Jambo opened in 2009 and hasn’t looked back since. Winner of the Santa Fe Reporter’s “Best New Restaurant” and “Best Ethnic Restaurant”. Apps include cinnamon-dusted plantains with pineapple curry dipping sauce and coconut peanut chicken kebobs. Jambo’s soup of the day is not to be missed. Main course includes grilled marinated Beef Kabobs, a spiced New Mexican Lamb Burger and Grilled Jerk Organic Chicken. For dessert there’s Organic Coconut Lime Sherbet and Organic Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Gelato (yum). Jambo is located at 2010 Cerrillos Road, open Monday- Saturday, (505) 473-1269
If lunch is what you’re after, there’s a wide variety of delicious quesadillas, enchiladas, burgers and their famous Yucatan fish tacos. Tune-Up’s signature lunch item is their El Salvadoran Pupusas brought to Santa Fe by owner-chef and native Salvadoran, Jesus Rivera. You’ll find his wife and partner Charlotte behind the counter and keeping things “tuned-up”. Open for breakfast and lunch and dinner at 1115 Hickox St., Santa Fe (505) 983-7060.