Want the inside word on Long Beach's most talked-about local spots?
We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to analyze which local businesses have been most discussed this month.
To find out who made the list, we looked at Long Beach businesses on Yelp by category and counted how many reviews each received. Rather than compare them based on number of reviews alone, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month, and tracked businesses that consistently increased their volume of reviews to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance.
Read on to see which spots are riding a trend this spring.
Open since June 2019, this Mexican spot is trending compared to other businesses categorized as "Mexican" on Yelp.
Citywide, Mexican spots saw a median 1.4% increase in new reviews over the past month, but Joliza's Tacos saw a 24.6% increase, maintaining a sterling five-star rating throughout. Moreover, on a month-to-month basis Joliza's Tacos' review count increased by more than 170%.
It's not the only trending outlier in the Mexican category: Little Vice has seen a 20% increase in reviews.
Located at 2233 Pacific Ave., Joliza's Tacos offers potato taco, chicken quesadilla and asada torta.
Joliza's Tacos is open from 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m. on Monday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. on Tuesday-Sunday.
Long Beach Tap House
Whether or not you've been hearing buzz about Long Beach Tap House, the cocktail bar and traditional American spot, which offers burgers and more, is a hot topic according to Yelp review data.
While businesses categorized as "American (Traditional)" on Yelp saw a median 1.2% increase in new reviews over the past month, Long Beach Tap House bagged an 8.8% increase in new reviews within that time frame, maintaining a healthy four-star rating.
Open at 5110 E. Second St. since August 2019, Long Beach Tap House serves BLT sandwich, buffalo chicken wings, nachos and chopped wedge salad. See what else is on the menu.
Long Beach Tap House is open from noon–10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, noon–midnight on Friday, 10 a.m.–midnight on Saturday and 10 a.m.–10 p.m. on Sunday.
The 908 is also making waves. Open since June 2019 at 3850 Worsham Ave., Suite 410, the well-established cocktail bar and New American spot has seen a 6.2% bump in new reviews over the last month, compared to a median review increase of 1.1% for all businesses tagged "American (New)" on Yelp.
The 908 features roasted beet salad, spicy fried jidori chicken and maple glazed double pork chop. View the menu here. Over the past month, it's maintained a sound four-star rating among Yelpers.
The 908 is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.–11 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.–10 p.m. on Sunday.
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