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Central Avenue

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Balloon Festival

Lots of restaurants with a mix of foods. Watch out for the Chillies.... They can be very hot. So... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MollyO_118
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Dublin, Ireland
NOT NOW!!!! UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND A MESS!!

If you have ANY other way to get where you are going, Central is not a good choice right now. The... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
shrink2u
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Portland, OR
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Street with full range of nightlife from restaurants to bars to a comedy club and a musical theater.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good29%
  • Average26%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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“fun shops” (2 reviews)
“old town” (7 reviews)
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Albuquerque, NM
Huning Highland Historic District

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of restaurants with a mix of foods. Watch out for the Chillies.... They can be very hot. So make sure that you ask for them on the side if your not used to spicy food. Prices not too high. Weather usually wonderful (for Europeans)

Thank MollyO_118
Reviewed 14 June 2017

If you have ANY other way to get where you are going, Central is not a good choice right now. The street is being torn apart for bus lane and other purposes and is a mess. Add on significant time to reach anything by way...More

1  Thank shrink2u
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Central Avenue is the near-25 kilometer long east-west street that is Alburquerque's main commercial district. It contains fast food joints and restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets, movie theaters, adult sex shops, barbers, massage parlours, banks, pawn shops, tattoo and piercing parlours, tobacco shops, service stations, car...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

A different type of people watching. At times over crowded. At times dead. Too many people trying to be cool. Over aged men shaving the sides of their heads to be young again. Women trying to hard to be unique. Interesting in smal doses.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Already a run down place with few attractions and restaurants, high crime and poor pedestrian access, the downtown portion of Central is unsightly and difficult to navigate because of the new "transportation system" being installed. The University and restaurant row sections of Central are also...More

Thank Elliot S
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Right now it's hard to drive in central bcz of the project And it's a big mess and while we are driving there after the project finish I'm future the road will become moooore narrow and no bike line Most of business in central now...More

Thank early b
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The main vain of the town, and part of Historic Route 66. The Central avenue is under reparations and it is traffic nightmare now.

Thank mmikko
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Central Ave in Albuquerque is the old Route 66 thru town. It is now all torn up so they can put a light rail rapid transit train down the middle of the street. The street used to be 4 lanes but at the moment most...More

Thank 707clayg
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Route 66 also known as Central Avenue - this is the original route west traveled in the late 40s and 50s. Most of the stretch through Albuquerque is under construction as they are renovating the entire city and area but it is still worth the...More

Thank 60vic
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I have been working in Albuquerque for 13 weeks and the entire time I have tried to avoid Central Avenue because of the construction. There are so many restaurants I would like to visit but the construction makes it impossible. The locals have complained about...More

Thank drgreek
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