Jambo Café

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Jambo Café, an award winning, mostly East African cuisine hipster hangout, is one of Santa Fe’s most unique (and unlikely) restaurants.

The exotic locale of Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya, with its Swahili fusion of European, Arabic and Indian influences, is at the heart of owner-chef Ahmed Obo’s spirited cuisine. It was there, in his mother’s aromatic kitchen, that Ahmed mastered his homeland’s unique gastronomic delights, beginning a culinary adventure that would ultimately lead him to Santa Fe, New Mexico where, in August, 2009, he fulfilled his life’s dream by opening Jambo Café.


Winner of numerous awards including “Best Soup” at the Souper Bowl for four years in a row and the Santa Fe Reporter’s, “Best International Cuisine” for 6 years running and “Best Chef” in 2015 and 2016. Jambo Café was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” in 2013. (About Jambo Café)

Stop by Jambo Café to enjoy African & Caribbean Cuisine — take a sneak peak at their menu online. By the way, Jambo means “hello” in Swahili.

Visit Jambo Café

Hours: 11:00 am–9:00 pm, Monday–Saturday.
Phone: (505) 473-1269
Email: JamboCafe23@gmail.com
Website: www.JamboCafe.net

Jambo Café is located at 2010 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM. Find it on the map below.

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