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Jambo Cafe

2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
505-473-1269
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Ranked #2 of 467 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $20
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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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millstone
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

good and different kind of food, african and Caribbean food and drink. restaurant is not downtown, so you have to take a bus or cab to it.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been to Jambo a handful of times, and love the food. A great majority of the wait staff are welcoming and kind. I have encountered one waitress - on multiple occasions, whom lacks in the personality department. A smile wouldn't hurt! (Casual dining scene.)

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San Diego, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

For years that we have been coming to Santa Fe, others have told us that we should try the food at this restaurant, found in a strip mall. Recently, while attending the International Folk Art Festival, the fair had a food court and this was one of the restaurants which I tried. I told my wife that what I had... More

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Weatherford, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The layout of the place isn't well thought out in my opinion; the entry door is to close to the host station, if there are more than two people coming in, the door is held open while other wait outside letting hot air and flys in. Okay no big deal it just bothered me! Now on to the food! I... More

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Clinton, Oklahoma
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85 reviews 85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This being the #2 rated restaurant in Santa Fe, I expected to be wowed. The only thing that wowed me was that they charge $3.95 for a 500 ml (1/2 liter) glass bottle of Coca Cola. Despite the fact that the Coke was unbelievably expensive, the food was reasonably priced. The place was dimly lit, a bit crowded, and decorated... More

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Dixon, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We all had different dishes, both African and Carribean. Our waiter was cheerful and helpful. Terrific desserts as well.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We had read great reviews of this place and many loccal people recommended it as well. There were right. The food was great, and the service was good, and our waiter was really friendly.Would definitely go back.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

All the great reviews in here are true! I have been going to Jambo since they opened and have never been disappointed. I love the jerk chicken, the coconut curry chicken, the combination plate, the goat stew - never had a bad meal. They won several awards for their soups at our local Souper Bowl competition. And they have great... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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356 reviews 356 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Four of us ate dinner here together and were delighted with the food, prices and service. We had made a reservation and were seated promptly. A server arrived immediately to tell us the specials and to determine if we wanted water. I noted that the restaurant and its outside patio were full. I ordered the hummus plate with Moroccan olives,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Coconut shrimp appetizer was raw in the middle and was sent back. They did cook it better a second time, but there was no apology or compensation. Service was slow, but we realize it was busy. Food tasted decent,all in all, but all of us had gastrointestinal issues afterwards including diarrhea, and nausea. Not sure we will go back.

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