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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%
Travellers talk about
“goat stew” (168 reviews)
“plantains” (81 reviews)
“roti” (57 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
Caribbean, African, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is a true delight. The food is truly amazing. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is great.

2  Thank Texasempire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jambo is a wonderful experience. My wife and I have especially enjoyed the coconut peanut chicken stew and the lentil stew. The roti bread is delicious as well as the basmati rice. We also love the young coconut water. It comes with the entire coconut...More

Thank Rufus_K12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch... we are visiting from Maine, we've eaten many enchiladas and New Mexican food so we were looking for a change in flavor. Yum, fun place, so fresh, cute spot lots of locals ....we were surprised how busy it was...though we didn't...More

2  Thank shitchcox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have heard nothing but compliments regarding this place, and last night we discovered why. We had a delightful dinner, fabulous waitress and tried some new and exciting flavors and dishes. The food was cooked to perfection and the spices bold and flavorful. We tried...More

4  Thank demenshea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're a fan of ethnic cuisines, give this place a try. The menu is not afraid of spice and has a wide variety of things to choose from -- all made to perfection. Over the past year, we've returned here a dozen times or...More

2  Thank redmesastudio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jambo was celebrating its anniversary, special dishes, all wonderfully different, featuring local product married to imported African basics. It is a treat, you deserve to try it!

4  Thank RKnispel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m a local and I love bringing visitors here! Fabulous fish dishes, fried plantains with a wonderful dipping sauce. Favorite dish- Curried Coconut Chicken!

Thank Flosm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food. Fresh. Wholesome. Great service. Consistent go to go toThis location is the bit out of the downtown area but easy to get to well worth the trip for good substantial food variety and as I mentioned consistently good

2  Thank Jeanne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way back from a long weekend trip to Taos to celebrate a big anniversary, we searched Trip Advisor (as always) for a new place in Santa Fe to have lunch yesterday, MKL Day. What luck that we found this delightful place! We were...More

3  Thank LynninNM
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This place was fantastic. I had the Pili Pili shrimp as my entree. It was so flavorful and the sauce was out of this world. It was just two of us so we were seated pretty quickly but would recommend a reservation.

5  Thank Natalie P
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27 September 2016|
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Response from travelmd46 | Reviewed this property |
Assuming "lunch menu" is a question; yes, they have a lunch menu.
13 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.
11 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 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
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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