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 international traveling is your game—and even if it’s not—Jambo Café offers the perfect night of adventurous eating in a low-key, vibrant setting with the power to transport you directly to the tropics. Chef/owner Ahmed Obo fuses the exotic flavors of his native Kenya with Caribbean staples such as Jamaican jerk chicken ($9.95) and American favorites like sweet potato fries ($3.95)—and if you’ve never tasted goat stew ($10.95), it’s a must-have item on Jambo’s extensive menu. As multipurpose as the Swahili greeting itself, Jambo’s plates will expand, delight and refine your sense of ethnic eating.

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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