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Surrounding the University of New Mexico, this walkable and historic district contains more than the bustling UNM campus, New Mexico’s largest university. The Brick Light District boasts shops, restaurants and bars along its tree-lined streets. Several restaurants feature a variety of ethnic cuisine, and there are trendy bars and galleries in the area.

The university is one of Albuquerque’s main cultural centers, with art exhibits, major sports events and live performances. The campus is also home to the renowned Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, featuring an impressive collection of Southwest artifacts, and the University Art Museum, which holds the largest fine art collection in the state.

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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

3009 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

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102 Richmond Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

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Tucanos Brazilian Grill

110 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Tucanos Brazilian Grill is a vibrant Brazilian restaurant where freshly grilled meats and vegetables are brought directly to your table for your selection.



3503 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106


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