Jambo Hapa & Events!

Chef Ahmed and team loves to entertain! Join us for Foodie Nights, the travels of our food truck Jambo Hapa, Pop Ups and more. Click here to see our calendar.

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FRIDAYS:  Gordon’s Summer Concerts

Jambo Hapa will be serving up the Afro-Caribe fare EVERY FRIDAY at the Gordon’s Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond* in Los Alamos.

Click Here for more information on the Gordon’s Summer Concert Series.  Music begins at 7 pm.  Jambo Hapa will be on site around 6 pm.

*please check the Gordon Summer Concert Series website, linked above to confirm the location of the concert.


July 27:  Salaam~Shalom: A Celebration of Peace

From the gorgeous people at Creativity for Peace, details to be announced and tickets on sale soon.
When: Thursday, July 27
Time:  5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe

Please join us for Salaam-Shalom: A Celebration of Peace, our annual fundraiser, featuring Middle Eastern music by EVET, a talk by four Young Leaders from Palestine and Israel, snacks from local food trucks JAMBO CAFEKebab Caravan, and The Street Food Institute included in the ticket price (with more food available for purchase) and a cash bar.

$35 Advance / $40 At the Door / Students: $15 / Children under 12 free.

Purchase Advance Tickets CLICK HERE


July 28:  Gluey Brothers Show in the Railyard

Jambo Hapa will begin serving around 4:30.

SFRs Best of Event begins at 5 pm.  Music begins at 7 pm.

Check out the Facebook Event page




July 29:  Dwight Yoakam and The Mavericks

Brought to you by Amp Concerts, this show is sure to please!  Amazing double bill – Dwight Yoakam & The Mavericks!

For this show, chairs and blankets are ok in Kit Carson Park, and we have specially priced kids tickets too!

Facebook Event Page – CLICK HERE


July 30:  Sol Sundays

At the Railyard Park from Noon – 6 pm.  Stop by for some great music, yoga, dance and marvelous food from Jambo Hapa!

Facebook event information CLICK HERE





August 5 and 6:  AgeNation Conference

Jambo Hapa will serve up the fabulous foodstuffs and delightful drinks at The First Qigong and Conscious Aging Conference – on the beautiful Chi Center in Galisteo

Poet, mystic, scholar Andrew Harvey; Renowned body/mind/spirit expert Joan Borysenko; Globally recognized ecumenical teacher and truth teller, Fr. Richard Rohr;  NY Times best-selling author and gifted guide to our insight and intuition, Judith Orloff; Scholar and expert on Near Death and Afterlife experiences in cultures throughout history, Dr. Gregory Shushan;  Author, documentary film maker and expert on the sustainability of life, Nathan Crane; Joyful, gifted Qigong teacher and healer, Master Mingtong Gu; and award winning authors, experts on creating an age-friendly world and co-Founders of AgeNation, George and Sedena Cappannelli.  Talented musicians and dancers will lift our spirits – Grammy Award Winning Robert Mirabal, plus the talented Michael Kott, Tess Yong and others.  A terrific wellness and healthcare panel – Carolyn Pars, Andrea Williams, Dr. Bill Wolfe, Dr. Pam Costello, Dr. Christopher Powell, and John Meade will share their insights and answer your questions.

Nourishing, palette tantalizing food from The Jambo Cafe, Café Fina and The Chi Center Kitchen.




August 10:  Happy Birthday Jambo Cafe Santa Fe!

Join us at 5:30 for a Ribbon Cutting with the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce celebrating our remodel and reopening this year and our 8th year in business. Special menu to be announced with a some other festivities including music and dance performances.  Make your dinner reservations TODAY by calling 505-473-1269



August 12: Santa Fe Salutes David Bowie

Santa Fe Salutes David Bowie presents a diverse array of some of Santa Fe’s finest musicians performing their favorite Bowie songs. This three-hour show will feature a house band of Santa Fe music scene stalwarts backing a steady stream of special guests. This timely tribute will bring together a wide range of the city’s best creative talents to honor the legacy of the late, great, David Bowie.

Music begins at 7 pm for this FREE concert in the Santa Fe Railyard. Jambo Hapa will begin serving around 6:00 or so.




August 17:  We Are the Seeds

Native art show in Railyard Park from 9 am – 5 pm on Thursday, August 17th (the show runs through Saturday).  Jambo Hapa will be there to open up the show with food, fun, and flavor!  JOIN US!

We are the Seeds general Facebook Page

We are the Seeds EVENT Page

August 19:  Mac & Cheese Fest

At the Balloon Fiesta Museum lawn in ABQ from 2-6 pm.  Enjoy Chef Ahmed and lots of other chefs competing for the “Best in Show” for their take on our fave: Mac & Cheese.  Fun!    

Click Here for the Event Website and info on tickets and such.




August 27:  Sol Sundays

At the Railyard Park from Noon – 6 pm.  Stop by for some great music, yoga, dance and marvelous food from Jambo Hapa!

Facebook event information CLICK HERE





September 16 & 17: Santa Fe Renaissance Festival

September 16 and 17 at El Rancho de Los Golondrinas.  Both days from 10 am – 5 pm.




September 19:  Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley @ The Bridge

Reggae legend Damian Marley attained success on his own terms. Despite the weighty last name he carries courtesy of his father — music legend Bob Marley — Jr. Gong has etched an indelible lane for himself in music

In 2005, he made his mark on the socially driven single “Welcome to Jamrock,” on which Marley unabashedly addresses the high crime rate that plagues his home country of Jamaica. The record, which peaked at No. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100, netted him a Grammy Award for best urban and alternative performance. Marley’s stock continued to skyrocket when he connected with Nas for their 2010 collaboration album Distant Relatives. The political tandem made Africa a priority, and they donated the proceeds from their album to the struggling continent.


THE BRIDGE at Santa Fe Brewing




September 22 & 23: Globalquerque

September 22 and 23 at the Global Village of Craft, Culture, and Cuisine at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

Friday, September 22:  4 pm – Midnight
Saturday, September 23:  10:30 am – Midnight

VISIT the Globalquerque WEBSITE for more information about the musical line up and ticketing.

September 30:  Michael Franti & Spearhead

We’re very excited to be a part of this show!  Jambo Hapa will be movin and groovin and serving up some fabulous Afro-Caribbean food at Kit Carson Park to celebrate the beginning of Fall.





October 14 & 15: Galisteo Studio Tour

October 14 – 15 in the picturesque Village of Galisteo, join Jambo Hapa for the Galisteo Art Studio Tour.  GPS to the 922 Camino Los Abuelos, Gailsteo to visit Jambo Hapa – we’ll be located by the Church / Mailboxes / Park.

Serving:  10 am – 3 pm

Click for the Galisteo Studio Tour Facebook Page

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Jambo Hapa & Events!

Chef Ahmed and team loves to entertain! Join us for Foodie Nights, the travels of our food truck Jambo Hapa, Pop Ups and more. Click here to see our calendar.
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Jambo Kids Clinic, a project of the Jambo Kids Foundation providing healthcare and wellness to the children and families of Lamu, Kenya, Chef Ahmed’s hometown!

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