soups at Santa Fe Harvest Festival events and knew we were in for something special. But would Urban Spoon's rave reviews and Trip Advisor's #1 rating hold up under our group's scrutiny?

It did! Here is our full review: http://www.examiner.com/santa-fe-in-albuquerque/can-t-say-enough-about-santa-fe-s-jambo-cafe

1  Thank Elizabeth R
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