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Jambo Cafe

2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
505-473-1269
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Ranked #4 of 462 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, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Possibly my favorite meal in Santa Fe! My boyfriend and I ordered WAY too much food because we couldn't decide between all the great menu items. The entrees are very large and a good value for the price. My favorite ended up being the Moroccan lamb stew, but the coconut chicken curry and lamb sandwich were delicious as well. Warm,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

With its unassuming exterior and location in a strip mall, you would never know the treat that awaits you inside: creative, delectable Caribbean and African cuisine, The food was so good, we decided to forego the more traditional fare on offer in the old town and went back to Jambo Cafe for our second night in Santa Fe. Prices are... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The butterfly shrimp appetizer at $9.00 was dry and flavorless as was the entrée of Moroccan Chicken Kabob. We have had better airline food, which was the comparison that jumped to my husband's mind. My combination plate of goat stew and curry was OK, but not the knock out complex level of spice and flavor we have come to expect... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We visited Santa Fe while returning to Colorado after our trip to the International Balloon Fiesta. As we often do when traveling, we decided to look for restaurants in Santa Fe that had been featured on various Food Network show and decided to give Jambo Cafe a try. Although we weren't sure what to expect from African/Carribean cuisine, we were... More

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Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I would categorize this place as African food in a Caribbean themed restaurant. I ate with a Jamaican and he agreed. Adding coconut to a few curry dishes doesn't really make it Caribbean. We tried the crab cake and can't say there was anything spectacular or unusual about it. It was cooked well but not very memorable. I tried the... More

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austin, tx
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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Jambo Cafe is located a little out of the way on Cerrillos Cafe in a strip center and features African/Caribbean influenced cuisine. The food is fresh & well prepared. I enjoyed probably the best seasoned lamb burger ever and an exceptional salad. My husband really like his combo plate with chicken curry, goat stew and coconut lentils. This menu made... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

On a recent visit to Santa Fe, we ate dinner at the Jambo Cafe. We found the atmosphere to be rather bleak. The silverware and plates are old, stained and a little off-putting. Likewise, the tables get a quick perfunctory wipe over after the previous diners depart. The ceiling vent outlets are over your head and blow in cold air... More

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North Buckinghamshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The wide range of different people here is an indication of just how this place would appeal to everyone: families, couples, older, younger, everyone was here. Laid back, yet very efficient service, lovely decor, fabulous food, which is spicy, tasty, but doesn't blow your head off. Fish, chicken, goat, beef, all unique and special. Excellent selection of wines. Only sorry... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

And, the lack of cool air made it uncomfortable. This was our second visit and we will not return. It seems better suited for families, not couples. Two of us had lamb stew which we thought was just average. I can fix stew and couscous at home. My friend ask the waiter what to do with the "chutney" and he... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Don't let the boring strip center location prevent you from trying this wonderful restaurant! Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the "combination plate" with a sampling of three curries and the ROKI...mouth watering! We were given so many recommendations for Mexican food from friends, but so glad we checked Trip Advisor and found this jewel! The only reason I don't... 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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