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Flying Star Cafe - Rio Grande

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4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 344-6714
Today
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Lunch Spot

My friend and I both had the grilled cheese and loved it. They had a really good selection for vegetarians. We also enjoyed the outdoor patio seating. Although I didn't try any, the desserts looked delicious. I liked that you order at the counter and then pick your own seat. I will definitely be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
HawkeyeGirl24
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Marion, Indiana
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We ate here on our arrival night trying the New Mexico burger which was really good and very greasy. Then a few days later we had a takeaway order of 3 salads. The chicken was over cooked and tough but still tasted fine. Overall, it is a good place to eat, but it is not fine dining. The outdoor dining... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Pretty sad. Feel sorry for staff. Used to be a great place stop, place order to go and go. Not sure if this is the new normal but 2 Cobb salads and 2 deserts seemed to toss the place into a little havoc. 1/2 the oder was handed to me while the bagged half was incorrect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Always have lots of well-prepared food, quickly served, and great coffee. A great place to come and watch people, or to study, or to hang out with a group. Besides, they allow well-behaved dogs in the outside petio.. A great place!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My friend and I both had the grilled cheese and loved it. They had a really good selection for vegetarians. We also enjoyed the outdoor patio seating. Although I didn't try any, the desserts looked delicious. I liked that you order at the counter and then pick your own seat. I will definitely be returning to this restaurant soon.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Went here for lunch and breakfast...both times great. We had quesadilla, eggs Benedict, egg white omelette, and a salad with chicken whose name I forget...all were delicious. Order at the counter, pick a seat and they bring you your order. Coffee, latte, sangria were terrific. Patio so nice and relaxing, great mix of customers. Price fair for the food you... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Rio Grande Flying Star is consistently good and has a nice atmosphere. We love to sit on the patio and enjoy the amazing NM weather! The outdoor fireplace is a nice treat. Our favorites are the Crave salad, green chili cheeseburger, and the enchiladas the large selection of desserts is quite a bonus. Nothing beats a glass of wine... More 

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McLean, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was a great option for a simpler fare the second night we were in Albuquerque. The menu was varied. I had the fish tacos and they were light and fresh - delicious! Lots of variety and everything was good. The atmosphere was bohemian casual = quite fun!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great menu including Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. Excellent quality. Top notch desserts. Located on Rio Grande Blvd next to the Bookworks book store (a great place to browse before or after a visit to the Flying Star.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Great place to hang out or meet someone. Prices keep creeping up and the food is ok. Several outstanding dishes but overall the quality has not kept pace with the price. Slice of pie or cake would buy you 2-3 gallons of gas ! To the owners, don't price yourself out of the market

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Thomasville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I paid $10 for a coffee and a piece of cake. I was expecting the cake to be mind blowing or at least large for the amount I paid for it. It was neither. It tasted a little on the stale side, and I wasn't horribly impressed. I liked the Mexican latte, but I don't understand why they serve it... More 

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Additional Information about Flying Star Cafe - Rio Grande

Address: 4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone Number: (505) 344-6714
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: (505) 344-6714
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?