New Mexico’s premier murder-mystery dinner theatre where murder and laughs are always on the menu.

Join us for an evening of comedic, whodunit theatre accompanied by a multi-course dinner served by the suspects themselves.

We are currently closed due to the pandemic.

Private: Current Show


We’re back for a one-night celebration! Foul Play Cafe, New Mexico’s premier murder mystery dinner theatre, presents Murder on the Trail – a fast paced mystery set in the old west of New Mexico.

Someone has been murdered on the trail, and Texas Ranger Granite Hardrock needs your help in solving the mystery. Chock-full of humor, intrigue, and zany characters, this show will also include actor improvisation and audience participation.

Murder on the Trail will pop-up Friday, June 24 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown. Admission includes a four-course meal and a load of laughs.

This show is portable and available for private parties – to inquire, please contact the box office at 505-377-9593.


  • Check back to see when we will bring back Terry Davis’ Arsenic and Old Spice.

Private: Our Menu

All meals include the following:

  • Chips and salsa
  • Fiesta salad of mixed greens tossed in a lime vinaigrette with cucumbers, teardrop tomatoes, shredded carrots, and jicama, topped with roasted corn and black beans (children’s meals come with a fruit cup in place of salad)
  • Tres leches cake (Fresh fruit can be offered in place of cake for dietary needs.)
  • Iced water and iced tea
  • Starbucks regular and decaf coffee, served with dinner and dessert

Entree Options:

  • Chicken (gluten free) – Grilled chicken breast smothered in chopped green chile and cheese, served with roasted potatoes and calabacitas.
  • Pork (gluten free) –  Boneless pork ribs topped with a red chile pinon sauce, served with roasted potatoes and calabacitas.
  • Vegetarian (gluten free, dairy free, vegan) – Roasted red pepper stuffed with quinoa, served with roasted potatoes and calabacitas.

Youth Options (for kids 12 and under):

  • Cheeseburger– Burger served with french fries, cheese and condiments on the side.
  • Chicken Fingers– Crispy chicken fingers with french fries.

Due to the pandemic, this is a fixed menu. We are able to substitute a fresh fruit cup in place of cake for dessert, but the hotel is unable to make other accommodations.

Private: Tickets


Price of admission includes the show and your dinner. Specialty drinks and gratuity are not included.

  • Adults (13 years and up) – $54.99
  • Youth (12 years and under) – $29.99


Murder on the Trail will pop up on Saturday, August 7 and Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown (2600 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque). Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts by 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are purchased through our ticketing partner, Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets are sold online until 12 p.m. two days prior to the performance. In the event of tickets selling out, please contact the box office at 505-377-9593 to join the waitlist.

Have questions about moving your tickets to another date or our cancellation policy? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Click here to purchase tickets for the September 18 performance of Murder on the Trail.