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2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
505-473-1269
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Ranked #6 of 472 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

No matter what meal you have here, lunch or dinner, it will be great. The service is wonderful. It's just all good. I'm getting hungry just thinking about their Morrocan lamb stew, their coconut chicken curry, delicious soups and their plantains..to die for. Sometimes, I order the stew to go and enjoy it at home. It's great food in a... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

All I can say is that this was one of the ebst meals I had in Santa Fe. As you walk in, your senses are excited by the fragant spices and the festive decor. The staff were exceptionally polite, and the food was just AWESOME. I was with a party of six, and we all so enjoyed our m,eal, that... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Had lunch here based on the reviews. I wasn't very good. The chicken was overcooked and dry. The salad was so wilted it wasn't eatable. This restaurant was a waste of time and money for me.

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Denver, Colorado
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152 reviews 152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Unique and original food. Great to see a place that dares to make original food that also tastes great, and doesn't cost you an arm and a leg. Everything we had just tasted so good. My wife said it was the best restaurant she had every been to. It's definitely up there with the best.

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Chico, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Jambos is a couple of miles from downtown, but well worth the drive. It is African food.there is a large variety of dishes some of them spicy some of them not. my friend and I had spicy dishes and they were both delicious.it's a neighborhood restaurant and the atmosphere is very casual. The service is instantaneous and friendly.

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Phoenix
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200 reviews 200 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We visited based on all the positive reviews. The restaurant is nicely decorated and smells divine when you walk in. I'm going to say at the outset I'm not a fan of African food, which seems to mix sweet and savory. That said, I would try Jambo again when I am next in Santa Fe. We ordered the phyllo appetizer... More 

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Denver, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Yummy and impressive west African and West Indian cuisine in Santa fe. Delicious flavores. Great service (the chef came oit to say hi). The place was packed. Go early

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Newton, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Jambo is a bustling place especially on Friday. I advise making a reservation. The owner is from Kenya and he is delightful, made sure everyone was having a good time and enjoying the food. As a vegetarian I had a lentil coconut stew, my friends had sea bass-the presentations beautiful and the food delicious. The food has African influences and... More 

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West Linn OR
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Good food, good prices and good service make this African restaurant a welcome addition to Santa Fe dining options.

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Stopped at Jambo on a chili evening this past week and when I walked in the aroma of the warm spices just enveloped me. So comforting and the food so delicious. The service was prompt and the lamb stew was outstanding. The portions are very ample; in fact, I had 3 meals out of the lamb stew. Very nice vibe,... More 

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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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