For first-time visitors and newly minted Albuquerque residents alike, one of the most difficult aspects of living in Albuquerque is finding delicious and fresh seafood restaurant in Albuquerque like that found back home on the coasts. That’s why Vu Nguyen and the 99 Degrees Seafood Kitchen team founded this restaurant: to bring top-both seafood boil to the Albuquerque community. And so far, our mission has been a rousing success and we are witnessing the birth of a thriving local seafood restaurants in Albuquerque scene, a scene that has quickly become a key part of the Balloon fiesta 2017 event.
Founded in 2016 as an alternative to the standard Southwest seafood fare–which largely consisted of frozen seafood fried in a huge vat of oil and fat–99 Degrees Seafood Kitchen soon became known as one of the best seafood restaurants in Albuquerque, with a unique approach to seafood boil. All of our seafood is cooked in orange juice, meaning that you are consuming none of the fats and oils that cover your food at most seafood restaurants in Albuquerque.
Our kitchen team specializes in cooking Cajun and Creole style seafood, although we are always capable of toning down the spices for those who prefer a medium taste. Ask your server about one of our seafood specialities, including live crawfish, snow crab, king crab, EZ peel shrimp, clams, scallops, lobster tails, and more. And remember that any of your orders can be cooked with one of our seafood boil house flavors, like garlic butter, cajun, lemon pepper, and more.
Catering & Private Parties
99 Degrees Seafood Kitchen is happy to offer a wide variety of private party options for your upcoming event, including seafood boil buffets and individually-plated dishes. As the top seafood restaurant in Albuquerque, our staff is well-prepared to help you organize and execute your next corporate event, private dinner, or celebration. Ask our server for Balloon Festival 2017 catering ideas as well.
We also offer a wide range of off-site catering & private party options, which include a full seafood boil, side dishes, dessert, and servers. Call our team today to learn more about our private catering options and to schedule a tasting at the best seafood restaurant in Albuquerque.