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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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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We sat down at 5:30 and the place was full with a line by 6 - on a Monday night no less The diners were an eclectic diverse group of patrons. Our order was taken promptly with a little attitude to remind us of who's important. Two appetizers and 1 entree was enough for the two of us. The plantains... More 

2 Thank Judy M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to stop by Jambo if you are in Santa Fe. Jambo has the best Jerk Chicken I have ever had! The Curry Chicken wrap is a great meal on a budget. My wife loves the Peanut Stew. Make sure to stop at the shop he has down the street to get some spices to take home!

Thank Beau S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Picked up the sampler platter and crab cakes with a side of ugali and curry sauce! Will be three meals, delight. Goat stew and lentils with rice and chapati! PERFECT. Lots of new menu items, very yummy looking special, most wonderful staff. Should have gotten a ginger beer! I'll be back, ate logo, I da go walka, I da com.... More 

1 Thank Peggy N
Pensacola, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. I will definitely eat here again. Wasn't sure what to expect. Different from the typical tourist restaurants.

Thank Jackie W
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in early for dinner on a Saturday. We hadn't had any lunch so were very hungry and ordered appetizers, dinner and dessert. There were already several diners, but no problem getting a table early (4:30-5:30). The place quickly filled up though while we were there so I'd advise arriving at off hours or calling ahead and making a... More 

Thank Jill J
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't say enough about this fantastic restaurant. Food is consistent and always delicious. Service fantastic!

Thank Donna N
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful food always. We love to eat here. Authentic cuisine. Great lunch specials. I love the jerk chicken and cumin fries.

1 Thank StephV7507
Taos, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Jambo is at the top of my favorite's list in Santa Fe. The cuisine is authentic, flavorful, consistently great to say nothing of the owner and staff who are gracious. Location in strip center does not diminish the experience.

1 Thank MHobratschk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Jerk Chicken ask for extra spicy was delicious including the plantains. Also for your beverage have the Red Stripe beer totally Jamaica man!

Thank roray9
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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141 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the most eclectic place in town. The owner has combined fabulous Jamaican jerk seasonings with African vegetables. Lamb in every variety is great and the freshest vegetables combined in very innovative ways. Sweet potato pie is terrific but not always available

Thank B Douglas B

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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 Options
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?