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Check out the 4 most popular spots in Albuquerque's Fair West neighborhood

Fareast Fuzion. | Photo: Judi D./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 07, 2020.

Spending time in Fair West? Get to know this Albuquerque neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Vietnamese restaurant to a tattoo shop.

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

1. Cafe Da Lat

Photo: Gabriel A./Yelp

Topping the list is Vietnamese spot Cafe Da Lat. Located at 5615 Central Ave. NE, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 103 reviews on Yelp. 

Pho is among the restaurant's signature dishes. It also features wonton egg noodle soup, banana beef stew, vermicelli dishes, buns, caramel catfish, charbroiled fish fillet and curried frog legs.

2. Fareast Fuzion

Photo: emily g./Yelp

Next up is Chinese and Asian fusion spot Fareast Fuzion, situated at 5901 Central Ave. NE With 4.5 stars out of 178 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

The restaurant features sushi, Thai curry dishes, stir-fried options with choice of chicken, beef, pork or tofu, as well as bento boxes, teriyaki bowls, soups and salads.

3. Route 66 Fine Line Tattoo

Photo: route 66 fine line tattoo/Yelp

Tattoo spot Route 66 Fine Line Tattoo is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 5511 Central Ave. NE, 4.5 stars out of 10 reviews. 

Its Yelp page notes, "Comfortable, friendly, professional atmosphere specializing in oriental, tribal, traditional, black and gray, new school and custom one-of-a-kind designs. Featuring artist Brian Everett. Private work offices. Sterile environment."

4. Excell Hair & Nail Salon

Photo: cristal c./Yelp

Excell Hair & Nail Salon is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 10 Yelp reviews. Head over to 509 San Mateo Blvd. NE to see for yourself. 

The salon offers manicures, including gel manicures, and pedicures, as well as specialty designs.


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