Looking to uncover all that Loma del Rey has to offer? Get to know this Albuquerque neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a vegetarian restaurant to a Southeast Asian spot.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Loma del Rey, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. China Inn Restaurant
Topping the list is Chinese spot China Inn Restaurant. Located at 9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 4, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 40 reviews on Yelp.
On the menu, expect to find chow mein and lo mein as well as soup, chop suey, fried rice and specialty dishes with chicken, pork, beef and seafood.
2. The Acre
Next up is vegetarian and New American spot The Acre, offering comfort food and more, situated at 4410 Wyoming Blvd. NE. With four stars out of 182 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
Winner of the 2018 Readers' Choice award from the Albuquerque Journal, according to its website, The Acre offers comfort vegetarian food with a menu that changes seasonally. Stop by for buffalo cauliflower with blue cheese, the Acre enchilada (red chile, blue corn tortilla, black beans, roasted veggies, corn, jack fruit, cheddar, salsa, avocado and lime crema) or the spring pasta (pesto cream, Farfalle pasta, spring pea, asparagus, cremini mushroom, parmesan and baguette slices).
You can find the menu here.
3. Figments Tea Shoppe and Gallery
Tea room Figments Tea Shoppe and Gallery, which offers coffee, tea and olive oil, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 8510 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite A7, 4.5 stars out of 40 reviews.
The shop offers over 150 loose leaf teas, which can also be brewed by the cup, as well as artisan-flavored olive oils, aged balsamic and locally-made garden decor.
Learn more about its offerings here.
4. Down N Dirty Seafood Boil
Down N Dirty Seafood Boil, a spot to score seafood and more, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 103 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4200 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Suite B2 to see for yourself.
Down N Dirty Seafood Boil features crawfish, crabs, clams, mussels, shrimp, lobster and scallops as options to add to a boil, with seven different flavors and four spice levels. Customers may also fry an assortment of seafood or order them in a sandwich. And don't forget to dig into a few of its 18 side orders.
5. Sakura Sushi
Check out Sakura Sushi, which has earned four stars out of 85 reviews on Yelp. You can find the sushi bar and Laotian and Thai spot at 4200 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Suite C2.
The restaurant serves sushi, as well as Japanese, Thai and Laotian cuisine. Off the Japanese menu, consider the teriyaki shrimp bowl (steamed rice, vegetables and teriyaki tempura shrimp) or order the Neuh Yean, a Laos-style beef jerky, served with steamed rice.
View the full menu here.