African-Caribbean fusion Jambo Café has a sort of locals-only appeal, with casual décor, the highlights of which are the gauze shade icicle lights that hang from the ceiling. Tasty options abound on this menu—like the salmon salad ($12.95), which puts grilled salmon on a bed of baby greens and capers drizzled in semi-sweet mango vinaigrette, and the veggie sandwich of artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and chickpeas ($8.95), all of which comes tumbling out of a fluffy pita. It took a few tries to land on the coconut curry ($12.95), which comes with chicken or tofu, and layers a tomato and coconut milk base with just enough spice to reign supreme over the sweetness of the coconut milk. Finish with a warm slice of pecan pie ($5.95), infused with Jamaican rum, an impossibly buttery filling topped with toasted pecans, and served with vanilla ice cream.
2010 Cerrillos Road, 473-1269
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