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“Excellent seasoning. 5/5 if the pie would be as good as Pascuals”
Review of Jambo Cafe

Jambo Cafe
Ranked #5 of 576 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $22
Cuisines: African, Caribbean
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed March 10, 2014

The fish was perfectly seasoned. Wonderfully spicy, so was the sauce, rice, and spinach. Overall, the chef is not afraid of using spices and hot peppers. Which I love. Ambiente is cute, ethnic maybe. The goat stew (just tried the liquid from a friend's plate) was excellent. The dessert was a bit of a let-down after having eaten the same banana pie at Cafe Pascuals the night before.

Service was prompt and friendly. Good parking nearby. I will definitely be back to ask for the signature dessert. And then it will be a 5/5.

I highly recommend to reserve a table. We got there at 6PM and the place was full.

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1  Thank HelmutsCulinaryPorn
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Very creative and tasty healthy food. African-Caribbean food. Very unusual menu items and are all worth a try. They have dynamite soups. The chef has won the Santa Fe Souper Bowl contest several times.

3  Thank mgard98
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

I used to live in Santa Fe for six years. Although there's some good restaurants in town this is my favorite. I say it's kinda like African/Carribean fusion food but it's delicious. I live in New York City and still haven't found and African food restaurant i like as much.

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2  Thank Taiowa
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

The food is delicious- fresh, well prepared and full of flavor. (but not too hot for the average American eater). The atmosphere is relaxed and warm and reflects the chef-owners goal to have his guests feel relaxed and to be truly well cared for. This restaurant is highly recommended. Jerk Chicken is my favorite. Others in my group say goat curry, fried plantains... etc.

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4  Thank CMaineNY
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

If you like African cuisine, this is for you. I had a Moroccan lamb stew for main course with a good red wine and mango cobbler with ice cream for dessert. Wonderful menu. Place was packed early on a Friday night, so this place is on everyone's list.

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2  Thank Carlsonce
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