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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 369
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    Very good
  • 110
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great place by the university to grab a bite. Big burritos and other fare. Just don't expect great. It is an Albuquerque landmark though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Michael G
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St. Petersburg, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place by the university to grab a bite. Big burritos and other fare. Just don't expect great. It is an Albuquerque landmark though.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A visit to UNM isn't really complete without a visit to the Frontier. The food isn't gourmet but that's not why you go, and it's cheap and reliable. Mainly go to soak up the student and UNM staff energy.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I have been going to the Frontier for many years, all days and night to include lunch and after the club breakfast and it never changes, that is positive for constancy. Good service and Good Food for more less a reasonable price. The only issue is the attendees. Downtown and the campus brings a diverse population so don't be surprised... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

For simple, feed good taste good comfort food this place is a must. And it's cheap. The hours stretch long into the night. SO on your way out or on the way home you give this place a try.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This has to be the most well known mexican restaurant in Albuquerque. It's actually more like a fast food setup except that they have plenty of chairs for casual dining. Every UNM college student should know this place well!

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Stroud, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Liked that not only the best Mexian food ( had the enchilada combo) but Hambugers ect. very good service located right on old route 66 with several shops nearby

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Las Vegas, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's an old type, basic good food place. I love the grilled cheese sandwich with fries. We had a wonderful visit with the owner. I must come back for a cinnamon roll.

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I had tasty coffee and a vegetarian-friendly breakfast burrito. The green chile was spicy but delicious. Should have gotten some water instead! Hit the spot and was a fast stop. Parking was easy across the side street.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The green chile cheeseburger was excellent. You have to get a cinnamon roll when you eat there, regardless of what you order.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I was staying on business in Albuquerque for three days, near the airport. I went to the Frontier Restaurant on the recommendation of the hotel staff and the memory of seeing it on a food show on TV. It is on the southern end of the University of New Mexico campus. It is truly an iconic place. My first meal... More 

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Additional Information about Frontier Restaurant

Address: 2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3507
Phone Number: 505-266-0550
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, American

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?