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Shark Reef Cafe

2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1615
+1 505-848-7182
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good30%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1615
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This used to be a good place with unique offerings. Now they overcharge you for things. $10 for a basic cheeseburger and fries, $3.25 for a drink and no it's not the type of cup you can take with you. So much lettuce on the...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We saw a number of reviews that said the food was not so good but that was definitely not our experience. The half and half (chicken strips and fish) was a good experience. While the chicken was rather average, the fish and French fries were...More

Thank CJGinFL
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is still a three star place, considering how very few restaurants in the world have a built-in aquarium of this size. Also, I appreciated how we could pay at the counter, pick our own table, and get our own drinks at a soda fountain;...More

Thank ValkyrieSwan .
Reviewed 2 May 2017

When we lived in Albuquerque we would go to the Shark Reef cafe at the Biopark Aquarium for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I would friends there for lunch, take business clients there or just hang out with a soda and salad and watch the fish....More

Thank Sue M L T
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Going to Shark Reef was always a treat for us and the view couldn't be beat! We loved taking our out of town friends to show off this little gem in Albuquerque. There have been a few changes over the years that lessened the quality...More

1  Thank ny2nm
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Kids have such a great time, and the staff is so friendly. Menu is quite affordable, and we loved the conservation theme!

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Food is top rate. Selection is minimal but what they do have is really good. Not too pricy considering the location.

1  Thank yoshi k
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Good food from limited selection but it's a perfect way to watch the vast variety of fish, sharks, barracuda, etc. behind the glass which covers one whole wall. They have breakfast and lunch. Burgers are good, and of course they have a New Mexico Green...More

1  Thank mo19912014
Reviewed 29 September 2016

You can’t beat this dining experience! Yes - there’s sinister-looking, beady eyed sharks swimming by! Plus huge sea turtles, polka-dotted puffer fish, & clown-costumed triggerfish with protruding lips outlined in radiant blue stripes. A truly wondrous merry-go-round of all sorts of fish to see! We...More

3  Thank kjay855
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this as part of our day at the Bio-Park... It has good food and they have a very good menu; but this is a park and the food quality drops to "meh" despite their efforts. Great wait staff and venue (you can watch...More

1  Thank Kevin H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1615
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > West Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: West Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 505-848-7182
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