Explore the 4 most popular destinations in Albuquerque's West Old Town neighborhood

Explore the 4 most popular destinations in Albuquerque's West Old Town neighborhood
Photo: D. H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on October 17, 2019.

Looking to uncover all that West Old Town has to offer? Get to know this Albuquerque neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an upscale restaurant with a wine boutique to a hair parlor.

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

1. D. H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro

Photo: D. H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro/Yelp

Topping the list is French and New American restaurant and wine bar D. H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro. Located at 901 Rio Grande Blvd., Suite B-100, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 542 reviews on Yelp.

In addition to offering wine tastings and menu items such as pecan-crusted chicken, jalapeño bacon-wrapped shrimp, slow-braised pork and pan-seared halibut, D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro also features an on-site wine shop that sells local New Mexico wines.

2. Two Cranes Bistro and Brew

Photo: Leah B./Yelp

Next up is cocktail bar and traditional American cafe Two Cranes Bistro and Brew, situated at 901 Rio Grande Blvd., Suite A 190 and 192. With 4.5 stars out of 53 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

On the menu, anticipate a variety of dishes that range from a feta and strawberry salad, green chili cheese fries and New Mexico-style nachos to assorted milkshakes, smoothies and a breakfast biscuit with pineapple, green chili and cheese.

3. AMPM Salon

Photo: L.C. P./Yelp

Hair studio AMPM Salon is another superior choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Suite A192, five stars out of 28 reviews. 

According to its Yelp page, this full-service beauty salon strives to provide a high-quality experience in a tidy, professional atmosphere. Specialties include hair styling and cuts, eyelash extensions, waxing, facials, manicures and skin care treatments.

4. Monica's El Portal Restaurant

Photo: Cwl C./Yelp

Last but not least is Monica's El Portal Restaurant, a Mexican eatery, with four stars out of 157 Yelp reviews. Head over to 321 Rio Grande Blvd. N.W. to give it a go for yourself.

Monica's El Portal Restaurant specializes in authentic Mexican fare. Menu offerings include huevos ranchos, a breakfast quesadilla, guacamole salad, stuffed sopapillas and pork tamales.

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