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2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
505-473-1269
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Ranked #6 of 473 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: African, Caribbean
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: In College Plaza near corner of St. Michaels. 505-473-1269
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Illinois
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166 reviews 166 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We saw this place on the food network channel and had to try. It was worth it. We both had the coconut chicken which was delish. A must place to go.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wonderful African atmosphere & art in a small, cozy restaurant; the Jerk Chicken and Lentil Stew are my all time favorites; service is friendly and very good. The only negative is that the wine selection isn't great.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Jambo Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. It's a true gem hidden in a shopping complex, but you are transported far from Payless Shoes and Sally Beauty Supply as soon as you walk in the door. The owner and staff are super friendly and warm, and the food is truly amazing. When you are looking for... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I love their kenyan beef kebab, My sister and my mom enjoyed their food. I only have been to this place once and I will be back soon. The place is a small cafe but its cozy and warm.

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Dallas, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My party of nine delighted in the variety of tasty dishes prepared at Jambo's kitchen that is visible from the bar area and that were presented by the chef owner. ( Please make Reservations). Value of the prices helped make the meal more enjoyable. The Restaurant was packed, lively, noise level was somewhat loud. But not too loud. The place... More 

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Brock, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Wife looked up Dive, Diner and Drive inn place in Sante Fe so we decided to give it a try, fun atmosphere, food was outstanding. If your in the area give it a try, depending on what time of the year you go expect to wait to be seated, but be assured it will be worth the wait!

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Carlsbad
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This cafe was recommended and I am so glad we went there, just wish we could have made it back on our vacation. It was so good and the hummus was by far THE BEST I have ever had. My 10 year old daughter kept stealing it! ;-) Everything we ordered was yummy and the art in this small cafe... More 

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Denver
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Even though the restaurant was extremely busy, with a line out the door, the wait staff was helpful in explaining the menu and provided excellent service. Our food, the peanut chicken stew and Kenyan kabob were some of the best food I've tasted, with a blend of spices and favors I wish ai could replicate. Unfortunately I live six hours... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Jambo"s is in a shopping mall with a very plain front. Too bad because you can not judge a book by its cover. While making its mark as a soup joint it is way beyond that, The owner brings his native African receipts to Santa Fe and we love it.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Boy were they crowded on Christmas Eve!! 15 minute wait was well worth it.. My curried Tofu was delish. Also, the hummus with veggies was colorful and fresh. YUM. The shiraz was full-bodied and smooth. I had a second glass! A Santa Fean favorite.. I will always eat here when in Santa Fe.

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Additional Information about Jambo Cafe

Address: 2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
Phone Number: 505-473-1269
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
Cuisine: African, Caribbean

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