Interested in getting the lowdown the freshest new spots downtown? From a coffee house to a taqueria, read on for a rundown of the newest destinations to open their doors in this part of Albuquerque.
727 Tijeras Ave. NW
Castle Coffee is a spot to score coffee, tea and more.
This new business specializes in fresh roasted coffee, from espresso to drip coffee, and doughnuts from Bristol Doughnut Company.
With a five-star Yelp rating out seven reviews, Castle Coffee has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Krista S. wrote in a review on Oct. 29, "I ordered a honey lavender latte with almond milk and it was the best I've ever had."
Jerry S. noted, "Excellent coffee and service and great downtown location – with free parking."
Castle Coffee is open from 7 a.m.– 4 p.m. on Monday-Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)
515 Central Ave. NW
Cake Nightclub is a dance club.
In addition to serving drinks, the new business features a DJ and go-go dancers.
With five reviews on Yelp, the new club is still finding its way, but it's early days.
Yelper Celestina L., who reviewed Cake Nightclub on Aug. 4, wrote, "Has a great space and great service. Decently priced drinks and when it's someone's birthday, they go all out."
Yelper Ashley D. wrote, "Very disappointed. ... Why we paid a cover to enter an empty club is beyond my recollection."
Cake Nightclub is open from 10 p.m.–2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 8:30 p.m.–midnight on Sunday. (It's closed on Monday-Thursday.)
1 Central Ave. NW, Suite B
Urban Taqueria is a spot to score tacos and salads.
Fish, beef, shrimp and vegan are among the many taco options. Urban Taqueria also serves burritos, tortas and cobb and taco salads.
The restaurant's current rating of 4.5 stars out of 51 reviews on Yelp indicates positive attention from users.
Yelper Donna C., who reviewed Urban Taqueria on Nov. 1, wrote, "We each decided to get the three taco combo that comes with beans/rice on a special board that houses all the toppings for your street tacos. ... Mine were all so delicious."
Krista S. noted, "This place has the best presentation, really high-quality ingredients and a fun, diverse menu. I tried the Executive Privilege with three types of tacos, including the al pastor (The Republicans), carne asada (The Popular Vote) and carnitas (Wikileaks). The Republicans was my favorite with delicious grilled pineapple."
Urban Taqueria is open from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. on Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.–9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
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