Winner of numerous awards including Best Soup at the Souper Bowl for four years in a row and recently winner of the Best Cream Soup category at Souper Bowl 2018. Jambo Cafe is proud to be named by the Santa Fe Reporter as Best International Cuisine for five years running and “Best Chef” in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Jambo Cafe was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in 2013.
The exotic locale of Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya, with its fusion of Swahili, Indian, Arabic, and European 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 and fragrant cooking style, beginning a culinary adventure eventually leading him to Santa Fe, New Mexico where, in 2009, he opened Jambo Cafe.
Jambo Cafe has a legion of loyal fans who wax eloquent over Chef Obo’s mouth-watering fare. Whether it’s dine in, carry out or catered meal you crave, Jambo strikes a superb balance between vibrant and subtle, making it better than most of what’s being served locally at many times the price.
Jambo Cafe will tempt your palate with spices just right. Come dine with us for lunch or dinner and enjoy a journey into Africa and the Caribbean. Or have Jambo Cafe cater your next event. For reservations, take-out, or catering orders call all us at: 505-473-1269.
DINING CARDSfor use at either our Santa Fe or ABQ location are not available at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.