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Ragin' Shrimp

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3624 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-1011
(505) 254-1544
Sun 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been gong here off and on for many years, both in the current location and when it was across the street on Campus Blvd. and it has always been really good food with excellent personable service. The sauces can be had in anything from a mild flavorful style to melt your face but still flavorful extra hot. I... More 

Thank Sean R
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Not crowded on a holiday weekend. Service was great. Salads were generous and fresh. I was able to sub out pasta for fresh veggies, which was nice but also an additional cost. Five or six different sauces are available. I'm not big on sauces or gravy, but the white wine lemon garlic sauce was just fantastic! A real winner. Our... More 

Thank TrudiC44
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228 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Eclectic establishment on Central Avenue. Good service and interesting menu. Portions are not huge, but unless you are ravenous they will do just fine. Prices are neither expensive nor inexpensive.

Thank David C
Pueblo, Colorado
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174 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

A great find near the university. They have been open more than 20 years and really do Cajun food right. The alligator is fried in corn meal and tender. Crawfish tastes fresh and also tender. Try the seafood gumbo! When you're tired of Mexican or Southwestern try Louisiana Cajun!!!

Thank DR186
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

First and only visit though we should have received a second chance... Parking was great, we got there right when the restaurant opened (the best part). The initial service was good, and the restaurant seemed very presentable. However, on a very warm day, the restaurant was warm and so was the salad, beer and entree. While in the bathroom, the... More 

Thank John K
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Service was very good, food was carefully and meticulously prepared for someone in our party with many food allergies and was exceptional. Prices were Outstanding! Zach was Awesome!

Thank Coopercar2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We discovered this small locally owned restaurant when it opened in the mid-90s and have not been able to give up our "habit" yet. Over the years they have greatly expanded their menu to augment their original shrimp with "Cajun" sauce to include Thai, Curry, New Mexican and more, and other fish, seafood and meat, to please anyone's tastes. They... More 

Thank wklippold
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I went to lunch to this place with a friend and we were disappointed with the portions of meat served with each of our meals. I had the cajun chicken over angel hair pasta and my friend had the jambalaya. The amount of chicken pieces in the cajun chicken with angle hair pasta was embarrassing small and my friend's jambalaya... More 

Thank Fred J
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Interesting concept, cajun shrimp that you can have over pasta where you select your own sauce. Unfortunately the actual shrimp was overdone with cornmeal breading and the yellow curry sauce not very good but I'd still give it another try just for the novelty of the concept. my husband had a creamier chile sauce which was tastier but definitely heavy... More 

Thank Sharmi2
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We hadn't been here for a long time but decided to try it for lunch. We noticed that everything had been redecorated. There were two young servers and the place wasn't crowded but it took a long time to get our drink orders. Once the 2nd waiter took our order he was back in 5 minutes to take it again.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Seafood, American, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3624 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-1011
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: (505) 254-1544

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?