In search of a new favorite New Mexican spot?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top New Mexican spots around Albuquerque, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to achieve your dreams.
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1. Cocina Azul
First on the list is Cocina Azul. Located at 1134 Mountain Road NW downtown, it is the most popular New Mexican restaurant in Albuquerque, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,340 reviews on Yelp.
2. Stripes Biscuit Co.
Next up is South San Pedro's Stripes Biscuit Co., situated at 5701 Gibson Blvd. SE. With 4.5 stars out of 182 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Baca Boys Cafe
Downtown's Baca Boys Cafe, located at 102 4th South NW, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the restaurant 4.5 stars out of 132 reviews.
Cervantes in Elder Homestead is another go-to, with four stars out of 383 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5801 Gibson Blvd. SE to see for yourself.
5. Mary & Tito's
Over in Near North Valley, check out Mary & Tito's, which has earned four stars out of 378 reviews on Yelp. You can find the restaurant at 2711 Fourth St. NW.
Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Fridays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at restaurants across the Albuquerque area, while Mondays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a small business software provider and email marketing company. Last year, average daily transactions at restaurants climbed to 54 per business on Fridays, compared to 39 daily transactions on average on Mondays.