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Flying Star Cafe - Rio Grande

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4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-3146
(505) 344-6714
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank kcscrapper
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank ValSantaFe
Cortez, Colorado
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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!

Thank Eric K
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

The salads at Flying Star are good, but expensive. The portions for the other items are quite small, especially at $11.00 and higher. The food is quite good, the locations are nice, clean, and modern. The staff is friendly, but although the tables are bussed frequently, they definitely aren't wiped down routinely. All in all, just fair...

Thank TimnRenae C
Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Never disappointed each and every time. Beautiful location and outdoor patio with fireplace. Extensive menu with a large variety of good, healthy and tasty selections. Bakery items are to die for!

Thank Steve H
always changing
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Had a decent lunch on a Saturday. it was not to crowded. There was a family group in the middle of the outdoor space that were enjoying each other's company, so it was a rowdier environment athan usual. Falafel salad was delicious but very large. Had to take some home, which is sometimes hard if you are not headed right... More 

Thank RoamNHoliday
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Good food, fresh and tasty. Menu is limited. Maybe the specials could rotate more often. More meat and potatoes, my husband requests. Service is generally good, though, meal delivery can be rushed. By the time you can answer the question, "do you need anything else", the server's back is to you and they're gone. We do enjoy FS and hope... More 

Thank Happy2012005
Sacramento, California
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We settled here after a day of sightseeing Albuquerque. They have a great menu for desserts. Our group had pie, milkshakes, tea, and coffee. Pastries are second-to-none. The staff was friendly. This could be a morning ritual.

Thank Cameron B
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We ordered take out from here during our visit to Albuquerque. It came highly recommended & we were not sorry for taking a chance. The food was delicious & the pie was wonderful. We highly recommend this restaurant & will be eating there again on our next visit!

Thank TravlerND

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: (505) 344-6714

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