Jambo Cafe
African-Caribbean Fusion

The exotic locale of Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya, with its fusion of Swahili 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  2009, he fulfilled his life’s dream by opening Jambo Café.asseenon

Jambo Café has created 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.”

BOSF_logo-1stWinner 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 5 years running and “Best Chef” in 2015. In 2014, Jambo Café was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” 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.

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Jambo Imports

Jambo Imports

Jambo Imports

All Things African…stop into Ahmed Obo’s retail store featuring African art, furniture, textiles, decor, jewelry, drums, as well as, spices and Chef Ahmed’s new line of chutneys. Two doors down from Jambo Cafe (on the other side of CATO), Jambo Imports is open Read more…

Jambo Special Events

Jambo Special Events

Dinners, Classes, & Events!

Chef Ahmed and team loves to entertain! Join us for our regular classes, the monthly spice demos or for special foodie nights or Jambo Kids fundraising events. Find out about them first, here!
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Stay in tune with Chef Ahmed Obo and Jambo Cafe as he unveils pop-up foodie nights, cookbook updates, music nights, and special events!  Subscribe by clicking .
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Jambo Kids Foundation

Jambo Kids Foundation

Jambo Kids Foundation

Creating a healthy for the children and families of Ahmed Obo’s native Lamu off the coast of Kenya. Focusing on the Jambo Kids Clinic, a model healthcare clinic providing services to over 1,000 patients a month. In the late summer of 2015 we’ll unveil plans for a new clinic to be built complete with Read more…