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European Street Food

Gourmet Style Sandwiches, Wraps, and Salads.


Enjoy African and Caribbean favorites from Jambo Cafe

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, 2016, and 2017. Jambo Café was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” in 2013.

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.”

Jambo Café will tempt your palate with spices just right.



Extensive menu of traditional New Mexican food, featuring Mela’s red chile.

Mela grew up in a family of sheepherders: with her five sisters, she learned to cook large quantities of food. Mela continued this tradition after marrying Onesimo Montoya. As you look at the photograph, imagine Mela Montoya cooking for nine children, seventeen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mela could cook! And she taught her daughters and sons how to cook.

In 1987, while working at the information booth at the Galisteo Studio Tour, Mela’s daughter, Anna, was asked, “Where is the real native New Mexican food that the New Mexican advertised?”

Anna spoke with her mother. From that conversation, Mela’s kitchen was born. Mela’s five daughters, her sister, Rosina, her cousins, and the rest of the family helped make tortillas, sopaipillas, beans, posole, tamales, bizcochitos, and, of course, Mela’s Red Chile at the Galisteo Community Center during the next Studio Tours.

Mela’s sister, Rosina, (who passed away July 29, 2014) and her daughter, Berna, along with her family, helped each year. Mela was the force behind the event until September 14, 2010 when she passed away. Their beloved father, Onesimo, passed away April 14, 2012.

Mela’s children, Geri, Jimmy, Angie, David, Lisa, Priscilla, Ted, and Anna, and Rosina’s daughter, Berna, along with their families, will return this year to keep the tradition of Mela’s Cocina alive. They invite you to the Galisteo Community Center where the smells of Mela’s Red Chile and other authentic New Mexican dishes greet you.

“We miss our parents terribly, but we feel their presence when we work together”



Serving English savory and sweet snacks including homemade cakes, scones with jam and clotted cream, flapjacks, brownies and more.
Rose lemonade, iced tea, Nespresso coffee and soft drinks In a lovely shady garden setting at Stop 25.