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Jambo Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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STARTERS
Fried Cornmeal Plantain Crab Cakes
served over organic field greens, topped with Caribbean spice sauce (GF)
USD 10.95
Savory Stuffed Phyllo
phyllo pastries filled with spinach, Moroccan black olives, organic feta, roasted red peppers and chickpeas over organic field greens and drizzled with pomegranate sauce.
USD 8.95
Sweet Smoked Paprika Hummus Plate
served with Moroccan olives, veggies, and pita. (Vegan)
USD 8.95
Coconut Shrimp
four lightly fried Wild Shrimp served with lime cilantro mango sauce.
USD 9.95
Jerk Chicken Wings
served with pineapple curry sauce. (GF)
USD 8.95
Cinnamon-Dusted Plantains
served with pineapple curry dipping sauce. (GF) (Vegan)
USD 6.95
SOUPS
Soup Of The Day
served with pita. (Soup is always gluten-free, pita is not)
Cup USD 5.95
Bowl USD 7.95
SALADS
Spice-Rubbed Salmon
grilled salmon with organic baby greens, capers, shaved red onions, crispy sweet potatoes and a mango-mustard dressing.(GF)
USD 14.95
Jamaican Jerk Organic Chicken
with grilled vegetables, goat cheese, organic field greens, crispy cassava chips and a habanero -papaya dressing. (GF)
USD 12.95
Curry Encrusted Pistachio Goat Cheese
over roasted vegetables and organic field greens drizzled with pomegranate vinaigrette. (GF)
USD 11.95
House Salad
organic fields greens, garbanzos, cherry tomatoes, red onion, Moroccan olives and feta cheese with pomegranate vinaigrette.
USD 7.95
SPECIALTY PLATTERS
All chicken, beef, and lamb are Halal. We try to use organic ingredients whenever possible.
Banana Leaf Wrapped Island Spiced Mahi Mahi
over wild black rice, with garlic sauteed baby bok choy, topped with a mango tamarind coconut sauce. (GF)
USD 17.95
Island Spice Coconut Peanut Chicken Stew
with basmati coconut rice. (GF)
USD 14.95
North African Spiced Lamb Burger
on a ciabatta bun with feta cheese and tomato chutney. Salad or fries.
USD 13.95
Lamu Coconut Pili Pili Shrimp
Wild Shrimp over basmati rice with an East African coconut tomato hot spice sauce and sauteed garlic spinach. (GF)
USD 16.95
Moroccan Spiced Marinated Chicken Kabobs
with tomato mint chutney over couscous, and sauteed haricot verts topped with feta cheese and olives
USD 14.95
Coconut Organic Tofu Curry
cooked in a mix of spices and tomatoes in coconut milk, served with coconut basmati rice with roasted vegetables and topped with garlic spinach.
USD 13.95
Coconut Chicken Curry
all natural boneless chicken cooked in a mix of spices and tomatoes in coconut milk, served with coconut basmati rice and topped with garlic spinach. (GF)
USD 14.95
All-Natural Grilled Jerk Chicken
served with red beans, coconut basmati rice and fried plantains. (GF)
USD 13.95
Caribbean Goat Stew
slow-cooked goat with carrots and potatoes in an island curry sauce, with coconut basmati rice or roti. Serve in the traditional style which includes bones. (Strew is GF, roti is not)
USD 15.95
Curry Coconut Encrusted Tilapia
served with brown rice pilaf and sauteed garlic spinach and a ginger dried fruit chutney. (GF)
USD 15.95
SANDWICHES AND WRAPS
all sandwiches with choice of sweet potato fries, cumin fries or mixed fries. Substitute cup of soup or side salad $2.00
Jerk Chicken Sandwich
grilled, marinated chicken with in a spicy tomato sauce on pita.
USD 10.95
Harissa Spiced Lamb Sandwich
slow-roasted spiced leg of lamb with shaved red onions, cherry tomatoes, and a cucumber-yogurt sauce on pita.
USD 11.95
Curried Chicken Salad Wrap
with pineapple, raisins, mixed greens and peanuts in a spicy curry sauce on roti.
USD 10.95
Vegetarian Sandwich
marinated artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and Moroccan black olive in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, with spinach and organic feta on pita.
USD 9.95
Jerk Organic Tofu Sandwich
grilled tofu with spicy tomato sauce with organic greens on pita.
USD 9.95
Hummus Sandwich
served with goat cheese, lettuce, veggies, and a habeñero-papaya dressing on pita.
USD 9.95
KIDS
substitute sweet potato fries $1.
Kids Lentil Stew
with rice.
USD 5.95
Chicken Fingers
with french fries. (not halal)
USD 6.95
Grilled Cheese Pita
with french fries.
USD 5.95
SIDES
Sweet Potato Fries
with curry dipping sauce
USD 4.95
Cumin French Fries
with harissa honey dipping sauce
USD 4.95
Mixed Fries
cumin and sweet potato mix with both sauces
USD 5.95
Sauteed Spinach With Garlic
USD 4.95
Rice And Beans
USD 3.95
Roti / Chapati
African flat bread
USD 3.95
Ugali (corn meal)
USD 3.95
Add Curry Mayo
USD 0.5
Pita Bread
USD 1.95
Rice
USD 1.95
DESSERTS
Date Coconut Flourless Chocolate Cake
with fresh whipped cream
USD 6.95
Jamaican Rum Pacan Pie
USD 6.95
Mango Cobbler
with ice cream
USD 6.95
Banana Coconut Cream Pie
USD 6.95
Chocolate Almond Crust Key Lime Pie
with fresh whipped cream
USD 6.95
Coconut Cardamom Flan
USD 5.95
BEVERAGES
House Coffee (regular or decaf)
USD 2.95
Café Americano
USD 3.5
Latté
single or double
USD 4.95
Cappuccino
USD 3.95
Espresso
Ethiopian blend
USD 3.5
Spiced Hot or Cold Chai
Refills are $1.50
USD 3.95
Choice Organic Teas
USD 2.95
Tropical Iced Tea
USD 2.5
House-Made Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea
Refills are $1.50
USD 3.95
House-Made Mango Ginger Lemonade
Refills are $1.50
USD 3.95
About
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 7 years and Best Chef for 4 years. We serve vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and seafood options alongside our chicken, beef, lamb, and goat dishes. All meats are Halal. Located in College Plaza near corner of St. Michaels Drive and Cerrillos Road. Plenty of free parking. Visit our sister store Jambo Imports just two doors down.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Caribbean, African, Soups
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we listened to the other reviewers and came here! We got the cinnamon plantains, chicken curry, combination plate, and mango cobbler. Everything was wonderful and I had leftovers. We will come here again!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was great tasting and plentiful. We had a 2nd meal from our leftovers. Will return when next in Santa Fe.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three different people recommended Jambo Cafe to us for our trip to Santa Fe. Don’t be put off by its strip mall location. This was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. The service was fast and friendly. The food was...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here three times aas well as given a gift certificate to a friend. Salads and stews. Great selection of desserts. There is usually a line to get in on the weekends. A wide variety of flavors and textures to have a fine...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are a vegan, vegetarian and picky 9yo. We all had excellent meals!! 9 yo ate a lamb burger and Loved it!! Vegan had coconut curry....delicious!! Vegetarian had lentil stew... outstanding!!!!! We had leftovers too. Delicious the next day. Service great. Owner very nice. Thank...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020

