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2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
+1 505-473-1269
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11:00 - 21:00
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Buena Vista, CO
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Santa Fe has many fantastic restaurants. Jambo deserves its membership at the top. For a change of menu that has many wonderful new options, it's a great choice.

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Thank BVcouple
Cortez, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped by at lunch and it was busy, so we called and made a dinner reservation. When we got there they were a half hour behind schedule, due to people staying longer than anticipated. After being seated we had a wonderful meal with chicken coconut curry, goat stew and lentils. The pecan pie and chai were some of the... More 

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Thank Barbara74_13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so pleased with the service and food received at Jambo Cafe. We ate crab cakes, fish and shrimp. Loved the fish with the different seasoning and the many uses of plantane. Baklava was awesome for dessert

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2 Thank Mariann R
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chef almost always wins for the best soup at the Souper Bowl. Try the exotic African curries and wraps. There is a friendly ambiance and the staff is helpful explaining the different dishes. It's easy to park but the restaurant can get crowded at dinner time. During the warm weather months, there is outdoor seating.

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Thank katrobin2016
Santa Fe
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152 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love all nature of burgers and up until I tried Jambo's Lamb Burger, thought perhaps "the bite" (Santa Fe Bite, formally Bobcat Bite) was pretty much tops. The Lamb Burger at Jambo may top it for a number of reasons. Very unusually in flavor (spice) which is the hallmark of Chef Obo. The bun, if not house made was... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice small spot in an unpretentious strip mall that consistantly puts out great food. Good service. Modest prices. Always crowded so make reservations.

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Bastrop, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Doesn't seem like much from the outside (in a strip mall), but great atmosphere, food and service inside. Exotic dishes that are delicious.

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Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my lunch today which consisted of the "jerk chicken sandwich" and I substituted the soup of the day which was the coconut shrimp/artichoke soup. Both were excellent but the soup was outstanding. Friendly and helpful staff. Nothing fancy but the food is excellent!

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2 Thank bandman15
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

A fusion of Caribbean and African food done so well- from Curried crab cakes to Jerk chicken- it will make your eyes roll in the back of your head! Try the Tropical iced tea- and also the Scotch bonnet pepper sauce on the table is a must try on any dish you pick! Many wonderful fish dishes as well- always... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Most of my friends who live in Santa Fe love this place and with good reason. The food is tasty and very different from the standard New Mexican fare - lots of wonderful juxtapositions of flavors - plantains with cinnamon and spicy pineapple sauce; there's organic and gluten free options and great spins on the desserts - I loved the... 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
Caribbean, African, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?