ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As Burqueños take to the streets to enjoy the warming weather, Yelp has some suggestions for their dining itineraries with its list of the Top 50 Best Restaurants in Albuquerque, which was released Wednesday.
Whether it’s a local household name or a new joint you’ve never heard of, you may want to eat and drink your way through this list throughout the year.
Snagging the No. 1 spot is Joe’s Pasta House in Rio Rancho.
“From staples in Rio Rancho, to hip coffee shops, and countless spots that span global cuisine, this list has it all,” said Howie Kaibel, community manager of Yelp Albuquerque.
“While some of these places are veteran no-brainers, plenty of them will definitely surprise you,” said Kaibel. “Four of the top 10 were new to our metro in 2017.”
Yelp is a website that lists businesses and allows the average Joe consumer to post reviews about them.
To come up with the best of Albuquerque list, Yelp data scientists ranked local non-chain businesses through the Albuquerque region based on the number of reviews on their websites and each restaurant’s overall star rating.