Business Profile: Down N Dirty Seafood Boil

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What kind of restaurant is Down N Dirty Seafood Boil?

We are a Louisianian inspired seafood boil restaurant. Why we say
inspired because our technique is a bit different. Whereas Louisiana crawfish boil typically use a dry Cajun seasoning, we use our house butter spice sauce and serve in a poly bag. The poly bag keeps the sauce warm and the seafood well marinated. The experience is very hands on, thus the name "Down N Dirty Seafood Boil". However, by request, we are happy to serve your order in a large pot or bowl. It’s a great place to get together with family and friends.

What makes Down N Dirty different from the competitors?

Our selection of seafood is the largest in town because we like to give our customers the best selection. We are the original seafood boil restaurant in New Mexico. With over 4,000 "Likes" on Facebook, our customers seem to agree that we know how to boil the right way. Our owners have over 15 years of experience with seafood and restaurant supply business. We know the high quality of seafood we’re getting. We stand by the quality we offer and give a fair price. Our competitors think that customers don’t know any better when it comes to seafood in the desert. However, our philosophy is quality over quantity. Our profit margin may not be much because of the price we pay for supreme quality of our selected inventory but we are okay with that. When our customers dine-in, we have confidence in saying that we’re offering you the best selection of seafood in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

What’s your most popular dishes?

Atlantic snow crab claws, peeled and deveined shrimp, snow crab legs, Louisiana crawfish, jumbo shrimp with a side of corn, potatoes and andouille sausage mixed in the Down N Dirty medium sauce. The personal favorites of our owners differ. Somdy, the head chef and owner, enjoys his shrimp with the Down N Dirty hot sauce while our other owner, Dara, prefers her crab claws and shrimp in the Down N Dirty mild with extra garlic and easy butter.

How did the concept of the restaurant come about?

It was a long conversation of what was missing in Albuquerque and what we can offer. We wanted the city to have more variety of restaurants. More variety means more reasons for residents of other cities in New Mexico to visit Albuquerque. We want to give Albuquerque more options. After we opened, it wasn’t only New Mexico residents who were dining in; tourist from out-of-town often find us on Yelp or through friends and family who visit every time they are in town. It took us a lot traveling and research before we decided to open. We wanted to make sure we did it the right way with no short cuts.

What are your next projects?

Our partners are very adventurous, you can say we’re boiling over with ideas. While our competitors are thinking in the box, we are thinking out-of-state. One of our partners has a home in New York City, so we’re considering opening a location there. Whether it’s new projects, specials, or menu updates, we post it all on our Facebook page. You can follow us at

What’s the difference between the two locations?

4th street is our original location, it’s between Montano and Osuna. We’re right across the street from Smiths grocery store. The menu is more limited due to the smaller space, but the excellence and passion are still there. Both locations offer over 20 selections of seafood boil and many options for sauces. Our new Wyoming location is located between Comanche and Montgomery. It’s on the East side of the street in the same plaza as Golf Mart. We have beer and wine there, as well, and the space is great for large parties.

What do you want potential customers to know?

If you haven’t already, come give us a try. If you are unsure what to order, don’t be afraid to ask our staff what their favorites are. We deal with food and spices all day, so we know what will fix your seafood cravings.

Albuquerque is exemplary in supporting local businesses as well as coming together as a community to support each other. We hope we’re all in this together and will see you soon at our dining room.

You are hungry, we are cooking. Come visit us.

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