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6550 Paseo Del Norte NE, Albuquerque, NM
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food

For a fast food place it's not bad. I loved the flavors here, and the service was fast and reasonably priced as well. Lots of food for your money. Will definitely go back when visiting ABQ later this year.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2014
Ingridc7273
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm sorry to see not many reviews for this place. It had a rough start in the beginning but has vastly improved.Half the course selections are vegetarian. It is true most of the selection in general are not overly spiced, however they are tasty. Less spice translates into suitable for younger folks in the family. You can always add a... More 

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Thank J V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Indian food. Their buffet is reasonable compared to the ones in Santa Fe and around Albuquerque. Their food is delicious and there are many choices. I would not be able to make all these types of dishes without spending tons of money on all the ingredients.

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Thank Casa S
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I was happy to find another Indian restaurant in Albuquerque. The service and food are not up to the mark as expected. Though it is an express restaurant some good food also matters. In that day I would say it was an average restaurant.

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Thank Prakruthi2013
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

For a fast food place it's not bad. I loved the flavors here, and the service was fast and reasonably priced as well. Lots of food for your money. Will definitely go back when visiting ABQ later this year.

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Thank Ingridc7273
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I adore Indian food. Since I work close to the strip mall where Saffron Tiger is located, I was eager to try it after reading a number of good reviews. On the up side, the restaurant is clean and service is good, and it's convenient if you work near Paseo Del Norte and I-25. But the food was a major... More 

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Thank danielle1944
Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This was the express, it was good, but could have used some more spice. Very fast and reasonably priced.

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Thank Paulette Y
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

On the outskirts of Abq. and in a crummy looking shopping center, the restaurant may be a little hard to find, but very well worth a try. Indoor appointments are nice. The menu is varied and the Indian hot is really hot! Try the buffet midday. Nice selection of beer and wine. Good service and price.

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Thank Bill B
Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and variety of food available at this Indian buffet restaurant. I was looking for an alternative to "strip mall fast food" when I stayed in Albuquerque recently, and the Saffron Tiger fit the bill perfectly, without breaking the bank!

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Thank W_C_B_Colorado
Colorado
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423 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We love good Indian food and decided to try the Saffron Tiger for dinner one eve, but we were simply not impressed with the food or the service. As we entered the restaurant - which was not at all busy on a Saturday night for dinner - we got in line behind a couple who were serving food from what... More 

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Thank divemoreworkless
new mexico
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I was disappointed again by the lack of flavor, spices, and presentation. The food offered in the buffet looked as if it had been sitting there for several hours. There was a good variety of choices, however, they looked more like leftovers from the day before. The temperature of the hot foods was not very hot, and the cold foods... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6550 Paseo Del Norte NE, Albuquerque, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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