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Jambo Cafe

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2010 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3378
+1 505-473-1269
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Oregon City, Oregon
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved this restaurant and wish we could have returned for a second meal! Service is attentive and our food came fairly quickly after ordering. The flavors of every dish are exquisite, especially the chicken, but we especially loved the sweet-potato french fries with an amazing sauce it came with!

2 Thank Luteguy_10
Taos, New Mexico
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Comfortable,cozy, & relaxed atmosphere .Good,quick,efficient service in a busy spot. The savory marinated grilled tilapia comes served on delicious bed of red chile coconut basmati rice and spicy sautéed spinach and topped with a fruity ginger chutney . Forgot to mention the delectable hot sweet potato black bean soup preceding the main dish was great. Dinner was topped off by... More 

Thank Gerald Q
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This "local" restaurant, located in a strip mall, focuses on African and Carribean food that is out of this world. The dishes, and I have sampled many, are always tasty, plentiful and affordable priced. The service is attentive, but not intrusive. I always recommend it to anyone looking for interesting, tasty dishes, attractively plated. The one " negative" is their... More 

1 Thank SantaFeBabe
Cerrillos, New Mexico
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a quaint place in a shopping center of all places. But go in and you will be transported to the Caribbean with the decor and smells and sounds. This is a wonderful place to eat. You will thoroughly enjoy it!

2 Thank Bonnie G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not everyone comes to Santa Fe expecting to find excellent African cuisine, but Jambo offers exactly that. The place is ALWAYS crammed with locals enjoying the wonderful food. Incredible soups, delicious and interesting dishes of all sorts. I highly recommend a dinner or lunch there. It's fabulous!

2 Thank lizadillo
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a favorite of locals. My favorites: red beans or the sweet potato fries with curry dipping sauce. Always good.

1 Thank quiltingnonny
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food. Excellent service. I was undecided what to order and the server offered me samples of sauces so I could make the right decision for me. I so appreciate this approach instead of suggesting the most expensive dish on the menu. If you like authentic ethic delicious food, Jambos is for you. It's a favorite with locals like myself.

1 Thank AlaskaWorldTraveler
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to Jambo on a number of occasions. The food is very good and relatively inexpensive. The restaurant can get noisy and reservations are a must. Even with a reservation you may still have to wait 15-20 minutes for your table. Be patient it is worth it.

Thank Anthony D
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss out on this purely delicious experience! I make a point to eat here any time I'm in Santa Fe & have never been disappointed yet!! All the dishes are very flavorful but not overwhelmingly so. Whatever the special of the day is try it!! It will be fabulous! I always have to get the pecan encrusted goat cheese... More 

1 Thank sonnyrene
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hello and welcome to my review of the Jambo Café located in Santa Fe New Mexico. My daughter and I love dining at the Jambo Cafe and we have eaten there more than 10 times in the last couple of years. One of the attractions to this eclectic The Jambi Cafe's food is well seasoned and the cuisine will explode... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $22
Caribbean, African, Soups, Jamaican, Gluten Free
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?