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Flying Star Cafe - Juan Tabo

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4501 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
505 275-8311
Today
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for the soup of the day

Flying Star is super casual, order at the counter and they bring it to you when ready. My soup of the day seemed to take a while to get from pot to bowl to table, but once it go there, it was fabulous and quite filling, which is saying something for me. It's busy and noisy there, so if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
kobrakommander_11
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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  • Families with children
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Albuquerque
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Flying star chain has grown too fast and the quality has suffered. The portions are small and overpriced. While the locations are great for business meetings and there is free internet the staff is terrible and rather snotty. It's too bad but flying star has ceased to fly and has crashed.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Flying Star is super casual, order at the counter and they bring it to you when ready. My soup of the day seemed to take a while to get from pot to bowl to table, but once it go there, it was fabulous and quite filling, which is saying something for me. It's busy and noisy there, so if you... More 

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new mexico
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231 reviews 231 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

From numerous personal observations, it appears that most folks visit the Star to sit for hours with their Wi-Fi devices while drinking coffee. It's very hard to get a place to sit no matter what time of day. The magazine rack is long gone which was one of the highlights. Tables are scattered about and need a cleaning. There are... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Flying Star at the Juan Tabo location is as delicious as the rest of them. They have a very beautiful garden area out back if you want to get away from the high ceilings that seem to echo the loud kitchen noises. I liked the high bar where you can plug in your computer (they have wifi), but I... More 

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Rio Rancho
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Flying Star was my choice(yes, we returned!) for our lunch before going to a performance of the Nutcracker. I love the friendly staff and people who take our orders. We stuck with one Buddha bowl (chicken, veggies and brown rice)and grains and greens (kale, cauliflower, raisins, feta cheese, almonds and edamame with a lemon dressing, very tasty). We left... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I moved to Albuquerque 4 years ago; this was my first visit to a Flying Star. I am not impressed. This is not a restaurant in any sense of the word, merely an overpriced coffee shop that also serves sandwiches. We were there for a late breakfast. Every patron had a laptop. Considering that there is no service -- you... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was good but the service was spotty. This location is in need of a makeover and the staff some training.

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Rio Rancho
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Tried this one Sunday and had repeat great meals. We've been to 4 different Flying Stars and they've all been wonderful. This one on juan Tabo didn't disappoint. We ordered and shared the organic greens and grains and the Buddha bowl and we enjoyed and were completely satisfied. i saw i salad i might try next time because i'm sure... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I frequent all of the Flying Star cafes. Love, love the desserts and the atmosphere. One of the best spots in ABQ!

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Sandia Park, New Mexico
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121 reviews 121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I know Flying Star from when it was Double Rainbow. It has been going downhill for years, but like an old divorced couple who see each other passing in the mall, decided to give it one last try since Relish was backed up. I was with two associates and we all agreed that the food was just awful. They have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4501 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: 505 275-8311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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