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Flying Star Cafe - Rio Grande

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4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-3146
5052551128
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Greeley, Colorado
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141 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to the Rio Grande location of Flying Star probably 10 times over the past few years, mostly when I drive down from Colorado. Casual and yet upscale. This is a neighborhood cafe or bistro where some come to read, use their laptop or have a casual meal with friends. The meals I have had were excellent. The... More 

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Thank John G
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Flying Star is a local favorite and has something for almost everyone in your troop. Specializing in what we used to call "California Style" cuisine, you can order at the counter and they bring your food (or pasty & coffee) out to your table when it's ready. The food choices are strong on healthy, natural, chicken - fish - beef... More 

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Thank ChrisNWeller
Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

Of all the amazing food choices in Albuquerque, the Flying Star on Rio Grande is where we end up time after time. Food is amazing...service is friendly and the atmosphere draws from all walks of life. Our favorite!!

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Thank Steve H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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176 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

The Flying Star is a great place for a casual lunch. The food is good and it has a unique atmosphere. There is always a crowd but you can generally get a table and served fairly quickly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Good combination- don't you agree? We were comfortable and relaxed sitting outside munching on our well prepared salad. Mine contained a handful of roasted chickpeas and a few lovely mini falafels with dill sauce. Lovely! Boyfriend had tossed Cobb. Scrumptious, he said! Bread pudding was tasty but, we were told it would be served warm with rum sauce, however, it... More 

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Thank cordelia11
Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Met my sister recently for lunch and enjoyed the relaxed pace in the heart of Albuquerque. The menu has options for all appetities, and the desert display makes it almost impossible not to order a sweet treat to accompany the meal. Service was fast and friendly, and the food was satisfying. There is plenty of seating indoors and out, and... More 

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Thank Seymour2013
Kansas City, MO
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We have enjoyed Flying Star Cafe for many visits! Today we make a special stop before leaving town for their wonderful carrot cake. What a disappointment. Clearly something has changed -- the carrot cake was simply inedible -- totally awful. It lacked flavor - no cinnamon, no cloves, apparently no carrots, no nuts. The frosting lacked any flavor much less... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Now that I'm living in Albuquerque... for now... and not knowing how long this "now" is going to last... I have recently gone here twice in a week with my (now former) housemate. As I'm staying at a corporate/extended stay hotel for what will likely be at least a few months while I finish my assignment--and as this was my... More 

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Thank Rachel K
Santa Fe
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96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch and shared a juicy burger topped with onion rings and Swiss cheese. We were happy to share the extraordinary burger. The fries were perfectly seasoned. It was a little difficult parking on a mid-day Saturday but the food and atmosphere are with it. Out other favorite stops in this little mall are Bookworks... More 

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Thank ValSantaFe
Cortez, Colorado
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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Never been to any of these cafes - I was amazed at the selection they had. Breakfast all day or choose a burger...it's all your choice!

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Thank Eric K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-3146
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: 5052551128

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