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Check out the 5 most popular spots in Tucson's Balboa Heights neighborhood

Check out the 5 most popular spots in Tucson's Balboa Heights neighborhood
El Güero Canelo | Photo: Riaria C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 27, 2019.

Looking to uncover all that Balboa Heights has to offer? Get to know this Tucson neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a doughnut shop to a motorcycle store.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Balboa Heights, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. El Güero Canelo

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Topping the list is Mexican spot El Güero Canelo. Located at 2480 N. Oracle Road, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 580 reviews on Yelp.

The menu features burritos, hot dogs, tacos, quesadillas and tortas, which come with carne asada, ham or chicken, lettuce, tomato, avocado and mayo. Hot dogs are wrapped in bacon and come with beans, grilled and fresh onions, tomatoes, mayo, mustard and jalapeño sauce. 

2. Donut King

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Next up is Donut King, a spot to score doughnuts, situated at 150 W. Grant Road. With 4.5 stars out of 27 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Look for doughnuts topped with chocolate, vanilla or strawberry icing. Additional toppings include coconut shavings, nuts and sprinkles. The Donut King also sells mini doughnut balls as well as other pastries, such as croissants.  

3. King's Restaurant

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Chinese and Vietnamese spot King's Restaurant is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 10 W. Grant Road, four stars out of 61 reviews.

The menu features chicken, beef, seafood and vegetarian dishes, as well as pho, bun bowls and both noodle and fried rice plates. 

4. Just Churros

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Just Churros, a food truck and caterer spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with five stars out of 12 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2480 N. Oracle Road to see for yourself.

The eatery serves up authentic churros, which can be served a la mode or with a variety of dipping sauces, such as chocolate, strawberry, caramel, white chocolate or cajeta. The menu also features Root Beer floats and hot tea.

5. Cycle Gear

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Check out Cycle Gear, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 21 reviews on Yelp. You can find the auto parts and motorcycle gear spot, which offers tires and more, at 2 W. Grant Road.

At Cycle Gear, you'll find a variety of accessories, including helmets, jackets, paddock stands and covers, as well as a selection of tools.


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