Explore the 5 most popular spots in Albuquerque's Huning Castle neighborhood

Explore the 5 most popular spots in Albuquerque's Huning Castle neighborhood
Garcia's Kitchen | Photo: Andrea C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 27, 2019.

Spending time in Huning Castle? Get to know this Albuquerque neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Mexican restaurant to an organic salad spot.

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

1. Garcia's Kitchen

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Topping the list is New Mexican spot Garcia's Kitchen. Located at 1736 Central Ave. SW, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 118 reviews on Yelp. 

The restaurant, which has seven locations in Albuquerque, features all-day breakfast, offering burritos, green chili stew, pancakes and menudo with hominy. Menu options also include brisket tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and tostadas with beans, ground beef, pork and cheese.

2. Vinaigrette

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Next up is New American spot Vinaigrette, which offers salads and more, situated at 1828 Central Ave. SW. With four stars out of 521 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

The restaurant, which grows organic produce on its own farm in Nambé, features sweet and savory salads, including duck confit tossed with baby arugula; baby lettuce and sweet green peas with bacon shards; and baby greens and arugula tossed with goat cheese and chopped pistachios. It also offers sides and desserts.

3. Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria

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Pizza spot Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1700 Central Ave. SW, Suite A, 4.5 stars out of 129 reviews.

Using an oven from Naples, Italy, the restaurant serves up pizzas with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Specialty pizzas with truffle cream and pistachio-walnut pesto are also on offer, as well as a variety of starters and salads.

4. Modern General

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Modern General, a breakfast and brunch and specialty food spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 95 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1720 Central Ave. SW, Suite B, to see for yourself.

In addition to brunch options like omelets and scrambles with hatch green chile, garlic, sharp cheddar and bacon, the restaurant offers fresh-mixed juices and smoothies as well as bakery items like bread, cookies, muffins and layer cakes. 

5. Rio Grande Trading

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Check out Rio Grande Trading, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 10 reviews on Yelp. You can find the jewelry, souvenir and gift shop at 1920 Central Ave. SW.

The store sells Native American jewelry, pottery and crafts, as well as Southwestern souvenirs. Turquoise pendants and bracelets and tribal-design vases are among its offerings.

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