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 Café.
Jambo Café has a legion of loyal fans who wax eloquent over Chef Obo’s mouth-watering fare. Whether it’s a 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.”
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.
Jambo Café 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 Café cater your next event. For reservations, take-out, or catering orders call all us at: 505-473-1269.