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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
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Got beef when I orderd a veggie burger

Not only did I wait forever for a called in order, I wasted $12 on a burger I couldn't eat. I ordered the veggie burger, and I got beef. I'm glad I noticed before eating as I refuse to eat meat and haven't for years. When I called to complain, the GM was very lackadaisical and borderline rude. I... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
jezzebelmona
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albuquerque, NM
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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albuquerque, NM
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Not only did I wait forever for a called in order, I wasted $12 on a burger I couldn't eat. I ordered the veggie burger, and I got beef. I'm glad I noticed before eating as I refuse to eat meat and haven't for years. When I called to complain, the GM was very lackadaisical and borderline rude. I now... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This isn't our first time here. Normally, everything has been very good, which is why we've come back. However, we've also been noticing increasing missteps. For example, tonight, not a particularly busy night, we were in line 20 minutes before giving our order. There were no printed menus to read while waiting, so we had to take turns getting out... More 

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Jakarta
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Flying Star is one of those chains that is unfailingly good. We've been going to them since they were just Double Rainbow up on the NE side. I have yet to have a bad meal there, and that's been a loooong time. Their Rio Grande location is very pleasant - and in the summer the outdoor patio/petio can't be beat... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

There are an amazing number of fantastic food options in the Albuquerque area, but we keep coming back to the Flying Star over and over again. So many great choices and we can see why they are consistently rated as having the best desserts in the area!

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Fargo, North Dakota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

We grabbed a bite to eat for lunch here right after flying into Albuquerque... The service was quick and we really enjoyed eating out on the patio! The food was good and there was a lot of healthy options to choose from!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I ordered the Athena salad; it was very disappointing. The greens were borderline wilted.Crunchy, creamy feta chunks looked like fried squares; they were overcooked. I ordered a Soy chicken patty. The flavor was o.k. but it was pretty dried out. The dressing was the best part of the salad and thank goodness I ordered it on the side. All in... More 

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NM
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love the location, the atmosphere, and the very helpful staff, but the food is like its pastries: real pretty to look at but not special in any way. I live VERY close to this place, it is dog-friendly (and I have 3 dogs), a good bookstore is next door, and my sister lives right across the street, so the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great desserts, and they've recently increased their vegetarian selections so we've begun dining there again.

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Darien, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stopped by after we had gone to Sandia Peak Tramway to see the sunset. I had a deconstructed chicken pot pie-wow, really rich flavor. My husband had a chicken salad with was good but nothing special. We did go back two day later for a fast lunch, we split a green salad with kale, roasted cauliflower, quinoa, feta, plus... More 

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Albuquerque
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a restaurant I go almost 4 times a week for lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast. Sometimes I go by myself, with my friends or with my husband and family. The staff is great, always friendly , accomodating and efficient. There is such a variety of salads and dishes. Of course, the desserts are delicious always. A fantastic place... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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