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Trip Expert ~ July 2017

Trip Expert ~ July 2017

Jambo Cafe Wins 2017 Experts’ Choice Award July 17, 2017 Jambo Cafe is among the winners of the 2017 Experts’ Choice Award from TripExpert. The Award reflects the views of journalists and professional travel writers and is bestowed on only the best restaurants around the world. Fewer than 2% of restaurants worldwide receive the award. With praise from…

Local Flavor ~ January 30, 2018

Local Flavor ~ January 30, 2018

Why I Cook (Story by Mark Oppenheimer) Asking “Why?” is both a personal and philosophical question. In the asking, there’s an innocence, a sense of wonder, an encounter with the mystery. Sometimes, to question “Why?” is simply enough; it’s part of the endless search for who we are. Twelve chefs, 12 whys. We got to…

The Food Network Guide

The Food Network Guide

Jambo Cafe 2010 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM | Get Directions Phone: (505) 473-1269 http://www.jambocafe.net 1105 Juan Tabo NE, Alburquerque, NM | Get Directions Phone: (505) 294-3459 http://www.jambocafeabq.com 7 Reviews At Jambo Cafe, Chef Ahmed Obo brings African-Caribbean Cuisine to the Sante Fe locals. The Kenyan native uses a collection of Caribbean spices and flavors for the grilled mahi…

New Mexico Homes

New Mexico Homes

Jambo Café Brings a Taste of Africa to Santa Fe  By Pamela Sosnowski Link to the original Article Americans’ tastebuds have gotten more diverse in recent decades, thanks to more restaurants offering cultural cuisine such as Indian, Thai, Japanese, and Korean. Diners in the Santa Fe area are now getting a taste of African and Caribbean…

Santa Fe Reporter: Best of Santa Fe 2012

Santa Fe Reporter: Best of Santa Fe 2012

Published July 2012. Best Ethnic Food: Jambo Café If you’ve lived in Santa Fe for more than a year—and especially if you moved here from a bigger town—you’ve probably had at least a moment of wanderlust. Santa Fe is lovely, of course, but sometimes you just yearn for something bigger, farther, stranger (no, really!). If…

Taste-Santa Fe New Mexican

Taste-Santa Fe New Mexican

Published August, 2012. Chef with the African Touch by Natasha Naragis Jambo Café owner celebrates three years of serving Santa Fe’s only East African cuisine Ahmed Obo has always been a man with a plan. At age 14, while living in Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya, Obo began his culinary career—a humble career…

SFR Restaurant Guide 2012-13

SFR Restaurant Guide 2012-13

Published November, 2012. 20 Faves—Jambo Café If you happen to find Jambo Café, located inconspicuously in the retail center off St. Michael’s Drive and Cerrillos Road, and during the course of the meal a server with a big grin asks how you’re doing, don’t take it as a platitude. He wants to know how you…

ABQ Journal–Santa Fe North

ABQ Journal–Santa Fe North

Published April 4, 2014. If you haven’t eaten at Jambo, you should. by Anne Hillerman, For the Journal With an African music group on tap at the Lensic Theater later that night, dinner at Jambo seemed an ideal way to start the evening. I didn’t expect the restaurant to be crowded at 5:30 p.m., but…

Local Flavor

Local Flavor

Published March, 2013. The City Generously Different story by Chef Johnny Vee photos compliments of the Food Depot Santa Fe’s restaurateurs are known for their generosity, and out local calendar is packed with charitable benefits—from The Souper Bowl in January to ArtFeast and the Cancer Foundation’s Sweetheart Auction in February to Wine & Chile in…

The New Mexican

The New Mexican

Published February, 2014. The Souper Bowl fast approaches, that day when all of American gets together to eat nachos and watch two teams they spent most of the year rooting against battle it out for the Lombardi Trophy. For some of us whose beloved team took an inexplicable dive against the Denver Broncos in the…

Jambo Imports

Jambo Imports

Jambo Cafe Cookbook

Jambo CookbookAvailable via Jambo Imports. Your source for All Things African featuring African art, furniture, textiles, decor, jewelry, drums, as well as, spices and Chef Ahmed’s new line of chutneys. Visit us at jamboimports.com or stop in:

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Jambo Special Events

Jambo Special Events

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

Jambo Kids

Jambo Kids Clinic

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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