Check out the 5 top spots in Albuquerque's Del Norte neighborhood

Alquds Mediterranean Grill & Grocery. | Photo: MoorishK M./Yelp

Spending time in Del Norte? Get to know this Albuquerque neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a place to grab a pastrami sandwich to a Middle Eastern grill and grocery.

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

1. California Pastrami

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Topping the list is deli California Pastrami, which offers sandwiches, burgers and more. Located at 6125 Montgomery Blvd. NE, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 119 reviews on Yelp.

Pastrami is the star here, served either California style, on a hoagie with yellow mustard, or East Coast style, on rye with spicy brown mustard. Other menu options are hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, burritos and tacos.

2. Alquds Mediterranean Grill & Grocery

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Next up is halal, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern spot Alquds Mediterranean Grill & Grocery, situated at 5555 Montgomery Blvd. NE. With 4.5 stars out of 74 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Yelper Liz S., who reviewed the spot on May 1, wrote, "I got the falafel plate with tabbouleh salad and a side order of dolmas. The portions were huge, and all the food was super-fresh and very delicious. The plate came with a side of hummus (best hummus I've ever had) and two fresh, warm pitas."

3. Rex's Hamburgers

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Rex's Hamburgers, a spot to score burgers and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 5555 Montgomery Blvd., four stars out of 120 reviews.

In addition to green chile cheeseburgers, Frito pie and hot dogs, Rex's Hamburgers serves up tacos, burritos and sandwiches.

4. Siam Cafe

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Siam Cafe, a Thai spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 111 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5500 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite 101, to see for yourself.

Yelp user Colleen K. wrote, "Siam Cafe consistently puts out amazing food. I always order fresh spring rolls and extra fried tofu. Soups: Tom Yum Pak. This soup is loaded with flavor and has a ton of vegetables. Curries: the panang curry is so creamy and the depth of flavor is amazing."

5. Twisters Burgers and Burritos

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Finally, there's Twisters Burgers and Burritos, a local favorite with four stars out of 18 reviews. Stop by 5501 Montgomery Blvd. NE to hit up the Mexican and breakfast and brunch spot, which offers burgers and more, next time you're in the neighborhood.

Breakfast burritos with red or green chiles and green chile cheeseburgers are featured at Twisters, which has several outlets in Albuquerque. The menu also offers tacos, enchiladas, green chile stew, burgers and sandwiches. 

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