We had Chicken with Peanut sauce. Delicious Mango Ginger Lemonade, Moroccan lamb stew which was tasty. Good place for gluten free too. Portions for dinner are small. Good for vegetarians. Portions are served with rice. Noisy place go off hours.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

Excellent food, great service and friendly owner.! We went in Sept. of 2019. Time to go back again for sure.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

We enjoy this local restaurant very much I usually get the goat stew. Every dish I have tried was great. I have had dinner and lunch here repeatedly.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020

Another venture to a Triple D restaurant proved very worthy of the accolades. Pleasant restaurant located in a strip mall (so there’s more than ample parking). Food was uniquely African with overtones of what I’ve eaten in the Caribbean. Three of us shared the stuffed...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2020

Being from Santa Fe this place is recommended all the time. Finally for a quick dinner we decided to drop by, we were told a reservation was wise. When we arrived the host was very nice and all the staff, the server remembered our orders...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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catwiskers
September 27, 2016|
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Response from ckhikes | Reviewed this property |
Assuming "lunch menu" is a question; yes, they have a lunch menu.
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BarbaraBarnes
September 13, 2016|
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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
You don't need reservations...but don't plan to arrive at 12 noon! Earlier or later is best.
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July 11, 2016|
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Response from garymC3377QM | Reviewed this property |
The dishes were not heavily seasoned, but all of ours contained sodium. There are links on their website for their menu and to ask jambocafe directly.
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