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Frontier Restaurant

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Mexican, American
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2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3507
505-266-0550
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5:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 462
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  • 416
    Very good
  • 134
    Average
  • 33
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  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Breakfast Burritos in town

This is the place to have your breakfast after a night out. The burritos are good and quick. Order at least two. Also the sweet buns are good too. There is likely to be a line. The same owners run golden pride.....same burritos.....so good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
B1gDaddy
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Alabama
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This reminds me of The Grit in Athens, Georgia but with way better food. Sort of a 50's diner ambiance with delicious New Mexican food located on or near the campus of UNM. I honestly don't recall, it was late at night and I wasn't driving. Check it out

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Thank Ebrashley
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the place to have your breakfast after a night out. The burritos are good and quick. Order at least two. Also the sweet buns are good too. There is likely to be a line. The same owners run golden pride.....same burritos.....so good.

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Thank B1gDaddy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They make tortillas right in the front, behind the counter where every body picks up their orders.The huevos rancheros with green chili are some of the best in Albuquerque. The red chili is also very good here. Cinnamon rolls and fresh squeezed orange juice are also excellent here. The restaurant is large, growing until it now takes over half a... More 

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Thank Michael C
New Mexico
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a town landmark. A greasy, Greek diner-y, huge restaurant, with the best darn Huevos Rancheros and fresh squeezed OJ in New Mexico. Get in line. Read the big board. Know what you want (breakfast no matter what time of day) and the nice light above a counter server will tell you when to step up. If you haven't... More 

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Thank Kate C
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had to go because that's what I was told when I got here. But the place is so dirty inside I couldn't think about my food. We received our pre poured cup of water that had a nice layer of dust on top. Go see it to say you did then just go eat something else somewhere else.

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Thank Wesley B
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Frontier is unique. It is not fancy but is known for good food. Right across from the UNM Bookstore the business has grown and expanded to cover 1/2 a block on Central Ave. The food is very good. Despite the "order at counter and find your seat service" I have never had a bad meal in over 30 years.... More 

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Thank 454jim454
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered 3 chicken tacos, thinking they were going to be normal sized. They are HUGE. And delicious. And it was ready in 2 minutes flat. Loved it. I wish I had been eating here every day since I arrived in Albequerque

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Thank Brad M
North Haven, Connecticut
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't,t know what to expect, but it was a fun kind of place. This place is HUGE, as it has 5 dining areas Step up to the counter, order, wait for your number to show up on the board, pick up your food , then eat,, Fairly simple! AWESOME COFFEE ROLLS and a menu that is not huge but has... More 

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Thank Joel C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Counter service which is really quick. Can help your to 2 pots of green chile stew. Hamburgers,burrito,mexican food breakfast any time Fresh squeezed orange juice. Eat there at least twice a week and always great. Across from the University. Lots of families go there.

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Thank Judith K
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a local "student type" hang out. Adequate food. Lots of meeting room to get together to play games. No one will hang around trying to get you to leave.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3507
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: 505-266-0550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 am - 1:00 am

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